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"Samulnori" traditional Korean Music & Dance - August 2nd

Please join us in our first appearance of "Samulnori" on August 2nd in our amphitheatre at 2:30 pm - 3 pm. 

Samulnori is a type of Korean percussion music and dance. The "samul" can be broken down into "4 objects" and "nori" means "to play".  The four traditional Korean instruments used are: KKwaenggwari (small gong), Jing (larger gong), Janggu (an hour-glass shaped drum) and Buk (barrel drum similar to a bass drum). 

Each of the instruments represents an element of nature:

  • KKwaenggwari - the lightning
  • Jing - the wind
  • Janggu - the rain
  • Puk - the clouds.

Samulnori originates from farmer’s music (nong-ak), and includes not only music but dancing to celebrate harvest times.

Jr. Zoologist Summer Camps


Through exposure to nature, we hope to increase children’s empathy and understanding for conservation while having fun and meeting some new friends.

Your children (aged 7 - 12 years) will be provided with some engaging activities, games, crafts while learning about animal diets, biomes and ecosystems. 

August 4th through 8th - topic is Biomes and Ecosystems
August 18th through 22nd - topic is Animal Diets

You may register for a full day camp or a week long camp.

To register, complete and return the attached registration form, or for further assistance please contact the Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or email

Registration is offered on a first-come, first served basis as space is limited.

Thank you Sandy Dunkley & all her wonderful musician friends

We had a wonderful time on Saturday July 19th for our first ever "Wild Summer Music Festival".  A huge thanks to Sandy Dunkley of "Just Great Sights n Sounds" for organizing all the wonderful musicians who came and performed!!  

There was some wacky weather during the day but nothing stopped are some photo's. 

Scott MacKenzie & friends

Ben Mays

Silver Diamond Line Dancers

Mollie/Sara Lohnes


Flying Ritas

The Horvat family

The Vidos

Han Yang Chinese Traditional Dancers

Hayley Bouey, Kevin Wellman & Sara Garber

Sandy Dunkley & friend...

Seabilly's - Laine Henderson




Come spend the day with us from 10 am - 4 pm to listen to some live family-friendly music!  

The line-up includes musicians and dancers that will be performing a variety of family-friendly music on stage in our picnic area in the center of the zoo. The acts include:

  • Scott Mackenzie & friends (moody blues/beatles)
  • Silver Diamond Line Dancers
  • Dave & Garth (Classic 50's & 60's)
  • Seabilly's (Celtic)
  • The Flying Ritas
  • The Vidos (Alternate Rock)
  • The Horvat Family (pop/contemporary)
  • Tallya & Cornel Dyke (pop/country)
  • Han Yang Traditional Chinese Dancers
  • Song of Stars (3 Family Acts - Abby & Keith Farebrother, Ahnika & Ava Barber, Mollie & Sara Lohnes) and,
  • Langley Has Talent (3 Finalists 2014 - Hayley Bouey, Kevin Wellman, Sara Garber).

We will have a BBQ set up in the picnic area, so guests can purchase hamburgers,hotdogs and ice cream while enjoying the entertainment.  Boomer (our male lion) is personally inviting you to come for a roaring good time!!!


Bring your family and join the fun for our annual "Family Night in the Wild" events this summer! Starts in July and then in August we are offering a special evening for you and your family to experience sleeping overnight at the Zoo in our magnificent picnic area - right next to where the night animals live!

Once night falls, our guides and volunteers will accompany you on a walking safari throughout the Zoo so you can observe the behaviour of our animals before dusk. This extremely fun-filled event includes hot chocolate and marshmallows while we tell stories, play games and/or sing songs (guitars are welcome).

During the night you will not get much sleep as you will hear the lions roaring, wolves howling and a few feathered friends will make sure you are awake in the morning! This is camping so you need to bring your tent.

And speaking of morning, we will serve you a light breakfast; then you will meet a Zookeeper and learn about an animal plus enjoy a narrated train ride around the perimeter of the Zoo.

Dates available are:  July 12 & 26, August 9, 16 & 23

Don't delay in booking as we book up quickly - to reserve your evening adventure please click here to download and complete the registration form. Or call our Education Department at 604.856.6825 ext 26 or email

***Special discounts are available for our valued members!

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