Ended January 1st, 2021
The Greater Vancouver Zoo (GVZoo) strives to be the safest place in BC to bring your family. Reopened on June 1st The GVZoo is grateful to be operating and giving the public a chance to get away in a safe and friendly environment. The Greater Vancouver Zoo hopes to offer a safe and enjoyable place for our front-line healthcare workers or ‘angels’ to come to relax and have a positive experience in nature.
Free entry will be offered to healthcare workers, such as Doctors, Nurses, Care Aides and Paramedics to name a few. Working on the front-line in the fight against COVID-19. Entry will be given with the presentation of proper identification. The GVZoo feels this is a necessary way to give back, as without their exceptional work the Zoo would not be able to be open today. The Greater Vancouver Zoo also thanks The Honourable Darryl Plecas on his hard work and for identifying GVZoo as a safe place for people to visit during these times.
In addition to the free entry for Front-line healthcare workers, the GVZoo will be giving all proceeds from the sale of masks in our gift shop to FVHCF to directly support programs effected by COVID-19 in the Fraser Valley.
The Greater Vancouver Zoo for the indefinite future will be a predominately one-way experience, clearly marked and outlined to ensure an easy, understandable, and fulfilling visit. Changes to the normal operation have been made based on BC Public Health recommendations, and we have taken it upon ourselves to go above and beyond to make GVZoo the safest place to bring the family. A full list of protocols may be found at gvzoo.com.
“We have reorganized the zoo visit to make it safer for families. We made unique changes with the sense of nature such as directional markings, like bear paws. With our over 120 acres, there is plenty of room to keep your physical distance" General Manager of GVZoo, Serge Lussier.