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Visitor Information 2018-09-10T10:58:04+00:00

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PLEASE NOTE:
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). If you’re looking for a treat from our Buckeye Cafe, you can now access our park side window! You can access this from the overflow parking lot- watch for our yellow and orange banner!

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is open every day, except Christmas Day. The zoo is currently on their WINTER HOURS (10 a.m. to 4 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. 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 $3.00 for wagons or $2.00 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
Playground
Zoo
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 3. From September 4 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 3 – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
September 4-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 cougars, along with many other exciting animals. There are hundreds of explanations and neat things to learn about the species at Saskatchewan’s only zoo accredited by the Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA).

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 3.

<trstyle=”bottom-border: 2px solid #000;”>10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. weekends (except Labour Day long weekend-ends at 6 p.m.)

May: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekends only (unavailable in May 2018)
June: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every day
July/Aug: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. weekdays
Sept: 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. on the long weekend only. Last train tours for the season are on the Monday of the long weekend.

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 or email them at zoo@saskatoon.ca

Click here for 2018 rental information and fees (City of Saskatoon PDF)

HALL
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.

GAZEBO
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.

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

SOUTH BOOTH AND BALL DIAMOND
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).

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

LIONS’ EVENT PAVILION
This building is located within the zoo and holds up to 700 people. Only available during zoo hours.

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. (Current hours)
Closed December 25
May 1 to August 19th –  9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (note: Zoo usually takes last admission earlier than 9:00 p.m.)
August 20th- Labour Day – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Last Zoo admission is taken at 7:30 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. (NOTE: The park will be closed at 4 p.m. from September 13th to
the 20th, 2018 to allow for road construction)
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 

NEW: A season’s pass is available for purchase for the season (includes parking).
This season’s pass can be purchased at the Zoo OR at any Leisure Centre in the City.

Adults: $40
Youth: $24
Family: $80
Please consult the City of Saskatoon web page HERE for full details.
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). 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 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 $2.00 for strollers and $3.00 for wagons.

Complimentary wheelchairs are available to use on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo is open in the winter, and admission is by donation (subject to change) 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

Buckeye Cafe is open until October 31st, 2018 for the season.  Pop in and enjoy a refreshment while you are visiting the zoo! NEW: if you’re out in the park and you’re not planning on coming into the Zoo, you can still purchase a drink, food item or an ice cream treat from our other window. Watch for signs and our big yellow and orange banner. You can access this window from the overflow parking lot area.

Watch for Chris’ daily specials posted outside the Buckeye Cafe!

Click HERE for a look at some of the items on the menu at Buckeye Cafe.
DID YOU KNOW? The Buckeye Cafe supports the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s environmental education programs! We thank you in advance for your support!

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.

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.