It’s Time To Visit Calgary and The Calgary Zoo!

Calgary Alberta! Have you been?  The City of Calgary boasts a ton of spectacular activities and attractions perfect for the entire family.  One of these must see attractions is The Calgary Zoo! Located right in the heart of the city and only five minutes from downtown, the Calgary Zoo has offered visitors from around the world  the opportunity to experience and interact with wildlife for more than 75 years!


The Calgary Zoo is Western Canada’s largest accredited zoo with so much to explore.  There are over 1,000 animals, six acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park, and even a zoo-nique playground!  Each and every trip becomes an adventure. 


The Calgary Zoo offers a plethora of exhibits sure to delight all the members of your family.  It offers a chance for adventure, the chance to learn, and the opportunity to see creatures big and small from all over the world in just one day!

Where to start:

Ever wonder what Alberta might have looked like when Dinosaurs roamed the earth?  Jump in your time machine and travel back in time to The Prehistoric Park! With life-sized dinosaur models around every turn a visit to the zoo just became an experience you will never forget! 

More adventure awaits as you venture to Penguin Plunge!  No effort has been spared to create a realistic penguin habitat.  Chilly air, icy water, and snow-covered rocks provide a sense of home for the zoo’s penguins, and a great place for you to learn about these cheeky little creatures.  They are all dressed up and ready to play!

Have little one’s who want to roar like a tiger or jump like a monkey?  Be sure to stop by Eurasia.  Take a moment to watch the stealth tigers as they walk the grassy plains, and the snow leopards as they lounge in shady tree branches. Allot even more time to enjoy the playful antics of Japanese macaques as they swing and chase each other overhead.  Then visit the picture worthy and endangered Komodo Dragon.  There are almost countless opportunities to find and coo over the amazing of creatures in Eurasia!

Canada is home to some incredible wild life, but have you ever seen these creatures up close and personal?  The stars of the Canadian Wilds; the bears, cougars, and wolves are all front and centre waiting for you at the Calgary Zoo.  


A day with the one’s you love; exploring, learning, gasping in amazement and giggling with delight.  This is a day at the Calgary Zoo.  This attraction is the perfect way to create your own adventure, and make some memories to last a lifetime.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, as always opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Super nice pictures! I love the Zoo and have visited the Toronto one this year!

  2. It looks like a great place!

  3. Looks like a great zoo but I am a little too far away to visit it! But I am sure we will if we ever travel out there.

  4. Lucky to live in the Great City Of Calgary. The Zoo is one of the finest in the world. So glad you and your family had a chance to explore the Zoo and this fine city

  5. Treen Goodwin says:

    wow looks like an amazing place .. so wish i lived closer 🙂

  6. love the Calgary Zoo – need to go more often!

  7. Otter picture is cool! I should visit next time im in AB.

  8. i have not!

  9. Darlene Schuller says:

    I’ve never been… but I love zoo’s!!

  10. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    Beautiful pics! I love the zoo!

  11. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    if Im every in Calgary I will have to check it out. I still need to go to the ones around here.

  12. I love visiting the zoo and when we get out to Calgary next time we will definitely visit

  13. I have been to many different zoos across Canada but never the Calgary one. I hope to get there someday!

  14. Debbie Bashford says:

    it’s been years since we’ve been to a zoo

  15. Victoria Ess says:

    Whoa, this zoo is so interactive! Can visitors get so close to the animals?

  16. I have never been to Calgary Zoo but would love to visit!

  17. I have never been to the zoo! Time for a day trip!!

  18. The prehistoric park looks fabulous.

  19. love the photos

  20. I have yet to take my son to a zoo. I NEED to go there with him, well maybe not the calgary zoo, but definitely the toronto one

  21. This is something the family and I would really enjoy. Love animals!!

  22. Darrah Bailey says:

    One of my FAVE places! Just 2 hours away from me… LOve the Calgary Zoo

  23. Has been years since we took the kids but it was great then

  24. Alayne Langford says:

    What a great day you must have had with all those exciting exhibits at the Calgary Zoo. Time to put it on my bucket list! 🙂

  25. Growing up in Calgary I would take my girls to the zoo, it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

  26. Wow this looks like such an awesome zoo. We went to Safari Niagara on the weekend and it was no where as exciting as even seeing your pictures. The animals were just laying there and so far away to be able to see properly. Looks like the Calgary zoo is so much fun!

  27. There’s so much to do in Calgary, hoping to one day to visit there. Toronto Zoo and African Lion Safari will have to do for now.

  28. Love going to the zoo. Have been to the Toronto Zoo a few times and last winter/spring got to visit a zoo in Belgium with my granddaughter. Fun times!

  29. Our kids loved the Calgary zoo it was amazing

  30. always a hit with our guys when we went west

  31. jamie hall says:

    I haven’t been to the Calgary zoo for about 10 years I thinks its time to revisit

  32. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the Calgary Zoo, lots and lots to see. I’m hoping they get a chance to show off the polar bear cubs as I’ve heard that they will be going on tour. I’m lucky, as my daughter and family live in Calgary so the zoo is often a place to visit with my grandchildren when I’m there visiting them.

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