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Day Trips

Experience Alberta's History Pass
SAVE with Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass

If you are planning to visit any of Alberta’s museums or historical sites, you have to check out the Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass. This amazingly affordable card will get you and your family a full year of access to some of the best museum’s in the province, including the
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Queens Jubilee Free Admission
Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with FREE Museum Admission

In honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, the province is celebrating with free admission at several museums and historical sites on June 3-5, 2022! The full list of participating historic sites, museums and interpretive centres can be found here. Unfortunately the Saturday and Sunday spots are all filled up
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Calaway Park 2022
Plan the Perfect Playcation at Calaway Park!

Calaway Park is celebrating 40+1 years of family fun in 2022! This popular Calgary summer destination has been providing joy, excitement and family memories in Alberta for over four decades. I used to love going as a kid, and now that I am grown I love taking my own kids
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Lacombe Regional Tourism
Plan a Summer Roadtrip with Lacombe Regional Tourism

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road and discover new and interesting places with the family! Whether it be for a weekend getaway, or just for a daytrip, Lacombe County offers up a wide range of experiences and activities just a short drive south of Edmonton. Choose from
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Métis Crossing Interpretive Tour
Experience Indigenous Culture at Métis Crossing

Experience and connect with Indigenous culture at Métis Crossing, Alberta’s first major Métis cultural interpretive destination! Only 1.5 hours from Edmonton, they offer a variety of activities and experiences that provide an engaging educational environment for all ages. Book your ticket today and enjoy learning through art, dance, story telling
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Calaway Park 2022
Treat Your Family to a Season of Fun at Calaway Park in Calgary!

Move over staycation – a PLAYCATION is where it’s at this summer! The whole family wants, nay, needs a getaway, but flights, hotels and resorts are all so expensive. Skip the high-priced trip and plan an Alberta getaway the whole family will love. First stop? Western Canada’s largest outdoor family
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Bodo Archaeology Logo
Unearth Fun with Bodo Archaeology Summer Camps

Let your child experience archaeology in action this summer with Bodo Archaeology Summer Camps! Your child can become an archaeologist for the day and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities at a 500 year old dig site. It is a fun and interactive way to discover a new part of
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Alberta Roadside Attractions Mallard Duck Andrew
Pulling Out all the Big Roadside Attraction Stops

Go Big or Go Home!  On our recent trek back from camping in Cold Lake, we decided to take our time and check out some of the large roadside attractions in the area.  It added a few extra miles and hours to our trip, but it made for a fun
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Snowshoe and Stargaze at Elk Island
Celebrate International Dark Sky Week: Visit a Dark Sky Preserve

We’re so used to it. Street lights, traffic lights, business signs, billboards, car lights, security lights. When you start to make a list of all the nighttime lights that we see in towns and cities across Canada, it adds up quickly! All of this lighting is considered light pollution. Being
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Fantasyland Hotel
Our Shop and Stay-cation at Fantasyland Hotel!

Call it the winter blues, Covid lockdown craze, or cabin fever. Whatever it is, our family was in it deep and we needed a break – STAT! I love that we live so close to one of the coolest hotels — Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall. An overnight staycation
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