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Discovery Wildlife Park

#1 of 8 things to do in Innisfail Features Animals
5400 42 Ave, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1P9, Canada
+1 403 227 3211
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My husband & I really enjoyed the Zoo . It's a wonderful rescue for all the animals. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sammunr0
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Calgary, Canada
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best small Zoo ever

Debbie, Doug and Serena Bos are gracious hosts. They will try to accommodate you orr your group to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie G
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Discovery Wildlife Park provides "forever" homes for orphaned wildlife and displace exotic animals. Daily animal presentations are included with your admission and provide an up close educational experience for all ages. Bears, tigers, jaguars, lions and wolves all take part in these presentations to educate our visitors on conservation issues and the importance of respect for all wildlife. We have a full concession plus an amazing gift shop for your shopping pleasure! Electric golf carts are available to rent if you have a family member with mobility challenges. New this year is our 65 site campground equipped with 30 and 50 amp power, washrooms, showers and located right in the Park! Listen to the animals at night, book an evening animal encounter for the whole family, fish in our stocked trout pond - there are lots of reasons to spend a night or two at the Park! Parking is free and there is plenty of room for big RVs and buses. The park is 90 acres and there is about a mile of walking, there are tables and benches throughout the park for your family picnic (yes, you may also bring your own lunch!) and we offer photo opportunities with our awesome bears and our TV star beaver.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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5400 42 Ave, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1P9, Canada
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+1 403 227 3211
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I really enjoyed the Zoo . It's a wonderful rescue for all the animals. The campground was nice & tidy . Would come back . Thank you

Thank sammunr0
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our Park and campground! It was a pleasure hosting your family and we do hope that you will return for another visit with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Debbie, Doug and Serena Bos are gracious hosts. They will try to accommodate you orr your group to the best that they can. Now with the new campground on the facility, it has improved it that much more.

Thank Natalie G
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your support and kind words! We are pleased that our staff have been able to make your visits as memorable as possible and glad that you have enjoyed our first year for our campground, too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just in time for the bear tour. It was interesting to see and our kids enjoyed getting their pictures taken with the baby bear. Aside from that the rest of the animals did not take long to see. I expected more but it...More

Thank albertareviews1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park was ok. A lot smaller than expected for the entry fee. Staff were nice and the place was clean. The pathway around the park seemed a bit confused. Not that many animals. Glad we went but not somewhere I would rush back to...More

Thank Trace2367
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review for us! We appreciate any feedback we get from our customers. It helps us to improve our Park and our service. I am sorry that you felt a bit confused about the path system. Did you receive your map...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone enjoyed our trip to the discovery wildlife park. We attended the Cat and Bear presentations and they are really informative. We had a picture with Charlie and got to see Baby Berkley. Great experience.More

Thank Mrs-Birkett
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments about our Park! We certainly appreciate your feedback to help us make our Park a better place. It is good to know that our presentations are succeeding in educating our visitors and that they enjoy the experience that goes...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here about 8 years ago. They had a much bigger selection of animals than now. We were throrougly disappointed this time. Price went a way up . . . enjoyment a way down. Last time we had a group of 11. We were...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Park. Although I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your day, I do appreciate the feedback so we can try to make our Park a better place! I...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We came for the day and stayed for the weekend! Our kids loved the informative programs, we watched every possible presentation. I am a biologist by training and I learned a number of new things, which I loved! The animals were well cared for and...More

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Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review of our Park! We are glad that your family enjoyed it and even happier that you did learn something new while you were here! That is what our mandate is - to educate people about the animals...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

This was ok. Not a ton of animals and they are mainly in big cages. They rescue animals which is awesome, but the enclosures are very plain and it seems a little sad. The bear presentation was excellent. It focused on bear safety so that...More

Thank HappyGeek75
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to our Park. I am sorry that you felt a bit disappointed in our enclosures. We have planted over 1,000 trees in the Park since we started - it was just a plain cow pasture when we...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Took the grandkids for an afternoon outing. Caught the bear safety / knowledge presentation. Very informative and entertaining. Berkley - the Kodiak cub was only four months old. So Cute! Four months must be terrible twos for a bear cub. :-) These animals are all...More

1  Thank AlbertaRob1
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for your kind comments about our Park! We do strive to make learning about and awareness of wildlife issues a priority, while at the same time giving you and your family awesome animal memories to take home with you. Our staff are very...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Way over priced for what you see . The bears and the camel was the only thing that was visible to see as the other animals were sleeping . For such a big area there is nothing here for kids to do. No proper washrooms...More

2  Thank Michelle O
Debbi R, Owner at Discovery Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

I was very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit to our Park! From what you had said, it appears you must have visited late in the day, as we do have many daily animal presentations happening throughout the whole day. These are...More

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hayleys216
12 August 2016|
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Response from rbarsalou | Reviewed this property |
I've had the photos done. Totally safe. The Bears are well trained and also kept behind a small fence for the photo. I think it's $25. You cannot touch them. Though they do have beaver photos that you can do and touch the... More
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Cathy L
12 September 2015|
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Response from karma1295 | Reviewed this property |
when you get there and you are paying for your entry just ask the lady and she can put you on a list for behind the scenes.as for the picture of the bears i am pretty sure you can have more then one person in the picture.
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Louise M
28 June 2015|
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Response from Marilyn W | Reviewed this property |
some cages are too small but they do get out to excercise which I have seen myself. These are rescued animals so I know its not prefect but they are doing a great job!!! They are very well looked after and its very clean... More
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