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. Plan a trip to Langley easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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Greater Vancouver Zoo Reviews
I took my bicycle around the zoo as it looked quite big on the map. Although it was coming into spring there were not many animals out and about. The price of entry didn't really seem fair for the lac... more »
The Greater Vancouver Zoo is one of the best zoos worldwide I have ever seen.And I have seen hundreds of zoos! The zoo has a wonderful landscape and in April full of blossoms. The animals have so much... more »
We weren’t sure if we were going to visit with the heavy rain in the morning, but as the day continued on the weather improved so we opted to go. The crowds were minimal due to the time of year and we... more »
It was really nice to go during the winter compared to the summer. Unfortunately not all of the animals can be seen as some must be kept indoor for the cold season, which makes total sense for they animals' well being. The majority, if not all, of the animals here have been rescued from somewhere. Either due to injury or living for too long in poor circumstances they cannot be brought back to the wild. It's nice to see these animals up close and appreciate their beauty from a safe and respectful distance. Although they are upgrading continually, as an electrician, it really bothered me to see such a completely, and not even close to electrical code, work being installed in the animal enclosures. Things like improper strapping, seismic, and the wrong materials being used for the job were everywhere. I would be completely embarrassed of myself to have put my name on that work. When using so many overhead power lines as they do, grounding/bonding becomes very important to the safety of these animals. If someone couldn't strap something to a wall what is the chance they understand the rules and regulations for Bonding a neutral conductor to ground? Slim. Look up dancing cows stray voltage for examples. This small rant does not affect the rating for the fact that all the animals seemed very relaxed and well taken care of. I'm glad there is a place in the Vancouver area that kids can see and learn to respect these wonderful creatures on our planet that would not have made it had the zoo not rescued them. :) Thanks for a nice time.
A fantastic zoo and great experience! Very well priced for the amount of animals and information. The enclosures are very large and natural. We spent hours there enjoying the walking and chatting with very friendly staff who love to share about their animals. Feel great that my small parking and entrance fees contribute to this zoo.
There are a lot animals and it's easy to see them because they don't have a lot of hiding places and their enclosures are small. My kids loved going through and seeing different animals. There is also a playground if your kids need to burn off a little steam. The reason I have 4 stars instead of 5 is because the food is overpriced and does not taste very good. An improvement in food would make this a perfect experience. For now, eat before you come so you don't need to eat here.
This place is not great but still nice to visit. The animals are in fairly large areas but it could definitely use some upgrades. I wish more people visited to help them with maintenance and upgrades. None of the animals looked like they were in poor condition and our kids loved seeing them. The visitor center/food court could stand a makeover.
It was great for the kids the only issue I found is it needs more change. I went 5 years after a visit and nothing changed. I would give the staff a five stars though, they were great.
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