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Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

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On September 1, 1972, the City of Saskatoon completed a $160,000 renovation to expand the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station to include an animal park. Since then, a wide variety of exotic species and western Canadian animals have called the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo home.

Since opening the expanded facility in 1972, the Zoo has become home to several species of animals. Some animals have incredible stories of survival like Sammis the pronghorn who was delivered via c-section by a conservation officer after his mother was hit by a car. Sammis was brought to the zoo where he was bottle fed and is now thriving as part of the pronghorn herd. Many other zoo residents like the red-tailed hawk, snowy owls and bald eagles sustained injuries preventing them from being able to survive in the wild, and several other species like the snow leopard and Goeldi’s monkeys participate in important conservation research and education programs to ensure the survival of their species.

Rekindle a sense of childhood wonder with a trip to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo. Meet an impossibly cute mob of meerkats, the cheeky Goeldi's monkeys, majestic grizzly bears and many other species at Saskatchewan’s only CAZA accredited zoo. Little humans love to play at the Orano Fun Zone playground — it’s not just monkeys who like to swing and climb!

Hours of Operation (September 6 - 30)

Zoo 10:00 a.m. 4:00* p.m.
Forestry Farm Park 7:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Fishing Pond 8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Buckeye Cafe 10:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Hours of Operation (October 1 - 31)

Zoo 10:00 a.m. 4:00* p.m.
Forestry Farm Park 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Fishing Pond 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

*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!

Who's at the Zoo?

pygmy goat bear

meerkat

 

dingo

 

bison

 

mouflon

 

mountain goat

 

goeldis

 

lynx

Complete Animal Collection

Zoo Admissions (April 1 – October 31)

2022 Daily Admission Zoo Season Pass
Adult (19+) $14 $46.65
Youth (6-18) $8.40 $28.00
Preschool (0-5) Free Free
Family* $28 $93.30

*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)

Wagon rentals are available on a first come, first served basis. $5 rental fee.

Forestry Farm Park Rates 

2022 Daily  Season Pass
Parking $4.00 $16.50
Youth Fishing Permit (Under 16) $2 N/A
Adult Fishing Permit (16+) $3 N/A

Parking rates are applicable May 1 to Labour Day each year.

60% of parking fees support redevelopment projects at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo.

Zoo Season Pass

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
  • Invitation to special events and exhibit previews
  • Free or discounted admissions* at participating CAZA zoos across Canada.

 

Admission by Donation – November 1 to March 31

The fun doesn’t stop just because the temperature drops! Admission to the Zoo is by donation from November 1 to March 31 each year. While the grizzly bears enjoy some restful sleep during the winter months, many of our other animals thrive in the cooler weather including our snow leopard.

Before you go

  • Check out our Zoo Map 
  • Last admission is 30 minutes before close
  • Parking fees are in effect May 1 to Labour Day ($4/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 wheel chair rentals are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Wagon rentals are back! Available on a first come, first served basis. $5 rental fee.
  • Washrooms are available by the Buckeye Café and in the Affinity Learning Centre
  • The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo is a pet-free park

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

  • Kinsmen Children’s Zoo (Closed)​
  • Prairie Butterfly House (Closed for Season)
  • Kinsmen Express II Train (Closed for Season)
  • Goeldi's Monkey (Exhibit closed for renovations, opening summer 2023)

Contact Us

 306-975-3382

 zoo@saskatoon.ca

 1903 Forestry Farm Park Drive (off Attridge Drive)
 

CAZA Accreditation

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo has successfully achieved Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) accreditation. CAZA accreditation is valid for five years. 

EdZOOcational Opportunities!

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! 

Saskatoon Zoo Society receives award for Species at Risk Program

The Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) Saskatchewan will be hosting its 14th annual Awards for Achievement in Education for Sustainable Development and the educators at the Saskatoon Zoo Society will receive an award for the Species at Risk Program. Since the programs development in 2021, the Saskatoon Zoo Society has offered 110 Species at Risk classes reaching more than 2,500 students and 111 educators. Learn more about the Species at Risk and other programs at saskatoonzoosociety.ca.

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 Centreoutdoor poolindoor rinkmunicipal golf course, plus the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & ZooGordon Howe Campground and Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park. Available for purchase at the participating facilities.