We are open for 2021 & 2022 Corporate Event bookings!

 

Update: COVID-19 - Enhanced Public Health Measures

The Calgary Zoo has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. Effective Monday, September 20th, to enter the Calgary Zoo all visitors 12 years of age and older are required to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:

  • Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination (between September 20 – October 25, proof of a single dose will be accepted if given two or more weeks prior to attendance);
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours (either PCR or Rapid Test); or
  • Documentation of a medical exemption.

Visitors will also be required to show their government-issued ID. Verification will be done by Guest Relations or Security team members at the gates. This includes visitors, members, donors and attendees at special events, weddings and all corporate events.

The following mandatory restrictions, effective as of September 4th, remain in place: 

  • Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. This includes all venues, buildings, classrooms, indoor habitats, washrooms, restaurants, and retail shops at the Calgary Zoo. 
  • Alcohol services must end by 10:00 p.m. in all licensed establishments and liquor consumption at the event must end at 11:00 p.m.

Please visit Alberta's Public Health Actions for more information. 


Looking for a one-of-a-kind venue to host a corporate meeting, special holiday experience or team building event? We've got the ultimate backdrop! 

We support a very flexible cancelation policy if you need to change your Event date. Please ask us for more details. 

We host a range of corporate events, such as but not limited to:

  • Corporate Meetings

  • Virtual Meetings

  • Banquets

  • BBQ’s

  • Christmas & Holiday Parties (Adult & Family) 

  • Cocktail Receptions 

  • Client Appreciation 

  • Employee Appreciation

  • Corporate Zoo Admission Packages

  • Corporate Milestones

  • AGM’s

  • Fundraisers 

  • Team Building Events

  • Company Training Sessions

  • Corporate Breakouts

  • Stampede Parties

  • Open to your ideas


 

Conscious Culinary

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Aooetizers
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Cheese Board
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Cuisine Passed Apps
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The Calgary Zoo's Culinary Team fosters a farm-to-table mentality. We grow everything from kale and Swiss chard to herbs and our own cardamom. We strive to grow as much of our own produce as possible and utilize local suppliers to supplement it. The zoo supports programs like Oceanwise and only sources sustainable seafood. Whether you are looking for an elegant reception or intimate get-together, the team has a variety of interesting and unique catering options.

View our Catering Menu HERE


Contact us today for more information!

Phone: (403) 232-7770

Email: [email protected]

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Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can we come to the Calgary Zoo to do a Site Tour of your Corporate Venues?
    • Yes – in fact, we encourage it! We’d be thrilled to welcome you to the zoo for a private Tour of our facilities. Site Tours are free and we will take you through the Venues of any locations that you’re interested in. Please contact us to schedule the Site Tour.

  • What type of setups are available for my Corporate Meeting?
    • We offer a wide range of Corporate setups including: Banquet Style (with both Plated and Buffet options), Stand-Up Reception, Theater/Lecture Style, Conference/Boardroom Style, U-Shaped Style, Hollow Square Style, Classroom Style, Family/Cafeteria Style, and we’re open to all other ideas!

  • How does your Corporate pricing work?
    •  Our Corporate pricing has two essential components:

               1. Venue Rental Fee (which varies based on the location that you select)

               2. Venue Food & Beverage Minimum Spend (which varies based on the                        location and week day that you select)

  • Do you charge GST? Do you charge Gratuity?
    • As a charity not for profit, we do not charge GST on the applicable Venue Rental and Food & Beverage spend. An 18% gratuity will be automatically charged on all Food & Beverage selection

  • What would the payment schedule look like for my Corporate Event?
    • In order to guarantee your Event date and Venue selection, you must provide your initial deposit along with the signed Contract Agreement. This deposit is equal to the Venue Rental Fee for the Venue that you selected. The outstanding balance is then due within 10 days of the Event date.

  • What is your cancellation policy?
    • You have the right to cancel the Event and terminate the Contract Agreement by giving the Calgary Zoo written notice. If you cancel the Agreement by giving at least six (6) months written notice, we will refund the deposit – except for Team Builders, Christmas & Holiday Parties, and all BBQ’s (E.g. there are no refunds for these types of Events). Corporate and social functions cancelled in writing between two and six (2 and 6) months before the Event date will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit(s). Events cancelled within two (2) months of the date will result in the full anticipated charges of the Event being invoiced.

  • Do you have an in-house caterer? Can we bring our own food & beverages?
    • At the Calgary Zoo, the exotic experiences don’t end with the animals. Our chefs extend that feeling of discovery and excitement with inspired creations to delight your senses. With one of the largest catering teams in the city, we’re confident that your guests will enjoy a first-rate dining experience as civilized or wild as your taste! No outside food or beverage is permitted.

  • Can our guests come in early or stay at the zoo after the Event?
    • Yes, your Event includes admission to the zoo for you and your guests. Guests may arrive up to two hours prior to the Event start time to enjoy the zoo. From 6:00 pm and onwards, you and your guests are requested to remain inside the Venue. Please note that your guests will not be able to access the Venue location before the start time. In order to facilitate entry, your guests will give the name of the Event Party that they are attending.

  • Where do guests park?
    • The guest parking location will be determined by your Venue (E.g. where the Event is being held). Please contact us for more information on assigned Parking locations. Note: parking is not included in your Event – the cost is $12 per vehicle daily. Any attendees with a valid Engage or Inspire membership may use their pass for parking access. Please note that all vehicles must be moved by 11:00 am the following day or they will be towed at the owner’s expense

  • Do you offer projectors, screens, a sound system and/or microphones for Corporate Meetings
    • Yes, each Venue offers a basic sound system, and we offer all of the necessary Meeting equipment. Please ask us for more information on additional Audio/Visual needs at the Calgary Zoo.

Full Corporate Event FAQ Document HERE