Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
Date: Monday July 1, 2013
O Canada! Our home and native land. Are you proud to be Canadian...well we sure are! On July 1, 2013, the Edmonton Valley Zoo will be celebrating Canada Day and the Zoo’s 54th Birthday! Experience an incredible array of entertainment and special surprises to help mark this momentous occasion!
Visit the Canadian animals at the zoo and enjoy mini enrichment talks about these incredible creatures and what makes them truly “Canadian”. Join us in singing “O Canada” and then enjoy a bite of cake with our magnificent red & white Canadian mini-cupcake display!
For something a little more active, the little ones will love the scavenger hunt, the Adventure Bus, the Preschool Pitstop or the Giant National Geographic Parks Canada Map! There will also be educational talks, live music, hands-on science experiments and airbrushed Canadian tattoos!
Last but not least, make sure you help us sing “Happy Birthday” to Lucy the elephant! We will be celebrating her 38th birthday by surprising her with a massive maple flavoured red & white popsicle! What a cool way to cap off Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo!
Buy your tickets in advance!
Activities from 11am-4pm Inclusive:
- Preschool Pitstop! (Centre Hall Program Space)
Preschool stories, songs, puppets, and more…
- Hands on Science Experiments (Saito Centre)
Neat-o science experiments!
- Canadian Airbrushed Tattoo’s by the Purple Team (Learning Lair)
Canadian Tattoos at their finest!
- Canada Day Crafts (Program Tent)
A Canada Day craft that you can take home and enjoy!
- Canadian Animal Scavenger Hunt (Inner Zoo)
Take a tour around the zoo in search of Canadian Animals and win a prize!
- Canada's Creatures Touch Table (Big Horn Sheep Enclosure)
Learn all about Canadian Animals while talking with Valley Zoo Public Interpretation Staff. Touch a variety of Canadian Animal artifacts too!
- Canadian Flags and Scavenger Hunt Prize Claim (Inner Zoo/Entrance)
Pick up some Canadian swag and claim your Scavenger Hunt Card prize here!
- Adventure Bus (Old Flight Meadow)
Jump on the bus for some zip lining, ball pit, and many more interactive activities!
- Be Cool in Canada’s North Touch Table (Arctic Shores)
Join an interpreter to learn about environmental impacts, global warming and conservation!
- Adopt an Animal (Saito Centre)
Adopt a Lucy or a Canadian Lynx! All money raised through adopt an animal goes to enrichments for the animals!
- Canadian Geographic Parks Canada Giant Floor Map Animal Game! (Pond Landing)
Match an animal fact with an animal found in one of Canada’s National Parks and win a Canadian Prize!
Time Specific Activities:
Elephant Talk, Red & White Painting, and the Presentation of Lucy’s Massive Birthday Surprise! (Elephant Yard)
|11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm||Drumming Musical Performances by Lomani Mundi (Makira) |
|noon-3:30pm||Paint like Lucy (Behind Saito Centre) |
Make a painting just like Lucy the Elephant!
|1pm||Elephant Appearance (Hill by Arctic Shores Boardwalk)|
Watch Lucy in one of her favourite spots around the zoo!
|1:30pm||Red & White Canadian Mini Cup Cakes are served!|
|2pm||Arctic Wolf Talk and Enrichment Treat (Arctic Wolf Enclosure) |
Learn all about Arctic Wolves and their care here at the Zoo. Watch as Kayok and Shilah receive a tasty enrichment!
Get Closer “Canadian Animal Enrichment Talks” (Inner/Outer Zoo)
|2:30pm||North American River Otters|
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