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Summer Fun & Getaway Guide

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ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

YMCA CALGARY

YMCA Calgary is committed to helping our city’s children be healthier and more connected so they can reach their full potential. We operate six health and wellness facilities, six licensed child care centres, two outdoor camp sites, and over 60 community-based locations serving all quadrants of the city. We deliver programs, services, and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build lifelong skills, and keep active and healthy. Spaces and programs vary by location and available amenities. Users are encouraged to visit their local branch or reach out to a member of our team to discuss their specific needs, including accessibility and inclusion requirements.

WINSPORT

WinSport is your destination for summer family fun! Hit the links at our outdoor mini golf course, spend the day mountain biking, face your fears on the Monster Zipline and more.

WILDER INSTITUTE / CALGARY ZOO

Address: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Phone: 403-232-9300
Email: guestrelations@calgaryzoo.com
Website: http://calgaryzoo.com

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is proud to offer a safe, inclusive space for visitors of all abilities from across the world to learn about wildlife conservation. In addition to the nearly 1000 creatures you’ll find at the zoo, visitors can explore a nature-inspired interactive play space, with accessible and inclusive play features, located in the Canadian Wilds. 

THE MILITARY MUSEUMS

THE HANGAR FLIGHT MUSEUM

TELUS SPARK

STUDIO BELL, HOME OF THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE

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.

SPRAY LAKE SAWMILLS FAMILY SPORTS CENTRE

Address: 800 Griffin Road E, Cochrane
Phone: 403-932-1635
Website: http://slsfamilysportscentre.com

With 350,000 square feet of space and over 15,000 weekly users, the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) is a tremendous facility for all members of the community and surrounding area. SLSFSC includes three NHL-size ice surfaces, Jayman BUILT aquatic centre, and many spray features that will give your children hours of entertainment! Fireside of Cochrane fitness centre, curling centre, full indoor soccer turf, indoor running/walking track, full gymnasium, multi-purpose space, child minding centre, University of Calgary gymnastics facility, martial arts centre, SLS skate sharpening and gear cleaning, Cochrane Sport Physiotherapy/Massage, and Seniors on the Bow.

MNP COMMUNITY & SPORT CENTRE (FORMERLY REPSOL SPORTS CENTRE)

Phone: 403-233-8393
Email: info@mnpcentre.com
Website: http://mnpcentre.com

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

KIRK ALPACA FARM

Phone: 403-412-9166
Email: joseekirk78@gmail.com
Website: http://kirksalpacafarm.ca

Want to come feed and pet alpacas in our pasture? Kids can enjoy the playgrounds, plasma cars or even play some basketball! Feel free to bring a picnic! You can check out our alpaca and local products in our farm store! There is an $8 booking/feed fee at time of booking. Admission is by donation (paid by cash or card when you arrive at our farm). Book your visit at kirksalpacafarm.ca.

HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE

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

Take a step back in time at Heritage Park. 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.

GASOLINE ALLEY MUSEUM

CREATIVE KIDS MUSEUM

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

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

It’s time to get out and have fun! With a variety of affordable programs available, you’re sure to find a fit for every family member. Explore our day camps and new activities, make friends, and develop new skills and interests in a safe, non-competitive environment. Choose from sailing, sports, swimming, fitness and strength, visual arts, golf, and more! Register at calgary.ca/register.

CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME

CALGARY TOWER

CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Find your reading superpower with Ultimate Summer Challenge! Open to all ages, everyone can log reading time, put their powers to the test in fun challenges, and be entered to win cool prizes. Use your laser vision to be on the lookout for free activities and programs throughout the summer – no capes required. To sign up, visit the website.

CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

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

Tickets are on sale now for our 2022/2023 Season. We have something for the whole familyfrom blockbuster movies to favorite classics and concerts just for kids. Save 25 percent when you buy our Symphony Sundays for Kids four-concert series it’s like getting one concert free!

CALGARY CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE

CALAWAY PARK

Address: 10km West of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway
Phone: 403-240-3822
Email: http://calawaypark.com

It’s all about family fun at Calaway Park, western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park! Enjoy 32 rides, 20 games, live entertainment, a 3D theatre, CP Spray n’ Play, 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. Celebrating 40+1 years of family fun in 2022!

BOW HABITAT STATION

CITY OF CALGARY SUMMER FUN

CITY OF CALGARY 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

CITY OF CALGARY SPRAY PARKS

Canmore Park: 2020 Chicoutimi Drive NW
Century Gardens: 826 8 Avenue SW

Prairie Winds Park: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
Rotary Park: 617 1 Street NE
Somerset Park: 999 Somerset Drive SW

South Glenmore Park (Variety Park): 90 Avenue & 24 Street SW
Valleyview Park: 28 Street & 30 Avenue SE

CITY OF CALGARY PARK BOOKINGS

Parks has over 45 picnic sites in nine different parks available for booking. View the picnic site information to see which site works best for you!

