13315 Buena Vista Rd. (87 Ave.) Edmonton,
The Edmonton Valley Zoo is home to more than 350 exotic, endangered, and native animal species, including seals, fox, and otters in the award-winning Arctic Shores exhibit. The new Phase II of the zoo’s redevelopment project includes The Wander Trail interactive pathway, a new entry plaza, a café gift shop, and water features. There are daily interpretative presentations, as well as a Little Children’s Zoo and the new Urban Farm, where kids can meet farm animals and even learn about milking on a life-sized model cow. Summer: $15 Adult; $12.50 Senior (65+)/Youth (13-17); $10 Child (2-12); free for children under 2; $50 Family (2 adults and all children under 18 living in the same household, or 2 grandparents and up to 4 grandchildren). Open year-round, except for Dec 25. Oct–May: Daily 10 am–4 pm; May–Oct: Wed–Mon 9 am–5 pm, Tue 9 am–8 pm.
Stroll around the zoo with a hot chocolate and admire the dazzling light installations created by local artists and celebrate the winter season at this annual festival of light every weekend in December!