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Discover a Whole New World During a Wetland Bug Safari at Ralph Klein Park

Wetland Bug Safari at Ralph Klein Park in Calgary AB, summer 2015.

Safari in the city! At a Ralph Klein Park Wetland Bug Safari, you will discover ferocious floaters, amazing acrobats and tiny transformers in the park’s wetland. Guided by an environmental educator, participants will capture fascinating insects and invertebrates and learn how these tiny creatures survive and thrive in the storm-water pond. All equipment and bug guides […]

Feathered Fun at Ralph Klein Park This Summer, During “What Bird is That?”

What Bird is That? at Ralph Klein Park in Calgary AB

Learn how to ID birds,  and use binoculars and scopes to spot some amazing birds. Impress your friends and stump your parents with your newfound skills. This is a free program; donations always welcome. What Bird is That? at Ralph Klein Park Event Details: When: Thursdays, July 9 – September 3, 2015 Time: 1-3 pm Where: Ralph Klein […]

Enhance Your Calgary Summer With Entertainment ‘Al Fresco’

Summer Entertainment Al Fresco in Calgary AB

Our summers in Calgary are so short — we need to enjoy the outdoor weather as much as possible! One of the greatest things about the Calgary summer is the opportunity to enjoy great entertainment outdoors, otherwise known as entertainment al fresco. Here are some popular outdoor entertainment events that take place in Calgary over the the summer season. If […]

There’s a Tempest in Prince’s Island Park at Shakespeare By the Bow

Shakespeare by the Bow (The Tempest) Calgary AB, June 23 - August 16, 2015

Shakespeare by the Bow (formerly known as Shakespeare in the Park) is an annual Calgary summer tradition, presented in the beautiful setting of Prince’s Island Park, by Theatre Calgary. This year’s selected production is The Tempest; all performances are offered on a pay-what-you-will basis (no ticket required). For more information on the Shakespeare by the Bow […]

Parks Day at Glenbow Ranch

Glenbow Ranch

On July 18th, take the family out to Glenbow Ranch for a day of family fun. The day kicks off with the Riversong Run at the Ranch (from Kids’ Challenge to Half-Marathon), then the fun continue with an interactive play, refreshments, facepainting, pony rides and more. Family activities are free, but donations are welcomed, with […]

Dr. Seuss in the Park

Dr. Seuss in the Park takes place in Riley Park every Saturday between June 27 and August 29, 2015. Calgary AB

The University of Calgary’s Students’ Union Volunteer Services – Students for Literacy is once again presenting Dr. Seuss in the Park this summer! From June 27 – August 29, the group will set up a tent in Riley Park each Saturday to get kids excited about books! There will also be crafts and games. Children of […]

Glenbow Ranch Family Programs

Glenbow Ranch

Glenbow Ranch is a great natural space located about five minutes outside of Cochrane. While the park is an ideal place just to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, they also offer a variety of family programs over the summer. The Ranch is hosting programs like Remarkable Raptors, Kits and Wacky Weather, Archaeological Adventures, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Riding Around the Glenmore Reservoir with Kids #yycbikemonth


Like so many kids their age, mine find the call of large bodies of water hard to resist. Such was the case on an epic bike ride we recently took. We were three-quarters of the way through the trip when we came upon the Glenmore Reservoir. We walked to the very edge of the boat […]