Day Trips

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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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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CLOSED Kayben Farms

Kayben Farms’ Sunshine Adventure Park is a refreshing place to take your kids for a delightful day of fun in the sun, about 10 minutes south of the city. […]

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? […]

Columbia Icefields (Family Fun Calgary)
Breathtaking Scenery and Happy Kids: A Rewarding Adventure at the Columbia Icefield

National Geographic has called it one of the most scenic drives in the world. We were happy to agree as we drove from Banff to begin our short journey on Highway 93. The road winds its way north to Jasper, through thick stands of evergreens, around turquoise lakes, dwarfed by the
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Discovery Canyon Red Deer Valley (Family Fun Calgary)
Have a Blast at Discovery Canyon on the Red Deer River

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 play area features: natural river-fed bubbling pools of water tube floating trickling rivulets a wading pool accessible beach and
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Canmore Malcolm Hotel (Family Fun Calgary)
Splurge Close to Home This Year: Canmore is a World-Class Destination

King Malcolm III of Scotland was an intrepid warrior who ruled from 1058 – 1093. He came to power after killing the legendary Macbeth in battle, avenging the death of his father, Duncan. Credited by some with founding a dynasty that consolidated royal power in Scotland, his lineage included kings
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Dinosaur Provincial Park (Family Fun Calgary)
The “Other” Canadian Badlands – Discovering the Fossil Safari Tour at Dinosaur Provincial Park

What do you picture when I say “Badlands”? Is it hot, dry summers, rocks and dinosaur fossils, and maybe Drumheller and the Royal Tyrrell Museum? Well, keep going south along the Red Deer River Valley and you’ll come to the other Canadian Badlands, just north of Brooks, Alberta. Here you’ll
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Transportation from Calgary to Banff (Family Fun Calgary)
When You Don’t Want to Drive: Transportation from Calgary to Banff

From the rolling prairies, to the soaring majesty of the Rockies, to the world-renowned Calgary Stampede, Calgary has become a tourist destination that is famous around the world. Many people who visit Calgary include a trip to Banff National Park (and if they don’t, they should!); a trip to Banff
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