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Yumm, feeding time! Excited to have some really tasty #fish. Who else loves #sushi?


Did you know that the average male #lion weighs 400 lbs? I weigh 432. :) #aboveaverage


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Cougars need up to 1,300 kilograms (2,900 pounds) of food every year – that’s around 48 hoofed animals (deer, moose or elk.)

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High season:
Begins March 18, 2016
Low Season:
October 13, 2015 - March 17, 2016

General Admission

Low Season 2016: $23
High Season 2016: $24.95

Senior (60+)

Low Season 2016: $21
High Season 2016: $22.95

Child (3 - 15)

Low Season 2016: $15
High Season 2016: $16.95

Infant (2 & under)


Parking lots:

Parking $10

Event Parking $7

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.
210 St. George's Drive NE

West parking lot: Currently closed.

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for Public parking information.


Gates & Services

High Season Hours
(March 18, 2016 to October 13, 2016)

Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Public Entrance:
210 St. George's Drive NE

Concession and Retail:

  • Kitamba Café is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., while Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Outdoor concession locations like Dairy Bar and Tribal Treats will open on weekends on March 26 (Easter weekend).
    All outdoor concessions subject to visitor attendance and weather.

Buildings and Habitats:

  • African Savannah, Eurasian Gateway, Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge), TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory Prehistoric Park: 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

  • Penguin Plunge: 9 a.m. - last entrance at 5:45 p.m, building closure at 6 p.m.

  • Penguin Plunge schedule changes back September 6, 2016: last entrance at 4:15 p.m., building closes at 4:30 p.m. 

Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.



Safari Lodge

Never mind the massive banquet hall that can be quickly converted into smaller, more intimate spaces; the selling feature here is the veranda overlooking the giraffes, zebras and ostriches. It’s like you’re dining right in Africa.

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Karsten Discovery Centre Auditorium

There’s more than just a big auditorium in this building, there’s a smaller theatre as well. So whatever your size of audience, you can present to them in comfort.

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Tiger Training

Our Amur tigers receive daily training at 11:30 a.m in the Tiger Amphitheatre. Come see how we build a positive and trusting relationship between our keepers and tigers.

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