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Remembrance Day - November 11th

A day to remember and say thanks - all military and veterans will receive free admission for themselves and a guest with appropriate identification on November 11th. 

Our way of saying thanks...

Boo at the Zoo - October 31, Nov 1 & 2

Join us for Boo at the Zoo!!

Meet a "Creepy Crawly" in the Vivarium at 11:00 am and join us in the Animalasium Learning Centre at 11:30 am for facepainting and Halloween crafts!

Free admission into the Zoo for children (12 years and under) when they come dressed in a Halloween costume on these days!

Thanks Teachers for coming today

Over 80 educators attended our annual Teacher's Professional Day event today including teachers from several elementary and secondary schools, librarians, educational assistants and student teachers.  We are extremely grateful for their time spent with us today and even mother nature was cooperating with us!

Everyone got a chance to learn about the Zoo through organized workshops and activities such as the Zoo's Conservation Projects, the Animal Care Department's responsibilities, tour of the Animal Care Centre, Hippo Barn tour, narrated train ride around the zoo,  Lion & Tiger Interpretive Talk plus one of our lucky guests was awarded a Reptile Outreach Program. 

Here are a few photos from the day....thank you again from all of us at the Zoo and thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and staff that made this day special for our guests!

Bonnie from the Animal Care Department talking all about hippos

Andrea our Animal Health Technician explaining the Animal Care Department &
showing everyone the Animal Care Centre

Andrea (Wildlife Biologist) going through the Zoo's Conservation Projects

Lion & Tiger Interpretive Talk - look at Boomer our male lion showing his stuff

The Great BC Shakeout - October 16th

ARE YOU READY?  Today at 10:16 am we are participating in the Great BC Shakeout - everyone who is at the Zoo today during this time must join in.  To learn more about earthquake preparedness visit


Welcome back Teachers to our annual Teacher's Professional Day event just for you!!

This is a day specially arranged for Teachers to learn about the educational resources and programs that we offer, role of accredited zoos, great conservations programs that we participate in, information about our Animal Care Department plus more!

This is a "free event" and does fill up quickly, so please don't delay!  To register or for further details of the day, please see the enclosed registration form; or contact our Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or  Event takes place from 9 am - 1:30 pm on October 24th. 

Please note that we limit the space to the first 100 participants.  All participants are free of charge (including admission, light lunch and parking), please be aware that this is for "teachers only" therefore; no guests or children will be allowed.

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