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The Calgary Zoo Shines During ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival

Illuminasia at the Calgary Zoo, Calgary AB

September 17th through November 1st, ILLUMINASIA lights up the night at the Calgary Zoo. Presented by Sinopec Canada, the Lantern & Garden Festival features 366 authentic Chinese lanterns that showcase some of the zoo’s animals, as well as culturally symbolic animals and iconic Chinese symbols, like the crane and the Phoenix. The Dorothy Harvie Gardens are the […]

Celebrate Autumn Down on the Farm at Kayben’s Pumpkin Days

Kayben's Pumpkin Days, Kayben Farms AB

Kayben’s Pumpkin Days celebrates all the best parts of fall and gives you a few more chances to visit the farm before it closes for the winter. Each weekend has a theme, as follows: October 3-4: Mini Market October 10-11: Thanksgiving Weekend October 17-18: Club Week October 24-25: First Responders Appreciation Week October 31: Dress […]

Find the Perfect Jack-o-Lantern During one of Butterfield Acres’ Harvest Pumpkin Hunts

Butterfield Acres

It’s pumpkin hunting time! Butterfield Acres Pumpkin Hunts are one of the most popular events of the fall season. Throughout October you can head out to the farm with your little ones to hunt for pumpkins. Be sure to book your tickets in advance as they go quickly! Be sure to dress warmly (and wear […]

Sam, from the Calgary Zoo, Is Here to Teach Us About Extinct Mammals!

Sam, the Calgary Zoo's junior expert on extinct creatures!

Welcome back Sam! We really enjoyed all the great info you gave us on Allosaurus and the Hadrosaurs, and we always love reading your blog posts. What are you here to tell us about today? “Hello everyone – it’s Sam here in the field! I’m in the Karsten Discovery Centre looking at some really neat fossils in […]

Experience ILLUMINASIA at a Special Family Price During Jai Ting Sundays at the Calgary Zoo

Illuminasia at the Calgary Zoo, Calgary AB

Each Sunday during ILLUMINASIA, your family can enjoy an early evening of culture and entertainment with a special discount. The authentic Chinese lanterns will light up the zoo and set the stage for a unique experience like no other in Calgary. On Jai Ting Sundays, the admission cost for a family of four (2 adults, 2 […]

Are Dinosaurs Back?!? You’ll Find Out… at Dinosaurs Alive in the Calgary Zoo’s Prehistoric Park!

Dinosaurs Alive continues through October 31, 2015 at the Calgary Zoo's Prehistoric Park

Dinosaurs Alive is back at the Calgary Zoo, but only until Halloween Day (October 31st)! Travel back to prehistoric times and get up close with all 16 animatronic dinosaurs. Not only do these dinos look just like the real thing, they move and sound like them too! This is an immersive paleontological experience not to be missed. […]

Things Are Gonna Get a Little Spooky During Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park

Ghouls Night Out

Spend the weekends leading up to Halloween with the haunted spirits of the past! Heritage Park’s Ghouls’ Night Out is one of the city’s most beloved Halloween traditions and this year it’s happening on two weekends! On October 24-25 and 29-30, Heritage Park will be transformed into a ghost town, full of activities to get ghouls big and […]

Big Cats Showing Off: Calgary Zoo Tiger Training

Tiger Training at the Calgary Zoo, Calgary AB

The recently renovated Amur tiger habitat at the Calgary Zoo is home to tiger target training, daily at 11:30 am. Visitors to the Tiger Amphitheater get to watch a keeper instructing the tiger to practice a series of actions for reward. And the keeper wears a mic so that he/she can explain the whole process to the […]

Sam, Your Calgary Zoo Dino Expert, Introduces the Hadrosaurs (aka the Duckbill Dinosaurs)

Parasaurolophus, one of the dinos that lives at the Calgary Zoo's Prehistoric Park.

Remember Sam? He recently stopped by to teach us all about Allosaurus, one of his favourite dinosaurs at the Calgary Zoo’s Prehistoric Park, plus we love reading his blog posts. Well, Sam is back for another visit and he’s got some great info for us! Today, Sam is going to share with us what he knows about a really interesting group of dinosaurs: the hadrosaurs, […]

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Duos Fill Devonian Gardens With the Sweet Sound of Music

Free concerts by members of the CPO at Devonian Gardens, Calgary AB

Downtown Calgarians (and anyone else who wants to be there!) will be treated to three free concerts by talented duos from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Environmental educators will be on hand before and after the CPO performance to help you explore “songs of nature” with games, bio-facts, and environmental education. CPO December Performances at Devonian Gardens Details: […]