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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.

Over the past few years, capital investment from the City of Edmonton has supported the important work of the zoo. We are working hard 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.


A special place that inspires love and learning of animals and nature.



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 complete with more to come, 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.

Arctic Shores

Recreating an Arctic shoreline, this northern wonderland is home to harbour seals, northern fur seals and Arctic ground squirrels.

The Wander Trail

This magnificent central trail system interprets 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 features the otter habitat, a new state-of-the-art education facility, and guest services including, a cafe, rest areas and a water feature play structure.

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

Printed Photos

First 20 Photos $43
Additional Photos $9 each

*GST and Shipping Fees will be added. Documents will be shipped after payment is received..

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.

New Vision for Zoo

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

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