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HOURS: 9:00AM-7:00PM


There are a couple of great ways to Spend a Night in the Wild at the Zoo!

  • Night in the Wild (Option A) which is available for groups of 20 people or more throughout our peak season
  • Family Night in the Wild (Option B) offered on select dates in July and August and is geared towards families and/or groups that are smaller in size than 20 people.


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 registration form and faxing or mailing it to the Education Department. Please note a minimum of 20 people is required.

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

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


(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:


For an exciting adventure in the wild, join us for a family sleepover! On the Saturday evening, sent up your tent, go on a night walking safari, and play games/stories around a campfire!* On Sunday morning, enjoy a light continental breakfast, meet a keeper to learn about an animal, and enjoy a ride on our Safari Miniature Train!

*Campfire is subject to applicable fire regulations.

Family Rates:

Adult Member (16yrs+) $54.25

Child (3-15yrs) $38.25

Family (2 adults + 3 children) $181.25

Family Night in the Wild Registration form 2017.pdf

Please note: Discount pricing is offered for Greater Vancouver Zoo members.

Just fill out the Family Night in the Wild Registration form 2017 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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