The Wander Trail
The Wander Interactive Trail System
The Wander is being planned as the Edmonton Valley Zoo's new central corridor that will house and interpret the plants and small animals of Alberta's North Saskatchewan River Valley while providing opportunities for public education, shelter, transportation, and relaxation. The Wander will serve as the main public pathway to the new exhibit areas as they develop, including the Arctic Shores exhibit which opened in March 2012. There will also be a new river otter habitat in the entry plaza.
There will be a water feature that will allow children to interact with glacial meltwater, and play features along the river's path. The Wander will help to shape the future zoo. as it moves from the great heights of the Rocky Mountains falling swiftly from stone-filled mountain streams and pools, through wetlands to the gentle meanders of the Aspen Parklands and prairies of Alberta. This trail will be framed by the imposing story of Alberta's natural history and the flora, fauna that have come to live in and shape this region.
The Wander will provide ample room for guests to unhurriedly stroll through great mixed species native landscapes, picnicking in the shade of large groves of Aspen trees, or observing free-range live animals. Each thematic area will be differentiated not only by the plantings and the interaction with water, but also through the use of interpretive elements.
For more information:
Edmonton Valley Zoo
13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7
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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311