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Summer Family Fun & Travel - 2018

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

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CITY OF CALGARY AMENITIES

ART CENTRES

NORTH MOUNT PLEASANT: 523, 27 Avenue NW
WILDFLOWER: 3363 Spruce Drive SW

 

CITY OF CALGARY SERVICES (THE)

Phone: 311 (for easy, 24/7 access to municipal programs, information, and City services)
Outside Calgary city limits: 1-403-268-CITY (2489)
TTY Services: 403-268-4TTY (4889)
311 Online Services: calgary.ca/311

 

OUTDOOR POOLS

BOWVIEW: 1910, 6 Avenue NW
FOREST LAWN: 1706, 39 Street SE
HIGHWOOD: 25 Holmwood Avenue NW
MILLICAN-OGDEN: 69 Avenue & 20A Street SE
MOUNT PLEASANT: 2310, 6 Street NW
SILVER SPRINGS: Silverridge Close & Silverridge Drive NW
SOUTH CALGARY: 3130, 16 Street SW
STANLEY PARK: 4011, 1A Street SW

 

SPRAY PARKS

CANMORE PARK: 2020 Chicoutimi Drive NW
EAU CLAIRE PLAZA/BARCLAY MALL: 105 Barclay Parade SW
PRAIRIE WINDS PARK: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
ROTARY PARK: 617, 1 Street NE
SOUTH GLENMORE PARK (VARIETY PARK): 90 Avenue & 24 Street SW
VALLEYVIEW PARK: 28 Street & 30 Avenue SE

 

WADING POOLS

BOWNESS PARK: 8900, 48 Avenue NW
EAU CLAIRE PLAZA/BARCLAY MALL: 105 Barclay Parade SW
PRAIRIE WINDS PARK: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
RILEY PARK: 800, 12 Street NW

 

OUTDOOR FUN

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 3 to 14 year olds, Birthday Parties, Easter and Pumpkin Hunts. Our 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

Phone: 403-648-2719

Email: info@calgarycornmaze.com

Website: http://calgarycornmaze.com

If you are looking for the ultimate corn maze experience and family adventure, then you’ve found it! The Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm is an award-winning corn maze. Navigate your way through over 13 acres of corn mazes, mingle with our friendly barnyard animals at the petting zoo, play a round of mini golf, bounce on the jumping pillows, ride the tractor train, watch the pig races, and so much more!

CITY OF CALGARY: NATURE LEAD YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (THE)

Website: http://calgary.ca/lead

Calling all students 11 and up. Want to develop your leadership skills, meet new friends, and make a difference? Join our free Nature LEAD youth program. Earn your certificate by completing themed modules and nature-related practicum experience. Register at calgary.ca/lead.

GRANARY ROAD

Address: 226066, 112 Street W Foothills, AB T0L 0X0

Phone: 403-453-7623

Email: info@granaryroad.com

Website: http://granaryroad.com

Where friends and families come together to enjoy the good things in life. Granary Road is the most exciting family entertainment, dining, and market destination to ever come to Calgary. Here at Granary Road, there is something for everyone: the animal lovers, the food fanatics, the science enthusiast, the growers and the gardeners! Prepare yourself for a day full of fun and adventure.

 

KAYBEN FARMS

Address: 316034, 32 Street East, Okotoks, AB

Phone: 403-995-5509

Email: stephanie@kayben.com

Website: http://kayben.com/sunshine-adventure-park-home

Creating delightful experiences and lasting memories, Kayben Farms welcomes you to their 12+ acre Sunshine Adventure Park 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! Open May to October.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

CALAWAY PARK

Address: 10km West of Calgary on the TransCanada Highway

Phone: 403-240-3822

Website: http://calawaypark.com

Have a Summer Adventure at Calaway Park, Western Canada’s 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. It’s fun for the whole family! Your Family Playcation Destination!

