FAMILY DAY WEEKEND GUIDE
Check out the special and one-of-a-kind family opportunities taking place at Calgary’s attractions this Family Day Weekend (Feb 18-20):
Bow Habitat Station
Family FISHtival at Bow Habitat Station!
Dates: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Kick off the Family Day long weekend at FISHtival! Join in on the family fun as you learn the tips and tools you’ll need before heading out on your next fishing adventure.
Outdoors, practice casting, learn about ice fishing equipment, try snowshoeing and so much more – all for free! Indoors, feed the fish and explore through hands-on exhibits and Investigation Station inside our Discovery Centre at a special price of $5 (+tax) per person.
For more information: bowhabitat.alberta.ca, 403-297-6561
Family Day WinterFest at Fort Calgary!
Dates: Monday, February 20, 2017
Join us on February 20th from 10:00am to 4:00pm for a day of family friendly activities, including a Quebecois maple sugar shack, tipi stories and information sessions with members from the Blackfoot Nation, a Mountie uniform try-on station with RCMP vets, and various other games, crafts, and activities in our learning centre. A lunch counter will be open for the public with a selection of snacks, drinks and lunch items.
For more information: fortcalgary.com, 403-290-1875
Family Day at Glenbow!
Dates: Monday, February 20, 2017
We’re open! From 9 am – 5 pm, enjoy Glenbow with the whole family. Explore creativity and make cool stuff.
For a list of our Discovery Room activities, click here.
For location, directions, and family admission prices, click here.
For more information: glenbow.org, 403-268-4100
The Hangar Flight Museum
Open throughout Family Day weekend!
The Hangar Flight Museum is open from 10 am – 4 pm throughout the Family Day long weekend. We hope to see you here!
For more information: hangarmuseum.ca, 403-250-3752 ext. 101
Heritage Park Historical Village
Family Quest at Heritage Park!
Dates: February 16-20, 2017
Take your family on a quest for fun and adventure this Family Day weekend at Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley Museum. Discover who the great drivers of history were through fun games and challenges all throughout the museum. Race a remote control car or tricycle through an obstacle course, go on a winter roads scavenger hunt and enjoy family fun together during five days of activities, crafts, and games. Make a full day of it and enjoy Heritage Park’s Breakfast Buffet at the Wainwright Hotel on Sunday or a great lunch and shopping in Heritage Town Square!
For more information: heritagepark.ca, 403-268-8500
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Family Day at Studio Bell!
Dates: Monday, February 20, 2017
Studio Bell is opening its doors on a Monday for a special Family Day event! Join us on February 20 to save $50 on your NMC Family Membership and for all-day family fun that includes:
- Live music and pop-up shows
- Sound Sandwich instrument crafts
- NMC Educators located throughout the building to help you rock out
- Kimball Theatre Organ performances at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
Visit Studio Bell on Family Day and don’t miss your chance to save on an NMC Family Membership—offer only available in-person on February 20.
For more information: studiobell.ca, 403-543-5115
Enjoy the snow at WinSport this Family Day weekend!
Acura Tube Park: Slide on Western Canada’s largest tube park! The Acura Tube Park features 9 lanes, many of which are close to 200 metres in length!
Ski and Snowboard: Take advantage of Calgary’s only ski and snowboard hill. Discover lessons start at $50 (Includes: rentals, lesson and lift ticket).
For more information: winsport.ca, 403-247-5452
NEW & EXCITING ADDITIONS
Check out what’s new at some of Calgary’s attractions:
Calaway Park Spring Season Pass Sale!
Dates: March 12 to May 23, 2017
2017 Calaway Park Season Passes are on sale for just $45.95 plus GST per pass! Save 60%! It is your pass to 32 rides, live entertainment, Cinemagic 3D, and much more. Available online at calawaypark.com or at your local Calgary co-op between April 23rd and May 23rd, 2017. Grand Opening Weekend is May 20th to 22nd, 2017! Celebrating Canada’s 150!
For more information: calawaypark.com, 403-240-3822
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy to rock the Saddledome with laughter as part of the 2017 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series
The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are excited to announce superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will be bringing their We’ve Been Thinking Tour to the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday, July 16 for the 2017 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 10 at 10 a.m. (MST) and start at $49.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1.855.985.5000 and at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Penguin Walk Returns for the Fifth Year
Every day during the walk, king penguins will shake, waddle, and roll their way around the Calgary Zoo. Walk almost ‘wing in hand’ with the birds, learn all about our ‘royal’ penguins, and finish just in time to grab lunch at Kitamba Cafe. This experience is FREE with general admission.
For more information: calgaryzoo.com, 403-232-9300
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
New Exhibits Feature Canada’s Greatest Sport Heroes!
The Locker Room Gallery features the Class of 2016 inductees; Michael “Pinball” Clemons (Football), Stephanie Dixon (Para-swimming), Dr. Frank Hayden (Special Olympics), Sue Holloway (Cross Country Skiing and Canoe-Kayak), Colleen Jones (Curling), Annie Perreault (Speed Skating) and Bryan Trottier (Hockey). Artefacts on display include Pinball’s 1991 Grey Cup ring, Dixon’s Gold Paralympic Ring, Trottier’s last jersey he wore as a New York Islander in 1990 when he scored his 500th goal and his Eagle Feather, the highest honour awarded to First Nations peoples, and more! Stay tuned for Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport in the Canadian Military opening March 2017.
For more information visit: sportshall.ca, 403-776-1040
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark
Dates: Now through June 4, 2017
Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience is at Calgary’s science centre until June 4, 2017. Experience a “career day” at the Starfleet Academy. Test your knowledge and skills to discover what your true ranking would be in a Starfleet career – will you be a Medical, Engineering or Science Officer, or even a Commander? Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience that appeals to life-long fans and new Star Trek enthusiasts alike.
For more information: sparkscience.ca, 403-817-6800