Five Fun Summer Family Activities in Calgary

If you are looking for some fun activities for you and your family around Calgary this summer, here are some of the GSA favourite spots!

Calgary Zoo

Calgary Zoo is located just outside of downtown and conveniently located right at a C-Train station, making it one of the most popular attractions in Calgary! Meet the penguins, lions, giraffes, and hippos, all in one place.

If you have young kids, having an annual membership might be worth it. Some membership tiers cover parking for your visits.

BONUS: The GSA sells discounted Calgary Zoo tickets for single visits. Grab them here!

Calgary Farmyard

Located at Rocky View County west of Calgary, Calgary Farmyard offers fun time for you and your family with farm animals, sunflower field, and pumpkin harvest. There are many activities for all ages including a gigantic corn maze, mini train, carnival games, and more!

You can also visit Cobb’s Adventure Park or Saskatoon Farm for similar experience.

Calgary Stampede

Yes! Calgary Stampede is back this year from July 8 to 17! Time to grab your cowboy hats and get ready for these fun days! This is one of the biggest events happening at the City of Calgary and is attended by millions of people over the 10 days.

There are value deals and value days that you should take advantage of to save some bucks on your visit. For families, if you are looking to get free admissions, go on these days: Family Day on July 10, Community Day on July 12, and Kids’ Day on July 13! Check the Value Days page for details on free admissions.

Photo by: Travel Alberta

City Leisure Centres

Summer can be hot, and luckily, you might be able to enjoy the water fun without having to go to the World Waterpark at the West Edmonton Mall. The City of Calgary has some great water parks, including the Southland Leisure Centre or the Village Square Leisure Centre. These City leisure centres also don’t cost too much, and there are fair entry rates for families with low income.

Big Box Recreation Centre or Sky Castle Entertainment Centre

For those with little kids or toddlers, Big Box Recreation Centre or Sky Castle entertainment centre guarantee lots of fun for your children. Your children could spend many hours here without getting bored. They have so many different activities including slides, obstacle courses, trampolines, and ball pits.