Tiger Salamander The Alberta Reptile and Amphibian Society Fostering Reptile and Amphibian Education in Alberta since 1984. Become A Member Donate
Western Hognose Snake
The Western Hognose Snake is currently on Alberta's 'Blue List' of species that may be risk of declining to non-viable population levels in the province.

T.A.R.A.S. is a provincially registered, non-profit organization.

Formed in 1984 to help provide a network of information
for anyone interested in reptiles and amphibians.

Our goal is to promote education, conservation and responsible pet ownership by offering a wide range of resources that deal with the proper care of these fascinating but specialized, animals.

Next Events

Calgary Fall Reptile Expo 2021
09:00 By TARAS

Due to Covid 19, we will be restricting the total crowd capacity to allow for social distancing. As of August 1st, The City of Calgary has mandated everyone in an indoor public space to wear a mask. We strongly encourage all attendees to follow these guidelines to keep yourself, other guests and vendors, safe. T.A.R.A.S will have additional hand sanitizer stations in the main hall for our guests to use.

2221 Crowchild Trail nw, Calgary
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Prairie Rattlesnake
Crotalus viridis is a venomous pit viper species native to the western United States, southwestern Canada, and northern Mexico.


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Wandering Garter Snake
The western terrestrial garter snake is a western North American species of colubrid snake. At least five subspecies are currently recognized.

Annual membership fee:

  • Single $20.00
  • Business $25.00
  • Family $25.00

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What's Snakin'

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Attend A Reptile Expo

  • July 3, 2017
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Meeting Minutes August 2020

  • January 3, 2021

Help Save Species At Risk

Taras memberships help support reptile conservation and education.

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