WINNIPEG — Visitors to Assiniboine Park Zoo will be greeted with a completely new entrance when the Journey to Churchill exhibit opens on July 3.
The $5.5 million entrance on Roblin Boulevard is park of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s redevelopment campaign in recent years, boasting 11,410-square-feet of space meant to enhance the visitor’s experience.
“Inside this gate we are putting the finishing touches on Journey to Churchill, which will be the premiere polar bear and northern species exhibit in the world, and we know how important it is to make a great first impression,” said Margaret Redmond, president and CEO of APC.
The multi-purpose facility includes a welcoming plaza, a new gift shop called Wild Things Unique Gifts, and user-friendly ticket kiosks. Admission can also be purchase in advance through the zoo’s website.
The new entrance also features energy efficient LED light fixtures and has been designed to take advantage of natural light through expansive windows.
The city and private donors provided funding for the new addition.