Journey to Churchill opens July 3 at Assiniboine Park Zoo

On July 3, the Assiniboine Park Zoo is bringing the magic of the north to the heart of the continent with the opening of the 10-acre Journey to Churchill northern species exhibit.

“Journey to Churchill will open as the greatest northern species Zoo exhibit anywhere in the world,” said Margaret Redmond, President and CEO of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy (APC). “We are beyond excited to show our visitors an entirely new Zoo experience.”

To fully prepare for the opening, the Zoo will be closed for 10 days starting on Monday, June 23. This will allow staff to have the Zoo looking its best and give the animals time to acclimatize to their new environments.

When the Zoo re-opens at noon on July 3, visitors will enter through a beautiful new entrance and welcoming plaza located just east of the current entrance at 2595 Roblin Boulevard.

Journey to Churchill will be home to polar bears, seals, muskoxen, Arctic fox, snowy owls, caribou, and wolves. Large habitats, dramatic changes in elevation, natural elements inspired by the tundra landscape, and hidden barriers located discretely between enclosures will create more realistic and stimulating environments for animals.

“With the opening of Journey to Churchill, the Assiniboine Park Zoo experience is going to be one of the most impressive Zoo attractions in North America,” said Redmond. “That’s something of which Manitobans should be very proud.”

For more information, visit Journey to Churchill.