Get to know some of Canada’s most impressive animals as you wander along the forested pathways of the Canadian Wilds. You’ll see bears splashing in their pond, wolves snoozing in the sun and eagles perched high in the treetops.

Even if you’re a hiker, you’ve probably never had such extraordinary views of cougars, bison, bighorn sheep and mountain goats.

It's Canada's 150th Birthday! Visit the Canadian Wilds and get in touch with your natural heritage, eh.

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Exhibit Details

Hours of Operation

Canadian Wilds opens at 9 a.m., with last visitors finished by 6 p.m.

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Wilderness in Our Backyard

Here in Western Canada we’re fortunate to have such an abundance of beautiful, unspoiled wilderness. The Canadian Wilds exhibit is your chance to meet the animals that call the prairies, sub-alpine forests and Rocky Mountains home.

Things To See

Other Animals

Trees & Plants

  • Alpine Fir
  • Lodgepole Pine
  • Douglas Fir
  • White Spruce
  • Tamarack
  • Sugar Maple
  • Western Serviceberry
  • River Alder
  • Arctic Willow
  • Snowberry
  • Cinquefoil
  • Dogwood

Cequel Energy Lodge

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Wilds, Cequel Energy Lodge is the perfect place for a quick break. While you’re catching your breath and resting your feet, enjoy the playful antics of the zoo’s otters flipping and twirling underwater in their glass-walled pool. Interpretive displays in the lodge provide an educational interlude in the midst of the Canadian Wilds.

Lost Bear - Sharing Skoki's Story

Skoki, the zoo’s male grizzly, came to the zoo as a rescue bear. Today, he inspires zoo visitors with his awesome presence, big personality and sad story.

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Are you ready to make some new animal friends?

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