Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail will open as drive-thru park for visitors this weekend. Photo via Facebook

Central Alberta’s Discovery Wildlife Park will open as drive-thru park May 9

Innisfail’s Discovery Wildlife Park will be open as a drive-thru attraction this weekend.

The zoo says it’s excited to be the only wildlife park to be open to the public in Canada.

The zoo took to its Facebook page to ask visitors to remain in their vehicles the entire time. It also notifies visitors that dogs won’t be allowed and neither will motorbikes, bicycles or RVs.

“We are following AHS regulations very closely to give you the best visit we can offer,” park officials posted on Facebook.

“If we do not follow AHS regulations, we will be shut down.”

The drive-thru park will be open from noon to 4 p.m. daily.

“Zookeepers will still be putting in their best efforts to help you connect with the animals.”

The park will keep its washrooms closed, as well as the gift shop, but curbside pickup for gift shop items can be arranged.

“We will not be open on rainy days, and we encourage you to call ahead if you’re unsure if we will be open,” the park posted.

“We are not normally a drive-thru and it breaks our hearts to not be able to offer our regular animal presentations or bear safety presentations at this time. We understand the need for you to enjoy the outdoors and will do our best to give you an amazing animal experience.”

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