Come and see who’s new and waiting to
meet you, when you visit The Papanack Zoo this summer.
At Papanack Zoo, we like to think of the animals as Ambassadors
of their species – each with its own story to tell of where and
how it lives and more often than not, it’s fight for survival in
its natural habitat.
A short drive
east of Ottawa to Wendover just off Highway 174, (NOT to be
confused with HWY 417 to MONTREAL!) will take you to a world of
wildlife filled with all kinds of exotic animals and birds.
Leave the city and enjoy a relaxing time in the country, when
you visit Papanack Zoo.
You can take a stroll along the
Nature Trail and visit the tigers and snow leopards or stop for
an ice cream and watch the monkeys at play.
Come for a couple of hours or stay
for the day, there’s something for everyone at Papanack Zoo.
Hours of Operation:
Yes – we are open on all holiday weekends!
Long Weekend Saturday (May) until June 30th- Open
until Labour Day Monday (September)-Open daily 10am–5pm
Labour Day Monday until Thanksgiving Monday (October)–Open
Safari–Labour Day Saturday until Thanksgiving Weekend
Saturday Nights only at 6.30pm. See Specialty Tours for more
after Thanksgiving Monday until Victoria Long Weekend
Information and Services for your
visit to Papanack Zoo:
Open rain or shine including
As the park is mainly grass,
if there has been recent heavy rain please wear appropriate
footwear and clothing.
Daily feeding shows from
opening to 4pm during July and August, otherwise just on
weekends weather permitting. See map for details. Times subject to change
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS – please
leave them at home and NOT in your car. We will break your
windows if you leave your pet inside your car.
Stroller and wheelchairs are
available to rent for a small charge on a first-come basis.
Picnic Area is available if
you would like to bring your own lunch or we have a Snack
Bar serving burgers, hot dogs, fries, poutine, salads, cold
drinks etc. Open daily from 11am – 4pm during July and
August, otherwise only open on weekends.
Gift shop is open daily for
souvenirs, cold drinks, snacks, ice cream etc
Animal food is available for
purchase from the gift shop.
General Rules upon your visit to Papanack Zoo
For everyone to enjoy their visit
to Papanack Zoo, we ask that you observe the following while in
Teasing the animals will
not be tolerated. This includes growling, hissing,
spitting, throwing objects (e.g. stones, bubble gum, etc.)
Do not cross or climb the
Barrier fences - they are there for the protection of
both our animals and visitors.
Please do not leave children
unsupervised in the Play Area.
Please do not pull grass and
weeds to feed the animals. Some grasses are treated and can
be toxic. Animal feed is available from the outpost.
Please keep out of the long
grass and ditches. There is some poison ivy in these areas.
All garbage should be
disposed of in the bins provided. Juice box straws and their
wrappers have proved particularly hazardous to the animals.
Please hold your hand out flat
and tuck in your thumb when feeding the animals
We are happy for you to take
photographs and videos - however any photo or footage for
commercial purposes must receive permission from Papanack
Zoo before use.