CAN’T SPEND TIME WITH A LOVED ONE RIGHT NOW?

Send them an Adopt An Animal package through Canada Post! Our Adopt an Animal packages are the perfect way to celebrate milestones, friendships, and birthdays… or even just to tell that special someone you miss them!

NEW! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC READERS

These fun & informative books not only help with your child’s at home education, but your purchase also helps support the VZDS! With 4 reading levels and tons of titles to choose from, we have something that’s sure to please every young reader!

NEW! CAROUSEL COLOURING BOOKS

Donate $5.00 or more to the Valley Zoo Development Society, and we’ll mail you one of our NEW Carousel Colouring Books! This 32-page colouring & activity book celebrates the beloved carousel at the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the animals that make up the carousel seats!

NEW! NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORE MY WORLD

Whether read alone or curled up with a parent or sibling and read aloud, National Geographic Explore My World books invite kids to take their first exciting steps toward understanding the wild animals that roam our beautiful planet.

Zoo Opening

the ZOO REOPENed JUNE 15th!

We are so excited to let everyone know that Edmonton Valley Zoo reopened to the public on June 15th. It is essential to recognize that this reopening is not business as usual. The Edmonton Valley Zoo has implemented modifications to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees in compliance with public health orders and guidelines.

Among others, these modifications include:

  • One-way traffic around the zoo to facilitate distancing and minimize interactions;
  • Advance timed tickets only, sold online, with a daily attendance limit of 50% of standard capacity (1,500);
  • While most outdoor areas of the zoo will be open, indoor habitats may be closed or will have one-way access;
  • There will be limited food service, and rides will remain closed;
  • There will be two-meter markings on pathways, and at animal viewing locations visitors are asked to observe;
  • Dedicated staff will be trained to monitor guests and help maintain safe distancing guidelines;
  • Signage or barriers will be in place to enforce physical distancing guidelines and hygiene protocols; and
  • Guest will find increased hand sanitizer locations, including at the entry, exit, and at various locations throughout the zoo.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Stay healthy friends!

YOU CAN SHOP THE ZOOTIQUE…

…AT LONDON DRUGS!

Thanks to London Drugs support of small local businesses through their Local Central Program, you can now find items from the Zootique in numerous London Drugs locations across Edmonton, St. Albert, and Sherwood Park!

Head on down to one of the following London Drugs locations to see our selection! All the money from the purchase of our products comes back to the Valley Zoo Development Society, allowing us to continue our efforts to support the redevelopment of the Edmonton Valley Zoo despite our store closure!

Thank you for your support Edmonton, and a huge shout out to London Drugs for finding a way to help small businesses across the country!

North Town Centre
9450 137th Ave. NW, Edmonton

Jasper Gates
14951 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton
London Centre
10531 – 51st Avenue, Edmonton
West Edmonton Mall
8882 – 170th Street, Edmonton
Oliver Square West
11704 – 104th Avenue, Edmonton
Jasper Gates
14951 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton
South Edmonton Common
9704 – 19 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Windermere
6048 Currents Drive NW, Edmonton
St. Albert Centre Mall
104 – 375 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert
Village Market
999 Fir Street, Sherwood Park
St. Albert Centre Mall
104 – 375 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert

…AT CO-OP!

The Co-op has kindly offered to take some of our inventory to sell in their food stores, gas bars, and home centers throughout the city! Simply look for the “Edmonton Valley Zoo” section in your favourite co-op.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of items on these shelves will come right back to the Edmonton Valley Zoo! This allows us to continue our efforts to support the redevelopment of the Edmonton Valley Zoo despite our store closure.

Thank you for your support Edmonton, and a huge shout out to Co-op for offering to help us during these trying times!

 

Edmonton Food Store (Chappelle)
1025 Chappelle Boulevard SW

Edmonton Gas Bar (Chappelle)
14109 28 Avenue SW
Edmonton Gas Bar
(Delton)

12705 82nd Street
Edmonton Gas Bar
(Albany)

12746 167 Avenue NW
Edmonton Gas Bar (Silverberry)
1712 34th Avenue NW
Edmonton Gas Bar
(Millwoods)

2331 66th Street NW
Edmonton Food Store
(Hawkstone)

18370 Lessard Road NW

Mill Woods
Food Store

2331 66th Street NW

Stony Plain
Home Centre

4919 50th Avenue
Stony Plain
Gas Bar

4907 49th Avenue
Stony Plain
Food Store

4917 50th Avenue

Sherwood Park
Gas Bar

600 8005 Emerald Drive

Spruce Grove
Gas Bar

120 Century Crossing
Fort Saskatchewan
Gas Bar

9284A Southfort Drive

VZDS Update

The Valley Zoo Development Society, like most charities, raises money from events and donations. We are blessed with operational revenue that pays our administration costs – the Zootique at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. This allows us to donate 100 per cent of money raised to our mandate and our campaigns. With the cancellation of events due to COVID-19 and an uncertain economic future, charities are faced with pausing campaigns and have no charitable or operational revenue coming in. The VZDS has closed the Zootique and cancelled our immediate events. We understand that now is a time to support each other and do everything to stop the spread of this disease. We know we are not alone in our current quandary and we know that many worthwhile charities are struggling and need your support. We are working on a plan to address our unique situation and will update you as we go.

In the meantime, we have created exciting new offerings— such as our Carousel Colouring Book, National Geographic Readers, and more— that may help our donors provide gifts to loved ones through the mail; to provide activities for small children; or share educational content for school aged children, all while helping out the Valley Zoo Development Society.

Thank you for your continued support.

HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!

It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children’s future and the planet!