Zoo to briefly close in January for building maintenance

Media enter a tunnel below the polar bears' swimming pool in the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg. Lauren McNabb / Global News

If you’re hoping to visit the Assiniboine Park Zoo in early January, you may need to reschedule.

The zoo will be closed to the public from Jan. 7 through Jan. 13 for minor repairs, cleaning and maintenance to its buildings.

“The closure allows for us to get a sizeable amount of work done throughout the buildings in the zoo with no impact on the visitor experience,” said the Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Facilities & Capital Projects head Archie Pronger.

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“Closing for a week during this time of year worked well for us in 2018, so we decided to move forward again with a similar plan this year to make some general improvements throughout the property.”

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The maintenance work will involve repairs to buildings including Gateway to the Arctic, the zoo’s entrance and the Tundra Grill.

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