Corks for Conservation


Wild After Hours: Corks for Conservation (18+)

August 9, 2024

A wine-derful night out at the zoo

Visit the zoo for an evening of wine and beverage tasting, interactive food stations, live music, photo booths, and other activities at this Wild After Hours adults-only event. Whether you’re admiring the animals or the lush gardens, the zoo’s vibrant atmosphere makes for a perfect night out with friends or a romantic date. Featuring a wide selection of both Canadian and international wine samples, you’ll have the opportunity to sip and stroll through the entire zoo after hours.

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Date: August 9th, 2024

Time: Entry from 6-7:30 p.m. | Last call will be at 10:30 p.m. and the event ends at 11:00 p.m.

VIP Entry begins at 5:00 p.m.

Your Ticket Includes:

  • After hours admission to the zoo
  • Wine tastings
  • Gourmet culinary offerings from chef-attended food stations (open from 6-9 p.m.)
  • A commemorative tasting goblet
  • Live music and games
  • Access to the after party that includes select vendor tastings, live music, bar and food trucks (purchases from food trucks and bar are not included in ticket price)

A VIP Wine Tasting Experience:

For an enhanced Corks for Conservation experience try our VIP experience where you will gain early access to Wild Canada at 5:00 p.m., followed by a VIP lounge in Safari Lodge from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with additional  appetizers, wine pairings, and live music.

Ticket Price: $99 + GST
VIP Ticket Price: $129 + GST

Wild Adventurer Members receive a 10% discount.

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Additional Booking Information: 

  • This is an adults-only experience (18+), valid ID will be required to enter. Guests arriving for this experience with children/infants will not be admitted. No refunds will be provided.
  • The zoo remains open to the public until 4:00 p.m. (grounds will be cleared by 5:00 p.m.) as per normal operating hours.
  • This experience is intended to be enjoyed after hours. As such, some of our animals may not be visible during this experience as they may be settling down for their evening sleep.
  • Rain or shine, Corks for Conservation promises an unforgettable experience – be sure to dress accordingly for the occasion.
  • Wear comfy footwear!  The zoo is a big place and you will be walking a large part of it for this event.
  • This event is entirely accessible. If you need to rent a wheelchair or powerchair, please contact Guest Relations at (403) 232-9300 at least 24 hours before the event. These services will not be open during the event without a pre-booking.
  • Parking  is $13 and is not included. Wild Journey members receive free parking when they register with ParkPlus.

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