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Discovery Wildlife Park

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Wonderful place for the family

I love that the wildlife park is putting the money back into the animals and education about wild... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Helen B
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Great attractions

Adult attractions and zoo keepers were absolutely wonderful. The only down part for the whole trip... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Mark T
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Discovery Wildlife Park provides "forever" homes for orphaned wildlife and displace exotic animals. Daily animal presentations are included with your admission and provide an up close educational experience for all ages. Bears, tigers, jaguars...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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5400 42 Ave, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1P9, Canada
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+1 403-227-3211
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was my first time to Discovery Wildlife Park; it was incredible. The animals are beautiful, happy and well loved. The staff are knowledgeable, attentive and deeply care for all of the wildlife. The presentations were fun and informative and the cat tour lets you...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review of our Park! So glad that you enjoyed your visit with our amazing animals! Our staff are great with presenting educational information about each and every one of them, while giving our visitors wonderful memories of the animals...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park itself is fairly basic but make sure you get to see the bear talk. This is the highlight of a visit to the centre.

Thank Les B
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I love that the wildlife park is putting the money back into the animals and education about wild animals rather than into a corporate style zoo. Brinkley is the highlight!More

Thank Helen B
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks so much for your feedback on your visit to our Park. We certainly do utilize all of the funds that we take in to make life that much better for each of these animals. Enrichment, veterinarian and nutritional needs are where the majority of...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Very educational, well maintained grounds, clean buildings and areas. INCREDIBLY clean bathrooms! Animals seemed very happy and well taken care of. Staff was extremely helpful in answering questions and very knowledgeable about all the animals. Demonstrations were fun and informative. It was sad hearing the...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

So glad to hear you enjoyed your day at the Park! We do strive to make it a wonderfully engaging day for everyone and hope that people do learn lots about the animals along the way. Our staff are very dedicated and love talking to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Adult attractions and zoo keepers were absolutely wonderful. The only down part for the whole trip was the concession food wasn't very good.More

Thank Mark T
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback on your visit to our Park! We are so glad that you enjoyed the presentations and the animals. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your lunch at the concession, however. Please accept our apologies for...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, you can tell how much they all care for the animals. This is not a zoo, but a sanctuary where rescued animals can receive the care and attention they were unable...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you so much for your comments on your visit We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Park and had a chance to talk to some of our keepers. They are indeed very knowledgeable and have a great love for the animals in their...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

the one thing my partner wanted to do is see bears. We were driving past and saw this park. We stopped . Best thing we ever did. it is a small family owned park. We saw a few of the information sessions they had. 4pm...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

So glad you enjoyed our bear family and the educational presentations we do with them! It is always nice to hear from our visitors and how their day went while they were here. We do try to help people build a bond with wild species,...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

*If looking for a place to stay for a couple days and have a travel type trailer - this is an awesome place to stay. *We had the opportunity to have an afterhours experience with the BIG cats (for anyone having a like for BIG...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

So pleased that you had an awesome stay with us! Great to have the feedback so we know what we are doing right for our visitors! Our staff are wonderful with both the animals and our customers, so we are happy that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

We arrived in time for the early bear presentation and even though we are born and raised Albertans, this was a truly informative presentation. Charlie, one of triplet black bears, weighed in at over 600 lbs, and even though he wasn't feeling well, he still...More

Thank Sherrill C
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review of our Park! We truly appreciate any feedback we get from our visitors - it helps us keep focused on doing what is best for our animal family and for our visitors too! Our staff do an...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 4:05 to the park not realizing the bear shows are at 1 and 4 so we didn’t see the bears. Should have show times posted and available upon arrival. Several empty enclosures. Not worth the $52 for less than an hour!!More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

So sorry that you missed all of our presentations! We do have the presentation times posted on our website and we do hand them out to everyone who arrives at the Park as well. The empty enclosures are for a reason - we receive orphaned...More

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Vibho G
12 July 2018|
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Response from geri22017 | Reviewed this property |
I would assume that because these are rescued animals in this park that a dog might make them nervous but you should certainly give them a call and I am sure that the owners will give you the best answer, their phone number... More
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Vibho G
12 July 2018|
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Response from LeisureTravellers724 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure. Best check with the park
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rosieo10
18 June 2018|
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Response from Debbi R | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in camping overnight in one of our new cabins! Admission to the Park is not included in the fee for the cabin, but can be purchased on the registration form for a bit of a discount. Most of our... More
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