Hop To It… Here’s Where Your Family Can Find Easter Fun in Calgary!

Where to Find Easter Fun in Calgary Alberta (Family Fun Calgary)

Early spring is a wonderful time of year and Easter is a sweet (pun intended!) holiday for families. In 2017, the Easter weekend lands on April 14 – 17. Here’s where you can find Easter-themed events in and around Calgary.

The CORE Shopping Centre #COREeaster

The CORE shopping centre invites Calgarians of all ages to join the egg hunt in the second edition of #COREeaster. 

How does it work?  Participating CORE retailers will hide plastic Easter eggs either in their stores or throughout the centre for shoppers to find. Throughout the hunt, participants will want to keep up to speed with the CORE’s Twitter and Instagram accounts for clues on where the eggs are stashed. Inside each colourful egg is a prize voucher for exciting retailer prizes such as gift cards, swag, gift baskets and more that can be claimed either at the participating retailer’s cash register or at Guest Services. What’s more, there is also another prize where you can enter to win Charles, a 25 1b chocolate Easter bunny from Purdy’s chocolates! See the website for full contest rules and details.

When: April 3-15, 2017
Time: Monday-Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays & Holidays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The CORE Shopping Centre
Address:  324 8 Ave S.W., Calgary, AB
Website: www.COREShopping.ca/events

Easter Crafts and Cookies

The whole family is invited to Southland Leisure Centre for some fun. There will be some kids crafts and lots of Easter treats to nibble.

When: April 11, 2017
9:30-11:30am & 6:30-8:30pm
Southland Leisure Centre (front lobby)

National Service Dogs Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs (and Children)

Here’s a chance for your pup to get in on the Easter fun! This event raises funds for National Service Dogs, an organization dedicated to enriching quality of life and enhancing independence and safety by providing specially trained Labrador and Golden Retrievers for people in need across Canada.

All funds raised will support National Service Dogs’ mandate to provide specially trained service dogs to people in need across Canada.

When: Friday April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)
Time: Registration is at 9 am, hunt is 10 – 11:30 am
Where: Calaway Park
Address: 2450333 Range Road 33, Calgary AB

Easter Activities at Bass Pro Shops (CrossIron Mills)

Come and meet the Easter bunny and get a free 4×6 photo! There are also lots of free crafts to make and Easter eggs to find throughout the week!

When: April 7-16- (activities and times vary by date)
Where: Bass Pro Shops, CrossIron Mills
Cost: free
Recommended ages: 2-10

Calgary Zoo Easter Eggstravaganza

Kids of all ages will love the fun-filled family activities including face painting, sweet treats, bunny races, cookie decorating and more!

When: April 14 – 15, 2017
Where: Calgary Zoo
Time: 9am-2pm
Cost: activities are free but regular zoo admission or membership prices
Website: www.calgaryzoo.com

 Brunch and Gondola Ride in Banff!

Come to the Northern Lights Café on Easter Weekend for a special Easter menu. Our Northern Lights dining package includes Banff Gondola admission.

When: April 14 – 17, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last sale at 5:00 PM)
Cost: Price: Adult $62  Child $35
Where: Banff National Park
Address: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B2
Phone: (403) 762-7475
Website: https://www.brewster.ca/attractions-sightseeing/banff-gondola/events/

Easter Bunny Visits Lake Louise Ski Resort

When April 15-17
Where: Lake Louise Ski Resort
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: activities are free but regular prices apply to ski
Website: www.skilouise.com

Easter Brunch and Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Banff Springs

When: April 16
Where: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff AB
Cost: 2 brunches and an afternoon tea are available to non-guests. Prices vary.
Time: see website for full details
Website: www.fairmont.com/banffsprings

Easter Sunday at Mount Norquay

When: April 16
Time: 10am-1pm
Where: Mount Norquay ski area
Cost: egg hunt is free for kids; regular lift ticket rates apply to ski
Website: winter.banffnorquay.com

Easter Brunch at Heritage Park

When: April 16
Where: Wainright Hotel
Time: 9 am-2pm
Adults (12+) – 34.95
Children (3 – 11) – 24.95
Ages 2 & under – free
Tickets are required and spaces are limited. Call 403-268-8500 to purchase.
Website: heritagepark.ca 

Easter in Kensington

The Calgary community of Kensington, along with Birchwood Properties, invites everyone to come and enjoy lots of Easter activities and explore the area. Pick up your Easter map at the Kensington hub tent in front of the Plaza Theatre, and spend the day exploring the neighbourhood in search of Easter treats at participating Kensington businesses. Vero Bistro is holding a special Easter brunch. Butterfield Acres will be located outside the Naked Leaf tea shop where you can cuddle cute critters, then pose for a photo-op with the Cococo Easter bunny from Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut at the Plaza Theatre from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Get a free coffee or hot chocolate outside the Plaza Theatre, taste some Fiasco Gelato, paint your own Easter egg at Raw Canvas, and find some Easter treats at the Kensington hub tent.