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Phone: 403-260-2600

Email: information@calgarypubliclibrary.com

Website: http://calgarylibrary.ca

CALGARY TOWER

Address: 101, 9 Avenue SW

Website: http://calgarytower.com

Any visit to Calgary is incomplete until you’ve seen the city from the top. Take in 360 degree views and test your courage by stepping onto the glass floor. For those who live here, this is your chance to see your city like you’ve never seen it before. Come (re)discover Calgary and its Tower!

CALGARY ZOO

Address: 210 St. George’s Drive NE

Phone: 403-232-9300

Email: info@calgaryzoo.com

Website: http://calgaryzoo.com

Panda Passage is open! This cozy, state of the art habitat was built just for giant pandas. Stop by today and discover what makes Er Shun, Da Mao, and cubs Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue so unbelievably charming! Coming on a Sunday? Stop in for Safari Brunch before noon and get our combo admission and brunch price prior to noon.

CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Phone: 403-776-1040

Email: info@cshof.ca

Website: http://sportshall.ca

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION (THE)

Address: Various Locations

Phone: 311

Website: http://calgary.ca/youthpassport

The Summer Youth Passport is back! Youth can enjoy unlimited swimming, skating, and gym activities at 15 of The City’s recreational facilities in Calgary from July 1 to August 31, 2018. The Passport is available to anyone between the ages of 12 and 17, and is an affordable opportunity for the city’s youth to experience what Calgary has to offer!

FORT MUSEUM OF THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND FIRST NATIONS INTERPRETIVE CENTRE (THE)

Phone: 403-553-4703

Email: info@nwmpmuseum.com

Website: http://nwmpmuseum.com

(Please see our full listing under “Out-of-Town Adventures.”)

HANGAR FLIGHT MUSEUM (THE)

Address: 4629 McCall Way NE

Phone: 403-250-3752

Email: info@thehangarmuseum.ca

Website: http://thehangarmuseum.ca

The Hangar is home to a story still being written in the skies of Western Canada. Our restored and preserved collection of rare and historically significant military and civilian aircraft are sure to delight visitors young and old! Explore and be inspired by the stories of men and women who believed in the impossible and dared to soar above their limitations. Let the possibilities fly and visit today!

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 Calgary’s 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 children’s 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 4 to 10 years old, as well as fun and entertaining for parents.

ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALAEONTOLOGY

Phone: 403-823-7707

Email: tyrrell.info@gov.ab.ca

Website: http://tyrrellmuseum.com

Explore, create, and discover at Canada’s dinosaur museum. The Royal Tyrrell Museum offers a range of summer programs for all ages. Excavate fossils in a realistic quarry, make a fossil replica to take home, or take a guided hike through the rugged Alberta badlands. Open year-round, just 90 minutes northeast of Calgary.

SHAKERS FUN CENTRE

Phone: 403-236-2213

Email: info@shakerscalgary.com

Website: http://shakerscalgary.com

Shakers Fun Centre is a seven acre indoor/outdoor Entertainment Park! We offer attractions and events for guests of all ages: 2 Go Kart Tracks, 18 Hole Mini Golf Course, Laser Tag Arena, 22 Foot Climbing Wall, Mini Bowling, Inflatable Village, and Redemption Arcade! Visit us for a day out with family and friends or bring that special someone out for a date night!

SPRUCE MEADOWS LTD.

Phone: 403-974-4200

Email: information@sprucemeadows.com

Website: http://sprucemeadows.com

Enjoy this summer at Spruce Meadows with ATCO! With top international sport and family-friendly entertainment running all summer long, come and join us. Back by popular demand, Movies at the Meadows returns with four occasions and unique titles for the whole family to enjoy! For more information and full calendar of events, visit sprucemeadows.com.

