Greater Vancouver Zoo, Aldergrove

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Explore the 49 hectares (120 acres) of Greater Vancouver Zoo, home to over 500 animals in a natural setting. Founded in 1970, the zoo used to be a game farm, and acquired numerous animals of all kinds. Roaming the enclosures you can see many species from all over the world, from birds and reptiles to large mammals. Meet the zoo's numerous residents, some of which include lions, zebras, arctic foxes, bears, hippos, and giraffes. Before you go, check recent reviews as some visitors have reported high prices, few animals, and poor conditions. To visit Greater Vancouver Zoo on your trip to Aldergrove, use our Aldergrove holiday planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    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, ma...  more »
  • August 6, 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...  more »
  • August 4, 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 parkin...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    The website is so generic that you have to call or go to the zoo for specific details regarding train times, membership perks (many aren't on the site), exhibit changes... They have yet to return any calls that I have left for them. Service aside, the actual trip is great. They have good educational shows for different ages (student ones each day), they are open 364 days a year, their zoo maps are everywhere, you can bring your own food and drinks, bicycles and such are allowed as well. It's a wonderful, low key experience. Like any zoo, be prepared to walk a lot.
  • June 21, 2017
    Given our poor climate in British Columbia, I am surprised we have this many types of animals at our zoo! I have been to zoo's across North America where most animals could not be seen at all. Have never encountered that here. Also the food was delicious! Fries were well done and not oily at all. Chicken strips were cooked well. They do a good job with the food here, I am happy for that!
  • June 24, 2017
    I am a zoo advocate for the seasons Autumn to Spring. Do not go in the summer months. It is too hot for animals and for price of ticket, not worth it. Such a disappointment for all. Also an unfortunate turn of events was the unavailability of the train. We had prepaid tickets for train through school activity. All in all an expensive walk about. Thank goodness for the park, or it would have been a complete bust.
  • June 19, 2017
    I took my sons, ages 4 and 2, to the Greater Vancouver Zoo on Father's Day this year. Upon arriving, I received free admission as one of the first 150 fathers at the zoo, which meant I could spend the cash on the fiscally-inflated but exquisite mini-donuts. When my two-year-old ducked a fence and ran into the open field during the Radical Raptors presentation, I appreciated the presenter not losing his mind at the interruption, nor did the angry-looking owl mistake him for a field mouse and scalp him. The boys absolutely loved the animals, and were especially pleased to not have been sprayed by Boomer the Lion during the show while we ate jam sandwiches. We were disappointed at how lazy the baboons were, but that was mitigated by one of them licking a stick over and over, which resulted in my oldest son accurately accusing them of being nothing but stick-lickers. For myself, I enjoyed being a few feet from predators with only the equivalent of an elementary school baseball diamond backstop between us. My one critique was that the majority of outbuildings gave me the vague feeling of being in an abandoned summer camp. The Expo '86 concrete benches, overgrown with weeds, gave it an especially ominous touch. All in all, I would definitely aim to get in for free again sometime! 4 out of 5 stars.
  • June 24, 2017
    Honestly I should've come here and read the reviews. I expected more from a zoo in such a large urban area. There's not a lot of exotics, and honestly I can see deer and moose anywhere. It's in definite need of modernization and maybe some better care. One of the iguanas had some massive tail rot going on but no one seemed to care. I thought the zoo in Edmonton was bad but this one is actually worse. It's borderline creepy, like an old abandoned camp

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