Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg

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Come and see the animals at Assiniboine Park Zoo, just minutes from the downtown area. Opened in 1904, the zoo boasts a collection of more than 1,500 animals and birds of nearly 200 species. Stroll along the many scenic walking routes to explore the recreated natural habitats and their residents--from the bear enclosures and the North American Plains area, to the aviary and the butterfly garden. The zoo encourages education through interaction, and provides a wealth of information to benefit visitors of all ages. Make Assiniboine Park Zoo part of your personalized Winnipeg itinerary using our Winnipeg journey maker website .
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  • Held it 4:00, no longer come because later arrived. Very informative, both for children and for adults. I am always against animal circuses and zoos, but given the territory, these beasts are not so bad.
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  • I am usually not a zoo person but I am glad with how much space the animals have there to roam around. Pretty cool animals and got to see a lot! Great place for people of all ages :) Went with my sist...  more »
  • We let our family membership expire this year. When the renovations to the zoo began, we had great expectations. The polar bear exhibit was exceptional and we were waiting for more improvements that w...  more »
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  • We have enjoyed our year-long membership to the Assiniboine Zoo. I have 2 small children and the zoo is set up in a way that it’s easy to plan for shorter visits, which means that 8 visits or so later, we’re still discovering new buildings and areas. Parking is free and convenient, washrooms are always clean and accessible. My only negative is the Tundra Café. A great location and setup to enjoy the polar bear exhibit and eat and warm up but the food is expensive and not any better than any mundane cafeteria fare. With such an expensive and select menu, I’d expect those few offerings to be tasty and fresh.
  • We went here in November so it was quite chilly and not many people. We still really enjoyed it. They have a good variety of animals and the access to each exhibit is easy (almost all are accessible for the disabled, too). We really liked the undersea exhibit with a large plexiglas tunnel that allows you to walk under the water. The harbour seals were fun to watch and would interact with you through the windows. The tiger display allows you to get close to these amazing creatures. Parking is free and abundant. Entry is easy and the maps are good. It takes about 2-3 hours to see everything.
  • Always fun and adventures at the Zoo. We learn something new everytime we go. Highly recommend for kids all ages and of course the adults to get exercise and fresh air. We got to see foxes and wolves today 😃.
  • It's not exactly world class, but it's a very nice zoo that does lots of conservation and research. They don't do much in the way of exotic animal (besides the dinosaurs of course). The Journey to Churchill exhibit is pretty neat.
  • A must see place whether you live in Winnipeg or are just visiting. The polar bear exhibit is worth the price of admission on its own. You can sit all day and watch them play in the water. Zoo is also not huge like some other zoos so you won't get tired of walking around.
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