Sunsational summer fun - activities here, there & everywhere!
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Family Fun, Fresh Air, Farm Animals... our little family farm welcomes visitors April through September. Fantastic Day Camps for four 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!
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.
Tickets are on sale now for our 2023/2024 Season. There’s something for the whole family – from blockbuster movies to favorite classics and concerts just for kids. With actors, storytellers, and more, our one-hour Symphony Sundays for Kids concerts are a perfect way to introduce little ones to the orchestra. Save 25 percent when you buy the four-concert series – it’s like getting one concert free!
It’s time to get out and have fun this summer! The City has lots of free activities, so you can stay active and get your play on! From Park n’ Play and Stay n’ Play to Mobile Adventure Playgrounds and fitness in the park. There are hundreds of free, fun activities offered for all ages in communities across the city. Drop in to an activity near you. For a full list of activities, visit Calgary.ca/free.
Return to the golden age of the automobile at Gasoline Alley Museum. Boasting one of the world’s largest public collections of antique vehicles and oil and gas-related artifacts, this expansive three-storey museum brings auto history from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s to life. Immerse yourself in a bustling street scene, enjoy a blast from the past with a display of a vintage drive-in movie, and enjoy some family fun and crafts in the Family Gallery.
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.
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.
Want to enjoy a fun, unique experience that is for the entire family? Come feed, pet and spend time among our 90 alpacas. Kids and adults can enjoy the playground area with lots of swings, slides, plasma cars or play some basketball. Feel free to bring a picnic and enjoy some family time. You can also sit, relax and enjoy the breathtaking views! To book your visit and to see admission rates, please visit kirksalpacafarm.ca.
The Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre (SLSFSC) is a tremendous facility for all members of the community and surrounding area.
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.
Open Thursday evenings. A wonderful market full of food and community with more than a dozen regular booths, food trucks and local entertainment, this is a great way to check the items off of your grocery list and have some fun while you do it.
Open Thursday to Sunday. This 55,000-square-foot market draws over one million annual visitors and is home to 78 vendors providing shoppers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewelry, art and more. The space is bright with wide aisles, classic wood timbers, and an eclectic food hall that’s home to 20 family-owned restaurants with seating for over 300 guests, a two-story glass atrium, and an interactive Barnyard Kids play area.
Open Wednesday to Sunday. The Calgary Farmers’ Market opened their second location in the community of Greenwich last summer. The 54,000-square-foot space offers an engaging experience in a welcoming space to eat, connect, and be entertained in al-fresco style shopping and dining areas.
Open Tuesdays 4 to 8pm. Cranston Farmers’ Market is home to more than 50 vendors that sell baked goods, spices, jams, artwork, prepackages foods, popcorn, salsa, vegetables, candles, jewelry, wine, beer, woodworking, body products and more. They offer youth vendor opportunities at a discounted rate and have live entertainment (local artists-depending weekly) and a beer garden weekly.
It’s 100 percent natural to want to get fresh and the Crossroads Market should be your first and only place to shop. Finding fresh, local, quality foods should not be a chore involving multiple stops at expensive specialty shops all over town. Whether you’re looking for produce, meats, breads, cheeses, specialty items or just a place to explore and enjoy, the Crossroads Market has got you covered.
Open Saturdays 12 to 8pm. The Currie Market is a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, artisan eats and more.
Open Thursdays 3:30 to 7:30pm. The Dalhousie Farmers’ Market adheres to the “made, baked, or grown” in Alberta rule. Eighty percent of the vendors must have products that are Alberta made, baked or grown. The market enables entrepreneurs to test their products and ideas while keeping costs low, interacting with the community, and learning new business skills.
DJ Market collaborates with farmers in the growth, selection and harvesting processes in order to provide the best product possible. Their focus is on wholesome, great-tasting food including fresh fruits and vegetables.
