Summer Family Fun & Travel - 2016

Sunsational summer fun - hundreds of activities here, there, and everywhere! 

This listing is provided for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. Photo: Fotolia.com

Outdoor Fun

BOW HABITAT STATION

Address: 1440, 17A Street SE

Phone: 403-297-6561

Email: bow.habitat@gov.ab.ca

Website: http://bowhabitat.alberta.ca

Theres fun for the whole family at Bow Habitat Station! Explore Albertas fish, wildlife and water through five hands-on galleries and 12 aquariums, feed thousands of trout (all at once!) and connect with nature in our Discovery Centre, Fish Hatchery, Trout Pond and Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked! For more information on family programs, visit our website.

BOW HABITAT STATION

Address: 1440, 17A Street SE

Phone: 403-297-6561

Email: bow.habitat@gov.ab.ca

Website: http://bowhabitat.alberta.ca

Theres fun for the whole family at Bow Habitat Station! Explore Albertas fish, wildlife and water through five hands-on galleries and 12 aquariums, feed thousands of trout (all at once!) and connect with nature in our Discovery Centre, Fish Hatchery, Trout Pond and Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked! For more information on family programs, visit our website.

BUTTERFIELD ACRES FARM

Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW

Phone: 403-239-0638

Email: farmfun@butterfieldacres.com

Website: http://butterfieldacres.com

Family Fun, Fresh Air, Farm Animals... our little family farm welcomes visitors April through September. Fantastic Day Camps for three to 14 year olds, Birthday Parties, Easter and Pumpkin Hunts. Birthday Pony and Mini Farm can come out to your home. Our Farm Corral Petting Zoo is available for corporate and community functions.

CALGARY CORN MAZE & FUN FARM

Address: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, AB

Phone: 403-648-2719

Website: http://calgarycornmaze.com

Open June 11 to October 23. Voted Calgarys No. 1 rated family fun location in the 2016 ParentsChoice Awards. Its hours of affordable entertainment with over 30 attractions including mini-golf, giant jumping pillows, tractor pulled rides, petting zoo, pig races, barnyard ball zone, giant slides, farm playground activities, 14+ acres of corn mazes and more. Dont miss the Summer Sweet Corn Festival in August, Friday Flashlight Nights and the award-winning Autumn Pumpkin Festival starting in October.

COBB'S ADVENTURE PARK & CORN MAZE

Address: 1500, 84 Street NE

Phone: 403-210-2676

Email: info@cobbscornmaze.com

Website: http://cobbscornmaze.com

Cobbs Corn Maze & Family Fun Park is family owned and operated, and has fun-filled activities for people of all ages! Our main attraction is our Unique Corn Maze, but we have so much more for you to enjoy: Bouncy Houses, Eurobungy, Zorbz, Archery Tag, Pedal Carts, Crafts, Giant Games, Playgrounds and a Tractor Ride through the corn! We do birthday parties, field trips, summer camps and corporate groups too!

KAYBEN FARMS

Address: 316034, 32 Street East, Okotoks, AB

Phone: 403-995-5509

Email: stephanie@kayben.com

Website: http://kayben.com

Creating delightful experiences and lasting memories, Kayben Farms welcomes you to their 12+ acre farm where your family will discover, learn and have fun! Come out for an hour or spend the whole day. Farm animals, corn maze, pedal karts, new Munchkin Meadow indoor play area and much more. May to October.

SASKABERRY RANCH

Address: Highway 22 and Township Road 324

Phone: 403-507-8994

Email: phil@saskaberryranch.com

Website: http://saskaberryranch.com

We are a family-operated U-pick fruit and veggie farm located 45 minutes north of Cochrane on Highway 22. Nestled on the top of the Little Red Deer River Valley, we offer fresh produce, breathtaking views, picnic area, farm animal interactions and memories to last a lifetime.

THE CITY OF CALGARY: RALPH KLEIN PARK SUMMER DROP-IN PROGRAMS

Address: Ralph Klein Park - 12350, 84 Street SE

Website: http://calgary.ca/parks

City of CalgaryDrop by Ralph Klein Park this summer for free nature activities! Safari into the underwater world of wetland wonders on Tuesdays. Or learn cool clues for spotting and identifying feathered friends on Thursdays. Programs run 1 to 3pm from July 5 to August 25. Please, no day camp or day care groups larger than five children.

THE JUNGLE FARM

Phone: 403-227-4231

Email: info@thejunglefarm.com

Website: http://thejunglefarm.com

The Jungle Farm is your destination for pick your own quality, fresh farm vegetables and fruits, and for making everlasting family memories. Spring: Greenhouse flowers. July and August: Strawberries, Saskatoons, raspberries and vegetables. September and October: Corn maze, farm animals, wagon rides, pumpkins and other seasonal vegetables. We focus on having high quality fruits and vegetables, baking and preserves made and grown right on our farm. Hours change seasonally.

