A Grandparent’s Guide to Calgary

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A Grandparent’s Guide to Calgary

15 Places to Make Magical Memories with Your Grandchildren
By
Sue & Dave Slaght
Living in Calgary, Sue and Dave are best friends and have been married for 35 years. They love discovering the city with their granddaughters, one of which was the model for the photos below. Their intrepid spirits keep them living the theme of ‘never too old to explore.’ You can follow their worldwide adventures on their blog Travel Tales of Life.

Watching the face of your grandchild light up with joy. Hearing squeals of glee as you share an adventure. Seeing the wonder in their eyes at a new discovery. As grandparents, we gather these precious moments as treasures of life.

Whether a long-time Calgary resident or a first time visitor, grandparents are on the hunt for activities to inspire grandchildren while igniting our own inner child. Seeing Calgary through younger eyes can bring a fresh perspective while grandchildren explore in confidence under experienced guidance. However finding multi generational excursions that all can enjoy is not always an easy task.

These 15 tried and tested outings in and around Calgary provide selection for all ages and interests. 

Calgary Zoo Penguins

Calgary Zoo Penguins , photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Calgary Zoo

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Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Fort Calgary

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Butterfield Acres

Butterfield Acres, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Butterfield Acres

Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Calgary Tower

Glenbow

Calgary Corn Maze

Bow Habitat Station

Bow Habitat Station, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Bow Habitat Station

Skyline Luge Calgary

Skyline Luge Calgary, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Skyline Luge Calgary

Public Art Treasure Hunt

Heritage Park

Heritage Park, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Heritage Park

Sweet treats at Heritage Park 

Heritage Park

Bowness Wading Park

Bowness Wading Park, photo by Sue & Dave Slaght

Bowness Wading Park

Calaway Park