Family Dates in February

p80-Annoyingthingstheydo[1]Looking for a fun day out for your family now that the fun part of February is over? Never fear, Calgary’s Child is here! We’ve got a whole bunch of suggestions to get you out of the house and enjoying all that the season has to offer.

Canmore Winter Carnival
Everyday from Feb 1, 2016 – Mar 13, 2016
Check website for schedule of events. Canmore Winter Carnival. This year’s event will be the biggest and the best yet! Two World Cup events will be part of the carnival along with 45 days of events including ice carving, snow sculpting and the popular Kid ‘n’ Mutt races, plus more!
Location: Canmore, AB
Link: www.tourismcanmore.com/canmore-winter-carnival

9th Annual Reel Fun Film Festival
Everyday from Feb 22, 2016 – Feb 28, 2016 at 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
The Reel Fun Film Festival continues to delight with a list full of fun films for kids aged 1 to 101! The variety of films scheduled this year is remarkable from comedies to documentaries – come and see for yourself! And don’t forget about the Reely Fun Film Day on Saturday, February 27 with interactive workshops to take the action from the screen right into your hands! For more information, visit the website.

Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit at Heritage Park Historical Village
Everyday from Feb 6, 2016 – Apr 24, 2016
Check website for hours. Experience a Ride Through Time with this vintage motorbike exhibit on display in Gasoline Alley Museum. Learn all about the history of biking in Alberta through this family-friendly exhibit featuring hands-on activities and a little something for everyone. For more information, visit the website.
Location: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Link: www.heritagepark.ca

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest
Everyday from Feb 1, 2016 – Feb 28, 2016
Participating cafés and restaurants create delicious and unique signature Hot Chocolate to support Calgary Meals on Wheels. Customer votes decide which drink will win the coveted title of “Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate” and each rating entered gives customers a chance to win prizes throughout the month!
For more information, visit the website.
Location: Participating cafés and restaurants
Link: www.yychotchocolate.com

TELUS Spark Material of the Season: Paper
Everyday from Jan 2, 2016 – Feb 29, 2016
TELUS Spark Material of the Season: Paper. Join daily in the Creative Kids Museum for programs and a variety of hands-on activities, perfect for families with children ages 8 and under and their caregivers. Would you rather build a tower using tissue paper or cardboard? Even though these materials seem very different, they have a lot in common! For more information, visit the website.
Location: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Link: sparkscience.ca

Herein We Dwell: Unexpected Images of Calgary in the 1890s
Everyday from Feb 3, 2016 – May 29, 2016 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
A rare glimpse into the everyday life of 1890s Calgary is presented with little seen historical images of early neighborhoods and people. Guest curated by Peter Duthie, founder of Folio Gallery, former Exposure Photography Festival Chair and educator.
Location: Lougheed House – 707, 13 Avenue SW
Link: www.lougheedhouse.com/events/event/now-photography-exhibit-february-3rd-may-29th-2016/

Penguin Walks at the Calgary Zoo
Everyday from Feb 4, 2016 – Mar 1, 2016 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Daily until March (as conditions permit). Waddle in for a visit! The gentoo penguins may be the fastest swimmers, but the king penguins know how to get around too – in wintry weather they like to take their keepers for walkabouts around the zoo grounds. Every morning at 11am, keep pace with the king penguins during their outings. Any cancellations of the walk due to poor weather will be posted on the Zoo website and social media channels at 10am the morning of. To purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
Link: www.calgaryzoo.com/tickets

Skate in Nature
Everyday from Dec 23, 2015 – Feb 28, 2016 at 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Wipe away those winter blues! Grab your skates and head down to Bowness, Carburn or Prince’s Island Park this winter for The City of Calgary’s free Skate in Nature program. Enjoy some fresh air with family and friends, get toasty by the fire, and learn how local plants and animals adapt to the cold weather with some fun nature activities. Program runs from December through February and will be weather dependent. Visit calgary.ca/parks for program dates and times.
Location: Bowness Park, Carburn Park and Prince’s Island Park
Link: calgary.ca/parks

BODY WORLDS at TELUS Spark
Everyday from Jan 16, 2016 – May 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
One of the world’s most groundbreaking exhibitions is coming to TELUS Spark. BODY WORLDS Vital is your opportunity to see, first-hand, the connection between body and movement. Understand the impact that healthy choices and lifestyle changes have on our physical body and wel-lbeing through this amazing exhibition.
Location: TELUS Spark
Link: http://sparkscience.ca/events/travelling-exhibitions/body-worlds-vital/?fullSite=1