Welcome to the Greater Vancouver Zoo! We kindly request that you follow these easy to follow safety guidelines to make everyone's visit more enjoyable.
We do not allow any feeding of our animals. The diets of all our animals are closely monitored to ensure their optimal health and well being. Picking flowers or other greenery to feed to our animals can be dangerous as some local plants can be toxic.
* The best way for the keepers to know if an animal is sick is whether or not it is eating. If visitors feed them, we cannot properly monitor their health, which may also lead to obesity or disease. The animals must not be touched for safety reasons (bites, scratches and disease transfers) and to reduce stress on the animals.
For environmental reasons and to avoid accidental animal ingestion, we do not allow balloons and plastic or aluminum confetti on zoo premises. We also discourage the use of straws whenever possible.
Zoo animals cannot be touched without permission from a zookeeper. This is to ensure everyone's safety and to reduce stress on the animals.
For the safety of our animals and yours, no outside animals are permitted on Zoo grounds.
You may be filmed, video-taped or photographed during your visit with us. Entrance on the Greater Vancouver Zoo premises serves as permission for the Greater Vancouver Zoo and guests to use your image.
The commercial use of photographic, video, and film images of the Greater Vancouver Zoo and it's animals is strictly prohibited without the written consent of the Zoo. Please contact Ashley Rafaoui at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.856.6825 ext 25, for further information.
(October 1 - March 31)
9:00am - 4:00pm
(April 1 - September 30)
9:00am - 7:00pm