When: Sunday, April 16 2017
Where: Kensington, Calgary
Time: noon-4 pm.
Cost: free

Easter Fun at the Calgary Farmers’ Market

Get your photo taken with the Easter bunny and decorate your own special cookie!

When: April 14-15
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market
Time: 10am-2pm
Cost: free, but cash and non-perishable food donations will be welcomed for the Calgary Food Bank.
Website: calgaryfoodbank.com

Easter Fun at Vista Crossing  (Crossfield)

Join Dream Development for some family Easter fun at the Vista Crossing Welcome Centre. The centre will be transformed into a cookie shop where you can learn how to decorate Easter-themed cookies that you can take home and enjoy. All seven show homes in Vista Crossing will also have Easter eggs hidden throughout them, plus other special prizes waiting to be found.

When: Saturday, April 15
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Vista Crossing Welcome Centre
Address: Vista Drive, Crossfield, AB
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1618025418225810/

Past (2016) Events:


Easter Petting Zoo at Westbrook Mall

When: March 23-25
Where: Westbrook Mall
Cost: free

Easter Eggstravaganza Party at Trico Centre

When: March 24
Where: Trico Centre for Family Wellness
Cost: Members: $15/family; Non-members: $20/family

Easter Petting Zoo at Marlborough Mall

When: March 24-26
Where: Marlborough Mall
Cost: free

Easter Bunny Photos at Westbrook Mall

When: March 25
Where: Marlborough Mall
Cost: free

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs (and Kids)

When: March 25
Where: Calaway Park
Cost: $25/family

Calgary Zoo Easter Eggstravaganza

When: March 25-26
Where: Calgary Zoo
Cost: regular admission/membership rates apply

TELUS Spark Spring Sparktacular

When: March 25-26
Where: TELUS Spark
Cost: regular admission/membership rates apply

Butterfield Acres Great Legendary Easter Hunts

When: March 25-26
Where: Butterfield Acres
Cost: $12.99 (+gst) for kids (able to walk to 17 years); $14.99 (+gst) for adults

Easter Fun at the Calgary Farmers’ Market

When: March 25-26
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market
Cost: free

Easter Bunny Visits Lake Louise Ski Resort

When: March 25-27
Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market
Cost: free to meet the bunny all weekend and do the egg hunt (12 & younger) on March 27; regular lift ticket rates apply to ski

Easter Weekend at the Fairmont Banff Springs

When: March 25-27
Where: Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff AB
Cost: Easter activities are for hotel guests; 2 brunches available to non-guests

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Photos at Marlborough Mall

When: March 26
Where: Marlborough Mall
Cost: free

Bowness Spring Craft Sale & Easter Eggstravaganza

When: March 26
Where: Bowness Community Association
Cost: free admission, free skating

Michaels Kids Club: Easter Tic Tac Toe

When: March 26
Where: Michaels stores
Cost: $2/child

Easter at Symons Valley Ranch

When: March 26
Where: Symons Valley Ranch Market
Cost: free

Easter Sunday at Mount Norquay

When: March 27
Where: Mount Norquay ski area
Cost: egg hunt is free for kids; regular lift ticket rates apply to ski; brunch also available for $15-30 pp

XL103 Easter Egg Hunt

When: March 27
Where: Confederation Park (Rosemont Community Hall)
Cost: free

Mount Engadine Lodge Easter Scavenger Hunt, BBQ & Campfire

When: March 27
Where: Mount Engadine Lodge, 37 km from Canmore
Cost: free activities; BBQ is by cash donation to Bow Valley Food Bank

Free Public Swim at Select City of Calgary Pools

When: March 27
Where: Inglewood, Acadia, Killarney, and Sir Winston Churchill pools
Cost: free

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