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Papanack Zoo
150 County Road 19
Wendover
ON
K0B 1C0
Tel: 613 673 7275

Where are we going today?

Each animal has a story to tell, and at a family attraction like Papanack Zoo, kids can learn all about them!

Papanack Zoo is just a short drive from Ottawa, and is filled with exotic wildlife that can teach kids all about their habits and habitats. Their goal is to provide these beautiful animals with a caring and safe living space, whilst allowing families to come and enjoy, and learn, all about them.

Spend a day wandering around the enclosures, coming face to face with some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet!

You can take a stroll along the Nature Trail and visit the tigers and snow leopards or stop for an ice cream and watch the lemurs at play. Plus, Papanack Zoo has a host of events and experiences that will give you something you won't forget!

Did you know that every Saturday night from Labor Day to Thanksgiving, you can see the lions feast and hear the wolves howl as you tour the zoo as night falls? These night safari's open their gates at 6:30pm, and then you can enjoy the Guided Torch Light Tour. This is great for kids who want to experience those rarely seen nocturnal animals.

Don't miss the story-telling around the campfire, hot chocolate in hand either!

Grandparents, you get your own time too with the Seniors Safari, where you can take to their Senior Safari Bus and enjoy a guided tour and complimentary food to feed the barnyard animals!

There are also great camps for those younger ones, including the Zoo Keeper Camp where they can learn what it really takes to work at a zoo like Papanack.

Beautiful animals are waiting to say hello at this popular Canadian zoo. You'll have a ROARing time!

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$17.50
  • Children$8 (ages 2 to 5) / $10 (ages 6 to 18)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily

All year round

Teachers corner

They offer guided tours at no extra charge for school groups as well as a group rate - so why wouldn't you bring the students to learn all about the creatures on our planet!.

I'm Hungry!

There is a reasonably priced Snack Bar with hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, pizza, poutine, ice cream and drinks. We know its not the lions that just need feeding! .

Healthy Eating!

There are salads and veggie burgers available so if you want to be healthy. You can also bring your own picnic if you like! Make sure you bring your own water too, as there are no drinking fountains, just bottled water to purchase. .

Any Top Tips?

Bring your wellies, if it has been raining..

Need a little extra help?

They have wheelchair accessible washrooms. Their facilities are all grass, but most of their visitors do not have trouble with wheelchairs. .

Baby Facilities

They have baby warming facilities, just ask at the snack bar.

Can I get one of those?

They sell t-shirts, hats, coats, mugs, soft toys, toys, buttons, pens, batteries, snacks, animal food and icecream\cold drinks in our gift shop so you might want to bring that pocket money! .

More information

Parking is free!.

What people are saying?

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    We are very proud to announce that Papanak Park Zoo Inc has recently been purchased by NEW OWNERS in 2014. Our goal is to provide animals with a comfortable, caring and safe living environment, while allowing the public an exciting, educational and fun place to visit!

    We invite you to come out and spend a wonderful day with us at the park as it is currently undergoing a mini re-birth. Existing enclosures are being torn down and rebuilt, allowing for more space, comfort and enrichment for the animals. The enclosures and habitats’ which are to...Read More

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    This place mistreats its animals, allowing them to live in their own feces and when animals die, these are fed to carnivores, which is illegal. Please do your research because I totally think that anyone who knows what goes on in there won't want to visit and support Papanack Zoo

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    Disgusting place, needs to be shut down

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    Loved the New zoo..

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    New owners.....really great place to visit....

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by Anna Quesnel

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We are very proud to announce that Papanak Park Zoo Inc has recently been purchased by NEW OWNERS in 2014. Our goal is to provide animals with a comfortable, caring and safe living environment, while allowing the public an exciting, educational and fun place to visit!

We invite you to come out and spend a wonderful day with us at the park as it is currently undergoing a mini re-birth. Existing enclosures are being torn down and rebuilt, allowing for more space, comfort and enrichment for the animals. The enclosures and habitats’ which are to remain intact will undergo a face lift and have enrichment added to their living space.

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