Open Wednesdays 3 to 7pm. Organizers are bringing their signature Farmers and Makers Market and festival atmosphere to the Beltline location, with more than 50 local farm, food and artisan vendors, wonderful live music and a free Kids Arts and Culture Program.
Open Saturdays 10am to 2pm. Home to over 90 local farmers, growers, bakers and food makers, brewers, distillers and craftspeople and always free to attend and enjoy. In summer, the F&MM Marda Loop is host to over 50 vendor stalls, live music and food trucks now at its new location at Sunalta Community Association.
Open Friday to Sunday 10am to 5:30pm. Families and foodies alike will love the assortment of shops and food stops in the completely revamped market. The eclectic, best-of-class vendors at the Farmers’ Market at Granary Road are a refreshing mix of new shops and food stops. They’ve carefully hand-picked and brought back the best from last year, plus added many great new brands that complement each other. Some you'll recognize and some you'll love to explore for the first time.
With the vision to build sustainable local food by connecting consumers with chefs and producers, this is one of the best markets out there. Visit the nearby Fresh & Local Farm Store to pick up fresh fruits and veggies year-round.
Open Saturdays 11am to 3pm. The Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market hosts the longest running, year-round, Alberta-approved neighborhood market in Calgary. They offer a diverse selection of products and direct-to-consumer vendors.
Check the website for dates and times. The Inglewood Night Market is a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, artisan eats and more.
Check the website for dates and times. Livingston Farmers’ Market is celebrating its third year in operation. Check out their selection of made-in-Alberta products and food trucks.
Open Tuesdays 3 to 7pm. Triwood Farmers’ Market has been in operation for 12 years and is going strong. The market has about 25 to 35 vendors and food trucks. Their offerings include fresh produce, savory foods and baked treats, artisan jewelry, wood crafts, and health and beauty vendors. Once a month they host live music and giveaways.
Open the last Wednesday of each month, 5 to 9pm. University District Night Markets (in partnership with Marketspot) includes more than 30 local vendors, live music and unique entertainment. The market is located in Central Commons Park at University District, nestled between Borough Bar + Grill and The Banquet.
Open Wednesdays 3:30 to 7pm. Nothing's sweeter than a fresh red apple or crisp cabbage from your own backyard. Airdrie Farmers’ Market is the next best thing. Fresh potatoes, greenhouse produce, carrots, cherries, peaches.... you name it, they have it.
Open Sundays from 10am to 2pm. This one is worth the drive, with over 110 vendors in the market. They offer a huge selection of items including fresh food and local artwork.
This market has more than 65 artisans showcasing a variety of local, handmade items nestled in a gorgeous Rocky Mountain town.
Open Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. In the past few years, organizers have added three new market series – the Spring Market, the Cochrane Street Market and the Cochrane Christmas Farmers’ Market. Customers can now enjoy shopping at the market throughout the year.
Open Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30pm. Eighty percent of Crossfield Farmers’ Market’s vendors are local and adhere to the make it, bake it and grow it right here in Alberta. Don’t miss out on their variety of food trucks that let you take the night off cooking.
Open Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30pm. Located in beautiful downtown High River, the outdoor Farmers' Market runs Thursday afternoons during the summer months. With over 35 vendors, there is something for everyone.
Open Saturdays from 9am to 2pm. With this market going into its 41st year, the people behind the tables at the Millarville Farmers’ Market are the real deal. They are the growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists. Ask them about their farm, their art, their love of what they do. Celebrate knowing your farmer, baker, and candlestick maker.
Open Fridays from 3:30 to 6:30pm. This market strives to have a diverse selection of local and Alberta grown and made products.
This market is currently supporting over 40 local businesses. Offerings include fresh BC produce, Alberta vegetables, bread, milk, cheese, ice cream, chocolates, candy, meat, frozen meals, baked goods, popcorn, juice, pop, and so much more!
