Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
Hours of Operation
|Zoo||10:00 a.m.||4:00* p.m.|
|Forestry Farm Park||7:30 a.m.||7:00 p.m.|
|Buckeye Cafe||10:00 a.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|Zoo Gift Shop||10:00 a.m.||4:00 p.m.|
|Fishing Pond||10:00 a.m.||6:30 p.m.|
|Kinsmen Express II Train||Closed for the season|
*Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo operates 364 days a year, only closing on December 25 each year. Hours of operation vary by season, check back for the latest hours of operation!
|2023||Daily Admission||Zoo Season Pass|
Effective October 1, 2022, Zoo Admissions are subject to applicable PST. Pricing includes GST and PST.
**Family is defined as a group up to seven individuals with a maximum of two adults.
Group Rates available for eight or more people ($1.00 off each individual daily admission rate)
Forestry Farm Park Fees
|Adult Fishing Permit||$3|
|Youth Fishing Permit||$2|
|Daily Parking Permit||$4.50|
|Seasonal Parking Permit||$19.00|
Rainbow trout are the catch of the day at the Forestry Farm Park Fishing Pond! The quiet setting of the pond is a great place to unwind and try your hand at angling. Catch and release is encouraged and there is a two fish per-person, per-day limit. Bring your own equipment and bait (no corn please). Purchase your daily fishing permit at the Forestry Farm Park gate (right when you enter the park) or at the Zoo Admission gate. Daily Fishing permits must be purchased before 4:45 p.m. A Saskatchewan fishing license is not required.
Who's at the Zoo?
Have you ever met a grizzly bear? How about a mob of meerkats? Find yourself eye-to-eye with native prairie animals, exotic reptiles, birds of prey, monkeys and more. With a wide variety of species living at the Zoo there is never a dull moment. Check out the Arctic Wolves and Snow Leopard at the Nutrien Ark. The caribou, wapiti (elk), dingoes, black-tailed prairie dogs and many other small creatures are also favourites. Learn more about the wild and wonderful animals that call the Zoo home.
Zoo Season Pass
A Zoo Season Pass is your ticket to year-round adventures!
- Free daily admission to the Zoo (private events excluded)
- Free parking
- 10% discount at Zoo Gift Shop
- Free or discounted admissions* at participating CAZA zoos across Canada.
Know before you go
- Check out our Zoo Map.
- Last admission is 30 minutes before close.
- Washrooms are available in the Affinity Learning Centre and Buckeye Cafe.
- Parking fees are in effect May 1 to Labour Day ($4.50/vehicle).
- Mobility scooter available on first come, first served basis. There is no cost to use the scooter - a driver’s license or credit card will be held while using the scooter at the Zoo.
- Complimentary wheelchair rentals are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Wagon rentals are back! Available on first come, first served basis. $5 rental fee.
- Guided Train Tours are back! Visit saskatoon.ca/zootrain for more information.
- The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is a pet-free park.
- Balloons are not permitted in the park or zoo.
During your visit
- Please remain behind safety barriers.
- Please respect the animal diets by not feeding them.
- Outside food or beverages are not permitted in the Zoo.
- Water bottles and infant items are permitted.
- Bikes, scooters and roller blades are not permitted inside the Zoo.
Attraction and exhibit updates
The zebras have begun to explore the greater areas of their habitat. The zebras will not always be visible as they may choose to stay close the barn at the back of the habitat. The zebras are currently located in 2 yards – the front and back of the caribou area. We appreciate your patience and understanding as the zebras adapt to their new surroundings. The zebras are in foster care at the zoo after they were seized by conservation officers as part of an investigation under the Captive Wildlife Regulations.
The Prairie Butterfly House is closed for the season.
The Small Mammal House is now open following extensive exterior and interior renovations. Inside, three new exhibits have been added to the second floor, along with a larger habitat for the meerkats and African crested porcupine on the main floor and better spaces for the zookeepers to continue critical conservation work with animals involved in Species Survival Plan programs like the Goeldi’s monkeys.
1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive (off Attridge Drive)
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has successfully achieved Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) accreditation. CAZA accreditation is valid for five years.
The Saskatoon Zoo Society offers virtual and onsite classroom education programs, exciting day and summer camps, public interpretation activities and birthday parties. Check out the exciting programs offered by the Saskatoon Zoo Society - for young and old alike!
Lions Event Pavilion Open for Rentals
The Lions Event Pavilion, located beside the Nutrien Ark exhibit in the Zoo, is a 9,600 square foot sheltered rental facility with the ability to host large corporate or family functions of up to 700 people. Open for rentals May through September during Zoo hours. The pavilion will also serve as the permanent home of the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation’s annual Zoogala fundraising event. Visit our Rentals page for more information.
Plan your Visit
Travelling from out of town? Visit Tourism Saskatchewan or Discover Saskatoon to plan your visit! Search the calendar of events to find out what is going on and check out the other amazing attractions and festivals in Saskatoon! Looking for a place to stay? Browse available hotels in Saskatoon.
Leisure Gift Cards
Give the gift of fun year-round with a Leisure Gift Card! Good for use at any Leisure Centre, outdoor pool, indoor rink, municipal golf course, plus the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo, Gordon Howe Campground and Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park. Available for purchase at the participating facilities.