Family Fun

Calgary’s western hospitality goes double for kids.

Looking for fun activities for mom, dad and the kids? Calgary has one of the youngest populations in the country, and where there are kids, there are things for kids to do. Fun things. Stalk life-sized dinosaurs at the Calgary Zoo or see the Rockies upside down aboard Calaway Park’s Vortex roller coaster – these and other family bonding experiences are Calgary's bread and butter.

Calgary International Childrens’ Festival

Enjoy a family day out with professional live theatre, dance, music, and much more at one of North America’s largest performing arts festivals of its kind.

Aero Space Museum of Calgary

To infinity and beyond! Calgary's Aero Space contains exhibits, hands-on activities, flight simulators, ongoing restoration projects and a gift shop.

Story Time at Gasoline Alley Museum

Go back in time at this hands-on, interactive museum featuring an impressive collection of one-of-a-kind vintage vehicles and artifacts. Your little ones will enjoy hearing favourite children’s classics from 1910 to the 1950s including Dr. Seuss, Curious George and Beatrix Potter.

Heritage Park Historical Village

Canada’s largest living history museum gives you an authentic taste of frontier life from 1864 through the 1950s. Heritage Park transports you back to olden-days Calgary.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Bird watchers and nature lovers make sure you bring your binoculars to this wildlife preserve. Visit the Nature Centre or hike the trails along the Bow River.

Outdoor Pathway Systems/ Parks

Plan a picnic in one of Calgary’s many beautiful parks or a stroll on over 500 km of pathways within Calgary’s city boundaries.

Floating on the Elbow River

Summertime cool down. Grab an inflatable boat or an air mattress then sit back and enjoy scenic views of the City of Calgary while floating on the inviting Elbow River. Be safe, wear a life jacket.

Bow Habitat Station

An eco-park with hands-on exhibits that focus on Alberta’s fish, wildlife, water and wetlands. From the beaver dam display that you can crawl into to 15,000-litre fish aquariums, the facility is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

TELUS Spark, Calgary's Science Centre

Children get to explore their creativity in a space that celebrates art, science and technology.

Butterfield Acres

Experience the many joys of being on a farm. Enjoy close-up animal interactions. Listen to the sheep munching on their hay, or wiggle your fingers into the curly wool of a newborn lamb, or inspect the hair in a calf's ear.

Calgary Zoo

One of North America's top zoos features African, Asian and South American wildlife, Canadian animals, large indoor botanical gardens and even dinosaurs. Finish your world tour with a trip back in time in the Prehistoric Park or soothe your senses in nearly 6 acres of our Botanical Gardens.

Calaway Park

Spend a warm summer day indulging in all the food, fun, and thrill inducing rides that Calaway Park has to offer. Western Canada's Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park, has 34 rides, 25 skill testing games, 23 food locations, 4 attractions, live entertainment, free parking and all the family fun you can handle!

Shakers Fun Centre

Year round amusement for families, including activities moms and dads can join in on and others designed for turnin' kids loose including: laser tag, a climbing tower, an indoor playground plus summer fun like go-karts, mini-golf and water fights.