Where to Take the Family in Calgary

Travelling with your kids in Canada and wondering where to take the family in Calgary?

Looking for fun ideas to spend some quality time with your children? We’ve got you covered.

Here are a few fun activities you can do with the whole family this weekend in Calgary.  


TELUS Spark is Calgary’s premier science centre for people of all ages who want to learn more about science, technology, engineering, art, and maths.

At TELUS Spark, inquisitive minds will find a variety of educational programs, exhibits, and hands-on learning activities that are sure to inspire and entertain for hours.

Plus you can feel good about going to TELUS Spark because it’s a registered charity and donations go towards empowering and educating children of all ages. 

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Do your children love sports? If so, then spend the day at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Your children will learn about Canada’s proud sporting history and view memorabilia from some of the most significant achievements and events.

The hall is dedicated to “Inspiring Canadians - in sport and life,” which is sure to be both enjoyable and educational for the entire family. 

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Autumn is upon us which means it’s a great time to spend the afternoon at a nearby pumpkin patch. 

Sign up for a pumpkin painting activity or take them home to carve together.

Take your youngsters to a corn maze and let them get lost with their friends.

Other fall activities could include hayrides, apple picking, or haunted houses. 

While you’re out searching for the best pumpkin patches and corn mazes, treat yourself to a little adult sightseeing by looking for Calgary homes for sale in the surrounding area. 

Prince's Island Park

If you want to let off some steam, head for Calgary's gorgeous Prince's Island Park, an oasis of calm in the middle of the city.

It's a great place to relax, watch local wildlife, or visit the playground.

There are water fountains in summer and a river to paddle in, as well as plenty of seasonal festivals and events. You can even skate or ski in winter.

Trampoline Park

Do your children love the excitement of highflying activities?

If so, then bring them to one of Calgary’s trampoline parks to bounce and jump high into the sky.

One of the parks, Extreme Air Park, is actually the largest one in Canada!

No matter which park you choose, your children will have a blast.

Climbing Walls

Tired of your kids climbing on the furniture and don’t want them climbing trees outside?

Then take them to one of the many climbing walls around the city.

Here they’ll be safely strapped in and secured with safety harnesses and they’ll be able to climb until they can’t climb any longer.

A few hours at the climbing wall and they’ll be sure to fall asleep quickly when they get home, leaving you with peace and quiet for the remainder of the night. 

These are just a few fun ideas for planning a quality family outing this weekend around Calgary.

If you have a few children, then put it up to a vote or simply let the youngest decide.

Then give the other children an opportunity to pick the family outing the next time.

Pack a few sandwiches and enjoy the day together. 

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