Looking at the 5 Most Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Calgary

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Nobody wants a bored kid on their hands! Even worse is realizing your child spent the entire weekend on their iPad or staring at the television when they could have been having real fun. Calgary is a massive city that has countless things to do and see, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly!

These are the top five most kid-friendly things to do in this beautiful city and why it’s such a big deal.

1. Check Out the Calgary Tower

The Calgary tower is a massive structure that’s over 191 meters tall and was the tallest building in the city for most of its 50-year lifespan. If your kids aren’t afraid of heights, and you want to give them the view of a lifetime, consider traveling up to the top deck! Here you’ll get a 360-degree view of the city, a chance to spot the Canadian Rockies, and even stop and eat in a rotating restaurant with world-class dishes.  

2. Explore the Calgary Zoo

Every kid loves a trip to the zoo! The Calgary Zoo is a one-of-a-kind destination with a restaurant, countless types of animals, and even a penguin plunge where four different species of penguins gather and swim together.

This is a great way to keep active and get outside, between looking at Calgary homes for sale and still getting to wow your kids and educate them a little more about the world we live in.   

3. Test Your Fears At Telus Spark

If you’ve never visited Calgary’s science center, you’re missing out! Here your kids can enjoy countless hands-on exhibits, digitally paint with light in the Open Studio, and watch erosion happen in the Earth and Sky Arena.

There are other fun and strange things like a toilet-shaped drinking fountain, a bed of nails that allows you to lie down without getting hurt, and so much more. This is a fun and exciting stop for the whole family. 

4. Visit the Stampede During High Noon

The Calgary Stampede is a one-of-a-kind experience that harkens back to the long history this area had in ranching and cattle rearing. Although the Stampede only happens once a year, it’s an international event where people fly from around the world for the chance to have some fun and get in touch with that history.

5. Go Hiking on the Douglas Fir Trail

The Douglas Fir Trail is an incredible hike that anyone should take. This is 5km total and offers the opportunity to walk amongst 500-year-old trees that have stood here for longer than any European settler has been on the continent. There’s an urban start to the hike in Edworthy Park, and throughout this walk, you can watch as the city melts away into beautiful lush nature. This is the best hike to give your kids a chance to enjoy nature.  

Calgary is a Dream Come True for Families! 

If you’re ready to have fun with your kids and aren’t sure about what to do within city limits: consider trying some of these activities! Not only are they incredibly fun, but you’ll also get the chance to watch your kids learn and grow while you visit! 

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