Parks & Pathways

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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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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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

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 stay active,
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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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Embrace the Outdoors (Family Fun Calgary)
Embrace the Outdoors: Unique Ways to Get Outside

Getting outdoors is good for you anytime, but especially in 2021! Walking has been my go-to in the last year, but that attraction only lasted about 30 seconds with my children. We’ve gone skating, enjoyed fire pits, and used bribery in the form of walking for slurpees. As winter slows
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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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Bowness Mini Train (Family Fun Calgary)
Bowness Park Mini Train

Originally constructed (in an earlier version) during the 1950’s, and closed for 3 years after damage in the Calgary 2013 flood, the Bowness Park Mini Train is a treat for all Calgary kids! Regular fares and hours of operation for the mini train and boat rentals resume Victoria Day Weekend. Get more
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