Attractions & Activities

CALAWAY PARK

Address: 10km West of Calgary on the TransCanada Highway

Phone: 403-240-3822

Website: http://calawaypark.com

Calaway ParkHave a Summer Adventure at Calaway Park, Western Canadas Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park! Enjoy 32 rides, 23 games, live stage shows, a 3D theatre and tons of fun food! Unlimited rides, shows, attractions and parking are included for one easy daily admission price. For more information, visit calawaypark.com! Its fun for the whole family! Celebrating 35 Years of Family Fun in 2016!

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone: 403-260-2600

Email: information@calgarypubliclibrary.com

Website: http://calgarylibrary.ca

Is your kid full of curiosity? Visit your local library this summer and join the Million Question Challenge! Keep your kids reading all summer! Kids can win prizes and discover great new books in the 2016 TD Summer Reading Club, and teens can read and win with our Youth Read program. Registration starts June 20 at your community library. For more information or to register, visit calgarylibrary.ca or call 403-260-2620.

CALGARY TOWER

Address: 101, 9 Avenue SW

Website: http://calgarytower.com

At 1,228 metres above sea level, the Calgary Tower is home to the highest 360 degree observation deck in the world, and is your gateway to Calgarys art, culture, entertainment and nightlife.

CALGARY ZOO

Address: 1300 Zoo Road NE

Phone: 403-232-9300

Email: info@calgaryzoo.com

Website: http://calgaryzoo.com

Calgary ZooDinosaurs Alive is back at the Calgary Zoo for its final year. Travel back to prehistoric times while visiting 16 new animatronic dinosaurs with your general admission pass or zoo membership. And while you are here, enjoy daily free animal programs, such as tiger training and carnivore feedings! Coming on a Sunday? Stop in for Safari Brunch before noon and get our combo admission and brunch price prior to noon.

FAMILY PASTIMES

Phone: 1-888-267-4414

Email: info@familypastimes.com

Website: http://familypastimes.com

Play as friends, not as enemies! The initial impulse to play a game is social; we bring out a game because we want to do something together. How ironic that in most games, we work to get rid of one another! Our games foster the spirit of cooperation. Players help each other climb a mountain, make a community, bring in the harvest, complete a space exploration.

FORT CALGARY

Phone: 403-290-1875

Email: info@fortcalgary.com

Website: http://fortcalgary.com

Join us and Make History at Fort Calgary this summer! Explore the place where Calgary began, and hear the story of our incredible city. Try on a Mountie uniform, get lockedin the jail and be sure to visit the place where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet. Visit our museum any day, year-round. Join us on Sundays for brunch!

HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Phone: 403-268-8500

Email: info@heritagepark.ca

Website: http://heritagepark.ca

Step into a world of history and Escape Today. Ride the authentic steam train, make old-fashioned ice cream with the prairie townsfolk, enjoy the antique midway and set sail on Calgarys only paddle wheeler! With over 180 exhibits situated on 127 acres of pristine land in the heart of Calgary, Heritage Park is the perfect place to create your own historic memories.

LOOSE MOOSE THEATRE COMPANY

Address: 1235, 26 Avenue SE

Phone: 403-265-5682

Email: mail@loosemoose.com

Website: http://loosemoose.com

The Loose Moose Theatre has produced childrens theatre since 1978 in a unique style that is accessible, participatory and fun for the whole family. The Loose Moose Theatre Company makes going to theatre an experience that is truly magical for children four to 10 years old, as well as fun and entertaining for parents.

MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM SHOPPE

Address: Wentworth: 1114, 8561 - 8A Avenue SW

Phone: 403-234-7100

Website: http://myfavoriteicecream.com

Address: Marda Loop: 2048, 42 Avenue SW

Phone: 403-287-3838

STORYBOOK THEATRE

Address: 375 Bermuda Drive NW

Phone: 403-216-0808, Ext. 1

Email: tickets@storybooktheatre.org

Website: http://storybooktheatre.org

For the past 40 years, StoryBook Theatre has been entertaining families from all over Calgary with our award-winning professional quality shows. Our 2016/2017 Season to Discover includes well-loved favorites such as Grease, the Paper Bag Princess, Hanas Suitcase and Beauty and the Beast, just to name a few. We also provide a year-round Theatre School for children six to 18, which is performance-based and designed to develop acting skills, self-confidence, teamwork and stagecraft abilities.

