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Summer Family Fun & Adventure Guide

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

Editor’s Note: Events and festivals are pending on Alberta Health restrictions on mass gatherings. Please follow local guidelines. This listing is for your reference only. Please research carefully and choose the company that meets your family’s needs best. CCM

Attractions & Activities

BOW HABITAT STATION

CALAWAY PARK

Phone: 403-240-3822
Website: http://www.calawaypark.com

Open for another season of fun! 32 family-friendly rides. High-energy entertainment. Tempting treats. Calaway Park has something for everyone! As Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park, Calaway Park has been offering affordable, family- friendly fun and entertainment for over three decades. Book your tickets online (admission by reservation only). 

CALGARY CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Blast off to free summer fun with the Ultimate Summer Challenge. Kids ages 0 to 12 can explore a galaxy of reading challenges, activities, and exciting free programs. Those ages 13 to 17 can join the Teen Takeover. All ages could win prizes that are out of this world! To sign up, visit the website.

CALGARY TOWER

CALGARY ZOO

Phone: 403-232-9300
Email: guestrelations@calgaryzoo.com
Website: http://www.calgaryzoo.com

Dinosaurs have awakened at the Calgary Zoo! The Zoo will take you back in time to when dinosaurs reigned supreme with its newest exhibit, “Dinosaurs: Awakened.” The exhibit, designed to educate, as well as entertain, encourages visitors to go on an immersive journey through the newly-designed Prehistoric Park to experience what it may have been like to roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, while inspiring action to prevent the loss of endangered species today - a key component of the vital conservation work the Calgary Zoo does both locally and globally.

CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME

CREATIVE KIDS MUSEUM

GASOLINE ALLEY MUSEUM

GLENBOW MUSEUM

HANGAR FLIGHT MUSEUM (THE)

HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

Phone: 403-268-8500
Email: info@heritagepark.ca
Website: http://www.heritagepark.ca

Step into a world of history and Escape Today. Ride the authentic steam train, enjoy the antique midway, set sail on Calgary’s only paddle wheeler, and more! 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. 

MILITARY MUSEUMS (THE)

REPSOL SPORTS CENTRE

Phone: 403-233-8393
Email: info@repsolsport.com
Website: http://www.repsolsportcentre.com

Make this an active and unforgettable summer at Repsol Sport Centre. There is no shortage of fun and sport discovery on land and in the water for the whole family.

STUDIO BELL, HOME OF THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE

TELUS SPARK

WINSPORT

Hit the links for family fun! Our fun and intermediate 18-hole outdoor course will challenge all ages and abilities. It is a great way to get outdoors this summer with your household. This summer, WinSport requires participants to be members of the same household or your two close contacts if you live alone. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

WP PUPPET THEATRE

Phone: 403-228-3373
Email: admin@wppuppet.com
Website: http://www.wppuppet.com

Visit WP Puppet Theatre’s website for DIY Puppet Projects that are free, fun for the whole family, and sure to spark creativity! Make sure to tag @WPPuppet in your DIYs to be featured on social media. Plus, information about puppet-infused educational programming! Check out the online store for unique items.

YMCA CALGARY

We’re excited to welcome you back! YMCA Calgary has eight health and wellness facilities, seven child development centres with licensed child care, two outdoor camp sites, and over 60 community program sites serving all quadrants of the city. These spaces and programs allow YMCA Calgary to deliver programs, services, and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build lifelong skills, and keep active and healthy.

Outdoor Fun

BUTTERFIELD ACRES FARM

Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Phone: 403-239-0638
Email: farmfun@butterfieldacres.com
Website: http://www.ButterfieldAcres.com

Family Fun, Fresh Air, Farm Animals... our little family farm welcomes visitors April through September. Fantastic Day Camps for 4 to 14 year olds, Birthday Parties! Our Birthday Pony (unicorn, even!) and Mini Farm can come for a special party at your home! Follow us on social media for animal-lover updates, contests, and great farm fun!

CALGARY FARMYARD

Phone: 403-648-2719
Website: http://www.calgaryfarmyard.com

If you are looking for the ultimate corn maze experience and family adventure, then you’ve found it! The Calgary Farmyard is an award-winning corn maze. Navigate your way through over 13 acres of corn mazes, mingle with 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 more! 

CALGARY PLAYGROUND REVIEW

Started in 2010, Calgary Playground Reviews seeks out the best playgrounds, attractions, ice cream shops, and more in Calgary, Alberta, and beyond! (One of Calgary’s Child’s very favorite websites.)

