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What Does the Future Hold? Reopening Calgary

Reopening Calgary (Family Fun Calgary)

When businesses across Canada began to close in March, it was hard to imagine when and how things would begin to re-open again. And yet, here we are. Restrictions are beginning to loosen (not disappear) and businesses in Calgary are slowly beginning to re-open. Things will be different for a while, though. Businesses have had to adapt, prepare, and implement all sorts of new strategies for keeping our city safe and healthy. The situation is fluid, of course, but our desire for this post is to provide updates and links to keep you in the know for what is opening, when it is opening, and what changes you can expect.

The City of Calgary has a list of what’s open and you might find this website on what’s opening in Calgary helpful, too.


Saturday, August 15

Studio Bell is reopening with timed tickets and free admission for the first four weekends.

Tuesday, August 4

Bow Habitat Station Discovery Centre is opening.

Monday, August 3

Glenbow Museum is open, with timed ticketing.

Monday, July 20

YMCA Calgary locations are open – with a gradual increase in facilities.

Devonian Gardens reopens, but the playground remains closed.

Friday, July 17

Calaway Park is opening for the season, with some changes for safety.

Saturday, July 11

TELUS Spark is partially reopening. It won’t be quite as you remember it, as the hands-on exhibit galleries will be closed and don’t forget to reserve a time slot.

Tuesday, June 30

Three more locations of the Calgary Public Library are opening: Central, Giuffre Family, and Signal Hill libraries.

Saturday, June 27

The Heritage Park Historical Village will be reopening, including select buildings and attractions. Admission must be purchased for a specific timeslot. (From June 17 – 24, your Gasoline Alley Museum admission will include walkthrough access to the Historical Village. No buildings and attractions will be open until the 27th.)

Friday, June 26

Some Cineplex theatres will be opening.

Tuesday, June 23

Three locations of the Calgary Public Library are reopening as pilot locations: Forest Lawn, Crowfoot, and Fish Creek. These locations will have metered access, limited hours, and public health protocols in place, including limited capacity, hand sanitizing stations, and physical distancing.

Saturday, June 20

Cobb’s Adventure Park is opening today.

Friday, June 19

Granary Road is opening today.

Kayben Farms is opening today.

Summer Farm Days are coming to Calgary Farmyard starting today.

Wednesday, June 17

Butterfield Acres opens today.

Monday, June 15

Indoor exhibits at the Calgary Zoo are opening with an expanded Zooventure.

Friday, June 12

We hear the Stage 2 of the reopening should launch today and some Stage 3 items have been moved to Stage 2. See the news article from June 9 HERE.

Friday, June 5

The Hangar Flight Museum opens today, but you’ll need to buy your tickets online.

Wednesday, June 3

Gasoline Alley Museum and the Railway Café at Heritage Park are targeted to open. The Museum and Café will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.

Friday, May 29

Calgary Farmyard is open for free drive-throughs. Reservations begin May 26.

Playgrounds are starting the re-opening in Calgary. This should be completed by June 3.

Wednesday, May 27

The Heritage Park Haskayne Mercantile Block shops will be reopening (The Toy Shoppe, Switzer’s, Plaza Mercantile & Corner Emporium). Hours of operation will be 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Monday, May 25

Restaurants, pubs, hair salons and barbershops in Calgary and Brooks are permitted to reopen at 50% capacity. See a news article here.

Friday, May 22

Playgrounds in Airdrie are opening at 5 pm.

Saturday, May 23

The Calgary Zoo will be opening on May 23, with timed entry, limited capacity, and a new one-way, outdoor-only exceptional experience: Zooventure!

Tuesday, May 19:

Alberta Parks will open the first wave of provincial campgrounds on June 1. Registration has already opened.

Malls have re-opened with reduced hours and retailers. Public health measures are in place. See all the updates for specific locations: Market Mall, Chinook Centre, The Core, Marlborough Mall, Sunridge Mall, Northland Village, Westbrook Mall, Southcentre Mall, and Cross Iron Mills.

Seasonal Farmers Markets are beginning to open with social distancing and some hours and policies may differ. Some of the year-round markets are also open, but be sure to check for details before heading out.

City-owned golf courses are now open, with physical distancing.


While it is our desire at Family Fun Calgary to provide you with information and options for having fun in the Calgary area, we encourage you to take the recommended public health measures seriously. Please continue to practice social distancing during these stages and make responsible decisions for your family and the people around you. And, remember how quickly things can change!

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Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.

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