Calgary is home to an exciting collection of attractions that will spark your imagination and get your heart racing. From the wild side of the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo to the sky high views of the Calgary Tower, our city has tons of fun things to do for an experience you will never forget.
Top Attractions in Calgary for Families
Top Attractions in Calgary for Families
Top Attractions in Downtown Calgary
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Address: 850 4 St SE
Glenbow Museum (temporarily closed)
Glenbow is temporarily closed for major building renovations. You can visit Glenbow at the Edison, a new satellite location with free admission, which will operate until Glenbow’s renovated building reopens to the public. Learn more about Glenbow’s Renovation Plan and how they are transforming the building from the inside out.
Address: 750 9 Ave SE
Top Attractions in North Calgary
Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo has a dedicated Calgary Transit C-Train stop and can easily be accessed by car with paid parking available on site. With TELUS Spark located nearby, you can combine a day at both attractions for a convenient family-friendly outing.
Address: 210 St. George's Drive NE
TELUS Spark Science Centre
Spark your imagination at TELUS Spark Science Centre and discover the world of science, technology, and art in Calgary. Over 100 exhibits, programs, daily demonstrations, and travelling exhibits make TELUS Spark Science Centre a family friend attraction that will ignite everyone’s curiosity for the world around them. Adults Only Night is hosted quarterly with a kid free reign of the galleries, dance jams, and a fully licensed bar.
TELUS Spark Science Centre is easily accessible by car, with paid parking available on site, and nearby the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, making both attractions a convenient family friendly day trip.
Address: 220 St Georges Dr. NE
The Hangar Flight Museum
Prepare for takeoff! The history of Western aviation takes flight with interactive exhibits, uniforms, scale models, and over 20 historic aircraft on display at The Hangar Flight Museum. You will find all of this aviation history on display in a historic Second World War drill hall and outdoor hangar for a day at the museum that will leave flying high.
Top Attractions in South Calgary
Bow Habitat Station
Get hooked on the fishy experience at Bow Habitat Station and discover this family friendly natural wonder. Meet Alberta's native fish in the aquariums, go fishing in the Trout Pond (open in May), and take a stroll through the Interpretive Wetland for a hands on introduction to Alberta’s ecosystem. Rent snowshoes in the winter or fishing rods in the summer and discover the great outdoors in Calgary at Bow Habitat Station.
Free parking is available at the park’s main entrance with bike path access from many areas of the city.
Calling adrenaline junkies of all ages! Race your way to the finish line at Downhill Karting with over 50 twists and turns on 1,800 metres of downhill fun. It’s easy to learn and perfect for riders of any age and ability. Choose from individual ride and family packages for a wild ride the whole family will love.
Located at WinSport, you can pair the adrenaline rush of Downhill Karting with other adventure sports activities all in the same day, with free parking available on site.
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
The Military Museums
Step into history at Canada's second largest military museum! Calgary's Military Museums are dedicated to preserving the memories and traditions of the Canadian Armed Forces through art, artifacts, and education. You can tour eight separate museums at one location including the Naval, Army and Air Force Museums of Alberta.
Heritage Park Historical Village
History comes to life at Heritage Park Historical Village. Canada’s largest living historical village features a cast of roving characters, fresh baked treats, and original historical houses, stores, and machinery. Ride an authentic steam train, get a scoop of old-fashioned ice cream, or ride the vintage midway. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a wide range of dining options available on site during your visit. Heritage Park is open on a seasonal basis, with Gasoline Alley Museum, a stunning collection of automobile memorabilia, open year-round.
Heritage Park offers paid parking at the park entrance and can also be accessed by the Calgary Transit 502 bus that runs between the Heritage C-Train station and the Heritage Park front gate.
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