Important Health and Safety Update

Due to Alberta’s high case numbers, aggressive action is required now to protect our health system from being overwhelmed.  The current situation is critical. These mandatory restrictions apply provincewide and will be in place at least until January 12, 2021.

Gathering restrictions

Alberta declared a State of Public Health Emergency to protect the health care system from COVID-19. Social gatherings are the top source of transmission.  Effective Dec. 8, all indoor and outdoor social gatherings are prohibited. Please visit for more COVID-19 Information

We are confident that Alberta and AHS will allow social gatherings again in the near future. Feel confident in booking your Event with the Calgary Zoo! We support a very flexible cancelation policy if you need to change your Event date. Please ask us for more details.

We are open for 2021 & 2022 Private Event Bookings!

Celebrate summer, Stampede event, family celebration or a corporate party with a barbecue at the Calgary Zoo. You don’t even have to worry about flipping burgers; our chefs grill everything fresh. They will also customize your BBQ catering to suit your tastes or event theme. Plus, every barbecue hosted at the zoo helps support wildlife conservation efforts.

A top spot for corporate barbecues and picnics with a fantastic natural backdrop the Eurasian Gateway Tent at the Calgary Zoo works double duty as both an indoor and outdoor venue for company events. 

  • Perfect for garden party receptions, Stampede breakfasts, picnics and barbecues
  • Capacity: 100 – 1,000 (300 seated)
  • Availability: May through September