Open Fridays from 3 to 6:30 pm. If local farmers, producers and artisan make, bake or grow it, it’s at the Strathmore Farmer’s Market. Consumers can talk to the person who grew the carrots, raised the elk, baked the bread, produced the jam, or knit the sweater.
Located on the same land as Eagle Creek Farms, over one million sunflowers are planted here every year and you can walk the paths through the Sunflower fields. Take your family photos or return home with a fresh u-picked bouquet. U-pick flowers and vegetables are available starting in mid-July. All mazes are certified organic.
Butterfield Acres has been bringing farm fun to city kids for years! The 2023 season is no different with animals ranging from ponies to chickens, to pigs to bunnies. Your kids will love riding on a tracker, hunting for fresh eggs and learning how to milk a cow.
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.
Summer is the perfect time to visit the Calgary Farmyard. The crowds are smaller and the days are just as much fun! Capture the perfect photo in around the farm and take a spin in the 11-acre Corn Maze Adventure (opens in late July)! Other activities include a petting corral, low ropes course, farmyard games, a tube slide and more.
There’s nothing else like it with a kangaroo petting zoo, pedal carts, tractor rides, giant slides, petting zoo, black light mini golf and more. Don’t miss the delicious food truck and sugar shack while you are there with mouth-watering burgers, poutines and all sorts of sugary sweets.
Three kilometers of winding trails connect 36 acres of active learning fun and 11 exhibits that teach kids about animals, insects and agriculture while they’re having fun. The park features a giant spider web climber, in-ground lily pad trampolines, a four-story ant farm, a gigantic fruit tree with the world’s largest corkscrew apple slide, a blind-as-a-bat maze, zip-lines and a working farm/petting zoo featuring our famous goat stampede, the new Golden Goat Bridge and an adorable alpaca.
Take in the breathtaking views and enjoy the peace and quiet away from the city while you visit, pet and feed 90 alpacas. The farm also includes a playground area, basketball court, plasma cars, swings, slides, a store and more.
Bowview: 1910 6 Avenue NW
Forest Lawn: 1706 39 Street SE
Highwood: 25 Holmwood Avenue NW
Millican-Ogden: 2094 69 Avenue & 20A Street SE
Mount Pleasant: 2310 6 Street NW
Silver Springs: 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW
South Calgary: 3130 16 Street SW
Stanley Park: 4011 1A Street SW
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!
West Confederation 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
Bowness Park: 8900 48 Avenue NW
Prairie Winds Park: 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
Riley Park: 800 12 Street NW
Airdrie - Chinook Winds Spray Park, 2853 Chinook Winds Drive SW
Cochrane - Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre Spray Park, 800 Griffin Road E
Crossfield - Splash Park at Banta Park, 1026 Chisholm Avenue
Strathmore - Lions Spray Park: Kinsmen Park, Lakeside Boulevard
Okotoks - Water Spray Park at Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive
The pickings: Flowers, potatoes, carrots, beets, peas, beans and zucchinis
You will find a collection of traditional grain crops alongside vegetables, fruit, flowers, animals and activities for families who want to get out of the city and reconnect with where food comes from.
The pickings: Haskaps, raspberries, saskatoon berries
The family-run farm northeast of Crossfield has a very “pleasant view” of the Rocky Mountains and a person can see for miles on a clear day.
The pickings: Saskatoons, raspberries, cucumbers, peppers, sour cherries, rhubarb, cherry tomatoes, wheat berries
A regenerative and sustainable farm, with summertime u-pick and year-round farm store.
The pickings: Saskatoon berries
Located 30 minutes northwest of Calgary this 40-acre orchard has 10 acres set aside for you to pick fresh fruit. Also check out their pies, jams, syrup, juice, BBQ sauce, salad dressing and dessert topping made from their premium fruit.
The pickings: Saskatoons, sour cherries, raspberries
This farm is perfect for warm summer days with clear air scented with ripe berries and freshly mowed grass. A beautiful setting for families to enjoy a simple activity together.
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