PCA 2020

Summer Family Fun & Travel - 2019

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. CCM 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

ANNUAL SUMMER EVENTS & FESTIVALS

JUL 1 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS, THE CITY OF CALGARY AND PARTNERS
JUL 1 - CANADA/DOMINION DAY CELEBRATIONS, HERITAGE PARK
JUL 1 - EAST VILLAGE STREET FAIR
JUL 1 - CANADA DAY BLOCK PARTY, MAX BELL CENTRE
JUL 1 - AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMA’AT CANADA DAY - PRAIRIE WINDS PARK
JUL 1 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS, EAU CLAIRE MARKET
JUL 1 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS, CALGARY CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE
JUL 1 - THE MAC AND CHEESE FESTIVAL, OLYMPIC PLAZA
JUL 3 TO 7 - SPRUCE MEADOWS NORTH AMERICAN
JUL 5 TO 7 - MEXIFEST
JUL 5 TO 14 - CALGARY STAMPEDE
JUL 12 TO 14 - CALAWAY COMIC FEST FOR KIDS, CALAWAY PARK
JUL 12 TO 14 - CALGARY TURKISH FESTIVAL
JUL 19 TO 21 - FIESTAVAL LATIN FESTIVAL
JUL 20 - CREEKFEST
JUL 25 TO 28 - CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUL 27 & 28 - PET-A-PALOOZA
JUL 27 & 28 - CALGARY ARAB FESTIVAL
AUG 2 TO 10 - CALGARY FRINGE FESTIVAL
AUG 3 - INGLEWOOD SUNFEST
AUG 5 - HERITAGE DAY, HERITAGE PARK
AUG 8 TO 11 - TASTE OF CALGARY
AUG 9 TO 11 - CALGARY DRAGON BOAT RACE & FESTIVAL
AUG 10 - CALGARY JAPANESE OMATSURI FESTIVAL
AUG 11 - MARDA GRAS STREET FESTIVAL
AUG 15 TO 24 - GLOBALFEST
AUG 16 TO 18 - EXPO LATINO FESTIVAL
AUG 17 - SWEET SUMMER CORN FEST, CALGARY CORN MAZE & FUN FARM
AUG 17 - CHINATOWN STREET FESTIVAL
AUG 24 & 25 - COUNTRY KICKBACK, HERITAGE PARK
AUG 27 - CARIFEST CALGARY

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: Closed for renovation until 2020
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 (THE)

Address: Various Locations
Website: http://calgary.ca/free

If you’re looking for something to do with your family or friends, or a fun new activity for your child, check out the free events and activities happening in a community near you! From Mobile Adventure Playgrounds to Music and Theatre in the Park, from Community Mobile Skateparks to Park n’ Play and Stay n’ Play, there are hundreds of activities to choose from. And they’re all free!

DELLOR ICE CREAM

Address: 1309 Edmonton Trail NE
Website: http://delloricecream.ca

Dellor Ice Cream is Calgary’s first establishment serving Thai-inspired rolled ice cream. We are a family-run business located on Edmonton Trail. Each cup of rolled ice cream is made in-house, then handcrafted to perfection in front of you! We invite you to experience ice cream like you have never experienced before. It is literally ice cream in its purest form.

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 family 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! Come climb, crawl, and discover the wonders of Granary Road!

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 Trans-Canada 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

The Ultimate Summer Challenge is back at your Library, with over 500 unique programs for kids, teens, and families to explore. Learn to sail, join a coding club, cuddle adorable puppies, and win amazing prizes by showing off your reading skills. See what our 700,000+ members are raving about and sign up for your free Library card.

CALGARY ZOO

CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME

CITY OF CALGARY (THE): FAMILY DAYCATION

Don’t let the kids get bored this summer. Drop in to one of our recreation facilities and enjoy an affordable Family Daycation! Splash in a wave pool, take turns on a waterslide, play a game of badminton, or strap on some ice skates. With 14 locations to choose from, there’s always something fun to do.

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.

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

Explore, create, and discover at Canada’s dinosaur museum.

