BC Wildlife Park Kamloops

Campbell Creek

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In a Nutshell

106 acres of natural landscapes that are home to grizzly bears, cougars, and grey wolves, as well as interactive demonstrations

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 11, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid during Zoo special event days. Family Day Pass includes 2 adults and up to 3 children ages 3-17. Valid starting April 1st. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • C$20 for admission for two adults (C$31 value)
  • C$35 for admission for two adults and three children ages 3–17 (C$54 value)

BC Wildlife Park

Established: 1965
Staff Size: 25–50 people
Average Duration of Visit: 2–4 hours
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Visitors to the BC Wildlife Park have an unlikely benefactor to thank for the park's acres of sagebrush-coated hills and Ponderosa Pine-lined trails: Molson's Breweries. When the Greater Kamloops Zoological Society set out in search of suitable land for zoological facilities in 1966, Molson's donated 106 acres of their hop fields. Today, the natural landscape blends seamlessly from wilderness to animal enclosures that host more than 60 native and non-native species and offer visitors a chance to learn more about the region. Some dwellings host the largest mammals of the mountains—grizzly bears, cougars, and grey wolves included—while others contain spiders, snakes, and birds of prey. Visitors also find a few nods to the farm life in the big red barn known as Home Hardware Corral. Inside, miniature goats, pot-bellied pigs, and other cuddly farm dwellers frolic, giving children a gleeful glimpse into the life of a farmer.

The park's staff offer more than just an opportunity to observe animals, though. They supervise up-close encounters with some of their wildlife at special request, allowing guests the chance to meet and pose for pictures with birds and reptiles. In warmer months, they open up their splash park playground to kids of all ages. The staff also puts on an annual falconry show each summer in the Highland Valley Copper Amphitheatre, working with golden eagles, burrowing owls, and a massive turkey vulture. Visitors can also explore the grounds aboard the Wildlife Express Miniature Train, riding the miniature rails past some of the park's more stunning vistas.

Customer Reviews

This year the train was not in running order and we were not offered the free glow sticks. When we asked for them, we were told that they didn't work but the cashier was friendly and apologetic and offered us the basket to try them anyway. She even helped us to try and find working ones. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience and the kids had a blast!
Christie F. · January 2, 2017
Always a fun experience, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable. A great outdoor experience
Rhianen G. · January 2, 2017
Fabulous time! Great family event!!!
Brenda M. · December 31, 2016
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    Campbell Creek

    9077 Dallas Dr

    Kamloops, BC V2C 6V1

    +12505733242

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