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Greater Vancouver Zoo

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5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825
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Kids liked it

I struggle seeing animals in captivity but it was interesting for the kids to see some wildlife... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Jason F
via mobile
Not the best

This is a scruffy looking zoo. The animals look fine but the physical plant is run down and dated... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Pleasanton, California
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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 wagons, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and picnic lunches. The playground and large picnic areas are great for birthdays, company BBQ's, group events or family picnics. In the summer, spend a Night In The Wild as you camp overnight inside the Zoo, and be sure to sign up for one of our popular Junior Zoologist Day Camps! Since 1970, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is focused on education and conservation.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good34%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“lion feeding” (16 reviews)
“birds of prey” (12 reviews)
“lots of space” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
+1 604-856-6825

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I struggle seeing animals in captivity but it was interesting for the kids to see some wildlife they will likely not see in the mountains. The one negative thing I would say is this is another spot in our driving trip that had no plan...More

1  Thank Jason F
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is a scruffy looking zoo. The animals look fine but the physical plant is run down and dated. It is pretty expensive at $25.50 for an adult ticket plus $6.00 for parking. Some of the exhibits were empty and in others the animals were...More

1  Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the zoo with young children last weekend. The zoo train was down for maintenance so that was disappointing but the state and condition of the zoo in general was terrible. Worn down, old, many empty exhibits and to see the animals in those...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Overpriced. Not many things to see. I have seen many zoos and for a city like vancouver this is almost embarrassing. The best part was that our family rented bikes (over priced) to bike around. You'll be fine in under 2 hours.

Thank liketotravel777
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A senior took his god children, 10 and 13, for our first visit. Beautiful wildlife, more so when seen in the wild, here, enclosed in surroundings in need of an update. The ugly: starting in the parking lot; difficult to read the worn out numbers...More

1  Thank wayan s
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Myself and my family went here and it was very disappointing to say the least. First of all, the price was ridiculous; if you showed your AMA membership you got 10%off!ONE ADMISSION, not of the total price. For my family of 4 adults it was...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 29 July 2017

2 stars now cause year after year no renovations done to liven up the look and feel of the place. Just visited today, July 28, 2017. No fresh paint anywhere either, NO new updated animal info signs either! Frustrating to witness and pay a ton...More

Thank Nolpreen
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Show your BCAA membership card for a 10% discount. The train wasn't running and there was a bit of construction but it was a good day for our 6 year old and 3 adults. There was staff at every turn and the animal enclosures were...More

2  Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Well this zoo is a real gem. At least it is for a zookeeper like me. Most enclosures are vast and naturally structured (as in a patch of forest with a fence around it). When building them, they seem to have thought about the animals...More

1  Thank DorisHeimgartner
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband and I went recently, and were very unimpressed with the $6 parking fee. This is not an easily accesible place for transit, so driving is pretty much the only way to get there. This left a poor taste in our mouth initially. The...More

2  Thank Sciencerulz
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Lynn O
10 July 2017|
Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
No. There is a standard playground but no waterpark.
Teresa P
6 July 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
I would say be prepared for 4-5k if you want to see everything. It's flat and well maintained. You can rent a large pedal cart that fit two adults and two young kids but honestly walking it is best.
6 May 2017|
Response from GVZoo | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we do have overnight camping at the zoo! For an exciting adventure in the wild, you can join us for a family sleepover! On the Saturday evening, sent up your tent, go on a night walking safari, and play... More