STUDIO BELL, HOME OF THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE

Phone: 403-543-5115

Email: info@studiobell.ca

Website: http://studiobell.ca

More than a museum, explore Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, a landmark attraction in Calgary’s East Village. Tour five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada, see historic musical treasures, enjoy interactive activities - rock the guitar, mix a track, or sing a tune in a sound booth - and make sure to catch a live demonstration of the Kimball Theatre Organ. For more information, visit studiobell.ca.

TELUS SPARK

Address: 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Phone: 403-817-6800

Email: info@sparkscience.ca

Website: http://sparkscience.ca

TELUS Spark is a place for people of all ages to embrace curiosity and explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math in new and innovative ways. Discover what makes the world around us so undeniably incredible. Explore over 100 exhibits, exciting live science demonstrations, YYC’s only HD Dome Theatre, and an amazing outdoor play park for independent play.

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Address: 11150 Bonaventure Drive SE

Phone: 403-278-7542

Email: guestservices@tricocentre.ca

Website: http://tricocentre.ca

There’s lots of Summer Fun at Trico Centre! For kids: Day camps, swim lessons, skate lessons, soccer, dance, gymnastics. For adults: Lots of drop-in fitness plus registered programs like Kickboxing, Cardio Dance, Stroller Fit, Mommy & Me Fitness, and older adult programs like Chair Yoga and Bones & Balance. Drop in for a swim in the pool with waves, water slide, hot tub, and steam rooms or to the arenas or gym for drop-in fun like Nerf Wars. Check the schedules at tricocentre.ca.

OUT-OF-TOWN ADVENTURES

BANFF LAKE LOUISE TOURISM

Website: http://banfflakelouise.com

DESTINATION BC

Email: info@hellobc.com

Website: http://hellobc.com

EXPLORE EDMONTON

Email: info@exploreedmonton.com

Website: http://exploreedmonton.com

FORT MUSEUM OF THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND FIRST NATIONS INTERPRETIVE CENTRE (THE)

Phone: 403-553-4703

Email: info@nwmpmuseum.com

Website: http://nwmpmuseum.com

The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) is dedicated to preserving the history of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations People from the area. In 1973, the fort started its world famous NWMP Musical Ride, and has proudly kept the tradition to this day. With our Groom a Horse program, you have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Musical Ride and become a Mountie for the day!

PARKS CANADA - BANFF NATIONAL PARK

Email: banff.vrc@pc.gc.ca

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

RESORTS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Email: information@skircr.com

Website: http://skircr.com

TOURISM RED DEER

Email: info@tourismreddeer.com

Website: http://visitreddeer.com

TOWN OF FORT MACLEOD

Email: administration@fortmacleod.com

Website: http://fortmacleod.com

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Email: info@waterton.pc.gc.ca

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

WESTERNER PARK

Phone: 403-343-7800

Email: askus@westernerpark.ca

Website: http://westernerdays.ca

At the 2018 Westerner Days Fair & Exposition, “Buckle up and let’s go!” Have a great time with family and friends! Enjoy five full days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed, all-Canadian entertainment lineup at Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration from July 18 to 22. Free concerts on the Main Stage with nightly fireworks are included with gate admission. Passes are on sale now at ticketsalberta.com.

FARM TO TABLE

ALBERTA PULSE GROWERS

Phone: 1-780-986-9398

Email: office@albertapulse.com

Website: http://albertapulse.com

Alberta pulses are good for food, for the farm, and for you! Alberta Pulse Growers represents 6,000 growers of field pea, dry bean, lentil, chickpea, faba bean, and soybean in Alberta. We work to have Alberta pulses recognized by consumers as environmentally-friendly, healthy, nutritious, and recognized by all producers as being an essential element in a sustainable cropping system. Check out our website for recipes and classroom resources.

ITALIAN CENTRE SHOP

Website: http://italiancentre.ca

We believe in families. Big ones. Loud ones. For Italians, delicious, bountiful meals are a way of life and the dining table is where we bond. It’s where families come together, friends are found, memories are made, and business is done. Come, step into Italy. Grocery. Deli. Bakery. Café.

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