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HOURS: 9:00AM-7:00PM

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Spend a Night in the Wild at the zoo! Your evening may include camping under the stars, a one-hour guided interpretive program or a combination of both.

You need to pre-register your group at least 2 weeks in advance by completing a registration form and faxing or mailing it to the Education Department. Please note a minimum of 20 people is required.

You can choose to experience the evening program or if you prefer to sleepover with your group (with or without a one-hour guided interpretive program).

***New as of September 6, 2016 if you wish to have an animal encounter, the price per participant is $10.00.


(includes a 45-60 minute guided tour and campfire)

Price: $20.25

Check in at 4:00 p.m.

Check out at 10:00 p.m.



Price: $34.25

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:

Safari Express Miniature Train - $3.50 per passenger
Guided Tour/Craft Activity/Zoo's Clues Scavenger Hunt Game - each option available for $2.50 per participant
Animal Encounters - $10.00 per participant


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).

Just fill out the Night in the Wild Registration Form and send it back to us to get started.

For further information please call: 604.856.6825 ext. 26 or email:
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5048 - 264th Street
Aldergrove, BC  V4W 1N7
Phone: 604.856.6825