We always love going to the Zoo. This wasn’t my first visit. I have been many times growing up as a child and a couple times as an adult. BUT this was my son’s first time to the Calgary zoo. He loved it!

It was a hot one! About 22°C and clear and sunny

I would recommend bringing:

  • Backpack – For hands free fun!
  • Water bottle,
  • Hand sanitizer (if you are sensitive to their sanitizers),
  • Wagon or stroller (if you have small children),
  • Camera/Phone, Battery Charger,
  • Good walking shoes or extra flip flop/flats – if you get too hot.
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

COVID-19 Setup: Loved the one way setup for COVID-19 precautions – worked really well and since a zoo really has a natural flow they pulled this off beautifully! Some things were closed due to the precautions but we had an excellent 5.5 hours and pretty much hit everything.

Butterfly Habitat was super fun! All the beautiful tropical plants.

Butterflies were just coming out of their Chrysalis stage.

Last time I came they were just building the panda enclosure “Panda Passage” (like 10 years ago LOL) but they are being shipped back to China so they are being “kennel trained” …bummer!

But there was lots to see and the “love” was in the air as it was mating season for the mountain lions HAHA

Butterflies where still in a chrysalis state – but some were out making their first debut!

Nicole White
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