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Valley Zoo

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13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
+1 780-442-5311
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The Valley Zoo

This a a small zoo tucked into the river valley on the north side of river. It is great for young... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendy R
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Not much

The animals are usually hiding. Theres not much to look at or see. Nothing compared to the Calgary... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalia M
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“petting zoo” (32 reviews)
“nice zoo” (8 reviews)
“merry go round” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
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+1 780-442-5311
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This a a small zoo tucked into the river valley on the north side of river. It is great for young children who could get close to these animals. Lucy , the elephant is one of the eldest residents. It is not large which is...More

Thank Wendy R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The animals are usually hiding. Theres not much to look at or see. Nothing compared to the Calgary Zoo where there is lots! But the kids had fun so I gave it 3 stars.

1  Thank Natalia M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going on a weekday in May was the perfect time. The weather was actually hot and sunny, and it was nice standing under the trees for shade, while looking at the exhibits. The upper hill side didn't have much shade though (mountain goat area). Nice...More

1  Thank gb2308
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The space that these animals live in is too small. The elephant has no water to soak or play in and the 'barn' is concrete and very little room for the elephant to move around. Until they invest some money in EVZ to make the...More

1  Thank 754sunshine
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Get a membership or a naturally Edmonton pass for best value. Year round experiences... The animals are very playful in cooler weather. Many places to warm up or have a snack. We love the new sections, play space and Edventure Lodge. Open front area has...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I only visited to show my children how sad animals in captivity are, and there are plenty of examples at the valley zoo. The bird enclosures are heart breakingly tiny, none of the animals have the right colouring or any energy or joy. And then...More

2  Thank lpen88
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I took my grandkids here and they didn’t like it. They didn’t like animals being in cages and the elephant has such a small space to move around. Why do we have an African elephant where it is so cold? She looked so sad.

1  Thank sdames03
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

we went during open house day. aside for being crowded.. thats normal as it was free, there was no animals!!!!! instead of seeing zebras there was a guy standing infant showing its skin! kids were terrified. I understand the importance of showing it to kids...More

1  Thank Asilisa K
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo in both December and January. We visited at night in December for their Luminaria event. It was very cold, but fun and a great event to get into the Christmas spirit. They have so many beautiful light displays, some even coordinated...More

Thank Emily M
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Went to the zoo yesterday with family and have never been so disappointed or disgusted with the zoo. Construction everywhere and more than half of the cages/ pens/ enclosures were empty. My granddaughters that normally love zoos were very quickly bored with this one as...More

1  Thank labels_30
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JustCuzAndy
13 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda R | Reviewed this property |
There have heen fairly recent upgrades, so the zoo takes longer to go through. There is a nice petting zoo, paddle boats in the nice weather, a place to ride a merry-go-round and have a snack..plus of course, all the animal... More
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Sarah G
17 February 2017|
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Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
hard to believe that she is better off in isolation for the rest of her life. I am sure that if any of the sanctuaries were asked to find a solution then they could.
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jakethesnakerake
16 July 2016|
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Response from Mstrong13 | Reviewed this property |
No there are not unfortunately
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