Assiniboine Park Zoo is open with modifications in place for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors, and animals. These modifications are designed to comply with public health orders and guidelines. Before you visit, please read the information below to plan your visit accordingly. 



  • Before visiting, guests are encouraged to pre-screen using the Province’s online screening tool.

  • Do not visit the Zoo:
    • if you have been in contact with anyone sick with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
    • if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms
    • if you have traveled from outside of Manitoba and are required to self-isolate. Information for travelers can be found on the Province of Manitoba website
  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance to reduce contact and exchanges with staff. On-site options are available for those who can't.  
  • Visitors are welcome to wear masks when visiting the Zoo. This is not a requirement, but a personal choice.



  • Visitors will enter through the main entrance at 2595 Roblin Boulevard and exit at a separate location just west of the main entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available at all food service locations and points of entry/exit within the Zoo, including the main entrance.
  • The Zoo will maintain a significantly reduced occupancy level well below provincial requirements
    to allow for physical distancing. This may result in wait times at points of entry and service during peak visitation.



  • Outdoor areas of the Zoo will be open. All play structures and gift shops will remain closed.
  • Buildings featuring high-touch displays and those where physical distancing is hard to maintain will remain closed. Other buildings will be open with modifications and measures in place to manage capacity.
  • The following animal exhibits are closed until further notice:
  • Prairie Outpost
  • Kinsmen Discovery Centre and barn
  • Leatherdale International Polar Bear Conservation Centre (LIPBCC) Cub Care Centre
  • McFeetors Heavy horse barn (outdoor area remains open)

  • Gateway to the Arctic, Stingray Beach, Toucan Ridge, and the Gibbon Pavilion are open.
  • In addition, the following services / experiences are closed until further notice: 
  • LIPBCC interpretive centre
  • Heavy horse wagon rides
  • stingray touch and feeding experiences
  • water bottle refill stations
  • Zoo tram
  • Take-out food service will be available at the Tundra Grill and Winston’s Ice Cream Shoppe. Vending machines will be open. Water bottle refill stations will be closed.
  • Most washrooms will be open and cleaned three times daily. 


  • We have installed the following to encourage physical distancing:
    • signage and floor markers to encourage physical distancing,
    • recommended path of travel markers to encourage one-way pedestrian traffic on pathways,
    • signage to encourage proper hygiene,
    • protective shields at food and beverage service locations.
  • Visitors are reminded to respect all safety barriers and maintain a distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) from animal enclosures at all times.
  • All staff and volunteers are expected to:
    • follow provincial public health guidelines,
    • follow all self-isolation requirements,
    • stay home when sick.