CITY OF CALGARY 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

DAYTRIPS OUTSIDE OF CALGARY

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK

TSUUT'INA NATION CULTURE/MUSEUM

TRAVEL ALBERTA

TOWN OF FORT MACLEOD

PARKS CANADA - BANFF NATIONAL PARK

NIKKA YUKO JAPANESE GARDEN

HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP WORLD HERITAGE SITE

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

BRAGG CREEK, ALBERTA

BANFF MOUNT NORQUAY

BANFF LAKE LOUISE TOURISM

ALBERTA BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE

OUTDOOR FUN

GRANARY ROAD – FARMER’S MARKET & ACTIVE LEARNING PARK

Address: 226066, 112 Street W, Foothills County
Phone: 403-453-7623
Email: info@granaryroad.com
Website: http://granaryroad.com

Since its opening in 2017, Granary Road has quickly become a favorite dining, shopping and entertainment destination in the greater Calgary Area. We have a carefully curated farmer’s market featuring all local vendors, an aquaponics centre that supplies the community with the freshest produce, and an Active Learning Park filled with educational and fun exhibits for the whole family! While you’re here, don’t forget to play a round of YesterYear Mini Golf and meet our farm friends! Granary Road truly is a place where friends and family come together to enjoy the good things in life.

COBB'S ADVENTURE PARK

CALGARY FARMYARD

BUTTERFIELD ACRES FARM

SEASONAL FARMERS MARKETS

SEASONAL FARMERS MARKETS

Airdrie Farmers Market: Wednesdays at 320 Centre Avenue
Bearspaw Lions Farmers Market: Sundays at 25240 Nagway Road NW
Cochrane Farmers Market by the Bow: Saturdays at Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre
Crossfield Farmers Market: Thursdays at the Crossfield Community Centre
Farmers & Makers Market at cSpace: Saturdays at 1721 29 Avenue SW
High River Agricultural Society Farmers Market: Fridays at the High River Rodeo Grounds
Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers Market: Saturdays at 1320 5 Avenue NW
Millarville Farmers Market: Saturdays at 306097 192 Street W
Okotoks Farmers Market: Fridays at 322041 15 Street E
Souto Farms: Thursday to Sunday at 275170 Dickson Stevenson Trail
Strathmore Farmers Market: Fridays at Kinsmen Park Pavilion
Triwood Farmers Market: Tuesdays at Triwood Community Association Hall

SPRAY PARKS IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

SPRAY PARKS IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

Airdrie - Chinook Winds Spray Park at 2853 Chinook Winds Drive Southwest
Carstairs - The Carstairs Splash Park: Memorial Park
Cochrane - Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre Spray Park, 800 Griffin Road E
Crossfield - Splash Park at Banta Park at 1026 Chisholm AvenueStrathmore - Lions Spray Park: Kinsmen Park
Okotoks - Water Spray Park at Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive
Olds - Splash Park at Centennial Park at Milligan Drive

SUMMER EVENTS & FESTIVALS

SUMMER EVENTS & FESTIVALS

June 18; Okotoks Parade and Children’s Festival - Downtown Okotoks - Elizabeth Street
June 22 to 26; Sled Island 2022 - Various Locations
June 24 to 26; The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival - Prince’s Island Park
June 25; Okotoks BuskersFest - Downtown Okotoks
June 25; Parkland Summerfest - 14660 Parkland Boulevard SE
July 1; Canada Day Celebrations - The City Of Calgary
July 1; Canada Day/Dominion Day - Heritage Park
July 1; Canada Day/Dominion Day - Bar U Ranch
July 1; Canada Day - East Village Street Fair
July 8 to 17; Calgary Stampede
July 13; Roundup Musicfest - Shaw Millennium Park
July 15; Oxford Stomp - Shaw Millennium Park
July 15 to 17; 2022 Shady Grove Bluegrass Music Festival - Sundre
July 16; Creekfest: Get To Know Nature - Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park
July 21 to 24; Calgary Folk Music Festival - Prince's Island Park
July 22 to 24; Fiestaval Latin Festival - Olympic Plaza
Jul 23 to 24; Pet-A-Palooza Calgary - Eau Claire Market
July 23; Wings Over Springbank Airport - Calgary/Springbank Airport
July 23; Afro-Caribbean Food Festival - St. Patrick’s Island
July 25 to 31; Calgary International Blues Festival - Shaw Millennium Park
July 29 to August 6; Calgary Fringe Festival - Various Locations
July 30 to August 1; Canmore Folk Music Festival - Centennial Park
July 30; Inglewood Sunfest - 9 Avenue SE between 11 Street and 14 Street
August 4 to 7; Taste of Calgary - 311 8 Street SW
August 5 to 7; Calgary Dragon Boat Festival - North Glenmore Park
August 12 to 13; Carifest 2022 - Shaw Millennium Park
August 12 to 21; Alberta on the Plate - Various Locations
August 13 to 14; Alberta Open Farm Days - Various Farms
August 13; Chestermere Music Fest - John Peake Park
August 18 to 27; Globalfest: International Fireworks Festival - Elliston Park
August 14; Marda Gras Street Festival - Marda Loop
August 19 to 21; Country Thunder Alberta - Fort Calgary
August 20 to 21;  Annual Priddis and Millarville Fair - 306097, 192 Street W
August 20 to 21; Summer Skirmish - The Military Museums

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