Toronto Zoo Events Calendar

Thanksgiving weekend at the Toronto zoo!

Saturday, October 12 to Monday, October 14
9:30am to 6:00pm daily

Nestled in the heart of the Rouge National Urban Park with over 10KM of scenic walking trails, Toronto Zoo is one of the most picturesque spots in the city to enjoy the natural colours of fall this Thanksgiving weekend. It’s the perfect opportunity to check out our many photo opportunities around site, take advantage of the beautiful foliage, or capture a special moment with friends and family while surrounded by the Zoo’s 5,000+ animals.

All photo opportunities are free with Zoo admission and subject to change without notice.

Monday October 14th

Visit the Grizzly Bear Keeper Talk at 2:00pm on Monday as Samson and Shintay enjoy their very own special Thanksgiving Feast as they bulk up to prepare for hibernation.

festive holiday display setup at the zoo's front gate

grizzly bear eating pumpkins and other festive treats


Front Courtyard (to the left of the Conservation Carousel)

Visit this historic, culturally rich icon from the west end of the city! Previously at Plant World in Etobicoke, The Great Pumpkin was commissioned to be built 50 years ago, and now calls the Toronto Zoo home.

Come and visit The Great Pumpkin and snap a photo starting Friday October 11!

The great pumpkin in the Toronto Zoo


Please note, Weston Pond washrooms in the Canadian Domain will not be accessible due to maintenance. Moose and Grizzly will not be viewable. 

Please note, the underwater viewing tunnel at the Polar Bear Habitat is currently closed for maintenance until further notice. The polar bears remain viewable during this time.

Please note, the Wildlife Health Centre Viewing Gallery will be closed the full day of March 23 and will be closed as of 2pm on April 23.
Please note the Great Barrier Reef section of the Australasia Pavilion will be closed until further notice for routine maintenance.
*Please note all events subject to change without notice.