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The Calgary Zoo, Calgary

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Learn more about endangered wildlife at The Calgary Zoo, housing over 1,000 animals in enclosures designed to resemble their natural habitats. In addition to representing and conserving more than 100 different species, the zoo features a large botanical garden with changing displays of common garden flowers and tropical plants. Onsite picnic areas provide plenty of green space to relax, while a prehistoric park with life-sized dinosaur replicas ensures additional entertainment for families with little kids. Special programs include behind-the-scenes tours and keeper-for-a-day experiences. Visit the website to purchase tickets and find a printable hi-res map. To visit The Calgary Zoo on your holiday in Calgary, and find out what else Calgary has to offer, use our Calgary driving holiday planning site .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Area of the zoo is very big. Spent at least 4 hours enjoying variety of animals and plants. Beautiful  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The zoo is easy to get to, but since the flood it's unfortunate it can't be accessed through Inglewood. However, still easy to get to, the c-train makes it even easier as you can hop on that and be ta...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Great part of our trip seen lots of different animals there that we don't have here in our Winnipeg zoo! Very big attraction in Calgary!  more »

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South of the river is where most of the action happens in Calgary, and that's where you'll find the best selection of places to stay. Downtown, the central neighborhood located on the river's southern bank offers the widest range of choices, with access to several of the city's major metro stations a big plus. For arts, nightlife, and quality of living, go to The Beltine, known for its cafes, restaurants, arts, and entertainment. If you're just visiting the city briefly but want access to onward transport links, choose accommodations located close to the city's international airport.
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