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Yumm, feeding time! Excited to have some really tasty #fish. Who else loves #sushi?


Did you know that the average male #lion weighs 400 lbs? I weigh 432. :) #aboveaverage


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General Admission 


Senior (60+)


Child (3 - 15)


Infant (2 & under)


Parking lots:

Parking $10

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.
210 St. George's Drive NE

West parking lot: re-opened. West Entry Gate is currently open as of May 1.

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Gates & Services

North gate open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Open 364 days a year, excluding December 25.
West Entry Gate is re-opened as of May 1.

Public Entrance:
210 St. George's Drive NE

Concessions and Retail:

  • Kitamba Café is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

  • Outdoor concession locations including Tribal Treats, Dairy Bar and Watering Hole are open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., weather dependant.

  • Grazers restaurant will re-open for the season on May 7.

  • North Gift Shop and Panda Market (attached to Panda Passage) are open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tiger's Den Gift Shop is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., weather depending. Trading Post will open on June 1, 2018. 

  • Plan Your Visit station open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. 

Buildings and Habitats:

  • African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory are open from 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

  • Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge), Prehistoric Park and Land of Lemurs (excluding outdoor loop) open from 9 a.m. -  5:45 p.m. Land of Lemurs outdoor loop re-opens on May 4, with last entry at 5:25 p.m.

  • Penguin Plunge open at 9 a.m. Last entrance is at 5:45 p.m.

  • Panda Passage opens on May 7

Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.


Karsten Discovery Centre Auditorium

There’s more than just a big auditorium in this building, there’s a smaller theatre as well. So whatever your size of audience, you can present to them in comfort.

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Safari Lodge

Never mind the massive banquet hall that can be quickly converted into smaller, more intimate spaces; the selling feature here is the veranda overlooking the giraffes, zebras and ostriches. It’s like you’re dining right in Africa.

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Tiger and Bear Training

Come see how we build a positive and trusting relationship between our keepers and mammals.

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