Toronto is home to a rare free family fun gem, High Park Zoo. While it began with just deer in 1893, this community zoo has expanded to include several other areas to home animals around the world. It’s gates are open daily from 7 am until dusk, for locals and visitor alike and they welcome more than 600,000 guests a year!

Take a stroll to wander and learn about the bison, llamas, peacocks, emus, barbary sheep and more. On weekends and holidays, the Llama pen is open from 11:30 to 2 pm (March through October) for feeding and petting.

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Whether you’re just looking for a place to go for a scenic walk, or your kids are obsessed with seeing animals, High Park Zoo is a great choice for families. Parking is free in two separate lots; the first being at Grenadier Restaurant and the second one on Spring Road (the SE corner of the park.)

High Park Zoo is nestled within beautiful High park, which is a hub for many outdoor activities, especially in the summer months. You can easily make a day trip out of it – pack a picnic, buy some ice cream, cool off at the splash pad, or visit the nearby playground.

High Park Zoo:

Days: Every day of the year
Hours: 7 am to dusk
Cost: Free
Phone: 416-338-4386
Address: 1873 Bloor Street West, Toronto

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