Store of the Month – January 2021

Pisces Exotica Pet Emporium

4921 Skyline Way NE
Calgary, T2E 4G5

Store Hours:
Monday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm


Walk into Pisces Pet Emporium, and see marmosets on display, a koi pond, 100+ reptile terrariums, 700 fish tanks, and nearly 2,000 animal species. Visiting Pisces Pets is like a trip to a mini zoo.

What is now the largest independently owned pet store in Canada started in 1975 in the backyard of owners Peter and Ave. It’s evolved from a nights and weekends operation into a full-blown store in a 30,000 square foot building.

Their success is rooted in their excellent customer service and creativity. Their kind and knowledgeable staff will help you with any question, and customers can even join a “V.I.Pisces” program where you get store credit for every dollar you spend online or in-store. 

Peter and Ave were originally teachers before opening the store, and their passion for education has bled into their work at Pisces. They host school tours and many seminars on habitat setup and species care for reptiles, fish, and birds, and more. Many of these events have become virtual, including a 3D walkthrough of their entire store! The only downside of virtually touring their store is that you won’t have the pleasure of encountering their friendly, store-roaming Sulcata, Mortoise the Tortoise.

Whether you visit virtually or in person, make sure you show some love to Pisces Pets in Calgary, Canada, this month!