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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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Caribou have large hooves that spread out, acting like snowshoes and also as handy scoops to dig in the snow for food. Sharp edges on their hooves provide excellent traction on ice and rock.

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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.

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.

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

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