About Our Zoo
Edmonton Valley Zoo
Intimate. Inspiring. Nurturing. Natural. Cool
Nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is a small and intimate zoo that provides authentic and engaging animal experiences.
Edmonton City Council recently approved $50 million in capital funding to support the important work of the zoo. The funding will allow the City to move forward and begin to create a vibrant new zoo with improved habitats, better opportunities for guests to closely interact with animals, and state-of the-art research and education facilities. Construction is underway now.
- Stewardship - animal care & habitats
- Conservation - animal conservation & the environment
- Education - learning, knowledge & research
- Engagement - an accessible, enjoyable experience for people
The Edmonton Valley Zoo welcomed its first guests on July 1, 1959. A huge crowd was expected to “invade the grounds following the official opening by Mayor Hawrelak”, stated the June 30 Edmonton Journal.
With $50 million in construction underway, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is undergoing a significant transformation – continuing to transition from the quaint 1959 Storyland Valley Zoo to a zoo noted for innovative learning opportunities.
Recreating an Arctic shoreline, this northern wonderland will be home to seals, sea lions, Arctic foxes and ground squirrels.
The Wander Trail
This magnificent central trail system will interpret the North Saskatchewan river valley as it winds its way through Alberta, from the grasslands to the aspen parklands and beyond to the boreal forest.
New Entry Plaza
The new entry area will feature the otter habitat, a new state-of-the-art education facility, guest services including a cafe and rest areas.
Edmonton Valley Zoo Routine Disclosure Fees*
Effective April 1, 2012
Medical Records (Single Sides)
|First 20 Pages||$55|
|Additional Pages||$4 each|
Keeper Records (Single Sides)
|First 20 Pages||$75|
|Additional Pages||$5 each|
|First 20 Photos||$43|
|Additional Photos||$9 each|
*GST and Shipping Fees will be added. Payment must be received before documents will be shipped.
Fees may be waived for elementary, secondary or post-secondary educational institutions and accredited zoological organizations.
To request information, please contact the zoo administration office at 780-496-7396. Office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
For more information:
Edmonton Valley Zoo
13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7
|Telephone||In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311