Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

It’s time to make some memories. Here’s everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable day at the zoo.

Map & Directions

210 St. George’s Drive NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7V6


The North Lot is the zoo’s primary public parking lot. It is located at 210 St. George’s Drive NE, between the zoo’s North Gate entrance and Telus Spark Science Centre.

The zoo’s secondary parking lot, the West Lot, is located at the west end of St. George’s Island, off Zoo Road NE. The West Gate entrance is seasonal.

More information about parking

Calgary Zoo Google Map

Daily Hours

Open 364 days a year*

9:00am – 4:00pm (7 Days a week)
Last entry (daily admission ticket): 3:00pm
Last entry (members): 3:00pm

*Closed December 25th

Wild Canada will open to the public and members at 11am on December 1st, 2023. Visitors may still enter the zoo at 9am, as per our normal business hours.

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What’s On Now

From family fun to adults-only nights, there’s something for everyone. Discover your next adventure at the zoo here.


ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is even brighter this year with over one million lights, close to 250 light figures, and an exciting new arctic aurora theme. Immerse yourself  in a plethora of lights, making for the perfect photo opp, date night, or night out with friends and family.


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Snow Globes

This year’s ZOOLIGHTS is welcoming brand-new rentable Snow Globes to make your next romantic date night, girls’ night out, family celebration or other occasion extra special. Enjoy your private oasis surrounded by twinkling lights at this one-of-a-kind experience.

Snow Globes

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Festive Brunch

Enjoy a special Christmas themed brunch including special décor, a specialty menu and desserts, and fun crafts for the kids.

Festive Brunch

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Safari Lodge

Designed for small groups, this holiday party is the perfect way for you and your small business team, clients, group of friends or family to toast the season in a fun, festive, and zoo-nique way.

Beary Merry Holiday Party

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    Your Zoo Adventure Starts Here

    Your ticket to the zoo opens the door to a world of fun. Visit your favourite animals, get snacking, and relax in the gardens. It all starts here.

    Child (ages 3-15)

    $19.95 /each

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    General (ages 16-59)

    $29.95 /each

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    Senior (ages 60+)

    $27.95 /each

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    Friends & Family Pass

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    Important zoo updates

    What you need to know

    Wild Canada Opening Day

    Wild Canada will open to the public and members at 11 a.m. on December 1st, 2023. Visitors may still enter the zoo at 9 a.m., as per our normal business hours.

    We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the space when the new Wild Canada zone officially opens on December 1st, 2023.

    Upcoming Closures: Buildings and Spaces

    African Rainforest, gorilla viewing: The western lowland gorilla troop will not be viewable during the morning of November 30, 2023 from opening until approximately 12 p.m. while their habitat undergoes maintenance. Thank you for your understanding.

    Penguin Plunge, penguin viewing: Penguin Plunge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on December 1st, 2023. Thank you for your understanding.

    Our Wild Journey Membership Program Has Arrived

    To simplify our membership program, we’re moving to a two-tiered structure – Wild Explorers and Wild Adventurers. The difference between the two? It’s all about the perks you receive.

    Please click here for a comprehensive program overview and answers to frequently asked questions.

    African Savannah

    Visitor information

    Everything you need to know

    You have questions, we have answers. Information on accessibility, shopping, parking, and more.

    Eat, Shop, Play

    Something for everyone

    There is lots to do besides visit the animals. Click through to discover what’s new at the zoo. It may surprise you.

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    Playgrounds and kids activities

    Playgrounds and Kids’ Activities

    Calgary Zoo Map

    Zoo Map

    Thank you for supporting our sustainability initiatives by downloading our digital map.

    Our Animal Zones

    Habitats and Destinations

    We are home to more than 4,000 animals from over 100 different species. Discover wild creatures and wild worlds through our immersive habitats.


    Destination Africa

    Meet the kings and queens of the animal kingdom. Discover gorillas, lions, and more when you step into the rainforest and the savannah.

    King Penguin, Cleopatra

    Penguin Plunge

    You don’t need to travel far to see four species of penguin. Watch them dive, swim, and play in this expansive habitat.

    Amur Tiger

    Exploration Asia

    From grassy plains to the northern tundra, Asia is a continent full of incredible creatures designed to thrive in unique conditions.

    Waving Polar Bear

    Wild Canada

    Canada is home to some of the world’s most incredible creatures. Whether you’re admiring our wolf pack or our whooping cranes, you’ll see Canada like never before.


    Dorothy Harvie Gardens

    There are more wild things than just animals. Stop and smell the roses, admire the many vibrant colours, and find a stunning backdrop for your photos.


    ENMAX Conservatory & Butterflies

    Animals aren’t the only living creatures at the zoo. Transport yourself to a tropical oasis with our botanical gardens and butterflies.

    Prehistoric Park

    Prehistoric Park

    Take a journey back in time. From the triceratops to the T-rex, discover the creatures that ruled the world.


      Northern Leopard Frog release

      The Wilder Institute

      Let’s Make The World a Little Wilder

      The animals we care for aren’t only in the zoo. As a global authority on wildlife conservation, our efforts extend across Canada and around the world.
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