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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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Depressing

Whole place is just sad. Animals look sad. Employees look sad. Patrons look sad. Animals don't look... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Alisiya G
,
Langley, Canada
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Kids loved it

We stopped by here after doing something else in the area. It was a chilly day but still well worth... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Russfest
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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
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+1 604-856-6825
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Whole place is just sad. Animals look sad. Employees look sad. Patrons look sad. Animals don't look well cared for. It's depressing.More

Thank Alisiya G
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. Our facility is home to over 140 species on 120 acres. We only house animals that were born in captivity, former pets, surrendered animals, rescued or that come from different facilities. Animal health and welfare...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by here after doing something else in the area. It was a chilly day but still well worth it. I haven’t been here in probably over 20 years. My kids absolutely loved the animals and were almost running from one enclosure to the...More

Thank Russfest
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hello! We are so happy to hear that you had a good experience! We thank you for sharing your experience with us! Yes, unfortunately our train is out of service until further notice (ideally before our peak season!) and we are currently looking into a...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Have been to zoo's all over the world and as we were passing decided to call in. It was okay and the animals seemed well cared for, but the whole place was a little tired. Was worth the entry fee to see the Grizzly Bear....More

Thank Mike H
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GVZoo, Front Office Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our facility. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to see Shadow, our rescued Silver-tipped Grizzly Bear! Animal health and welfare is our number 1 priority however we are very excited...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Entry admission is comparable with that of the Vancouver Aquarium and Science World and well worth it for the 5 hours of enjoyment that it provided. I took my two grandchildren, ages 6 and 8 and we loved exploring the expansive grounds and learning about...More

Thank Pacificwest
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our facility. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great visit first time there in about 20'years. my 4 grandsons. Daughter and son-in-law had a wonderful weekday visit. Great walking path easy to maneuver the stroller. we were lucky enough to visit on the last day of the train ride for the season. 6...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our facility. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Huge variety of animals and reptiles. Well worth spending a couple of hours wandering the property. Watching the hippo's feed was very cool. We've been there with younger children, this trip was with our kids now they were young adults. They loved it all over...More

Thank Miles C
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our facility. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I bought an annual pass for the zoo because I enjoy walking it for both exercise and pleasure. This is by far the best way to fully appreciate the value of the zoo. The zoo is designed around the welfare of the animals rather than...More

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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are happy to hear you enjoy your regular visits! Animal health and welfare is our number 1 priority however we are very excited to let you know that we are currently planning extensive renovations to our...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

$26 per person plus parking? Seriously? Fam of four for an hours entertainment over a hundred bucks. Nonsense.More

Thank MtCheam
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns about our facility's admission. Unlike many other Zoos, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is a privately run facility. We don’t receive any government funding, and rely solely on admission rates to operate the Zoo year round....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We attended, two adults and a toddler and had a lovely morning exploring this beautiful park. There is an impressive number of animals here and their habitats are generous and allow for solitude for the animals if they wish to remain unseen.

Thank Ursula N
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our facility. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The zoo is not well kept and the animals look very sad and barely move. And for $25 per adult it is definitely not worth it. There were more kids playing at the park than looking at the animals b/c there's nothing to see. Do...More

1  Thank Anna R
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GVZoo, Guest Relations Manager at Greater Vancouver Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns about our facility and our animals. As opposed to other zoos The Greater Vancouver Zoo is a privately run facility. We don’t receive any government funding, and rely on admission rates to operate the Zoo...More

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Trekkerchel
26 April 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure there is a great way. The zoo is a good distance from downtown.
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Shelley B
7 April 2018|
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
I would say that the vast majority of it is very wheelchair accessible.
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