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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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Unlike most other species in the dog family, swift foxes use their dens every single day of the year for protection and shelter. They can dig out their own homes or modify the burrows of other animals.

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

General Admission

Low Season 2015: $23
High Season 2015: $24.95

Senior (60+)

Low Season 2015: $21
High Season 2015: $22.95

Child (3 - 15)

Low Season 2015: $15
High Season 2015: $16.95

Infant (2 & under)


Parking lots: 

Parking $8

Event Parking: $8

North parking lots: Open 365 days a year.

West parking lot: Open 365 days a year, including during the winter for access to St. Patrick's Island. West Gate entrance to the zoo ends on October 13, 2015.

Click here for Member parking information.

Click here for Public parking information.


Gates & Services

Winter Hours
(October 13, 2015 to March 17, 2016)

Gates open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Concession and Retail:

  • Kitamba Café is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., while Kitamba Java and Penguin Café are open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Outdoor concession locations Dairy Bar and Tribal Treats will close for the season on October 26.

  • Other concession locations closed until Easter 2016.

Buildings and Habitats:

  • African Savannah, Eurasian Gateway, Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • TransAlta Rainforest 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

  • Penguin Plunge: last entrance at 4:15 p.m., building closes at 4:30 p.m. 

  • Prehistoric Park is closed for the winter and will reopen in Spring 2016.

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. During this talk, the keeper wears a mic and instructs the tiger to practice a series of actions for reward.

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