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Address: 5048 264 St, Aldergrove, British Columbia V4W 1N7, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 604-856-6825
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Open year round and located only 45 minutes from Vancouver, Step Into The...

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 500 animals (140 species) on 120 acres of land in the beautiful Fraser Valley! Experience the Zoo your way by bringing your own wagons, roller blades, bikes, skateboards, and picnic lunches. Ride the miniature train, watch a variety of daily educational talks & feedings and be sure to catch one of the Birds of Prey presentations! 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 enriching our guests experiences with entertaining enriching activities about the wonderful world of animals.

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We took our granddaughters to the zoo for the day. It's a bigger zoo than I thought it would be. My only complaint was there were not too many animals outside so we didn't see... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Lorri L
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I came to the Greater Vancouver Zoo, three times already! It was always my favorite zoo. All my visits were different. My first visit I had my impression of seeing my first elephant. On the second time, I really liked the rhino and this time I really like all the new animals I don't remember seeing before. Although I was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We took our granddaughters to the zoo for the day. It's a bigger zoo than I thought it would be. My only complaint was there were not too many animals outside so we didn't see as many as I would liked.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Didn't enjoy this place, it was very boring place but can be ok for families to visit it as a park. Poor zoo has just few animals and only 30% of them you can really see. another thing it is far from Vancouver and generally for this money you can get more.

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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We have an annual pass so we go regularly. We've never encountered a bad moment with staff there. Hailey, the train operator is so wonderful. We love getting her as our conductor. The more we go, the more our now 1.5 year old daughter loves the animals. Sometimes we go just for the train!! Our daughter loves it so much.... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Well what can you say it's a zoo. But the animals were taken care off properly, all the staff appeared to care for the animals they take care of and very knowledgeable about other animals that they don't care for. Welfare of animals was above all and number one. They have a small animal / amphibian project to breed and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is such a sad place. All you have to do is look in the eyes of the animals, especially the cats & monkeys, to see how depressed they are. Check out their body language. Look at their enclosures. Would you want to be kept there? The giraffe is all alone in an enclosure with no trees to eat the... More 

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Agen, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing much to say except that animals looks so unhappy that it's hard to enjoy anything once you are inside. Don't waste your time (and money) and do something else.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We took our 4 yr old and 7th month sons to this zoo. When we paid our admission they asked us if we wanted to ride the train $5 a ticket, which we didn't know where to board the train so we were already half way through the zoo when we saw it go by. So that was a total... More 

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Seba Beach, Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Not much to this zoo. For $25/pp I would recommend skipping it. Parking should be free. $6/ day. Only took 3hrs at a slow walk to see everything. No map given out to self guide.$18/hr to rent 4 place rickshaw bike. Signage needs to be updated. Faded and in poor condition. Reptile area full of spider/cobwebs both in the displays... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I have spent the last 7 summers bringing my niece to the Zoo each summer. She loves bringing her bike so she can ride straight to the bears and then back again to the large cats to see them being fed. She is learning the names of the animals and misses seeing Sweety but is loving the new tigers you... More 

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