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WINTER WILDLAND

The festive season is upon us and as always a perfect time to get together with family and friends, and what a better place to have some fun at the Zoo with us!

Follow the candy canes   to Santa's Workshop and his elves will be there to show you some holiday crafts, have story time with Santa (yes Santa will be here!!) and you can also have your face painted! 

Santa's Workshop will be open from December 20th through December 24th 10 am - 3 pm

The Safari Express Christmas Train will be operating during the day from December 20th through January 4th, unless there are extreme weather conditions (excluding December 25th as we are closed).  **Please note this is not an evening light show. 

We are also offering Narrated Winter Bus Tours starting December 26th through January 4th twice daily, weather permitting - please check Welcome Board upon arrival for times and meeting place. 

During this season of giving let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of year touch your heart in a special way. We are so thankful for all of you and your continued support all year!! And on behalf of everyone at the Zoo we wish you much happiness today and throughout the New Year.

Lastly, if you are looking for a unique gift for someone you love why not consider:

  • Adopting an Animal: help us continue taking good care of our animals, protect the endangered species and pursue on-going conservation efforts.  ** deadline to book as a Christmas gift is December 19
  • Behind the Scenes:  unique experience of a lifetime with your favorite animal  **deadline to book as a Christmas gift is December 19th 
  • Yearly Membership:  great gift that keeps on giving year round with lots of extra benefits
  • Gift Certificates: can be purchased for day passes

                           


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

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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 

http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/index.html

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