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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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If flamingos don’t eat pink food, their feathers turn white. At the zoo, special diet supplements keep the birds’ feathers vibrant.

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General Admission 


Senior (60+)


Child (3 - 15)


Infant (2 & under)


*All tickets purchased today will be valid until April 30, 2018.
To purchase tickets online, valid for visits May 1, 2018 and beyond, please check back on May 1, 2018 or call the zoo’s Guest Relations team at 403.232.9300.

Tickets purchased in low season, between October 10, 2017 and April 30, 2018, are valid only within this period. 

Parking lots:

Parking $10

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

West parking lot: re-opened. West Entry Gate is currently closed. 

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Gates & Services

North gate open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.
Open 364 days a year, excluding December 25.
West Entry Gate is closed. 

Public Entrance:
210 St. George's Drive NE

Concessions and Retail:

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

  • Outdoor concession locations like Tribal Treats, Dairy Bar and Watering Hole are open May 1, but weather dependant.

  • Grazers restaurant will re-open for the season on May 7.

  • North Gift Shop is open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tiger's Den Gift Shop is open from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., weather depending. Trading Post is closed during the spring.

Buildings and Habitats:

  • African Savannah, TransAlta Rainforest, ENMAX Conservatory are open from 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 

  • Canadian Wilds (including Cequel Lodge), Prehistoric Park and Land of Lemurs (excluding outdoor loop) open from 9 a.m. -  6 p.m. 

  • Penguin Plunge open at 9 a.m. Last entrance is at 4:15 p.m.

  • Panda Passage opens on May 7

Zoo grounds close at 6 p.m.


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 and Bear Training

Come see how we build a positive and trusting relationship between our keepers and mammals.

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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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