Located just 2 hours south of Edmonton in Innisfail, AB is Discovery Wildlife Park. A conservation park that is home to many animals such as bears, tigers, racoons, wolves, jaguars, camels, and even an alligator.
With many animals that have appeared in movies, television, and commercials they have called Discovery Wildlife Park home for many years. Also home to many orphaned and unwanted animals the park provides the animals with the care and attention that they need.
Hours + admission
Open until October 10th you can visit 7 days a week from 10:00am-7:00pm, with the last entry being at 6:00pm. Because Discovery Wildlife Park is not funded by the government picture + gift shop purchases, admission and other avenues go towards the care of animals, upkeep of facilities, and more. Daily admission into the park is:
- Seniors (60+) $15
- Adults (18-59) $17
- Youth (13-17) $15
- Children (3-12) $11
- Babies (2 & under) $1
(Group, year memberships, and school admission prices are available)
The park itself is spread out and there is a lot of walking around so make sure you have a good pair of shoes. You can easily spend a few hours at the park.
There are also golf carts available to rent starting at $15/hr. Getting to the park early will help to get you one as Golf Carts are first come first serve and can not be reserved. Wagons and wheelchairs are also available for rent.
Get up close
With presentations happening throughout the day you can learn all about the animals and their home. There are also guided tours available where you can get even more up close and personal with bear photos, wolf encounters, and a cat encounter. (It sounds a little scary, but it’s not really that scary)
Camp at Discovery Wildlife Park + around
You can camp at Discovery Wildlife Park for $25/night. Sites are not serviced and propane fire pits (for rent) are only permitted. You can also camp at Red Lodge Campground which is a beautiful campground.
Discovery Wildlife Park is located at 5400-42ave in Innisfail. Want more information about the park? Check out their website! Want to read about other experiences at Discovery Wildlife Park? Check out the recap at Edmonton’s Child Magazine.