With nearly 1,000 animals, comprehensive daily programming, and cafés/restaurants with locally sourced, sustainable food, there’s so much to do at the Calgary Zoo that it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a guide for planning your perfect visit! We’ll cover all the must-see spots and activities, so you don’t have to worry about a thing:
It might not be the first activity you think of, but chilly winter days like today are one of the best times to visit the zoo! Not only do they make for a relaxing stroll through our park without the busyness of fair-weather crowds, but they also increase the chance of catching some of our cold-weather-loving animals in action! Animals who thrive in cooler weather tend to be more active on chilly days, which means you might see a whole different side of them. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best animals to keep your eye out for when the temperature drops:
Penguin Walk – If you think you can handle the cuteness, our king penguins’ daily walks through the zoo are a sight to see.
Safari Brunch – If you haven’t experienced a Safari Brunch yet, you’re missing out. What better way to enjoy a Sunday than with a delicious buffet breakfast before exploring the zoo.
Panda Breakfast – Beat the crowds and visit the giant pandas before they officially open to the public for the day. Enjoy a delicious meal before enjoying an exclusive viewing of the pandas going about their morning routine.
The holiday season is officially upon us and, along with hot chocolate, baked goods, and holiday movies, the pursuit of the perfect gifts is surely on your to-do list. Holiday shopping for the people you love can be tough. That’s why we’ve created a Calgary Zoo holiday gift guide! You can find the perfect gift for every animal-lover in your life right here at the Calgary Zoo and support wildlife conservation while you’re at it!
It’s a warm fall day and Glenda Misurelli is using a green apple to coax five-month-old moose, Maple, into her habitat at the Calgary Zoo as curious visitors look on. Glenda, a lead keeper in Canadian Wilds, picks up one of the apples and waves it enticingly. Previously disinterested, this seems to get the young moose’s attention. After all, who can resist a crisp apple in the middle of autumn?
It’s been an incredible year for the Calgary Zoo. We welcomed the much-anticipated arrival of our giant pandas, reached over 100,000 members for the first time ever, and received the AZA’s Green Award! To celebrate one of the best year’s in the Calgary Zoo’s history, we’re giving back to the people that made it possible… you!
How has working with black-tailed prairie dogs in Grasslands National Park changed our population ecologist, Tara Stephens? Well, for one thing, she can’t eat peanut butter anymore!
Four giant pandas have made a home in Calgary! For their move to #yyc, the Calgary Zoo was proud to build them a beautiful, sustainable place to live with the help of Zeidler Architecture.
We’re the only place in the galaxy where you can see Giant Pandas and become a Guardian of the Wild. Bring your family and friends to tour our incredible Calgary Zoo universe and visit our Action Stations to improve your planetary protection abilities. Plus, you can collect as many galaxy-saving codes from the Action Station signs as you can and enter to win incredible prizes including a trip for two to China.
Know which planet your going to first: Prepare your trek with an action station map to collect as many codes as you can.
Get your star ship moving: Travel the zoo paths on a galactic trek as a Guardian of the Wild and collect codes at ten simple action stations. Our daily programs are a great addition to your visit so you’ll want to take in as many as you have time for: