Visitor Information 2017-11-02T11:02:05+00:00

Need help finding the Forestry Farm? Click here for directions.

Pets are not allowed in the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. Service dogs are welcome.
No outside food or drink allowed in the Zoo (you are welcome to picnic in the park).

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is open every day, except Christmas Day. The zoo is currently on their FALL and WINTER HOURS (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Please note, last admission may be taken earlier than 4:00 p.m.    Admission is charged from April 1 to October 31. Admission is by donation during winter months from November 1 to March 31 (subject to change).
The Toll Booth at the park entrance is in operation from May 1 until Labour Day. ($2.00 per vehicle, cash only. Buses are NOT charged a vehicle fee).

Stroller and Wagon rental is available at the Admissions window from April 1 to October 31.  Current rental fees are $5.00 which includes your refundable deposit of $2.00 for wagons or $3.00 for strollers.

Click Here for a Map of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo (note, animals may have moved since printing)

Click Here for a List of Animals found at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park Zoo

Picnic Grounds
Robin Smith Memorial Garden
Meditation Garden
Heritage Rose Garden
National Historic Site
– Click to see the Walking tour of the Forestry Farm
Fishing Pond
Spend a relaxing afternoon with the kids and try your hand at catching a Steelhead Trout in the Forestry Farm Park Fishing Pond.
The pond is open daily for your fishing enjoyment. It was built in partnership with Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management through the fish enhancement program. There is a two fish per person, per day limit, and they encourage catch and release.
The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo regularly stocks the fishing pond.  For complete details, call the Zoo directly at 306-975-3382.
Daily fishing permits are required. They are available at the front gate from May 1 to September 5. From September 7 to October 31, fishing permits are available at the Zoo Admission Gate.
You must supply your own equipment and bait.
Open Daily:
May 1-September 6 – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 7-October 31 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fishing Permit Prices: Adult (16+) $2, Youth (Under 16) $1.

Kinsmen Express Peoplemover (The Zoo Train)
During your next visit to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo, take a guided tour on the Kinsmen Express Peoplemover. Fun for children and seniors alike, the Kinsmen Express is a comfortable and exciting way to view and learn about our magnificent animals and exciting history.

Discover the zoo in style as you learn about bison and white-tailed deer, along with many other exciting animals. There are hundreds of explanations and neat things to learn from the species at Saskatchewan’s only zoo accredited by the Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.

The Kinsmen Express has its own sound system and is driven by a trained tour guide who gives you up-to-the-minute information on the animals and heritage. The Peoplemover is also wheelchair accessible – everyone is welcome to ride the Kinsmen Express!

Train runs: May 1 – September 30.

May: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekends only
June: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every day
July/Aug: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. weekdays
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. weekends
Sept: 12:00 p.m – 4:00 p.m. weekends only

Several areas of the beautiful Forestry Farm are available to rent for your special event!

Call the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo at (306) 975-3382 for more information.

Click here for 2017 rental information and fees (City of Saskatoon PDF)

With a capacity of 225 and access to large barbecues (user must supply briquettes) behind the hall and kitchen facilities, the Hall is the perfect setting for family reunions, sports team windups and office gatherings.

If you’re looking for a quiet, secluded area for a small gathering, the Gazebo is the perfect place for you. Though entirely an outside facility, water and electricity services are available along with barbecues and picnic tables.

Book your wedding ceremony in our beautiful garden area. Exchange your vows by an archway, with all your guests comfortably seated under the sky!

The south end of the park is equipped with a small building with overhang and electrical service – the ideal place to store, prepare, and serve food and beverages. An open field and baseball diamond are nearby for games. Picnic tables and a fire pit are also available (user must supply own firewood).

The house has a capacity of 40 people. This award-winning, beautifully restored heritage house is the perfect location for retreats, workshops, or meetings.

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Saskatoon.  The City of Saskatoon works with the Saskatoon Zoo Society, the Saskatoon Zoo Foundation, the Friends of the Forestry Farm House, and the Saskatchewan Perennial Society at this facility.  For additional information on this facility you can visit their website at www.saskatoon.ca

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo contact information:
p) (306) 975-3382
f) (306) 975-3326
e) zoo@saskatoon.ca
w) www.saskatoon.ca

Zoo Hours:
Day after Labour Day to April 30 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed December 25
May 1 to Labour Day –  9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Park Hours:
April 15 to April 30  7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
May 1 to Labour Day – 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Day after Labour Day to Sep 30 – 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 1 to April 14 – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saskatoon Forestry Farm Zoo

2018 Admission Rates - Prices include GST. Prices subject to change.

  • Adults (19 years and older): $12.50
  • Youth (6-18 years): $7.50
  • Preschool: Free
  • Family: $25.00 

Group rates $0.50 off regular admission.
November 1st to March 31st Admission is by donation (subject to change)

Forestry Farm Park National Historic Site
Park Toll Booth $2.00 per vehicle (May 1 to Labour Day – cash only). Bicycles, buses and pedestrians no charge.

No pets are allowed in the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.

Note: The admission window at the Zoo entrance now accepts credit card, cash, and debit.

Stroller and Wagon Rental is available at the Admissions Window from April 1 to October 31.
Current rental fees are $5.00 which includes a refundable deposit of $2.00 for wagons and $3.00 for strollers.

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is open in the winter, and admission is by donation from November 1 and March 31.

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Saskatoon. For more information, call (306) 975-3382 or visit https://www.saskatoon.ca/parks-recreation-attractions/events-attractions/saskatoon-forestry-farm-park-zoo

A big thank you to Chris and his staff for a wonderful season at The Buckeye Cafe! A big thank you to all the zoo visitors that supported the Saskatoon Zoo Society through their cafe purchases this season! Come visit us again in the spring 2018!

Click HERE for a look at some of the items on the menu at Buckeye Cafe.

The Buckeye tree flourishes on the Forestry Farm. It has beautiful blossoms in the spring and the leaves turn wonderful shades with chestnuts (not edible) in the fall.

Paws Inn is now closed for the season. Thanks to Dee and her staff for a great season. The Gift Shop will re-open in the spring of 2018. Thanks to all our customers for their support of the Saskatoon Zoo Society.

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo offers all generations opportunities to explore a beautiful park landscape. You will discover intimate gardens, historic buildings and a variety of western Canadian animals and exotic species at Saskatchewan’s only accredited zoo. This distinctly Saskatchewan experience will create lasting memories and inspire you to return to enjoy the scenic surroundings and the unique story of plants, animals and prairie history in one place.

Did you know? This is the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s web page. The Saskatoon Zoo Society is a non-profit, charity dedicated to fostering respect for nature through education. The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Saskatoon (their website is accessible here). The Saskatoon Zoo Society works out of the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo and provides this zoo and park information as a service to the visitors to the Saskatoon Zoo Society website. As we work closely with the City staff, we endeavour to ensure their information is accurate and up-to-date. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to serve you better!  You can send us a quick email by clicking here.