Calgary Zoo, Calgary

Calgary Zoo, Calgary (must see)

Calgary Zoo was established in 1929. You will find it located close to the East Village and Inglewood neighborhood in Bridgeland, to the east of Calgary city. This is the second largest zoo in Canada, spanning a vast area, most of which is located in Bow River’s St. George’s Island. Visitors are thrilled with the large number of animals here. There are over a thousand of them, in addition to 290 species of individual insects and fishes. As you walk around the zoo, you will certainly be impressed with the meticulously arranged exhibits.

Animals are displayed in accordance with their geographical habitats. Some of the popular current exhibits include Canadian Wilds, destination Africa, South America, Prehistoric Park, Eurasia and Botanical Gardens. Walk into Destination Africa and you will certainly be bowled over by the African Savannah and the TransAlta Rain Forest.

Calgary Zoo has recently opened a penguin house which has proved extremely popular. It is highly advisable to keep an entire day free, as you will certainly take long to see all the animals here. Calgary Zoo is open through the year except on Christmas. Take your family to this well organized zoo and have a wonderful time.

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Sight Name: Calgary Zoo
Sight Location: Calgary, Canada (See walking tours in Calgary)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Calgary, Alberta

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calgary is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Calgary Introduction Walking Tour

Calgary Introduction Walking Tour

Calgary is the largest city in Western Canada and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The city was named after a hamlet with the same name on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

The area that is called Calgary today was once populated by indigenous people, now known as the First Nations, until Europeans arrived in the 19th century.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Downtown Calgary Walking Tour

Downtown Calgary Walking Tour

The vibrant heart of Alberta's largest city, Downtown Calgary, is a place "where urban sophistication meets western warmth in the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains." As such, the area has quite a few landmarks that showcase the city's dynamic nature.

One such is the Old City Hall, a historic sandstone building that commands attention with its majestic presence.

A short walk...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Inglewood Walking Tour

Inglewood Walking Tour

Inglewood, a picturesque neighborhood on the bank of the Elbow River in central Calgary, is brimming with historical significance and natural beauty. One of its notable sites is Fort Calgary, a historic landmark that takes you back in time to the days of the Canadian frontier. Here, you can explore exhibits and learn about the city's early history, making it an ideal spot for history buffs.
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

In Calgary, you won't find imposing grey monuments with tonnes of history behind them. Instead, the city boasts a wealth of outdoor sculptures of a different sort. It's all about the sites scattered throughout the city, rarely revealed in tourist handbooks but colorful enough to be captured in photos. Some of them weird, some outstanding, and some merely amusing.

One of the notable...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles