Tag: Zoos

The Calgary Zoo

We had the pleasure of a morning visit to the Calgary Zoo on a cool March day. It was dry and there zoo was not crowded. I think there were more moms and strollers than anyone else! The zoo itself is not huge but it’s got a good spacious feel to it. The first exhibit was the Penguin Plunge, which was the most convincing penguin habitat I’d ever seen. Bored penguins standing around was replaced by space for them to dive and swim while being observed by we monkeys. Gentoo, Humboldt, King and Rockhopper Penguins were all represented. The Canadian […]

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The Central Alberta Gambit

So you’ve spent a few days in Sylvan Lake, traversed the West Edmonton Mall, been to the Calgary Zoo and have another day to kill in Central Alberta… what to do? Well, there are several small communities in the area that provide some amuse bouche for the traveller looking to hit up some less common tourist spots. Why not visit the town of Innisfail, 30 km south of Red Deer, and spend some time at Discovery Wildlife Park? Once known as Doug’s Petting Zoo in Clive, Alberta, the now relocated zoo has become a world renowned spot for animals that […]

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