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 Aldergrove easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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Greater Vancouver Zoo Reviews
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 »
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 alm... more »
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 s... more »
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.
Overpriced for what it is.. the kids of course loved it. We were really disappointed that the train wasn't running. The place is so massive it would have helped us in seeing more of the place. If only there had been some way to get around...like a train. The cheetah looked really miserable in it's enclosure. Other animals looked alright. My dad said he had the worst cappuccino of his life at the overpriced cafe. I was surprised it was on the menu at all. The change tables in the bathroom were grimy.
Having lived in this neighbourhood my entire adolescent life I've seen this facility go through many owners. Unfortunately this facility has had many issues including animal care inquiries over the years and no longer has as wide a variety of animals as it once did. To have the name "Greater Vancouver Zoo" many out of towners arrive with expectations that are not realistic. This is better likened to a farm with some exotic animals rather than a professional zoo. Do not visit this facility with comparison expectations to other zoos such as Calgary or Seattle as you will be disappointed. If ticket/food/services (such as bike rental) prices were more reasonable I would consider a better rating. On the positive, if you've splurged for a season pass then using this facility to go on walks/runs rather than forest trails is a nice change of pace.
Just spent a day at the zoo and I have nothing but good things to say. The animals had huge enclosures and each had a small house if they wanted to retreat from the outdoors. They all had enrichment items (toys) and looked healthy and content. This was my first time at the greater Vancouver zoo and I was honestly pleasantly surprised. Obviously this is a small zoo so they didn't have all the whistles and bells that larger zoos have. If you want a deluxe entertainment experience this is not the place. If you want to stroll around and admire some well cared for exotic animals, this is the place. They also had many animals local to BC and Canada, I found out from one of the staff all of these are non releasable rescue animals. All the more reason to support this great little place. Don't listen to the bad reviews, go see for yourself if you're interested. You won't be disappointed.
Kids having good time there. Is not a big zoo, but is good enough for a family to spend 1/2 day there.
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