SHAKERS FUN CENTRE

Phone: 403-236-2213
Email: info@shakerscalgary.com
Website: http://shakersfuncentre.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

Phone: 403-974-4200
Email: information@sprucemeadows.com
Website: http://sprucemeadows.com

Open 365 days a year, come enjoy top international sport and family fun. Home games for Cavalry FC are hosted at Spruce Meadows from May to October and International Show Jumping Events in June, July, and September. A variety of entertainment and programs, including educational exhibits, are complimentary with admission to our Summer Series Show Jumping Tournaments. Tickets and more information can be found on our website or follow us on social media @Spruce_Meadows.

STORYBOOK THEATRE

Phone: 403-216-0808, Ext. 2
Email: theatreschool@storybooktheatre.org
Website: http://storybooktheatre.org

For over 42 years, StoryBook Theatre has been entertaining families from all over Calgary with our award-winning professional, quality shows. We also provide a year-round Theatre School for children ages 6 to 18 which is designed to develop acting skills, self-confidence, teamwork, and stagecraft abilities.

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

OUT-OF-TOWN ADVENTURES

BANFF LAKE LOUISE TOURISM

BRAGG CREEK, ALBERTA

Picture this: a hamlet filled with personality, a vintage backcountry feel, and small town charm. Bragg Creek has a wide variety of shops, world-class dining, artists working around every corner, and a trail system that is known around the world! Bragg Creek is a beloved Alberta treasure. Just a short drive west from Calgary. There is something for everyone. Visit our website for a schedule of our family-friendly festivals.

COUNTRY HILLS NISSAN

Address: 2451 Country Hills Boulevard NE
Phone: 403-287-5999
Website: http://chnissan.com

Who do we serve? We welcome everyone from Calgary and surrounding areas. Country Hills Nissan is Calgary’s newest and Canada’s first and largest Nissan Retail Concept dealership. Our team’s focus is families of all shapes and sizes. With over 1,200 new and used vehicles in our inventory, we are confident we can help you find your ideal family vehicle. Our Nissan auto financing team is here to help you figure out the financial option that best fits your needs and our Nissan service and parts department will help maintain your vehicle's integrity for years to come.

DESTINATION BC

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

TOWN OF FORT MACLEOD

TRAVEL ALBERTA

TRAVEL DRUMHELLER

Phone: 1-866-823-8100
Email: tourisminfo@drumhellerchamber.com
Website: http://traveldrumheller.com

Drumheller offers one of the most unique topographies in Canada and worldwide. The area is immense with history from dinosaurs to coal mining. Family-friendly, Drumheller has an array of activities. Looking to go hiking and camping? Drumheller is wonderful for that, as well. Rather than going up a mountain, why not try going into a canyon? It’s all here to discover in Drumheller.

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

WESTERNER PARK

Phone: 403-343-7800
Email: askus@westernerpark.ca
Website: http://westernerdays.ca
SUPPLIES FOR SUMMER SOIREES

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

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.

REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE

Discover our great quality and variety of fresh foods, fashionable products for your home, and a complete pharmacy to serve all of your family needs. Find everything your baby needs through all life stages: Diapers, wipes, feeding, toys, and more. You will love our selection of President’s Choice Organic foods and stylish Joe Fresh clothing line. We bring you great prices on your favorite products and services, all together under one roof!

SAVE THE DATE

2019 RUN FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER

Sign up today and be one of their warriors. Register at believeinthegold.com. The 2019 Run for Childhood Cancer takes place on September 28 at Eau Claire Market.

CALGARY BABY & TOT SHOW

Save the Date! The Calgary Baby & Tot Show takes place September 21 and 22 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park.

CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Phone: 403-571-0849
Email: info@calgaryphil.com
Website: http://calgaryphil.com

Tickets are on sale now for our 2019/2020 Season. Save 25 percent when you purchase all four concerts (it’s like receiving one concert free!).

THIS GIRL CAN EXPO

Phone: 403-818-9923
Email: k.thisgirlcan@gmail.com
Website: http://thisgirlcanyyc.com
Email: thisgirlcan@gmail.com

An expo for girls ages 5 to 17 featuring health and wellness, sports, fashion, arts and design, science and technology, and safety and support. This Girl Can Expo will also feature professionals speaking about mental health and personal happiness, free classes to try, and a kids’ market to shop. Early-bird pricing on now.

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