Winter at Zoo de Granby

Did you know that all our zoo residents continue to live on-site even during the winter months? For more than 10 years, we’ve been welcoming visitors to experience Zoo de Granby in a new way and by doing so, have them discover facets of the zoo otherwise inaccessible to them.

Many Animals Actually Love Snow
The zoo’s collection includes mainly exotic animals such as species normally found in Africa, Asia, South America and in Oceania. However, you’ll be astonished to learn that winter is a season that quite a few animals truly enjoy! 

Many animal species of the zoo were selected for their ability to survive the cold weather of our harsh winters. Keeping this in mind, we prioritize species originally from areas of Asia and South America where temperatures go down below freezing for several months throughout the year. For example, Zoo de Granby houses Asian species that have adapted very well to Quebec’s climate: Japanese macaques, Amur tigers, snow leopards, yaks, Himalayan tahrs as well as Himalayan bears, etc. Llamas and alpacas from South America must also withstand high altitude cold weather in their natural habitats. These animals remain outside and are beautiful to admire in a winter landscape.

Many Animals Can Adapt Themself to our Climate

Some animals are able to adapt to the cold even if their natural habitat isn’t Nordic. This is the case for zebras; These animals, just as horses, develop coats that help them withstand colder days.

As for the others, we try hard to make the weeks spent indoors as comfortable as possible. Many animals have quarters in which we were able to recreate weather conditions and humidity factors they would normally experience in their natural environments. Visitors can enjoy them by entering the different pavilions where they can take advantage of the temperature to warm themselves as well!

Testimonials

First time visiting here on our annual summer week in Québec. We went for the 2 day family pass, and had an amazing time. The 2 days allowed us to take our time around the park, and gave plenty of time as well for cooling off at the Amazoo. We'll definitely come back!

JR Bélanger

It's the 3rd year in a row that my family and I visit this Zoo. Even though it was during the busiest day they had this year, we were able to visit everything and fully enjoy the experience. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit cause they have an amazing wave pool!

Éric Trudel

We had an excellent time! We have not been in over 10 years and are so glad we went! The park is clean. The food was well priced for a theme park. We loved the Dinozoo! We have terrible French speaking abilities but appreciated your courteous and friendly staff, we felt welcome!

Bonnie Diane

I had an amazing time here with my family! My kids absolutely loved it. Amazing experience :)

Mario Sevo

A good place for family outing with zoo, water park and rides all at one place. All the attractions are conveniently placed very close to each other. Food court is good too and you can also bring in your lunch.

Anand Bharadwaj Aryasomayajula

Our whole family attended yesterday. It was absolutely spectacular. We had a fantastic time! Thanks for the memories!

Samantha Hope

Amazing place to take the family! Lots of animals to see, amazing water park and fun rides. Great packages available with hotels close by for out of town visitors. Highly recommend!

Paul Winch

We love going to the zoo. (…) Most of the animals were out and the grandkids were thrilled. I'd never been to the Dinozoo before and I thought it was pretty cool especially with the movement and sounds. The design is great in that it's seperated and all goes back to the center.

Stephen Eyton-Jones

Amazing place. Perfect for the whole family. They constantly improve their environments and animals collection.

Boris Kosov

Our family absolutely enjoyed our day! There was so much to do! Park was very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful with any questions!!! We plan on going next year and making it a weekend trip so that we can enjoy the whole park!

Crystal Wilson

What a great time. Would definitely go again. The zoo care takers are amazing at what they do and so friendly. I would recommend if you have never gone it's a bucket list. Oh and don't forget to go and pet the sting rays.

Jamie Krichtoff