Celebrate summer, Stampede or the size of your extended family with a barbecue at the Calgary Zoo. You don’t even have to worry about flipping burgers; our chefs grill everything fresh. They will also customize the menu to suit your tastes or event theme. Plus, every barbecue hosted at the zoo helps to feed the animals.  

Freshly grilled fun and entertainment

Eurasian Gateway Tent

Whether you’ve invited 100 people or 1,000, the Eurasian Gateway Tent is up on the West Lawn from May to September, and it gives you the possibility of both indoor and outdoor space for your guests to roam.

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Event Extras

Freshly grilled food is a given, but you can offer your guests a whole lot more as well. With event extras like face painting, activity stations,  you can be sure everyone – nine or ninety – has a great time.

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Stampede is a natural time to book a barbecue, and you can host it at lunch or dinner. Or you can turn it into a Stampede breakfast instead. We can customize a package for a hoedown that’s unique to your group.

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Markhors have been known to climb trees in search of nutritious leaves. One was sighted on the branch of an oak tree about six metres (19 feet) above the ground, calmly munching on leaves.