Day Trips

Discovery Canyon Red Deer Valley (Family Fun Calgary)
Have a Blast at Discovery Canyon on the Red Deer River

The tentative opening date for 2021 is July 1. Be sure to check updates (ie Facebook) before you go. Go for a drive, and on a beautiful day in the Red Deer area, check out Discovery Canyon. With a lazy river and a beach area, there’s something for everyone! This free
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Charmed Playhouses Resort (Family Fun Calgary)
Charmed Family Resort Playhouses for a Magical Getaway

Add some magic to your next getaway with Charmed Family Resorts! Charmed Playhouses, based in Lethbridge, AB, builds the playhouses of your dreams. These amazing playhouses are steeped in quality and luxury, and even if you can’t get one for your backyard, you can make some memories by staying in
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Banff Gondola Alpenglow (Family Fun Calgary)
Banff Gondola Alpenglow

This winter you can experience magical moments at the Banff Gondola Alpenglow Experience. On Fridays and Saturdays from February 19 to March 13, 2021, nature will be bringing you its own light show as the sun sets and a rose-coloured glow illuminates the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Then you can enjoy
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Let's Roam (Family Fun Calgary)
Discover Calgary With the Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt

Maybe you’re looking for a date night or a family day. Do you need an idea for a birthday party or special occasion or do you just need to get out of the house? The Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts might be just what you’re looking for! This app-led scavenger hunt
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Banff SnowDays (Family Fun Calgary)
The Best That Winter Has to Offer at Banff SnowDays

Did you know that the Lake Louise Ice Magic Festival (coming back in 2022) is actually just one part of an even larger winter festival?? Hard to believe, I know! Banff SnowDays is a fabulous annual festival with special events happening throughout Banff National Park between January 20 and 31, 2021. It brings to the park and
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Badlands Amphitheatre
Canada’s Largest Outdoor Stage – The Badlands Amphitheatre

Did you know that Canada’s largest outdoor stage is just an hour and a half northeast of Calgary? You may already be familiar with Drumheller, Alberta as being the dinosaur capital of the world. The Royal Tyrrell Museum, opportunities to dig for fossils, great hiking and campgrounds make this a
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Banff Mountain Adventures (Family Fun Calgary)
Diary of a Staycation: Banff Mountain Adventures

In a year where we’re learning about disappointment, it’s time to add a splash of fun. When you can’t jump on a plane to visit beautiful far-off places, drive next door to visit the beautiful places on your doorstep. Travel with us to Banff, where we stayed at the Moose
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Stand Up Paddleboarding in Calgary

by Tanya Koob August 2013 (Updated 2020) Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest-growing sport around the world right now for good reason. It’s easy, there’s a low learning curve, and most people can jump on a board their first time out with no previous experience or lessons. It’s also
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Glacier Skywalk Jasper National Park
Glacier Skywalk: It’s OK to Look Down!

The Glacier Skywalk, located near the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre (which is one hour from Jasper or two and a half hours from Banff), gives guests a one-of-a-kind mountain experience. This marvel of engineering allows visitors to walk out on a glass-floored walkway that extends from a cliff, looking
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Royal Tyrrell Museum (Family Fun Calgary)
Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller, AB)

The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller boasts an extensive collection of dinosaur fossils and exhibits on prehistoric life. Where else can your child dig for dinosaur bones and actually find them? […]