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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.

FLOAT LIKE A LOCAL

Adrienne Beattie

Take a raft tour down the Bow River in Calgary this summer and leave the driving to us.

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Penguin at Sea Life Caverns West Edmonton Mall
Penguin at Sea Life Caverns in West Edmonton Mall

It’s no wonder why spending the holiday season in Alberta tops bucket lists around the world. Between the retreats of the majestic Rocky Mountains and the vibrant urban holiday spirit, Alberta is home to many winter experiences sure to satisfy.

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Calgary Zoo

Calgary, Alberta
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The Calgary Zoo is a great place to connect with nature and be inspired by the natural world's most fascinating creatures. Here, you can get up close and personal with nearly 1,500 different animals, representing five continents. With so much to see, no two visits will ever be the same.

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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.

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Discovery Wildlife Park

Innisfail, Alberta
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For over 25 years, DWP has provided "forever" homes for orphaned or unwanted wildlife. Animals that are not releasable have, historically been euthanized - DWP gives them a second chance at life by allowing them to live out their lives comfortably. Daily animal presentations allow us to educate our visitors on conservation issues and the challenges that are face by wildlife everyday. We also provide awareness of what we can do to help alleviate these stresses. Our visitors love the opportunity to have face-to-face encounters with our resident animals! An opportunity not to be missed!

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