From Canada’s only giant pandas, our magnificent Canadian animals, our Parks Canada partnership, photo opportunities with PAW Patrol (July 2nd and 3rd only), free face painting (July 1stonly), cultural trails and garden or delicious Canadian dishes, this Canada Day should be “EH”-Mazing!
Canadian Keeper Talks/Feedings and Canadian Animals
Polar Bear Talk: 12pm and 3pm (Tundra Trek)
Grizzly Bear Talk: 1pm (Canadian Domain)
Otter Feeding: 12:30pm (Americas Pavilion)
Snake: 2:30pm (Americas Pavilion)
Say hello to some iconic Canadian animals including the Arctic wolves, beaver, cougar, moose, shrike, Massasauga rattlesnake, black-footed ferret, raccoon and wood bison!
Canada’s ONLY Giant Pandas:
Drop in and wish Da Mao, Er Shun and her cubs, Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue a happy Canada Day from 9am to 6pm.
Waterside Theatre Animal Meet and Greets:
Join us daily, at 11:30am and 2pm, for a live animal meet and greet. Find out about our Canadian backyard heroes and other amazing animals featuring our feathered friends from around the globe. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the challenges these incredible species face in the wild, how the Toronto Zoo helps protect them and how you can too!
Free Face Painting on July 1st!
Drop by the Courtyard Stage from 10am to 2pm and get festive for Canada Day! July 1st only. First come, first served.
PAW Patrol Photo Opportunity on Sunday, July 2nd and Monday, July 3rd
Guests can drop by the Courtyard Stage from 10am to 2pm and say hello to Skye and Rubble of PAW Patrol. Don’t forget to bring your camera! First come, first served.
Take Home A Piece Of Canadiana:
Visit our gift shops and pick up a Canada 150 “Zoo-Venir”!
Parks Canada at the Toronto Zoo:
Parks Canada and Toronto Zoo are working together protect wildlife and educate visitors on Canadian wilderness, heritage, biodiversity, and culture. To kick start the celebration of all things Canadian, beginning June 30th Parks Canada will be launching their interactive and fun Xplorers Program to Zoo guests. Drop by the Parks Canada Front Courtyard Kiosk (10:30 am to 5:00 pm) to pick up your Parks Canada Xplorers Booklet and begin your adventure observing and appreciating some of your “wild” Canadian neighbours. Once your booklet is complete return to the Parks Canada Kiosk to receive your special Parks Canada souvenir.
In addition, Parks Canada will have other interactive stations focused on saving and protecting important Canadian species in Tundra Trek and Americas.
Special for the Canada Day weekend, guests will get to:
- visit with Parka,* the Parks Canada mascot
- get a cool Canadiana or Toronto Zoo signature air brushed tattoo**
- have the chance to pick up a Discovery Pass (while quantities last) for free entry into any of our National Parks this summer
- write your Canada 150 wish on the Parks Canada Wishing Tree
- and grab a seat in one of the Parks Canada Red Chairs, Muskoka style!
*Morning only **Afternoon only.
Canadian Walking Trails:
Bring the camera and take in a scenic walk through the Grizzly Bear Trail (1 hour) and our First Nations Traditional Knowledge Trail (1/2 hour).
The First Nations Art Garden:
The First Nations Art Garden, just outside America’s Pavilion, was developed to share the distinct origin story and worldview of First Nation people in North America. This project invited Aboriginal artists from the Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) and Anishinaabe (Ojibway) communities to submit visual concepts that captured the Traditional Knowledge understanding of the “Creation Story” as told by many First Nations people of North America.
The NEW Wildlife Health Centre:
This new state-of-the-art centre, the only one of its kind in Canada, provides a unique glimpse into the Windows of Wildlife Science (WOWS) including the following medical spaces: Diagnostic Imaging, Treatment, Surgery, Clinical Lab and Endocrinology Lab. Guests can disembark at the Tundra Zoomobile Station for access to the Wildlife Health Centre. Guests with a ride-all-day wristband or Zoo. Membership can access the WHC without boarding the Zoomobile at the Tundra station and will be escorted to the Wildlife Health Centre entry pathway.
Take A Bite- Canadian Food Favourites:
What better way to celebrate than with some iconic Canadian culinary treats. Why not pick up a “double-double” and a donut from Tim Hortons, the iconic Quebec delight at Smokes Poutine, a cheesy slice of Pizza from Pizza Pizza, a nutritious Booster Juice (born in Alberta) or a yummy Ottawa-style Beavertail pastry. All Canadian delicacies and a great way to enjoy Canada’s 150th!
Mark Canada’s special birthday with a commerative Toronto Zoo Adopt A Moose package which includes:
- An “adoption” certificate with a great photo of a Toronto Zoo moose
- A sweet and cuddly moose plush
- A moose fact sheet
- Partial charitable tax receipt
- PLUS a coupon entering your name into a draw* for a one-on-one meeting with our moose and their zoo keeper (*Draw winner will be notified by phone or e-mail).
By joining us on Canada Day weekend you are helping to support over 5,000 animals and 450+ species. The Toronto Zoo is Canada’s national leader for education and science and we are committed in saving and protecting wildlife. To find out about how the Toronto Zoo is fighting extinction and how you can help, please visit www.torontozoo.com/FightingExtinction/