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Outdoor Water Fun

Where to find all the Outdoor pools, wading pools, spray parks, rafting and more in the City of Calgary

Reels and Reins

Reels & Reins, Saturday July 11 at Bow Habitat Station

Celebrate Family Fishing Weekend at the Bow Habitat Station!  Discover the lure of fishing indoors and out. Enjoy family fishing outside at the Trout Pond, then head inside the Discovery Centre for more family games and to feed the hatchery’s fish at a special price of $5 per person (children 4 & under are free)! Reins and Reels […]

City of Calgary Spray Parks

Spray Parks

There’s nothing like running through a cool shower of water on a hot day. That’s exactly what you get at one of Calgary’s spray parks, where you can dip your toes into a wading pool and get a blast of water, just when you need it most! […]

City of Calgary Wading Pools

City of Calgary

On hot days, take the little ones to these outdoor wading pools in Calgary parks. […]

Sikome Lake

sikome beach

Sikome Lake is a definate must family fun destination for the summer. It is a manmade lake located in Fish Creek Park in the south part of Calgary.

Calgary’s Outdoor Swimming Pools

Outdoor Pools in Calgary AB

When the summer is hot it is nice to cool off with a dip in an outdoor swimming pool. Here is a comprehensive list of the City of Calgary pools. […]

Outdoor Pools Swimming Lessons


Did you know that many of Calgary’s outdoor pools offer summer swimming lessons? It’s true! If you want to occupy your kids every morning for a week in the beautiful outdoors, check and see if the outdoor pool near you offers lessons. Visit the Calgary Outdoor Swimming Pool Association website for pricing, availability, and locations […]

Bow Habitat Station Trout Pond Now Open!

Bow Habitat Station

The Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond is now open for the season! This pond is stocked with trout raised in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Please note that bait is not allowed and barbless hooks are required. Bring your own gear, or rent a rod for $5 from […]

Slide the City


This is gonna be one epic slip ‘n slide! Slide the City comes to Calgary August 1st, bringing with it a whole lot of slip-sliding watery fun. Cost varies depending on whether you choose to be a single slider, triple slider or VIP slider, and when you register (early bird, regular or late). Each level comes with […]

Rafting in Calgary

rafting in Calgary

Rafting on one of the rivers in Calgary is a favorite pastime. Find out where to go to start your rafting adventure, what equipment you need and some of the safety considerations. […]

Calgary Outdoor Pools: South Calgary Outdoor Pool

South Calgary Pool

My goal this summer is to slow down and really enjoy summer; to consciously look at it from the perspective of my children and try to do fun and different things we’ve never done before. And while it’s such an obvious activity and something I grew up doing – we had never gone swimming at […]