We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Valley Zoo

#22 of 183 things to do in Edmonton Features Animals
13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Review Highlights
No better than a roadside zoo

There aren't many animals here and the ones that are there seem to be in poor condition. The birds... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sam W
Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
Final Day in Edmonton

Read some negative reviews about the zoo so was a little worried. What we found was a modern and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Surrey, Canada
Read all 387 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“petting zoo” (29 reviews)
“red pandas” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Write a Review
Reviews (387)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 377 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There aren't many animals here and the ones that are there seem to be in poor condition. The birds of prey are in the smallest cages I gave ever seen, it's criminal! All the animals areas are much to small. I saw fixes and wolves...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Read some negative reviews about the zoo so was a little worried. What we found was a modern and clean zoo. Great price and free parking close to entrance. Grandchildren loved the paddle boats and the petting zoo (getting a little old for it now)...More

Thank WilliamJF
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was a quick 2 hour trip. The train ride was 2 mins at most. Went behind the animals and didn't get to see much. A big part of the zoo was under construction, so it was a quick visit. My daughter enjoyed it. Will be...More

Thank Kaydensmom
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We found this zoo to be pretty small. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing. I am 34 weeks pregnant so walking it was good, if it was too big I'm not sure I could have lasted. It is very clean, minus...More

Thank Bree D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The structure is nice but there were barely few animals to view, wished there were more but overall its a nice zoo

Thank Kawtar B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I like to visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo with my family(s) since it is a nice relaxing place for an afternoon stroll, and its not so busy. It is a win/win situation knowing that my dollars are going to be used wisely to support and...More

Thank ACDSee
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to this too many times. This time my fiance her sister and her kids all went to see the Komodo dragons. Of course we spent another 3 hours walking around looking at the other exhibits as well be family friendly had a...More

Thank Doug W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Most of the animals here you can see if you drive down highway 2. The arctic zone had a seal......just a seal. They didn't even have moose or deer so actually you will see more on highway 2. Elephants only make an appearance at certain...More

1  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a waste of time and money. hardly any animals available to view. An ice cream and donuts stand that was sold out of donuts and most of the ice cream by noon.

1  Thank mandimiller
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to the Valley Zoo today to see what it was about. Overall I would say it was good. Would be very good for little kids as it is not too big but still lots for the little ones to see and do. Older...More

Thank David W
Nearby Restaurants
Piccolino Bistro
128 reviews
1.70 km away
Belgravia Hub
38 reviews
1.81 km away
Ichiban Japanese
34 reviews
1.75 km away
Bon Ton Bakery
15 reviews
1.77 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Edmonton Park
1,452 reviews
1.45 km away
Edmonton Radial Railway Society Collection
24 reviews
1.17 km away
Laurier Park
23 reviews
.57 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
14 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Amanda R | Reviewed this property |
There have heen fairly recent upgrades, so the zoo takes longer to go through. There is a nice petting zoo, paddle boats in the nice weather, a place to ride a merry-go-round and have a snack..plus of course, all the animal... More
Sarah G
17 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
hard to believe that she is better off in isolation for the rest of her life. I am sure that if any of the sanctuaries were asked to find a solution then they could.
16 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Mstrong13 | Reviewed this property |
No there are not unfortunately