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HAPPY CANADA DAY - July 1st

Come celebrate Canada's 148th birthday with us!!  You can see all the native Canadian animal species that live at the zoo. Participate in some Canadian old-fashioned games and a scavenger hunt from 10 am - 2 pm!

Did someone say CAKE - YES we serve up some pretty delicious cake at 12:30 pm at the front Zoo map near the entrance - but don't be late as it does not last too long.


FATHER'S DAY - Sunday June 21st

Our annual Father's Day  "Father and Child mini-golf competition" is happening Sunday June 21st...

Register to golf in person at the Zoo, friendly competition times are at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm - don't miss out on all the fun!! Entering the golf competition is by donation (in addition to regular admission fees into the Zoo). 

Winner's will receive some fantastic prizes and maybe you will learn a thing or two about the great game of golf!

Happy golfing and most importantly...


DISNEY'S THE LION KING - SCAVENGER HUNT ON June 6th

Join us Saturday, June 6 at the Greater Vancouver Zoo for DISNEY’S THE LION KING - SCAVENGER HUNT and for your chance to win tickets to the show!

Patrons will be asked to find SIMBA strategically placed throughout the Zoo by following a number of clues from 10am through to 1pm.

Upon arrival at the zoo you will receive instructions and a ‘clue sheet’ on where to find SIMBA. When you spot a SIMBA, you will receive a stamp next to the clue.Find all five, deposit the completed clue sheet into the draw box at the Lion enclosure.

Your name will be entered to win the Grand Prize of four (4) tickets for the Thursday, June18 performance of THE LION KING at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.Runner ups will receive a Disney’s The LION KING T-shirt and keychain. Winners will be determined through a random draw and will be announced at the Lion Talk at 1pm.

Photo Credit: THE LION KING National Tour.  (c)Disney. Photo Credit:Joan Marcus.


ACCESS DAY - Monday June 15th

It's back - our annual fun-filled popular day for all folks with special needs/disabilities and at a discounted rate! Same price for admission that we have offered for numerous years now which is $5 per person and as always special needs assistants will receive free admission. If you would like to ride the train it is $2 per person (excluding special needs assistants).

This event is always extremely popular, so please book now to avoid disappointment! Click here to download the registration form. Groups of 5 people or more are preferred, although are not required. 

If you would like to speak to someone about this day, please do not hesitate to contact our Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 28 or via email at edu@gvzoo.com.


WORLD TURTLE DAY - May 23

Come learn about the wonderful world of turtles on Saturday May 23rd from 10 am - 2 pm at the Information Booth from our education staff. 

We especially want you to hear all about the Western Painted Turtle, which is BC's only remaining native pond turtle and how you can protect them. The Greater Vancouver Zoo became involved with this wonderful conservation program back in 2009 when it was first under review. Although it wasn't until spring 2012 where we participated in incubation of eggs that were at risk and then returning them back to the wild, when they were big enough to fend for themselves.


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