Canadian Reptile Encounters is Western Canada's premier educational reptile entertainment! Guests of fairs and events of any size can be engaged and inspired in meeting pythons, dragons, tortoises, tarantulas and more! Reptile Encounters brings exhibits featuring live animals, biological artifacts and educational displays. Or entertain your guests with our fun and interactive stage show! From 2 – 92 all ages enjoy the opportunity to have a reptile encounter.

What people are saying about Reptile Encounters!

Canadian Reptile Encounters came to the Town of Grande Cache for our annual Canada Day Festivities. They did one show on the evening of June 30, 2009, and 2 more on July 1, 2009 along with their petting/viewing zoo. It was a very popular event seeing as something of that kind has never been in our town. Jason was very knowledgeable in presenting the facts about all the different reptiles. He was friendly toward all town’s people, and allowed everyone a chance to view the animals and gave plenty of chances for everyone to hold the animals and take a picture with them if they would like. They had a lot of energy which grasped everyone’s attention during their shows. They had approximately fifteen hundred people throughout the day pass through their “viewing/petting zoo” area. People loved it. Thanks so much guys! We look forward to seeing you back in Grande Cache in the near future! -
Karla Dudok, Youth Coordinator for the Town of Grande Cache

Jason and his team provided the live animals component to the 2010 Darwin exhibition, hosted in Calgary by TELUS World of Science. Jason and his team were a joy to work with, and helped us provide a fantastic and interactive experience for our visitors. Finnegan the Green Iguana was the highlight of the exhibition, and the additional workshops Jason provided for our Open Minds school program, special events, and public programs have been enjoyed by many of our visitors with feedback always being extremely positive. Jason and the entire Canadian Reptile Encounters team have a wonderful approach to engaging people of all ages with unique and interesting reptiles, inverts and amphibians – they make what some people find scary a fun, interactive learning experience and have been a great fit with our organization!
Erin McDonald, BA (Hons), MA
Manager, Programs
TELUS World of Science – Calgary

We had Jason Clevett of Canadian Reptile Encounters be a part of our Trade Show in April 2012. Our funding for the show didn't come through until the last minute and Jason was awesome to work with. He was quick in responding to all our emails and was very professional right from the beginning. There was an excellent assortment of animals at the show which delighted both the kids and their parents. Thank you, Jason, for making our Trade Show the best one yet!
Maryann French - Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce

The Reptile Encounters crew were a great addition to our community Canada Day event. Both the kids and their parents loved getting up close and personal with the animals. Professional, reliable, and easy to work with, we will definitely be booking Reptile Encounters for future events.
Brad Bailey – CFB Wainwright.

This show was amazing! It captivated the audience the kids (big and small) were in awe of the reptiles. Many people started the show believing reptiles are slimy and gross creatures but left the show more educated and enlightened. We definitely recommend this show to everyone!
Sparwood Coal Miner Days Society

We had the Canadian Reptile Encounters exhibit at the Luxton Fall Fair this year (2013) and it was very nice. Everyone who went through the exhibit really enjoyed the display. The animals all appeared to be very well taken care of and clean all the time. The exhibit has numerous information boards about the characteristic of all the animals and their natural habitat. I would highly recommend the various Fairs and Exhibitions consider including this display at their Fair. We are certainly hoping that Jason is able to bring the display to the Luxton Fall Fair again next year.
Ian McKenzie. Secretary, Metchosin Farmers' Institute

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for showing my community how cool reptiles can be. Not only were we able to interact directly by holding the snakes, bearded dragons and tortoises we got to witness the rare moulting of the tarantula. AMAZING! You were the talk of the town. I don't think we had a down moment of viewers the whole time we were open. Not only did reptile encounters offer merchandise and photo ops with the reptile of your choice - very cool! - they were overflowing with advice and information from where the reptiles came from, how old they were to how to care for them. I would definatley recommend Jason and his crew for any occassion. Well done guys!
Karen Abel – Hardisty Rodeo

One of the most popular features at the Calgary PetExpo has been our Reptile Room – with the participation of Jason and his crew, we know we are going to have quality each year with professional staff and handlers. For the last 5 years we have watched the reptile area grow, providing both education and fun – and the crowds just love the variety!
Terra Connors – Canwest Shows