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Heritage Day at Heritage Park

Heritage Park Train

More than just simply a long weekend, the August long weekend commemorates Heritage Day and the chance to celebrate all that makes Alberta unique. This August 4, help the occasion really live up to its name at Heritage Park. The park is  continuing its 50th anniversary celebrations by celebrating  local music, featuring roving musicians, concerts, music-themed activities and […]

Biking the Bow River Pathway with Kids

Biking the Bow River Pathway -biking SE near Pearce Estate

I’ve always known the Bow River Pathway to be a popular commuter route for cyclists heading downtown to work. Beyond that, I was curious if one of Calgary’s most popular pathways would be suitable for a leisurely family bike ride, or if my five year old son would get knocked over by faster cyclists. The […]

Hello Dali | Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery at Glenbow (until August 24th)

Some fun with Dali in the ARC Discovery Room during a Weekend at the Museum event

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Lord Beaverbrook had a passion for acquiring great works of art, both historical masterpieces and groundbreaking paintings of their time. The Glenbow Museum is proud to share that passion and showcase 75 of those great works by world-renowned artists from the fifteenth to twentieth century. For the first time ever in Canada […]

Park ‘n’ Play and Stay ‘n’ Play Programs 2014

City of Calgary

Park ‘n’ Play is a free outdoor drop-in program for children aged 6 to 12. Drop your kids off and they’ll keep busy with loads of activities, games, and crafts. Organizers divide the kids into two age groups where possible (ages 6-8 and 9-12), so that everyone can take part in age appropriate activities. Program […]

Five Ways to Survive the Stampede With Kids

Games at the Calgary Stampede

I’m a born and raised Calgarian. I’ve been in the city for 30-some Stampedes. One would think I would have grown tired of the festivities by now, but to the contrary, I actually love this time of year. I was never one to be out partying hard for those 10 days, but I do love […]

Version Fun Summer Camp

Version Fun Summer Camp

Does your heart break a little bit every time you see other kids run off and join in on fun activities while your little introvert sits back by him or herself? Version Fun is the first summer camp designed for introverted children. The camps’ low child/instructor ratios make introverted kids more comfortable as they move […]

Great To Skate Summer Sessions

Great to Skate Summer Camp

Don’t let the warm weather deter your kids from exploring their love of ice skating this summer! Great to Skate offers some fantastic summer programs to get little skaters on the ice over the course of their summer holidays. Great to Skate offers Learn to Skate, Figure Skating, Power Skating, and Learn to Play Hockey […]

Going to the Calgary Stampede? There’s an app for that

Stampede How-to Guide

Seriously, what would an awesome event like the Calgary Stampede be without an app that tracks every event and activity happening during the city’s most notorious 10 days? The planner allows you to plan and adjust your time at the park with searchable information and filters, use a GPS-enabled map to navigate all the activity around […]

Summer Fun Challenge: 100 Things to do in Calgary #YYCSummerFun {Printable + Prizes}

Flying kite

The Fun: Summer is relatively short in Calgary, so it’s important to pack as much as you can into the two short months when the kids are out of school and the parents (hopefully) have a little extra time to go out there and play! We put together a list of our favourite summer fun […]

Looking For a Kid Friendly Dentist? Try Dental Choice!


Most parents know that it’s important to start taking our kids to the dentist at an early age (two to three years is the recommended age), but the thought of having someone poke around in our little ones’ mouths can be daunting. Finding a dentist that makes both children and parents comfortable is key to […]