Experience the sights and sounds of the zoo during a Night in the Wild. From campfires, to wild animals and guided tours, this will certainly be a night to remember. We offer two evening packages to suit you and your group.

Night in the Wild (Option A)

With this option you can choose to sleepover with your group (with or without a one-hour guided interpretive program), or if you prefer you can experience the evening program (includes 45 minutes to one-hour guided tour and campfire).

You need to pre-register your group at least 2 weeks in advance by completing a NITW Registration Form and e-mail it to the Education Department at 604-856-6825 ext.26 or 28 or email

. Please note a minimum of 20 people is required.

If you wish to have an animal encounter, the price per participant is $11.55.

Options include evening program with a guided tour or camping under the stars:

In lieu of a sleepover, your group can enjoy the intimacy of the zoo in the evening. This program includes a guided tour and campfire experience.
Price: $23.10 per person
Check in at 4:00 p.m.
Check out at 10:00 p.m.


Price: $36.75 per person.
Check in at 4:00 p.m.
Check out at 9:00 a.m.*
* After your morning check-out, you may stay at the Zoo for the remainder of the day.

Additional Options:
Guided Tour/Craft Activity/Zoo's Clues Scavenger Hunt Game - each option
available for $3.15 per participant
Animal Encounter - $11.55 per participant
Continental Breakfast - $6.30 per participant

Interpretive Program Options:
Our one-hour guided interpretive programs are appropriate for any age! Topics to choose from are:

  • You and the Zoo: Full of fun animal facts, this is the perfect introduction to the Greater Vancouver Zoo and its inhabitants.
  • Endangered Species: Many plants and animals are now threatened with extinction. Learn why species are at risk and what zoos are doing to protect and conserve animal species. (Earn your Endangered Species Badge!)
  • Walking Safari: An introduction to some of our awesome animals. (This tour may be tailored to your group's specific needs).

You are required to bring your own tents, sleeping bags, camping equipment, drinking water, food (Take-out is easy), extra clothing, toiletries, flashlights, matches and charcoal.

Check-in time is at 4.00 p.m and a $50.00 deposit is required and will be returned after your 9.00 a.m. checkout the next morning. For safety reasons, all equipment must be packed before 9.00 a.m. You are more than welcome to stay at the zoo for the remainder of the day.

The picnic area has water, electrical outlets, porta potties, fire pits, kindling and firewood as well as covered gazebos and picnic tables (Sorry, there are no showers).

For further information please call 604.856.6825 ext. 26 or email


Family Night in the Wild (Option B)


For an exciting adventure at the zoo, join us for a family sleepover! On the Saturday evening, set up your tent, go on a night walking safari, play games and listen to stories around a campfire!* On Sunday morning, enjoy a continental breakfast, meet a keeper to learn about an animal, and enjoy the rest of the day at the zoo!

* Campfire is subject to applicable fire regulations.

Family Rates:
Adult (16yrs+) $56.70 per person.
Child (3-15yrs) $39.90 per person.
Family (2 adults + 3 children) $199.50 per family.
Please note: Discount pricing is offered for Greater Vancouver Zoo members.

DATES for 2020:

Check back for 2020 dates.

You need to register your group at least 2 weeks in advance via BUY TICKETS. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email the Education Department at 604-856-6825 ext.26 or 28 or email