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: 

  • Click Buy Tickets below to see all available times. 
  • Gates Open: 8:00 a.m.
  • Program Starts: 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
  • West Lawn BBQ Tent

Tickets (include admission)

  • General (16+) - $69.00
  • Child (3-15) - $63.00
  • North Gate access only—parking is $12 (Effective January 7, 2019.)
  • Ticket sales close 4 days prior to each event. Please purchase your tickets well in advance to ensure availability.
  • Engage and Inspire members receive 10% off this event.


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 [email protected] for assistance.

Members Login Here

Giant Panda Tour Schedule

Remember to leave time for walking! Our Giant Panda program includes the following: 

  • Welcome and safety talk by our Panda Experts

  • Breakfast buffet

  • Touch table with panda biofacts

  • Staggered group tours depending on group size

  • Explore the rest of the zoo

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 1,000 creatures representing nearly 120 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.

Breakfast Details

  • What's for breakfast?

    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 quench your thirst. There’s no way you’ll leave hungry.

    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).