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Zoos, Nature Centres & Wildlife Parks Attractions & Entertainment

There’s no guarantee wild animals will show their furry or feathered faces while you’re out, so Alberta’s zoos, sanctuaries and parks can guarantee you get some wild in your life. • Local stars: The Calgary Zoo’s Canadian Wilds exhibit is home to black bears, wolves, caribou, cougar, moose, bison, bighorn sheep and mountain goats, plus owls, whooping cranes and eagles. Beyond the locals, don’t miss the penguins, gorillas, lemurs and tigers. The animal selfie potential here is high. • Only here: Meet very intelligent, slightly wild, and entirely beautiful wolf-dog crossbreeds at the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

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Horse Sense Training & Petting Zoo

St. Albert, Alberta

We are open on weekends for the petting zoo at ranch location. Our petting zoos are mobile and attend events all over Alberta.Come feed, pet, brush and learn about all sorts of animals: Emus, exotic chickens, horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, sheep, parrots, hedgehogs, llamas, alpacas, geese, chinchillas, ferrets, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks and more-250+ animals! Book a trail ride with our quiet friendly horses, and there are pony rides for children. Services at heated indoor facility year round: Riding Lessons, Birthday Parties, Lease a Lesson Horse, Therapeutic Riding, Horse and Cinderella Carriage service, Summer Camps.

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Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory

Slave Lake, Alberta

Come out and see these tiny marvels of migration up close at the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory. Located at a natural funneling area for migratory birds, this station is part of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network.. See science in action as our researchers learn more about the migratory and breeding birds in the boreal forest. Public Tours and education programs are available by contacting the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation.

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Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Red Deer, Alberta
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The Kerry Wood Nature Centre is Central Alberta's home for natural history and environmental education. Visit our new exhibits, play in the NOVA Chemicals Imagination Grove, and make music in the Kiwanis Harmony Garden; Alberta's first nature-based, outdoor music park. Open 10 - 5 daily. Closed Christmas day. The Nature Centre is fully accessible. Please note that in the winter trail access will be challenging for those in wheelchairs. Call us to find out about our accessibility options.

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Garden Season Pass - Family Admission

The Garden Season Pass is valid for admission for one year from date of purchase during regular open season. Family rate includes 2 adults & children, 17 and under, named on pass. Season passes may be purchased at the gate during open hours, or online throughout the year.

Expires: 2018-01-27
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The glow starts here! Revel in 1.5 million lights twisting around trees and light figures flashing to music. Enjoy skating, crackling fire pits, activities, and the magical Wonderland in ENMAX Conservatory. Dress warmly and bring your favourite mug. We'll make the hot chocolate.

Expires: 2018-01-06
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This popular event ignites the festive season with thousands of candles along the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display. Take a stroll through the candle-lit pathways, sipping hot apple cider beside the bonfires, admiring ice sculptures, and listening to the seasonal sounds of a cappella singers.

Expires: 2017-12-01
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Calgary, Alberta
2017-11-24 To 2018-01-06 MST

The glow starts here! Head down to the Calgary Zoo with your kids family and friends to see over 1.5 million lights twisting around trees and light figures flashing to music. Along the way, enjoy skating, stop to warm up by the fire pits, take in fun-filled activities, visit Santa (until Dec. 23) and walk through the magical wonderland in the ENMAX Conservatory. Dress warmly and bring your favourite mug. We'll make the hot chocolate! Nov. 24 - Jan. 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.

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Wine & Wildlife - Caribou

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-11-17 To 2017-11-17 MST

Caribou are iconic Canadian animals, but are at risk from human landuse throughout the country. Enjoy a glass of wine and some appetizers as you join Dr. Stan Boutin from the University of Alberta and learn about the latest research into how best to preserve Alberta's caribou in these challenging times.

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Devon, Alberta
2017-12-01 To 2017-12-03 MST

Fire light. Star light. Snow light. Thousands of candles, millions of stars, and you. Imagine strolling through the candle-lit pathways of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, sipping hot apple cider beside a bonfire, enjoying seasonal sounds of strolling a capella singers and spotting magical “snow sprites” within glittering ice sculptures. You can even share this whole experience with a loved one by lighting a candle in their honour in Memory Lane. So, stop with the stress, grab a mug, and soothe your soul at Luminaria.Tickets go on sale September 1, 2017!

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