TELUS SPARK

Address: 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Phone: 403-817-6800

Email: info@sparkscience.ca

Website: http://sparkscience.ca

Train your Brain at The Brainasium! This incredible Outdoor Park is filled with learning adventures. Experience gravity with a 63-foot slide. Explore physics on the 3-Way Teeter Totter. Ponder sounds with Big Ears and Whisper Dishes. Included with general admission or membership to TELUS Spark.

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Address: Various Locations

Phone: 311

Website: http://calgary.ca/recreation

City of CalgaryIf youre looking to cool off, visit our leisure centres to ride the waves or go sailing in the Glenmore Reservoir. Practice golf or gather your friends for a game of volleyball or soccer. Get active with a drop-in fitness program or get creative at one of our arts centres. Check out our Youth Passport for great summer deals. The City of Calgary Recreation offers more than you think!

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION SUMMER YOUTH PASSPORT

City of CalgaryEncourages youth, ages 7 to 17, to #GetMoving this summer (July 1 to August 31). The Passport provides unlimited swims, skates and gym time. They only cost $50; however, (thanks to Calgary Transit), if you hold a July or August Youth Transit Pass, you can purchase it for $25. For more information, visit calgary.ca/youthpassport. Purchase at City Leisure Centres, and Aquatic & Fitness Centres.

TOMMYKPLAY!

Address: #830, 12024 Sarcee Trail NW

Phone: 403-730-2562

Email: infonorth@tommykplay.com

Website: http://tommykplay.com

Address: #148, 4916 - 130 Avenue SE

Phone: 403-264-6611

Email: infosouth@tommykplay.com

Tommy K PlayGood Clean Fun! TOMMYKPLAY is an indoor playground for both children and adults. Play zones include multilevel play structure, gated toddler area, roller racer track. Our Northwest location also features Laser Tag, Climbing Wall, Jumpshot and Timefreak, while our Southeast location includes a Laser Maze and interactive Gaming Tower. Book your party or event today!

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Address: 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE

Phone: 403-278-7542

Email: guestservices@tricocentre.ca

Website: http://tricocentre.ca

New this summer: Registered programs (2 to 14 year olds, adults, older adults). Plus, learn to skate (2 to 17 year olds), hockey (4 to 12 year olds), day camps (3 to 14 year olds). Drop-in gym (pickleball, badminton, dodgeball) and drop-in arena (shinny, skate, stick and puck). The pool is getting a makeover and is scheduled to reopen August 15. For schedules and for more information, visit tricocentre.ca.

VIVO FOR HEALTHIER GENERATIONS

Address: 11950 Country Village Link NE

Phone: 403-532-1013

Website: http://vivo.ca

Indulge in good old-fashioned family playtime! Vivo Play Ambassadors bring back the fun, games and unstructured active play, which should be a part of every childhood memory. Join the team for free activities throughout July and August at parks, facilities and community events near you! Full schedule available at vivo.ca.

WINSPORT

Phone: 403-247-5452

Email: info@winsport.ca

Website: http://winsport.ca

WinSport is Calgarys year-round destination for family fun. Break the routine this summer and try downhill or cross-country mountain biking, mini-golf, public skating or Skyline Luge with the whole family! Older kids can get their heart racing with summer bobsleigh or zipline, or allow your child to experience all of WinSports offerings in an unforgettable week of summer camp.

Sanity Savers, Rentals & Retail

CF MARKET MALL

Address: 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW

Phone: 403-288-5466

Email: mktguestservices@cadillacfairview.com

Website: http://marketmall.ca

Voted Best Shopping Mall for Familiesin the 2015 Calgarys Child Magazine ParentsChoice Awards. Providing an enhanced level of comfort and convenience, CF Market Mall features an extensive food court, 200 premium shops, services and Monkey Around - the largest (and busiest!) indoor playground in Calgary.

NOMAD MOBILE GEAR RENTAL

Phone: 587-585-6531

Email: info@nomadgearrentals.com

Website: http://nomadgearrentals.com

Nomad is 100 per cent mobile, delivering summer and winter sports rentals right to your door for free. Book online. Free delivery within Calgary. No stress. No hassle. Mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, stand-up paddleboards, kidsbikes; bike racks, bike trailers, child backpack carriers, travel cases; skis, snowboards, cross-country, snowshoes, fat bikes.

SPORT CHEK

Website: http://sportchek.ca

As the largest national retailer of sporting goods, footwear and apparel in Canada, weve got the tools to get your family moving on the path to wellness. Sport Chek believes that a healthy lifestyle can be adopted at any age, any level and within any activity. Whether its a fun-filled day in the park or your childs game day, Sport Chek has what your family needs to inspire them to live healthy and active lives.

