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Party on the Water, as Glenmore Sailing School Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Glenmore Sailing School in Calgary AB celebrates its 50th Anniversary on July 25, 2015.

  The Glenmore Sailing School at South Glenmore Park is turning the “big 5-0″, and the City of Calgary wants you to help them celebrate! Sailing rides, introductory 1-hour lessons and a BBQ will all be on offer at this fun, free event. No pre-registration required. Glenmore Sailing School 50th Anniversary Event Details: When: Saturday, July 25, […]

This Summer, Get Your Groove on in a Favourite Park, at Music in the Park

Music in the Park, Calgary AB

This summer, kick back and enjoy some great live music in one of Calgary’s favourite parks, courtesy of the City of Calgary! BYO chair and picnic; concerts happen rain or shine. Music in the Park events will be taking place as follows:   Music in the Park Event Details: When: most Sundays, July 19-August 23, 2015; also August […]

City of Calgary Offers Free Fun in its Parks During Summer Holidays!

Calgary Park 'n Play and Stay 'n Play free summer recreation programs.

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. Park […]

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 […]

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 […]