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Park Kite Flying (Family Fun Calgary)
New Places to Visit in Calgary: Parks and Outdoor Spaces You Won’t Want to Miss (2021)

June 2021 I have never appreciated going outside as much as I have since the pandemic began. Calgarians have always embraced the outdoors and thrived on outdoor activities and with all the chaos and confusion in this weird new world, this is more true than ever. We’ve been able to
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101 Things to do at Home (Family Fun Calgary)
101 Things to Do at Home to Survive During Self-Isolation

As we all adjust to our ‘new normal’, with children at home – many of whom are too young to understand much of what’s happening – we all strive to find normalcy in our daily routine. We have compiled our ‘101 Things To Do at Home’ – a list of
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Christmas Letter (Family Fun Calgary)
2019 Christmas Letter Re-Run (Because We Don’t Talk About 2020): Choose Your Own Perspective

Tis the season of Christmas letters. Doesn’t it feel good to read about everyone’s delightful year?! In the spirit of transparency, here’s a real Christmas letter to go with the one family picture where everyone is fully clothed and pretending to like each other. But don’t worry, if you happen
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Inexpensive Winter Fun Calgary (Family Fun Calgary)
Feeling the Cold AND the Pinch? Have Winter Fun in Calgary for $5 or Less

Oh, winter, with your long nights and cold days. Dripping boots line my entryway, my budget is squeezed by Christmas, and the days where we could run out and play are a distant memory. But we can defeat the winter blues. It’s possible to take the family out for some
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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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Columbia Icefields (Family Fun Calgary)
Breathtaking Scenery and Happy Kids: A Rewarding Adventure at the Columbia Icefield

August 2019 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
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YYC Small Business Profile (Family Fun Calgary)
Let’s Get to Know You! Introducing YYC Small Business Profiles: CALGARY DRY ICE

The COVID-19 crisis has turned our world upside-down in historical ways, bringing a storm of adversity to small businesses in Calgary. Many of these businesses are now in a critical fight for survival and the future is uncertain. Although tentative “re-entry” measures have been announced by the Alberta government, Family
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Easy Lunches (Family Fun Calgary)
Five Easy Lunches (Or Snacks) Your Grade Schoolers Can Do

They want to eat. ALL. THE. TIME. I clean up breakfast and they ask for a snack. They stand in front of an open fridge, dig through the pantry, and leave counters strewn with their debris. I’m going to padlock the kitchen pretty soon (oh, right, open concept house design
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Invitations to Play (Family Fun Calgary)
8 Exciting, Imaginative and EASY Invitations to Play

Let’s face it, parents, right now, stress, for many of us, is at an all-time high. But at the same time, in a strange way, life has been simplified. The usual rush, rush, rush is gone – and with no school, lessons or outings, your kids are probably getting bored.
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