Bundle up and waddle out, animal lovers. While it may not warm your hands, the Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk is back to warm our hearts for its 10th year in a row.

Starting today, January 11th, continuing into mid-March, twelve of the Zoo’s tuxedo-wearing cuties will hit the pathways for a parade unlike any other – as long as the weather permits it.

Every day at 10:30 am, staff will release the king penguin colony for a leisurely stroll through the park as a way to keep their brains and bodies healthy and happy, while also delighting guests of all ages.

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From one side of their charming little habitat to the other, Calgary’s flightless wonders will stretch their little legs and explore the grounds in the comfort of chilly temperatures not unlike the ones that you’d find plaguing the thermostats in the southern hemisphere.

Interested in checking it out?

This experience is included as part of general admission and will only cost you $29.95 and a little extra patience, as it may be difficult to find a good enough viewing spot.

Tickets can be purchased on their website, while the coffee to get out up and at ’em can be bought on-site – so come early, cozied up and ready to be amazed.

It’s not every day that you get to see a penguin walk down the street! 


When: Tuesday, January 11th – mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $29.95+