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Parks & Pathways

Mobile Adventure Playgrounds (Family Fun Calgary).
Kids Can Enjoy Free Play at Calgary’s Mobile Adventure Playground

There’s a new playground in town . . . and it won’t stay put! The City of Calgary has a mobile adventure playground that spends the summer travelling between city parks. The pilot program was so successful that over 2000 children visited the playgrounds over the summer. It has continued
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Urban Hikes (Family Fun Calgary)
Urban Hikes: Hit the Trails Without Hitting the Road

Urban hikes: let’s hit the trail without hitting the road! Parenting involves seasons of desperately trying to fill the days with activities, like taking toddlers swimming, even though you know perfectly well you might spend more time getting ready and cleaning up than you actually spend in the pool. It
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Douglas Fir Trail Edworthy Park (Family Fun Calgary)
Adventure in an Afternoon: Hiking the Douglas Fir Trail at Edworthy Park

I like to be active, but to be honest, I’m a bit of a lazy hiker. I do best when someone treats me like a teenager. “Okay, Charity, we’re going hiking so get in the car. Lunch is already packed and we’ll go out for supper when we’re done.” I’m
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Bike Parks (Family Fun Calgary)
Challenge Yourself With Calgary Bike Parks and Pump Tracks

Do you remember being a kid and the joy and freedom of riding a bike? Pedalling up the hill as hard as you could and then enjoying the thrill and the wind in your hair (ahem, kids, wear your helmets) as you flew down the hill. Bike parks have been
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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (Family Fun Calgary)
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Bring your family down to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary for interactive, self-guided programming for all ages. Topics vary weekly and include glimpses into the nature, history and hidden secrets of the site. The Nature Centre is only open on weekends, but portable washrooms are available in the summer. Admission is
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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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Must Visit Playgrounds (Family Fun Calgary)
Free Fun in the Summer Sunshine: Must-Visit Calgary Playgrounds

I have many fond memories of my childhood summers… long bright days, loads of free time, seemingly endless weeks of freedom from the regular school routine. But now, as a parent, I realize that my own parents may have found those summer days just a tad too long and too unstructured and
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Beyond the Playground Calgary Parks (Family Fun Calgary)
Beyond the Playground – A Snapshot of Calgary’s Parks

Please note: COVID-19 restrictions may affect some of the places on this list. When I was a mom of littles, playgrounds may have been the only thing that saved me. I certainly wasn’t getting any sleep and sanity was simply an elusive obsession. There were days I would be at
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South Glenmore Park Bike Pump Track is Now OPEN!

Closed for improvements as of April 2021 Guess what, Calgary?!  The bike skills park at South Glenmore Park opened on August 14th, 2020! Cyclists in Calgary have a new circuit to enjoy and sharpen their skills on at the South Glenmore Bicycle Pump Track. This asphalt circuit utilizes hills to
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Sikome Lake in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary AB (Family Fun Calgary)
Sikome Lake – Closed for 2021 Season

As a result of operational restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, start-up processes for Sikome Aquatic Facility were put on hold this spring. These processes, which take a minimum of 8 weeks, make opening for summer 2021 infeasible. As a result, Sikome Aquatic Facility will remain closed for summer
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