Actually, the Toronto Zoo is not located in Toronto. It’s about 40 minutes outside of Toronto but there are many ways of getting there. For information and directions on how to get to the zoo click here.
Admission to the zoo is pretty expensive but for the amount of animals that are here, it is absolutely worth the money! But if you got the CityPass like I suggested then the zoo is included.
General Admission (13-64): $25
Kids (4-12): $15
Kids under 4: Free!
Make sure you pay the extra to go to Stingray Bay! This is where you get to stay in an enclosed area and actually touch the stingrays and the sharks!!! It is beyond cool, even for someone as old as me. You can also pay a few extra dollars at Stingray Bay and buy food to feed them, but there are limited amounts of food. If you’re lucky, like me, you’ll find someone who was too scared to feed them after buying the food. Trust me when I say it is not scary at all to touch or feed them. Feeding them can get you a bit anxious but once you feed them once, that’s all you want to do.
Things to do at the zoo include watching the feedings. The polar bears are the cutest to see as they usually grab the food bucket from the zookeeper and play with the bucket. Make sure you pack plenty of water as it gets very very hot in Toronto during the summer. But I’ll do a post on the weather after.
Locals Know Best: Get to the zoo early as it gets packed pretty fast and the underwater animals get busy fast. And the animals that aren’t used to the heat will be hiding under things where you can’t see them in the afternoon.
There are plenty of places to get something to eat, drink, and go to the washroom. There are also stands and shops in each “Continent” that sell things you would see in those areas. It is an amazing experience that you should check out when you’re in Toronto.
Word of Warning: Be prepared to get wet in Stingray Bay