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Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Rd, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2R7
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Edmonton Valley Zoo

Located in the heart of the river valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is Alberta's only accredited zoo with state-of the-art education and research facilities. Situated on the North Saskatchewan River banks, the zoo is an intimate and interactive park with over 350 native and exotic animals and more than 100 species. The park features year-round educations programs, children's camps and amusement rides.

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Hours

September 1 to October 14
  • 9:30am-4pm, Weekdays
  • 9:30am-6pm, Weekends & Holidays
May 4 to August 31
  • 9:30am - 6:00pm, Daily
October 15 to December 31
  • 9:30am - 4pm, Daily

Prices

  • Children (Ages 2-12) - $5.50
  • Youth (Ages 13-17) - $8.50
  • Adult (Ages 18-64) - $9.50
  • Senior (Age 65+) - $8.50
  • Family (2 adults and all children under 18) - $30.00
  • Grandparent (2 grandparents and up to 4 grandchildren) - $30.00
  • Children under 2 - Free

Events

  • Seniors Candy Cane Tea
  • A "Get Closer" Christmas
  • Family Fun Day
  • Animal Attraction - Speed Dating

Activities

  • Animal Education Programs
  • Day Camps
  • Amusement Rides
  • Birthday Parties

Participation in the Species Survival Plan and Red Panda breeding

The Edmonton Valley Zoo promotes animal protection through its involvement in the Species Survival Plan, worldwide effort spearheaded by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association whose goal is to restore the population of endangered animals to the wilderness for a many varieties of species. Since 2007, the zoo has raised six rare red panda cubs.

Lemur Habitat

Makira Outpost is a newer exhibit at the Edmonton Valley Zoo and home to the lemurs. The zoo provides indoor and outdoor areas for these rare animals benefit from the natural light and climb around on the large elm trees. Makira Outpost includes Ring-tailed lemurs, Red-fronted lemurs and African Spurred Tortoise.

FAQs

  • How many animals reside at the zoo and of how many species?

    Previously named the Borden Park Zoo, the Valley Zoo opened in 1959 and is home to more than 350 native and exotic animals and over 100 species from various habitats and climates.
  • What main exhibits does the zoo feature?

    Home to more than 350 various animals from different habitats and climates, the Valley Zoo has worked hard to try to duplicate their surroundings. The main exhibits at the zoo include the Inner Zoo, Makira Outpost, Carnivore Alley, Elephant House and Exhibit, Saito Center, African Veldt, Back Paddocks, and Birds of Prey.

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