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Greater Vancouver Zoo

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
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I visited with my senior parents on a beautiful sunny day. We arrived just after they opened and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Tara W
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Quality time with teenager, not so quality cages

Enjoyed the 1:1 time with my teenage son including the train ride around the park. It is sad to see... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
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Open year round and located only 45 minutes from Vancouver, Step Into The Wild at the largest zoo in BC! Discover the sights and sounds of over 140 species on 120 acres in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Experience the Zoo your way by bringing your own...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Though they have some great animals to be seen, this zoo is not well maintained:( They have a lot of wire fences that make it hard to truly view some of the best animals. Unlike the Seattle or other zoos decently close that are in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Although we have visited the zoo many times before, this time we noticed some changes. The staff were dressed up for Halloween and very interactive with the visitors. There were some great details including blankets and hot cocoa for all to enjoy on the train!!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I visited with my senior parents on a beautiful sunny day. We arrived just after they opened and caught the 10:30 train ride. It's a great way to get your bearing and see & learn about the animals. It is a lot of ground to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We have a yearly membership, as our 5 year old daughter loves animals. I would like to say that the staff are excellent. My daughter showed interest in a tortoise and the staff member allowed my daughter to pet him and took the time to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kellie G
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome ! We love to bring our bikes to the zoo , our kids bike and parents walk . Kids are 4and 7 and being on a bike helps them see all of the zoo without getting tired . We also did a trip another...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This Zoo is so nice! Best to go early in the morning. We went when they first opened, there were hardly any people and the animals were so active! They had very nice enclosures for the animals too. The red panda was extremely active while...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the 1:1 time with my teenage son including the train ride around the park. It is sad to see so many large animals in such small paddocks. The cougar cubs for example, or the caiman. Overall we enjoyed our walk around. Pricey entrance fee.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

After a long heat wave, it was a treat to visit the ever-evolving zoo, which is more of a game farm. We arrived mid-morning and the crowds hadn't quite amassed yet. The animals often rest and hide during the hotter days, so with the cooler...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

An often overlooked attraction by tourists visiting Metro Vancouver, the zoo is a great place for a family to view and learn about many animals. The reasons that it is overlooked include the distance of the Zoo from most other attractions and the lack of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Surprised by the disrepair of the zoo facilities. Expensive admission + pay-parking makes for a very expensive outing with the family. The number of animals is surprisingly sparse, with many enclosures empty and not even maintained. The amenities (souvenir shop and refreshment area) are pitiful....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for your feedback and we appreciate your review. We are committed to the ongoing maintenance and upgrades of our facility. Our approach continues to be methodical and we strive to ensure that any facility upgrades are done with the animals and our ecological environment...More

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26 April 2018|
Response from 40Fireant | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure there is a great way. The zoo is a good distance from downtown.
7 April 2018|
Response from Jessica D |
Yes, you can rent them from the zoo for $10 with picture ID.
7 April 2018|
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Response from 40Fireant | Reviewed this property |
I would say that the vast majority of it is very wheelchair accessible.