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 COVID-19 Response for Saskatoon Residents

City Hall Lobby is open with a limited number of in-person services; the remainder of City Hall remains closed to the public. Learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 and changes to programs and services.

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

COVID-19 Response: Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

The Zoo is now open in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan. 

To keep everyone safe while allowing for as many people to enjoy the Zoo this season, the Zoo has adjusted it regular operations to allow for proper physical distancing.

Planning your Zoo trip:

  • Admission will be staggered to allow for proper physical distancing
  • Wait times may be a bit longer than normal during peak hours
  • Guests will follow a one-way path around the various Zoo exhibits
  • Guests can repeat the one-way trip around the Zoo 
  • The Orano Fun Zone playground is open
  • The Buckeye Cafe is open
  • Now Open: Meerkat House 
  • Washrooms are available
  • Last admission is at 3:30 p.m. daily
  • Pre-booked admission times are NOT required
  • Need to purchase or renew your Zoo Season Pass? Visit the Admissions Gate at the Zoo to purchase or renew your Zoo Season Pass. 

The following attractions and exhibits are currently closed:

  • Kinsmen Express Train
  • Affinity Learning Centre
  • Kinsmen Children's Zoo - including the Goeldi Monkey exhibit
  • Affinity Learning Centre

Hours of Operation:

Forestry Farm Park – Open Daily from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Zoo – Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2020 Zoo Season Pass  

  Daily Admission 2020 Season Pass* 
Adults $13.00 $35
Youth
(6-18 yrs)
$7.80 $20
Preschool
(0-5 yrs)
Free Free
Family $26.00 $60
Parking $3.00 $14

*The 2020 Season Pass rate has been adjusted to account for the Zoo Closure due to COVID-19.

Refunds/credits will be available to customers who have already purchased a 2020 Zoo Season Pass. 

Zoo Season Pass sales resumed on Wednesday, July 8

Meerkat House Now Open

The Meerkat House is now open in full compliance with the guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan


Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo Manager Jeff Mitchell explains what you can expect during your next visit to the Zoo.



Cougar at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

It all began with a tree nursery. Millions of saplings and a hundred years later, the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo remains a cornerstone of ecology, inspired learning and lasting memories in the Prairies. Today, this National Historic Site boasts carefully crafted gardens, restored heritage buildings, a great new naturally-themed playground and Saskatchewan’s only CAZA-AZAC accredited zoo. Whether your visit is lively and exciting or quietly reflective, this distinctly-Saskatchewan experience is sure to be a memorable one!

Zoo Season Pass

Experience adventure year-round with the new Zoo Season Pass. Enjoy free daily admission to the Zoo, free parking and more! If you purchased a Zoo Season Pass in 2019 hang on to your card for an easy renewal in 2020!

Nutrien Ark Feature Animals

Visit the Nutrien Ark feature animals, Jethro the Cougar and Buddy the Grey Wolf. Don’t miss your chance to view these spectacular animals up close!

 Video: Caring for Cougars

EdZOOcational Opportunities!

Check out the exciting programs offered by the Saskatoon Zoo Society - for young and old alike! Visit the Saskatoon Zoo Society website.

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.  More information on rentals.

Plan your Visit

Travelling from out of town? Visit Tourism Saskatchewan or Tourism 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

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. More information on CAZA accreditation.

Park & Zoo Master Plan

Want to learn more about what is in store for the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo? Visit our Master Plan page for more details.

Where are the Feeders?

The public feed stations are no longer available at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm park and Zoo.  Why did the Zoo remove the feed stations? There are several reasons including animal welfare, health, pest management and safety. Thank you for respecting the animal diets by not feeding any animals at the Zoo.

Leisure Gift Cards

Give the gift of fun year-round with a Leisure Gift Card! Good for use at any Leisure Centreoutdoor poolindoor rink,  municipal golf course, plus the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & ZooGordon Howe Campground and Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park. Available for purchase at the participating facilities that are currently open.