Fill Your Stomach and Your Mind

Beat the crowds and visit the giant pandas in the morning, before they officially open to the public for the day. As Calgary’s top tourist attraction and Canada’s most visited zoo, the Calgary Zoo is proud to offer you a rare opportunity to see the giant pandas.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and learn why giant pandas are so important, why they sleep so much, and what specialized care is required to protect this majestic endangered animal. After your meal, you’ll be treated to an exclusive viewing of the pandas enjoying their morning routine. You are welcome to stay on park to explore afterwards.

Do you have a giant group? Our giant panda breakfast program can accommodate your team. Think black and white for your next team event and talk to our Event Sales team today.

Giant Panda Breakfast Hours: 

  • May 14 – October 31, 2018
  • 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Barbecue Tent

Tickets (include admission)

  • General (16+) - $69.00
  • Child (3-15) - $63.00
  • North Gate access only—parking is $10
  • Tickets may only be purchased up to 4 days in advance.
  • Engage and Inspire members receive 10% off this event and park for FREE as part of the membership benefits.


Members must access their discount by logging into their membership account. If you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create your own login, please email TicketandMe[email protected] for assistance.

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Giant Panda Tour Schedule

Remember to leave time for walking. Our Giant Panda program begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. and your zoo access begins at 7:30 a.m. to give you plenty of time to walk from the entrance to the program venue.

  • 7:30 a.m. Arrive at zoo
  • 7:45 a.m. Welcome and safety talk by Education
  • 7:55 a.m. Breakfast buffet
  • 7:55 a.m. Touch table with Panda biofacts
  • 8:30 a.m. Staggered group tours depending on group size
  • 9:15 a.m. Explore the rest of the zoo

Breakfast Details

Come as hungry as a bear and we’ll take care of you with our incredible Morning Glory Buffet. It includes everything from the savoury to the sweet and is guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and we’ll quench your thirst with a variety of beverages. There’s no way you’ll leave hungry.

Morning Glory Buffet

Assortment of fresh baked muffins, fruit Danish and croissants (V)
Buttermilk pancakes with Chantilly cream, field berry compote and maple syrup (V)
Individual assorted yogurt cups with honey roasted granola (V)
Scrambled eggs (GF, DF, V)
Crispy bacon, “Spolumbo’s” maple blueberry sausage, smoked ham (GF, DF)
Country style roasted hashbrown potatoes (V)
Seasonal fresh fruit arrangement (GF, DF, V, VE)

V – Vegetarian
VE – Vegan
DF – Dairy Free
GF – Gluten friendly
Gluten friendly and vegan muffins are available (must be pre-ordered).

What else is there to see?

Our zoo is nestled on St. George's Island a short five minutes from downtown Calgary and features over 700 animals representing 130 species, six acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park, meeting spaces, and educational programming to leave visitors with lasting memories. You’ll want to make a day of it.