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Address: Various Locations
Phone: 403-268-3800
Website: http://www.calgary.ca/register

Although things are a little different this year, we’re taking measures to keep everyone safe. See our website for free drop-in and registered outdoor programming for all ages, like active and art day camps, golf and sailing lessons, youth leadership, as well as fitness, nature, and art activities.

FAMILY ADVENTURES IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

Tons of great hiking and activity ideas! This blog seeks to chronicle the joys and challenges of taking kids hiking, camping, backpacking, skiing, biking, paddling, and all-out exploring in the Canadian Rockies. (Tanya Koob is a regular and favorite contributor to Calgary’s Child!) 

GRANARY ROAD

MUSTARD SEED’S STAMPEDE IN A BOX (THE)

Purchase your Stampede BBQ in a box and enjoy a delicious pulled pork meal from Calgary’s Pit Master Big T’s BBQ. This kit has everything you need for a Stampede party - except your boots! Meal for two: $50; meal for four: $85. Your choice of pickup date, time, and location.

PLAY OUTSIDE GUIDE

Karen Ung started the Play Outside Guide in 2013 to showcase outdoor adventures in Western Canada and beyond - she has tons of amazing ideas for off-the-beaten-path activities and outdoor fitness ideas, including a fantastic travel map around Alberta! (Karen Ung is a regular and favorite contributor to Calgary’s Child!)

Out-of-Town Adventures

ALBERTA BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE

BANFF LAKE LOUISE TOURISM

BRAGG CREEK, ALBERTA

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

HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP WORLD HERITAGE SITE

NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDEN

PARKS CANADA - BANFF NATIONAL PARK

TOWN OF FORT MACLEOD

TRAVEL ALBERTA

TSUUT'INA NATION CULTURE/MUSEUM

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

WEE TRAVEL BABY EQUIPMENT RENTAL INC.

Phone: 1-800-933-0810
Email: info@weetravel.ca
Website: http://www.weetravel.ca

Planning a family getaway to BC or Ontario? Travelling with a baby doesn’t mean you need to pack lots of extra stuff. Instead, have all of your favorite items delivered to your accommodation. With locations in Vancouver, Victoria, and Toronto, Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rental has everything to make your vacation stress-free and easy. 

Summer Birthday Celebrations

BUTTERFIELD ACRES FARM

Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Phone: 403-239-0638
Email: farmfun@butterfieldacres.com
Website: http://www.ButterfieldAcres.com

Please see our full listing under "Outdoor Fun."

CALGARY REPTILE PARTIES

Dinosaur walks, virtual reptile shows, reptile show-and-tell birthday parties, and more! Reptile Parties are structured to appeal to different age groups and sizes. Kids meet up close with cold-blooded animals, such as friendly bearded dragons, amazing frilled dragons, colorful geckos, incredible snakes, and even tarantulas and scorpions! They may even come face-to-face with Faith, the eight-foot plus suriname red tailed boa constrictor!

CALGARY ZOO

Phone: 403-232-7770
Email: salesinfo@calgaryzoo.com
Website: http://www.calgaryzoo.com

Looking for an awesome birthday party idea for your child? Look no further than the Calgary Zoo! Contact the Zoo for more information on their Birthday Party Packages!

MASTER RIM’S TAEKWONDO

Phone: 587-410-2330
Email: masterrimtkd@gmail.com
Website: http://www.masterrim.com

At Master Rim’s Taekwondo in Calgary and Airdrie, each Birthday Party is designed not only to be fun, but also to be educational. You’ll never see kids running around wild or standing around bored. Trained instructors will supervise and coordinate everything from beginning to end.

MENAGERIE PARTIES & CAKES

Phone: 403-890-4803
Email: tanya@menagerieyyc.ca
Website: http://www.menagerieyyc.ca

Handcrafting boutique party experiences for people living full, productive lives wanting to celebrate life to its fullest! Menagerie Parties & Cakes can create event themes, customized, handmade décor, interactive games, playlists, photo booths, goodie bags, meals, and more! Conveniently delivered to your doorstep, it’s a Party in a Box! No event planner needed, or endless hours spent in a party supply store. A celebration made with heart with just one call to Menagerie!

RICHARD RONDEAU MAGICIAN

Phone: 403-254-8718
Email: magic@rrmagician.com
Website: http://www.rrmagician.com

Specializing in children’s performances for over 30 years. Richard’s shows are specifically tailored to the age of your group. A large portion of his act allows the children to participate in the show. Age-appropriate comedy throughout and magic that will astound the spectators! Suitable for ages 3 and up.

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