Opened in 1959, Edmonton Valley Zoo houses 350 exotic and native animals across its many indoor and outdoor exhibits. Situated along the North Saskatchewan River, the zoo is small, making for a more intimate visit. The zoo has replicated an arctic shoreline and showcases appropriate animals for this habitat. With recent conservation initiatives and endangered species networks, the zoo is taking steps to improve upon its sometimes criticized past. Check reviews before visiting. Use our Edmonton day trip site to arrange your visit to Edmonton Valley Zoo and other attractions in Edmonton.
Edmonton Valley Zoo Reviews
Was really shocked and saddened at how small the enclosure for the elephant was. She just stood there looking so bored and lonely. Not enough room for such a big animal. Winter time when she can't... more »
The poor lonely elephant is heartbreaking to see. She doesn’t have enough room, and no where to swim that I could see. She doesn’t belong there at all. more »
Coming from a city with a large zoo, it was very surprising how great this zoo is. Everything is clean and the animals seem well taken care of. If you come at the right time, you can see an elephant being taken for a walk. The seal exhibit is wonderful. The red pandas have a great space too. I will definitely come back to this zoo. My only problem with this zoo is the area that the birds of prey are kept. The don't seem like they have enough room to spread their wings.
It is a small zoo, more of a local or regional attraction than a tourist attraction. It doesn't have a lot of big exhibits or showcases but I will give a plus rating for the staff, the cafe, and the programs that they put on. Perfect for a family and/or friends outing. The 2019 expansion/additions are really well done. The staff are great with kids. The food and drinks at the cafe are really good. It also does not take a long time to go through everything, an hour or two of walking.
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