SPRINGFREE TRAMPOLINE

Phone: 587-316-4703

Email: calgary@springfree.com

Website: http://springfreetrampoline.ca

Springfree Trampoline brings you a fun, safety-conscious trampoline for your back yard. The revolutionary springless design has eliminated the impact areas that cause 90 per cent of all product-related trampoline injuries. With no springs, no hard edges, the frame hidden beneath the jumping surface and a safety net that prevents falls, you can relax knowing its the worlds safest trampoline.

Out-of-Town Adventures Near and Far

BANFF LAKE LOUISE TOURISM

Address: 375, 317 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB

Phone: 1-403-762-0270

Website: http://banfflakelouise.com

CULTUS LAKE ADVENTURE PARK

Phone: 1-604-858-8777

Email: info@cultusadventure.com

Website: http://cultusadventure.com

Cultus Lake Adventure Park is BCs best theme park! What was once Giggle Ridge Adventure Golf has now expanded to an entire park, with 11 rides including Canadas only 360 pendulum ride and Fraser Valleys only roller coaster! This park will transport you from beautiful Cultus Lake into the world of imagination and excitement. Amenities include washrooms, WiFi, food, snacks and beverages.

CULTUS LAKE WATERPARK

Phone: 1-604-858-7241

Email: info@cultus.com

Website: http://cultus.com

Cultus Lake Waterpark is BCs biggest and best waterpark, with slides and activities for people of all ages. Whether you want to spend the day relaxing or you are seeking thrilling slides, this park is sure to amaze. Amenities include washrooms, lockers, BBQs, Wi-Fi, grassy areas, picnic tables, cabanas, 2 kiddie areas, 5 hot tubs, a lazy river, over 15 rides and 5 food outlets. For more information, visit our website.

DAVISON ORCHARDS

Phone: 1-250-549-3266

Email: info@davisonorchards.ca

Website: http://davisonorchards.ca

Vernons most visited attraction - a working farm and so much more! Take an orchard tour, visit farm animals and let the kids run and play in the farm-themed play area for kids. Enjoy free tastings of gourmet foods, watch the bakery make pies or relax with a coffee from the café overlooking a fantastic view. Davison Orchards is open every day, May 1 to October 31.

DISCOVERY ORCA SEA KAYAKING EXPEDITIONS

Phone: 1-855-824-3056

Email: info@orcaseakayaking.com

Website: http://orcaseakayaking.com

We extend an invitation to families and couples who dream of a vacation with comfortable coastal camping and spontaneous wildlife viewing. We operate two, four and six day trips starting in June and ending with the harvest moon in late September. We kayak, beachcomb and whale watch on every unique trip of the summer. We provide great food, a vacation setting - and let the scenery speak for itself! Our focus is on small and large family trips with activities appropriate for family bonding and shared experiences.

MOUNTAIN VIEW HELICOPTERS

Phone: 403-334-4354

Email: info@mvheli.com

Website: http://mvheli.com

Helicopter tours at the Horseshoe Canyon on Highway 9, 17 kilometres southwest of Drumheller from mid-June until Labour Day. Seven days a week from 9am until 8pm. No pre-booking necessary; first come, first served. $55 for adults and $45 per child (12 and under). Minimum two people per flight.

PARKS CANADA - BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Address: 224 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB

Phone: 1-403-762-1550

Email: banff.vrc@pc.gc.ca

Website: http://parkscanada.gc.ca/banff

RESORTS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Phone: 403-254-7669

Email: information@skircr.com

Website: http://skircr.com

TOWN OF FORT MACLEOD

Phone: 1-403-553-4425

Email: administration@fortmacleod.com

Website: http://fortmacleod.com

Go back in time and still be home for supper! Take the kids on a day trip to Fort Macleod this summer - only 90 minutes south on Highway 2. Experience the history of the RCMP at the Fort Museum, including the musical ride. Catch a show at the Empress Theatre - Albertas oldest operating theatre. Then head west to the UNESCO Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to discover our First Nationsheritage and world-renowned natural history, hands-on.

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Phone: 1-403-859-5133

Email: info@waterton.pc.gc.ca

Website: http://parkscanada.gc.ca/waterton

WESTERNER PARK

Phone: 1-403-343-7800

Email: askus@westernerpark.ca

Website: http://westernerdays.ca

Celebrate Central Albertas largest summer celebration! Running from July 20 to 24, the 125th Anniversary Westerner Days Fair & Exposition will feature five full days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed entertainment! Enjoy the midway full of thrilling rides, a wide variety of free entertainment and evening pony chuckwagon races. There will be free concerts on the main stage and plenty of live entertainment from the Presidents Choice Super Dogs to jugglers and more!

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