Go Around the World in a Day at the Calgary Zoo


The Calgary Zoo is the perfect destination close to home for those who want a family fun day exploring the animal kingdom! It’s truly a moment where you realize that you can walk around the world in one day. Zoo trips are a favorite among my family. There’s nothing quite like coming face-to-face with a playful monkey or watching the antics of an otter in the water!

Go around the world in a day at the Calgary Zoo


Did you know that the Calgary Zoo is Western Canada’s largest accredited zoo, with more than 1,000 animals? Take a look at some of the coolest features of this amazing zoo.

  • Canadian Wilds: Start your journey around the world by getting a close-up look at some of the animals we have right here in Canada. From ginormous grizzly bears to the graceful Sandhill Crane, this is a great opportunity to teach your kids about wildlife in their own back yard.
  • Destination Africa: Travel from your own region to the rainforests and savannahs across the ocean for a look at some of the coolest beasts in the world. Who doesn’t love the gentle giraffe with its lithe neck, or the mighty roar of a lion on the hunt?
  • Prehistoric Park: Next, take a trip back in time to the land of dinosaurs! While the mighty reptiles are long gone, Alberta happens to be a rich land for fossils. Get a glance at what the area may have looked like millions of years ago.
  • Penguin Plunge: This may just be my favorite destination! The Calgary Zoo spared no expense to recreate the Antarctica environment everyone’s favorite flightless bird is used to. Check the grand King Penguins, laugh at the Rockhoppers’ antics or “aww” at the sight of Gentoo Penguins giving gifts to their mates!
  • Fun rides and playgrounds. Getting tired of walking? Hop aboard the Zoo Train! Kids need to burn off some energy after lunch? Let them climb and play in the Kinsmen Zooventure Playground! They can even take a spin on a majestic carousel.

The Calgary Zoo is passionate about wildlife conservation, so it’s a place that you can really feel good about visiting. They not only help keep local species from going extinct, but extend their support across the ocean to help African wildlife. After your fun day at the zoo, visit all the other exciting family destinations in Calgary!

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This post is brought to you by Visit Calgary. All opinions are my own.

30 thoughts on “Go Around the World in a Day at the Calgary Zoo”

  1. I love going to the Calgary Zoo. I have not been their for a couple of years. Your post reminded just how much I like going to the zoo.

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I love Calgary zoo. I’m lucky my daughter lives in Calgary and so we often go with my grandchildren when I”m visiting them.

  3. I love taking the kids to the zoo a great place for them to see the animals and learn about them. I will have to check out the Calgary zoo as it has some great animals.

  4. I love taking the kids to zoos! We even have a membership, so we hit it often. Love the photo of your son with the gorilla! That is a framer!

  5. This sounds like so much fun! I wish we were closer,my kids would love to see so many animals. They love the zoo, especially the Miami Zoo we try to go as much as we can.

  6. The only zoo that I went to is the Toronto Zoo – it’s the only place that I saw polar bears swim…it was so cool. I like the way the Calgary Zoo sounds. I love visiting a good zoo.

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