Kid Friendly Attractions in Calgary

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  • Calgary International Airport
  • Calgary Tower
  • Heritage Park
  • Stampede Park
  • Stephen Avenue
  • Telus Convention Center
  • If your kids love cowboys, dinosaurs, horse-back rides, or just being outside, then Calgary is a great place to visit. Calgary is known as a great place to get outdoors! So, if your kids can't handle the thought of another hour sitting in a restaurant or looking at art, try something from the following list.

    Heritage Park is the best children's attraction I've ever found in the world. I'm not puffing up my own city too much when I say that, either. We take our children here almost every week, and they love it each and every time. There's fun, classic rides, such as the ferris wheel, the "whip," the "caterpillar," etc., and there's candy stores, a bakery, an ice cream shop, farm animals, a steam engine train, a fort, a teepee, and much much more.

    The Zoo is another great place for kids. All kids love animals. Calgary has a section for dinosaurs, too! Of course, they are of the life-size, plastic variety.

    Calgary has a number of get parks. Fish Creek Park is huge and perfect for bike rides. Bowness Park has a fantastic skating area in the winter. Nosehill Park is massive and a great place to walk a dog. Other nice parks include Edworthy Park and Stanley Park, both of which are near our rivers.

    If you're downtown, check out the Calgary Tower, and see if your little ones are courageous enough to stand on the glass bottom floor! Or, head over to the Science Center, where there's always a new, interactive learning environment.

    Calaway Park is a theme-park with roller coasters and other rides, but the season is short. It's great for the summer months. But, Canada Olympic Park is fun year round, if you want to ski or bike.

    Heritage Park Historical Village

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    1900 Heritage Dr. SW
    (At 14th Street Southwest)

    Calgary's living history... read more

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    Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park

    1300 Zoo Rd. NE

    A wide variety of animal exhibits... read more

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    Bowness Park

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    8900 48th Avenue Northwest

    Year-round outdoor activities... read more

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    Fish Creek Provincial Park

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    13931 Woodpath Road Southwest

    A unspoiled natural area with an expansive pathway system... read more

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    TELUS World of Science

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    701 11th St. SW

    Host of a variety of scientific exhibits... read more

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    Canada Olympic Park Ski Hill

    88 Canada Olympic Park Rd. SW

    Skiing and snowboaring in the city... read more

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    Calgary Tower

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    101 9th Avenue SW
    9th Ave. and Centre St. SW

    Calgary's most famous urban landmark features a rotating dining room from which to take in the best view in the city... read more

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    Calaway Park

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    245033 Range Rd. 33

    The Calgary's only theme park... read more

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    Glenbow Museum

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    130 9th Ave. SE
    At 1st St

    Calgary's premier art museum, with a rotating selection of world class exhibits... read more
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