Discovery Wildlife Park, Innisfail

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  • Friendly and clean and fun. I highly recommend everyone visit. The gift store and restaurant is available on site  more »
  • We went here in the spring and had an awesome time. It was neat to be outdoors in Central Alberta and see exotic cats and natural wildlife up close. It was very open and a very nice establishment that...  more »
  • Overall it's a descent wildlife park. They are doing a great job taking care of abandoned animals and animals that have nowhere else to go. The presentations are really good. Overall the park could us...  more »
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  • Wide variety of animals, all well fed and looked after. Safe environment with electric fence. Golf carts available for transportation. Daily shows with animals. Excellent friendly staff.
  • This is an absolutely amazing place to visit! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. It was interesting to hear and learn about the animals they have rescued and help on a daily basis. My absolute favorite part was getting my pictures taken with the bears! They were literally standing 2 feet behind me for all the pictures and I was even lucky enough to receive a kiss from one of the bears Angel! If you seriously want an enjoyable, most unforgettable experience with your family I would suggest going to this place. You will not regret!
  • Our family had a great time going to Discovery Wildlife Park. Thank you to the staff for making it so memorable. My son loved the Bear show and I must say it was worth the trip. We were able to enjoy and learn about bears. It is truly amazing how this people work so hard to put together everything so that we can have fun. I liked that the animals were looked after so nicely and are loved by their trainers. My day spent with the family was wonderful and I will come back here gain.
  • We loved it. It's nice to be able to observe the animals so closely and they all seem content and very well taken care of. Baby Kodiak bear was the highlight and my son loved the lions and reptile room. I much prefer the open free range style vs the concrete jungle setting of most zoos. Staff was friendly and a great value for the cost of tickets :) we'll be back!
  • Our family visits Discovery Wildlife Park about once a year. There is a good variety of animals native to Canada as well as what you could consider exotic (jaguars, tortoise for example). The shows that are put on by the staff are definitely meant to be wholly educational about the animals themselves and focus on the importance of conservation. There is a fair amount of explanation on why training the animals is actually important for their quality of life, along with some great stories about the animals themselves. We were able to see multiple animals up close, including a very tame baby skunk as well as their tortoise. We also watched the jaguar show and the bear show. The bear show is an absolute must, as it showcases skills as well as being entertaining. Many people have commented that the lack of the "movie" bears eliminates the draw, but I disagree. It's still highly entertaining, especially with Honey Pot's yoga routine. My only complaints honestly are the price of admission and the parking. For our family of 4 it was just under $50 for us to visit the park. We are members of the Calgary Zoo and the cost of one visit to DWP is about equivalent to one of our passes for that zoo (for as many visits we want in a year). One saving grace is that you are able to bring in your own food. The parking just simply needs to be better arranged - the large grassed lot doesn't have stalls and given that most visitors are families it's a bit disorganized. Recommend better marking of stalls to make more efficient use of the space.

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