Hours & Rates

Tickets to visit the biomes at The Leaf are time and date-specific.

Purchase tickets online in advance to ensure availability. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, however, we cannot guarantee availability upon arrival due to capacity limits.

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Hours of Operation

The Leaf is typically open seven days a week. Please note holiday hours of operation and temporary closures listed below.

The Leaf Biomes 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
(final entry 8:00 pm)
The Leaf Coffee Bar 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Leaf Gift Shop 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gather Craft Kitchen and Bar 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Upcoming Biome Closures

The biomes at The Leaf will be closed temporarily 4 – 5 times per year for display changes and occasionally for private events. Upcoming closure dates/times:

  • April 24, 2024 | closed 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (final entry 4:30 pm)
  • April 27, 2024 | closed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm (final entry 4:30 pm)
  • May 27-29, 2024 | closed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm (Display change)
  • July 19, 2024 | closed 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (final entry 1:30 pm)

Biome Admission Rates

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Gate Rate Online Rate
Adults (18-59) $16.50 $15.00
Seniors (60+) $14.30 $13.00
Students (with valid student ID) $14.30 $13.00
Children (3-17) $9.00 $8.25
Children 2 and under Free Free

Rates do not include GST. Tickets are non-refundable, cannot be sold, and will not be replaced if expired, destroyed, lost or stolen.


Holiday Hours

The Leaf will operate with reduced hours on the following dates:

  • November 11 (Remembrance Day): Open 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve): Open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • December 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED

The Leaf is open regular hours of operation on all other holidays including: Louis Riel Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Terry Fox Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Gardens at The Leaf Hours

The outdoor Gardens at The Leaf are free to visit. The Indigenous Peoples Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, and The Grove are open 24 hours. The Kitchen Garden and Seasonal Gardens are open from 9:00 am - dusk.


Members enjoy unlimited visits to Assiniboine Park Zoo or The Leaf! Inspire and Inspire Conservation members can experience the wonders of the animal kingdom and the beauty of plants and nature at both incredible attractions. Memberships are a perfect option for regular visitors.

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Support Workers

When a person who requires a support worker visits The Leaf, that individual pays the full admission rate, however the support person may enter free of charge as they are accompanying someone who could not visit without support. Assiniboine Park Conservancy also works in conjunction with the Easter Seals’ Access 2 Entertainment program. Support workers are not required to purchase a ticket online in advance, but must be prepared to identify themselves at the gate.

Canadian Forces Appreciation Program

Assiniboine Park Conservancy is proud to participate in the Canadian Forces Appreciation Program. Program members must present their CFOne Card at The Leaf entrance to receive 10% off gate admission rates. Discounted tickets must be purchased at the gate. Discount applies only to CFOne cardholders. Discount can also be applied to the purchase of an individual, dual, or family membership. CFOne Cards for all individuals covered by a membership must be presented at the time of purchase. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.

Know Before You Go

The Leaf Rules

Before your visit to The Leaf, please click here to review our rules and guidelines regarding code of conduct, photography, permitted items, and more. Admission to the The Leaf affirms your agreement to abide by these rules.

Biome Temperatures

The biomes at The Leaf are designed to provide optimal growing conditions for thousands of tropical and Mediterranean plants. Temperatures in the biomes will fluctuate depending on the season, time of day, and weather outside. They will typically range between 24°C to 36°C from early spring through late fall and 15°C to 26°C in the coldest months of winter. The biomes tend to be cooler in the morning and evening, reaching their peak in the afternoon.

Visitors are encouraged to dress according to the weather outside in summer, and wear layers that can be removed or added for comfort in winter. A complimentary coat check is available year-round for outerwear. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a filled, re-usable water bottle from home and practice sun safety (e.g. wear a hat, sunglasses and/or sunscreen) when visiting during daylight hours.

Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden

The Shirley Richardson Butterfly Garden is currently populated with painted ladies, a species that is native to Canada. These butterflies behave differently than tropical species and may be less active or visible at times, particularly on cloudy days and after dark. We hope to have tropical species back in the Garden soon.


Mom, Dad, and two young kids walk along a pathway in the Mediterranean Biome

overhead view of the Tropical Biome, taken from the canopy walkway, approximately five stories high

Low angle photo looking up at the waterfall inside the Tropical Biome

Canopy Walkway

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