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Zoos, Nature Centres & Wildlife Parks Attractions & Entertainment

Breakfast with the penguins, anyone? Visit with a wolfdog? Alberta's zoos, sanctuaries and wildlife parks will happily put the wild back in your life. The Calgary Zoo is western Canada's largest zoo with an impressive Canadian Wilds exhibit that features grizzly bears, wolves, cougars, moose, bison, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. The Edmonton Valley Zoo lets you get close to 350 different creatures in a variety of habitats. You can see animals in central Alberta that have starred in Hollywood movies, injured birds being cared for at Canada's largest birds of prey facility in southern Alberta and songbirds being banded at Canada's most northerly bird observatory.
Penguins Calgary Zoo
Penguin swimming at the Calgary Zoo
Edmonton Valley Zoo

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Valley Zoo

Edmonton, Alberta
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Nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, in the heart of the Edmonton River Valley, The Edmonton Valley Zoo is a place that fosters enduring bonds between animals and people; a place where learning is engaging and memorable; a place of research, education and conservation; and, above all, a place where a high quality of life for the animals is the top priority.

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Police Point Park Nature Centre

Medicine Hat, Alberta
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Located in beautiful Police Point Park, Medicine Hat, Alberta, the Interpretive Program offers Nature programming and activities to the public all year long. School programs available - adapted for different grade levels. Community programs available or book a birthday party. We have fun, free activities each week.

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Family Fun in the Capital

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and bursting with family fun! Experience the unique convenience West Edmonton Mall has to offer while staying in a unique theme room right at the mall. Explore the city at your own pace and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Expires: 2017-07-02
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Wolfdog Sanctuary Interactive Tour

A 45-60 minute program where guests will meet two of our packs inside enclosures, getting the chance to interact and learn all about them. Guests will also get the opportunity to view the other animals that also reside at the Sanctuary. Advanced reservations required.

Expires: 2017-09-13
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Country Inn Calgary Zoo Family Package

There's always something new to discover at the Calgary Zoo! Your family zoo package includes family admission to the zoo (two adults and two children), insider's tip sheet and complimentary, hot breakfast.

Expires: 2017-09-14
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Bug Jamboree

Lacombe, Alberta
2017-08-12 to 2017-08-12 MST

This festival features bug experts, a butterfly count right on site at Ellis Bird Farm, and plenty of crafts for the kids! Bring the family out to our annual Bug Jamboree this summer!

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Annual Songbird Festival

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-05-27 to 2017-05-27 MST

Come celebrate Spring Migration in the Boreal Forest! On Saturday, start off with our early morning birding hikes and pancake breakfast. Or enjoy a special tour of the Lesser Slave Lake Bird Observatory (LSLBO), nature hikes, workshops, and lots of hands-on children's activities. On Sunday, help support the LSLBO by joining us for our Annual Bird Run/Walk (5K/10K) departing from the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation at 10:00 a.m. A great event for nature lovers of all ages. For more information, contact us at

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