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VM Picks: Summer Bucket List, a Q&A with the Greater Vancouver Zoo

Looking for something to add to your family excursion list? How about a visit to the Greater Vancouver Zoo? We chatted with Megan Kent, the Public Relations Specialist at the zoo.

“I love taking my kids to the zoo! love seeing the animals, they love riding there bike around and love stopping at the park. We love going in the summertime”

Give us a brief description of what you are all about.

Dedicated to education and conservation, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is home to many rescued, donated and orphaned animals. Our mission is to inspire and awaken our guest’s curiosity and appreciation of ecosystems. We also strive to build an engaged community who actively support conservation efforts and we are committed to working on a number of conservation and recovery programs including the Western Painted Turtles, Oregon Spotted Frog and Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly.

Greater Vancouver Zoo

What are three cool things kids (or families) can do there this summer?

  1. Awaken curiosity by visiting our interactive family farmyard featuring pigs, rabbits, goats and chicken.
  2. The zoo is creating a new alligator enclosure, which will be home to the zoo’s current alligator, Pandora. In celebration, the zoo will be unveiling their new giant alligator inflatable slide for Canada Day weekend.
  3. Be here and move your feet for conservation in the inaugural Turtle Dash 5k race and 1k Hatchling fun run.

“I love this place I love the area the walk and the zoo animal it’s so much fun”

How should families prepare for their time there?

Greater Vancouver Zoo

As with all outdoor experiences families should ensure they have sunscreen and appropriate clothing, including comfortable shoes for walking around our large acreage. The Greater Vancouver has three kilometres of paved pathways that are accessible for wheelchairs, bikes and strollers. We also have our beloved train which we encourage all guests to take a ride on as it’s a great opportunity to relax and see some of the sights.

“Very good place to educate people about animals. Lovely family atmosphere and places to eat too.”

Greater Vancouver Zoo

Why should everyone put you on their summer bucket list?

With 140 species on 120 acres in the heart of the Fraser Valley, the Greater Vancouver offers something for the entire family to get involved in. We encourage all guests to visit and awaken their curiosity through a range of learning activities including daily keeper talks, behind the scenes experiences and junior zoologist summer camps while learning about the importance of wildlife conservation.

This post is sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Zoo

Dedicated to education and conservation, the Greater Vancouver Zoo is home to many rescued, donated and orphaned animals. Our mission is to inspire and awaken our guest’s curiosity and appreciation of ecosystems. We also strive to build an engaged community who actively support conservation efforts and we are committed to working on a number of conservation and recovery programs including the Western Painted Turtles, Oregon Spotted Frog and Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly. Find out more: www.gvzoo.com

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