Get up close and personal with animals in Vancouver

You don’t have to go abroad or into the wild to get up close and personal with animals. There are many places right here in Vancouver that will give you the opportunity to see, touch and in some cases even feed beautiful creatures from around here and all over the world.

Maplewood Farm

405 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver, BC V7H 1S6

Maplewood Farm is a great place for young kids to see the workings of a farm, feed animals, ride a tractor and get their hands dirty. Admission for children won’t even cost you $5, so get your kids off the couch and out in the open air. You won’t regret it and neither will they.

Southlands Equestrian Centre

6767 Balaclava St, Vancouver, BC V6N 0A7

Southlands Farm is a piece of natural wonder in the middle of the city. Bring your whole family to enjoy a lovely and peaceful day on the farm and you’ll get to see the horses, pigs, chickens and much more.

GM Resorts Limited Partnership

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9

This refuge on Grouse Mountain is a great place to learn about nature and its endangered inhabitants in the Vancouver area. It’s a research, education and conservation centre all in one, and when you go visit you’ll be surrounded by birds, bears, wolves and many more fascinating creatures.

Greater Vancouver Zoo

5048 264 St, Aldergrove, BC V4W 1N7

The Greater Vancouver Zoo is the place to go if you want to see such exotic animals as lions, capybaras, cheetahs, pythons and much, much more. Sign up for an annual membership and you’ll get discounts at other Vancouver attractions too.

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

The Aquarium has been a popular tourist attraction since its inception as a not-for-profit marine centre in the 1950s. It’s a wonderful gathering place for the curious-minded to learn about aquatic life, and the educated staff is always ready and eager to show you the beautiful wildlife of our oceans and seas.

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