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Weekend Roundup: 9 Fun Things to Do With Your Family Jan 30 – Feb 1


Another weekend is nearly upon us (yippee!) and there are loads of ways your family can have fun in and around Calgary. Here are some of our top picks! If your kids, like mine, have a PD day on Friday, take the opportunity to visit the Symons Valley Ranch Ice Festival. There will be fun outdoor winter […]

Where Kids Eat Free (or super cheap!) in Calgary

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Eating out is one of life’s great pleasures, but when you’ve got extra mouths to feed, restaurant meals can get very expensive, very quickly. Thankfully, there are some restaurants in town that offer complimentary kids’ meals on certain days! Here’s our round-up of when and where kids can eat for free (or nearly so) in Calgary: ABC […]

Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys


Are your little ones Dora fans? Back by popular demand, Dora and her friends are coming to Calgary, to perform live in the fun show Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys. They’ll be at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium for just two shows on May 31st! Dora, along with Boots, Map, Backpack, Diego and […]

Eau Claire Skating Party and Skate-a-Thon


Head down to the Prince’s Island Park Lagoon on February 8th for a free community skating party and, new this year, a Skate-a-Thon in support of KidSport programs. KidSport is a national program providing financial assistance to low income families in the form of organized sports registration fees and equipment for kids aged 18 and under. They help make […]

Family Literacy Day


Plan a special story time, tell some jokes, play a game, follow a favourite recipe… what is your family going to do on Family Literacy Day to celebrate all things written and read? Family Literacy Day, a national awareness initiative, is held annually on January 27 to promote to families the importance of reading and other literacy-related […]

U of C Dinos Athletics

U of C Dinos

Want to have a fun outing at a sporting event with the family but find the prices for professional sports games too steep? The University of Calgary Dinos Athletic teams are great value and when you attend one of their games, you’re supporting the local community and amateur athletes. With multiple teams and many home […]

Treehouse Indoor Playground & Cafe


Now open! Hold the presses, there’s a new indoor playground in town!! Treehouse Playground & Cafe is 10,000 square feet of bright and cheerful ‘kid utopia’, geared towards kids 13 years and younger. Calgary’s newest indoor playground offers a large play structure (with 3 20′ slides), wiggle cars, a bounce house, lego room, arcade, games, a toddler zone, […]

Exciting Changes at Your Calgary Public Library


The Calgary Public Library recently revealed some exciting changes and future plans, all geared toward getting Calgarians into their library. These changes also take library toward its goal of being the best public library system in the world. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new and what’s coming. Free Membership The Calgary Public Library has, effective immediately, […]

The 8 Best Family Winter Adventures in Canmore

The Best Family Winter Adventures in Canmore

Don’t let the winter weather keep your family stuck indoors, arguing over the remote control! Head for the hills to enjoy the beauty of winter and make family memories that will last a lifetime. Not sure where to go and what to do? Check out this terrific list of family-friendly winter activities in Canmore and […]

March of the Penguins


Since their arrival in 2012, the Calgary Zoo’s penguins have become one of the biggest attractions in town. This winter you can see the penguins outside of their usual habitat, as they parade around the zoo grounds. Beginning Thursday January 15th, the zoo’s King Penguins will take a short stroll outside their building, starting at 11 am daily. This engaging […]