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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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University of Alberta Botanic Garden

Devon, Alberta
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Established in 1959, the University of Alberta Botanic Garden (Formerly Devonian Botanic Garden) is just 15-minutes from Edmonton. Be amazed by the wealth and diversity of nature at the stunning gardens– a must-visit for lovers of nature and beautiful things. With 80 acres of display gardens (and 110 additional acres of natural areas and ecological preserves), there’s tons to explore. Services include experienced staff familiar with working with groups, free parking, guided tram tours, an outdoor patio cafe and a charming gift shop. Numerous special events are held throughout the season, including the Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival, Date Nights, the Wild Mushroom Exposition and the annual Luminaria event, where thousands of candles light the pathways of the Japanese Garden in a breathtaking display.

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Edmonton Valley Zoo

Edmonton, Alberta
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Nestled in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, in the heart of the sweeping Edmonton River Valley, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 animals. Bring along the kids for a chance to see the endangered peregrine falcon, native prairie dogs, a zebra, fox, and bighorn sheep. Bird lovers can catch the snowy owl, bald eagle, and great-horned owl. Hoot twice if you love owls. Check out the new Polar Extremes exhibit that gives visitors an up-close view of seals, sea lions and arctic foxes. Roving interpreters offer daily demonstrations, programs and talks. Gather the family, and head to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for a a day of learning and fun.

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Look into the eyes of over 25 different fish species in aquariums, and discover more about Alberta's fish, wildlife and water through hands-on, vibrant exhibits inside the Discovery Centre at the Bow Habitat Station.

Expires: 2018-01-31
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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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