Summer Family Fun & Travel - 2017

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

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CALGARY AMENITIES

Art Centres

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

 

FACILITIES

Recreation Program Registration: 403-268-3800
Recreation Facilities and Parks Bookings: 403-268-3800 (Arenas, athletic parks, Glenmore boat stalls, parks, picnic sites, playfields, special events/festivals, and school gymnasiums)
Recreation Playline: 403-268-2300

 

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: 19 Street & Chicoutimi Drive NW
EAU CLAIRE PLAZA/BARCLAY MALL: 3 Street & Riverfront Avenue 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

 

THE CITY OF CALGARY SERVICES

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

 

WADING POOLS

BOWNESS PARK: 8900, 48 Avenue NW
EAU CLAIRE PLAZA/BARCLAY MALL: 3 Street & Riverfront Avenue SW
PRAIRIE WINDS PARK: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
RILEY PARK: 800, 12 Street NW

 

ANNUAL SUMMER EVENTS & FESTIVALS

July and August

JUL 1 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS, CALGARY CORN MAZE & FUN FARM

JUL 1 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS, FORT CALGARY

JUL 1 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS, THE CITY OF CALGARY

JUL 1 - CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS, HERITAGE PARK

JUL 7 TO 16 - CALGARY EXHIBITION & STAMPEDE

JUL 14 TO 16 - CALAWAY PARK COMIC FEST FOR KIDS

JUL 15 - PARKS DAY & CREEKFEST, FISH CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK

JUL 19 TO 23 - 126TH ANNIVERSARY OF WESTERNER DAYS FAIR & EXPOSITION (Please see our full listing under “Out-of-Town Adventures Near and Far.”)

JUL 21 TO 23 - FIESTAVAL LATIN FESTIVAL

JUL 27 TO 30 - CALGARY FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

AUG 4 TO 12 - CALGARY FRINGE FESTIVAL

AUG 5 - INGLEWOOD SUNFEST

AUG 5 - AFRIKADEY!

AUG 5 TO 7 - CANMORE FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

AUG 7 - HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATIONS, FORT CALGARY

AUG 7 - HERITAGE DAY CELEBRATIONS, HERITAGE PARK

AUG 10 TO 13 - TASTE OF CALGARY

AUG 12 - SWEET SUMMER CORN FESTIVAL, CALGARY CORN MAZE & FUN FARM

AUG 12 & 13 - DRAGON BOAT RACE & FESTIVAL

AUG 13 - MARDA GRAS STREET FESTIVAL

AUG 15 TO 26 - GLOBALFEST

AUG 17 TO 19 - REGGAEFEST

AUG 18 TO 20 - EXPO LATINO FESTIVAL

AUG 19 & 20 - ALBERTA OPEN FARM DAYS

AUG 26 & 27 - COUNTRY KICKBACK AT HERITAGE PARK

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

There’s fun for the whole family at Bow Habitat Station! Explore Alberta’s fish, wildlife, and water through 5 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 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!

COBB’S ADVENTURE PARK & CORN MAZE

Phone: 403-210-2676

Email: info@cobbsadventurepark.com

Website: http://cobbsadventurepark.com

Cobb’s Adventure Park & Corn Maze has fun-filled activities for people of all ages! Our newest attraction is our Kangaroo Petting Zoo, but we have so much more for you to enjoy: Bouncy Houses, Eurobungy, Zorbz, Archery Tag, Pedal Carts, a Climbing Wall, Spider Climb, Ropes Course, Blaster Balls, a Corn Maze, and Tractor Ride! We have great food and do birthday parties, field trips, summer camps, and corporate events!

GRANARY ROAD

Phone: 403-453-ROAD (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. There’s something for the whole family! Kids love the giant animatronic frogs, bats, and spiders that greet them as they play on swings, slides, and climbers that thrill their imaginations in the Active Learning Park. Moms, dads, and grandparents can shop the charismatic Public Market or relax in Calgary’s only indoor rooftop bar.

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 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.

THE CITY OF CALGARY: NATURE LEAD YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Address: Ralph Klein Park

Phone: 403-268-3800

Website: http://calgary.ca/lead

Address: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Calling all students 11 to 15 years old! 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. Summer sessions run July 11 to 14 and August 15 to 18, 2017, from 9am to 3pm. Register at calgary.ca/lead.

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

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 Calgary’s art, culture, entertainment and nightlife.

CALGARY ZOO

Address: 1300 Zoo Road NE

Phone: 403-232-9300

Email: info@calgaryzoo.com

Website: http://calgaryzoo.com

New Land of Lemurs Exhibit Opens July 5, 2017! Visit the black-and-white ruffed lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs, two of the world’s most endangered primates. The open concept allows visitors to become immersed in the lemurs’ world and engage in interpretive programs. 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

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 first for family fun! From racing around on our outdoor Go Kart tracks, putting through our 18 hole mini golf course, racing to the top of the rock wall, and competing against a friend in Laser Tag, Shakers has something for all ages! Arcade Games, Bowling, Group Events, Birthdays, and so much more!

SPRUCE MEADOWS LTD.

Phone: 403-974-4200

Email: caroline.grant@sprucemeadows.com

Website: http://sprucemeadows.com

Soak up the Summer at Spruce Meadows with ATCO! With top international sport and entertainment running all summer long, come and celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary at Spruce Meadows, compliments of ATCO! New this year, enjoy the exceptional experience of outdoor movies on the meadows with six 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

Explore 5 floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada at this new landmark attraction in Calgary’s East Village. Enjoy interactive exhibits where kids and parents alike can rock the guitar, mix a track, or sing a tune in a sound booth. See historic musical treasures and make sure to catch a live demonstration of the Kimball Theatre Organ. For more information, visit studiobell.ca.

THE CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Address: Various Locations

Phone: 311

Website: http://calgary.ca/youthpassport

Youth can enjoy unlimited summer fun for less than $1 per day. The Youth Passport offers unlimited swimming, skating, and gym activities for only $50 for the whole summer. Valid at our 2 leisure centres and 12 aquatic and fitness centres.

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

Phone: 403-553-4703

Email: info@nwmpmuseum.com

Website: http://nwmpmuseum.com

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

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 Stroller Fit and older adult programs. Drop in for a swim in the pool with waves, waterslide, new hot tub, and steam rooms or to the arenas or gym for drop-in fun. Check the schedules at tricocentre.ca.

WINSPORT

Phone: 403-247-5452

Email: info@winsport.ca

Website: http://winsport.ca

WinSport is Calgary’s 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 WinSport’s offerings in an unforgettable week of summer camp.

OUT-OF-TOWN ADVENTURES NEAR AND FAR

ALBERTA ENVIRONMENT AND PARKS PROVINCIAL PARKS

Phone: 1-877-537-2757

Website: http://albertaparks.ca

There are over 250 provincial parks and recreation areas where you can go camping in Alberta. Reservations can be made at over 75 of those campgrounds. You can also visit just for the day: hiking, mountain biking, boating, or building sand castles at the beach. This summer, join us in celebrating our 85th birthday on Parks Day July 15th! Visit a provincial park and make family memories!

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

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

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

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!

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 2017 Westerner Days Fair & Exposition, let’s “come together in celebration” and pay tribute to this great country we call home. Enjoy 5 full days of top quality, truly authentic, action-packed, all-Canadian entertainment lineup at Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration running from July 19 to 23, 2017. Free concerts on the main stage with nightly fireworks are included with gate admission. Passes on sale now at ticketsalberta.com.

 

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