Check out what’s new at Calgary’s top attractions this spring – and spring into family fun!
Bow Habitat Station
Discover the Signs of Spring at Bow Habitat Station!
Dates: March 28-31, 2017
Put a spring in your step by joining us for family fun throughout Spring Break!
Discover the signs of spring together through hands-on Investigation Stations inside our Discovery Centre, or on a guided nature walk through our Interpretive Wetland. Plus, we’ll have extra opportunities to feed the fish at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm, or as a part of our 30-min Fish Hatchery tours at 12 pm & 2 pm.
Calaway Park Spring Season Pass Sale!
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 150th!
Usher & The Roots will make you wanna dance at the 2017 Calgary Stampede!
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2017
The Calgary Stampede and Stampede Concerts Inc. are excited to announce eight-time GRAMMY-winning artist, Usher will be joined in concert by The Roots for an unforgettable performance at the 2017 Calgary Stampede. Usher & The Roots will light up the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, July 15 as part of the 2017 Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series.
Tickets went on sale to the public Friday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m. (MST)and start at $59.99 (plus applicable fees). Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 1-855-985-5000 and at www.ticketmaster.ca.
Easter Eggstravaganza at the Calgary Zoo
Dates: April 14-15, 2017, 9 am to 2 pm.
Spring is finally here and the animals are ready to welcome you to the zoo for another great year of Easter Eggstravaganza presented by Cococo Chocolatiers and in partnership with Calgary’s Child Magazine.
Spring into celebrating all things local! Kids of all ages will love the fun-filled family activities including face painting, sweet treats, bunny races, cookie decorating and more!
The event will go rain or shine! All activities have indoor locations, so don’t fret if it rains, snows or the sun is out…we have you covered!
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
New Military and Sport exhibit opening at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame!
Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military open late-March to December, 2017. It is a ground-breaking exhibit created in partnership between The Military Museums in Calgary and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame exploring the relationship between sports and military service dating back to the First World War. Over 200 artefacts across fourteen sports will be featured as well as personal stories of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s Honoured Members who proudly served in all branches of the military. Other programs such as Soldier On which uniquely combines military service and athletics are also highlighted throughout this new exhibit.
Enjoy the Ultimate Staycation with Sunday Brunch at Fort Calgary!
Visit the place where Calgary began for the ultimate Sunday Brunch, with a side of local history! For just $27 per person ($15 for children ages 5-12) enjoy a full buffet, live omelette station, dessert bar, and made-to-order a la carte dishes. Admission to the museum is included in the price of brunch, so explore some local history after you eat for a fun day out. Fort Calgary serves brunch every Sunday from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm; reservations are recommended; parking is free.
National Canadian Film Day 150: Angry Inuk!
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017@ 7:00 pm
Join Glenbow in celebrating National Canadian Film Day with a free screening of Angry Inuk. In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril features a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, this group is bringing its own voice into the conversation and presenting themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.
Heritage Park Historical Village
It’s a Spring Rally in the Alley!
Put yourself in the driver’s seat for fun at Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley Museum! It’s a spring break celebration of fun and games for everyone so get your team together for a rally like no other. Build your own racer and watch it go! Dress up in vintage driving gear, and join the pit crew to get your car back on track. Experience all this plus a gas tank filled with challenges, crafts and activities. Enter to win a grand champion prize basket. Tack a lunch or Sunday brunch onto your visit and make it full day adventure!
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
National Music Centre announces Studio Bell After Hours
Date: Friday, March 24 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Join the National Music Centre for the launch of their new After Hours series on Friday, March 24, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. They’ll be turning down the lights, turning up the tunes, and inviting you to explore five floors of exhibitions. With DJs, a massive dance party, pop-up bars and bites, and a chill-out lounge on the East Village Skybridge, this is not your typical night at the museum. Whether it’s a special night out, or a pre-game with friends, Studio Bell After Hours is the newest addition to Calgary’s nightlife scene. *This is an 18+ event.
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. As a Starfleet cadet you will go through seven different zones that will test your skills to determine your potential as a Starfleet officer. Each zone includes a fun, hands-on activity, from phaser target practice to learning the language of Klingon. Exciting possibilities await in this immersive and interactive experience, great for the entire family!
Ski, ride or slide this spring at WinSport
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy great ski or snowboarding conditions at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park. Carve some turns and soak up the rays through April 9 th . Come spend the day or take advantage of our last hour offer of just $16.99.
WinSport’s Acura Tube Park is fun for the entire family. Grab a tube and fly down Western Canada’s largest and longest tube park, with nine lanes of exhilarating action. The Acura Tube Park will remain open as long as Mother Nature allows. Two-hour, four-hour and last-hour tickets are available.