Penguin Walk is Back for 2021!

2021 marks the 9th year of the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk!

The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk in the winter months to keep their brains and bodies healthy and visitors get to experience the fun! This incredible program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins and is subject to weather conditions* and animal inclination.

Due to COVID-19, we have made some modifications to this year’s walk in order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers and the animals in our care. Please be sure to read the “What’s New This Year?” section on the website before you purchase your daily admission timed ticket or make a membership timed reservation. 

Time: 10 am (first entry slot at 9:00 – 9:30 am, last entry slot 9:30 – 10 am)

*Please note – if the temperature warms up to +5ºC, drops to below -25ºC, or the winds are too excessive, the Penguin Walk will be cancelled for the safety of the penguins. Decisions on cancellation will be made daily, up to 10:00 a.m. Please check the Calgary Zoo’s website homepage and social media channels for any updates to the walk due to weather or animal inclination.


Admission: included with daily admission ticket $29.95 per person , children (3 – 15) $19.95 each, Seniors (60+) $27.95 each

While we strive for accuracy of this event’s information, we recommend you follow up with the event’s website to confirm information, dates, location and times in case there are changes or it gets cancelled due to Covid 19.

Location: Calgary Zoo, Penguin Plunge (outside) - 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary