Alberta’s Family Day weekend is a wonderful break from what can seem like a very long, dark, cold stretch between New Year’s and Spring Break. What better way to celebrate family than by spending some quality time with yours? Take a look at our top picks for fun events that are happening in and around Calgary between February 19 and 21, 2022.


Multiple Days

 

Alberta Free Family Fishing Weekends (Family Fun Calgary)

Alberta Free Family Fishing Weekend

If you’ve been thinking about trying fishing and have yet to take the plunge, why not try out the sport during one of Alberta’s FREE Family Fishing Weekends? During the Family Day Weekend, Albertans and visitors alike can fish without a licence. Keep in mind that all other fishing regulations still apply, waterbodies in national parks are not included, and the stream/river/lake you choose to fish in must be open for fishing.

Read more about it here.

 


Chinook Blast (Family Fun Calgary)

Chinook Blast

Chinook Blast is heating up our city with a celebration of community, culture, and civic pride. Make a plan to check out Calgary’s art, music, theatre, sport, and recreation, and embrace the season with your family! You can cozy up fireside on outdoor patios or capture moments among the lovely outdoor art installations. Enjoy the excellent anchoring events and plenty of other activities, including Community Pop-Ups, The Hub, and Friends of Chinook Blast.

Read more about it here.


Castle Mountain (Family Fun Calgary)Night Skiing at Castle Mountain

Castle Mountain Resort is embracing the Family Day holiday with night skiing on February 19 and 20, 2022. Is there a better way to spend the Family Day long weekend than skiing under the lights? All runs accessible by the Green Chair will be open during the evening, including jumps & rails for those a little more adventurous.

Read more about it here.

 


Friday

Let’s kick off the weekend!

Calgary Hitmen logoCalgary Hitmen Friday Family Fun Festival

February 18, 2022, is a Friday Family Fun Festival with the Calgary Hitmen! Tickets are $15 each and $5 from each ticket sold goes to Families Matter. They’ll kick off the Family Day weekend with activities on the concourse and a duel of Family Feud during the intermission.

Read more about it here.


Saturday

Now the weekend is really and truly here. How to spend a fun day with the kids? Keep reading!

FISHtival Bow Habitat Station (Family Fun Calgary)

Bow Habitat Station Family FISHtival

Celebrate Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta at Bow Habitat Station’s FISHtival on February 19, 2022! Join in activities and games and feed the fish in the Fish Hatchery. There will be indoor and outdoor Investigation Stations and special guest booths included with Discovery Centre Admission – fish feeding included. Family Fishing Weekend is for family and friends to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources: our lakes, rivers, streams, and the fish that live in them.

Read more about it here.


Family Day Calgary Zoo Golden Giraffe (Family Fun Calgary)Quest for the Golden Giraffe

Calgary Zoo has a Family Day adventure planned with the Quest for the Golden Giraffe! QUEST is a game series that puts you inside a story — where you choose what happens next! On this adventure, each choice you make sends you and your team in a new direction through select areas of the zoo as you try to find your way to the finish. There are plenty of animals to see along the way and you can pre-order a delicious lunch box.

Read more about it here.


Fort Calgary (Family Fun Calgary)Fort Calgary Bright Nights

For thousands of years, winter at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers has been a time for gathering, reflection, and storytelling. Experience nightfall under the stars with Bright Nights at Fort Calgary as Indigenous Elders share stories and experiences around the fire. The listening circle will be warm and bright with lanterns, heaters, and hot chocolate, but bundle up and bring a flashlight and a cozy blanket to snuggle under. Be sure to register for this special event.

Read more about it here.


Sunday

Sunday… a day of rest? Hmmm, that’s a rare thing for families with kids! But hopefully, Sunday can be a great day to relax and play. Or have brunch.

Heritage Park Brunch (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo: Heritage Park

Homestyle Breakfast Buffet at Heritage Park’s Wainwright Hotel

Sundays are brunch days and Heritage Park offers a delicious one that hopefully won’t break your [piggy] bank. Offered in the newly-renovated dining room at the Wainwright Hotel, this breakfast includes such tasty day-starters as fresh baked goods, buttermilk pancakes, french toast, waffles, eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns, cheeses, and drinks.

Read more about it here.


 Safari Sunday Brunch at the Calgary Zoo (Family Fun Calgary)Safari Sunday Brunch at The Calgary Zoo

Each Sunday, Safari Lodge, in the heart of Destination Africa at the Calgary Zoo, hosts a unique Calgary brunch experience. You and your fellow safari explorers can enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, including a free-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, eggs benedict with Canadian bacon, fresh salads, a made-to-order omelette station, a Belgium waffle bar, daily chef’s specials and much more.

Read more about it here.


Monday

Happy Holiday Monday!! Here are the top events for today.

Studio Bell Family Day (Family Fun Calgary)Family Day at Studio Bell

Family Day at Studio Bell is bringing you the Dueling Piano Kings, a highly interactive, all-request piano show, and all kinds of family fun, plus FREE admission and the chance to purchase a membership at an incredible deal.

Read more about it here.


Olympic Oval (Family Fun Calgary)

Olympic Oval Free Family Day Skate 

The Olympic Oval is pleased to once again be the host of the Servus Family Day Skate, in celebration of the provincial Family Day holiday. Take a skate and have some fun at the Olympic Oval on Family Day Monday! Please note that all skaters must wear CSA-approved helmets. Bring your own or rent one from the Skate Shop (limited availability).

Read more about it here.

 


The Military Museum Family Day (Family Fun Calgary)The Military Museums Family Day

What are you doing for Family Day? Join The Military Museums and see authentic armoured vehicles, fighter planes, weapons, and one-of-a-kind artifacts while taking in the family-friendly activities. They are offering special activities and past years have included black powder demonstrations by the Yankee Valley Historical Society, board games, and more!

Read more about it here.


The Hangar Flight Museum (Family Fun Calgary)Hangar Flight Museum

Plan to spend Family Day together as a family and take advantage of The Hangar Flight Museum’s special discount! Buy one admission and get one 50% off, plus they’ll be giving out free activity books.

Read more about it here.