Invite your guests to the only venue with polar bears on the guest list!

From fully-catered corporate dinners to small day-time meetings, we have a variety of options to suit your needs while providing your guests with a one-of-a-kind Zoo experience.  Browse the options below then contact our Events office so we can bring your vision to life!

Our signature venues are Gateway to the Arctic and Tundra Grill. Located in the Zoo's Journey to Churchill exhibit, both venues offer incredible opportunities to view polar bears while entertaining your guests. Click on the links below for more information about these venues.

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Please see our rates chart for information about our most popular event venues, including capacity.

Events at the Zoo


Private Events in Gateway to the Arctic

Gateway to the Arctic is the most unique venue in town. Your guests will dine under dancing Northern Lights in the Aurora Borealis Theatre and mingle in the Sea Ice Passage while polar bears and seals swim overhead. With the capacity for 10 to 200 guests and an awe-inspiring backdrop for your event, this one-of-a-kind venue will meet all your event needs and more.



Private Events in Tundra Grill

Invite your guests to experience the Town of Churchill without leaving Winnipeg. In the Tundra Grill, your guests will feel as though they have been transplanted onto the tundra as they mix and mingle while enjoying views of the Zoo's largest polar bear exhibit through a 150-foot-wide wall of 9-foot-high windows. With room for up to 140 guests, the Tundra Grill is like no other venue in the city.



Corporate Zoo Admission Options

Let your employees, clients, and/or customers explore the Assiniboine Park Zoo at their leisure. Offer volume tickets to reward your staff or as a thank you to your clients. Contact Nicole at 204-927-6007 or for assistance.

Volume Tickets - Deeper Discount for Larger Quantities

Order over 101 tickets in one order and receive deep discounts!
•  Discount levels:
        101-299 tickets = 20% discount off general admission rates
        300+ tickets = 30% discount off general admission rates
•  Tickets are valid for one year (from date of purchase)
•  Order must be paid for at time of purchase (can be invoiced with pre-approved credit account)



Daytime Meetings at the Tundra Grill

Looking for a unique venue for a daytime corporate retreat, board meeting, or planning session? With capacity for up to 24 people, our private board room in the Tundra Grill is available for daytime rental during Zoo hours of operation. The room has AV functionality and we offer a variety of catering options. Contact our Events office for availability and rates.



Rent the Zoo for an Evening

Wow your guests by offering them an experience of a life-time - a private evening at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Enjoy exclusive access to the entire Zoo after the general public has left for the night. We can accommodate everything from strolling receptions to family-friendly parties and formal catered events. The private Zoo evening experience is available from May through September.



Ready to get started? Contact our Banquets & Catering office and we’ll help bring your vision to life!
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