June 2018

In 2008, best friends and Calgary moms, Melissa and Voula, grew tired of missing out on some of the great family-friendly events and activities in their hometown. They put their heads together in search of a solution, decided to start a website that would keep local parents in the know about all of the family-friendly opportunities in the city, and Family Fun Calgary was born. Since that time, these ladies have grown the Family Fun network to include 5 other cities across Canada and introduced the popular Family Fun Canada website which explores travel tips and destinations that hold appeal for Canadian families. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the amazing Family Fun Canada network, we have compiled a list of our readers’ all-time favourites from our Calgary site:

Family Fun Calgary’s Top Ten Favourite Stories

Weekend Boy with Umbrella (Family Fun Calgary) Family Fun Calgary’s Weekend Roundup

Calgary parents know that there is no better time to indulge in some precious family time than on the weekend! That’s why our readers’ favourite post of all time is our editor’s weekend roundup of the BEST events in Calgary every single weekend. If you are wondering what do to in Calgary on the weekends, this is one stop shop.



FREE Kids Glasses at Superstore

Calgarians LOVE a freebie.  Our readers spread our ‘FREE Kids Glasses at Superstore’ post around like wildfire! Here’s to betting that there are a few little faces sporting some cutesy FREE glasses around Calgary thanks to this one.




Garage Sale (Family Fun Calgary)

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Garage Sales on Parade

When Calgary families are not out getting a freebie, it seems they are chasing a bargain at a garage sale! Readers can’t get enough of our roundup of community garage sales. Community garage sales are often sponsored and coordinated by local realtors or community associations. Whether stocking up on books, toys, or gardening tools, Calgarians love to hit the neighbourhood deals. This post comes in at number 3 on our all-time most-read list.


100 Things (Family Fun Calgary)100 Fun Things to Do in Calgary With Your Family This Summer

Ahhh! Sweet Summer–Calgarians can’t get enough. From the Stampede to festivals to outdoor attractions, our 100 Fun Things list has it all. Families will not waste a second of this precious season when they consult this comprehensive guide.




Canada Day Guide (Family Fun Calgary) Canada Day Events in Calgary

From fireworks to Fort Calgary, it seems families are looking to get out and show some national pride. Our popular Canada Day Events post points families in the right direction for places to do just that.




Christmas Light Displays (Family Fun Calgary)Best Christmas Lights Displays in Calgary

You can’t keep Calgarians at home! During the Christmas season, they are on the hunt for the best lights displays the city has to offer, and Family Fun Calgary delights in pointing them in the right direction.




Calgary Kids Eat Free (Family Fun Calgary)Kids Eat FREE

This post is popular all year long! It seems parents love to take their families out to a restaurant for a meal, but they like to pinch their pennies while doing it. Find out when and where Kids Eat FREE around Calgary.


Alberta Parks Camping (Family Fun Calgary)Best Kid-Friendly Campgrounds in Southern Alberta

Some of the best childhood memories begin with a camping trip! It’s no wonder this roundup of the best kid-friendly campgrounds in Southern Alberta is one of our top-read posts every single summer.


Coupons for Calgary Attractions (Family Fun Calgary) Every Family Can Afford to Save a Buck or Two! Calgary Attractions Discount Coupons

Thinking of visiting places like Calaway Park, the Telus Spark Science Centre, the Calgary Stampede, Heritage Park, or the Calgary Zoo? This post can point you in the right direction in terms of how to find discounts, coupons, and deals.


Sikome Lake in Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary AB (Family Fun Calgary)Spend a Beach Day – Without Leaving the City – at Sikome Lake

It’s not summer without a visit to Sikome Lake. This man-made attraction located in Fish Creek Provincial Park delivers Calgary residents all the fixings of a day at the beach without having to leave city limits!




We would like to thank all of our readers for their support over the past ten years, and we wish you and yours much FAMILY FUN in the future!