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Getting Here

Location & Directions

Our Location

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is located just east of the downtown core. If you’re driving, set your GPS to 210 St. George’s Drive NE and look for the parking lot signs.

Arriving by Car

Access to St. George’s Drive is off Memorial Drive, either east or west. Just follow the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo signs all the way to the gate.

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Arriving by Transit

The easiest way to get here by transit is to ride the CTrain. Take the Northeast Line (a.k.a Route 202 or Blue Line) to the “Zoo” station. Upon arrival, please make your way to the North Gate Entrance - which is less than a five minute walk.

Arriving on Foot / Bike

The zoo is conveniently located just off the Bow River Pathway. The North Gate Entrance can be found by following the Bow River Pathway - which will take you to Alberta Plaza. Near the parking meters on the left-hand side, you will find numerous bike racks to secure your bike during your visit.


The North Lot is the zoo’s primary public parking lot. It’s located at 210 St. George’s Drive NE, between the zoo’s north 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 closed for the season.

Parking Fees

Parking is managed through ParkPlus, by the Calgary Parking Authority. Effective January 7, 2019, parking will be $12 per day.

Payment machines are located in the following locations:

  • North Lot (Alberta Plaza)

  • West Lot (please note the West Gate entrance is closed for the season)

Parking is valid for 24 hours from time of entry. Tickets for failure to pay for parking will be issued by the Calgary Parking Authority.
Note: Engage and Inspire members can register with ParkPlus to receive free parking. Learn more about member parking.

Monthly Parking Stalls

A limited number of monthly parking stalls can be purchased for the north parking lot through Calgary Parking Authority.

  • How much: $70.00 per month, plus GST

  • Where: Calgary Zoo North Lot – ParkPlus Zone 8301(84 St Georges Dr NE)

  • When: 24/7. Guaranteed availability Monday–Friday, 2 a.m.–9 a.m. Outside of these hours, availability is first-come, first-served.