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Category: Activities

Go Wild at ZOOLIGHTS!

Calgary Zoo ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for its 24th year! Calgary’s award winning, magical holiday tradition will be glowing for six weeks (November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021) of festive family-friendly fun. The zoo is committed to helping you enjoy the magic of ZOOLIGHTS in a safe and physically distanced way while supporting wildlife conservation. Read More

Holiday Light Displays 2020

by Trista Arney, Staff Writer

Bundle up and enjoy a beautiful winter tradition in Calgary! Enjoy millions of twinkling lights! (Details may change – check before you go!) Read More

What’s Happening?

by Trista Arney, Staff Writer
With Thanksgiving over, we’re ready for Halloween! Whether you plan to get out and experience the fun events local businesses have coordinated or are planning to celebrate at home with your cohort, we hope that you will have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.  Local businesses have several events happening to celebrate this spooky season – some free and some with fees. Read More

What’s Happening?

by Trista Arney, Staff Writer
The leaves are beautiful and Calgary is having wonderfully warm weather, so it’s a great year to get out and experience fun Fall activities around the city! Read More

A New ZooVenture!

by Trista Arney

The Calgary Zoo has reopened to visitors with some restrictions! Our family went last weekend and wanted to share our experience with all of you so you know what to expect! Read More

Bored? Try a Theme Week!

by Trista Arney Schools often have “spirit days” or themed weeks (think ‘crazy hair day,’ ‘sports jersey day’ for example) for kids to participate in. These fun little activities break up the days of teaching with out-of-the-ordinary experiences and memories while giving children the chance to get creative! At home, my family has had a Read More

Keeping Kids Busy with Pokemon

by Trista Arney
I’ve done some of the leg work for you and compiled some fun resources and ideas to keep Pokémon-crazy kids (like mine) entertained! There are many more resources available by searching the web, Pinterest, or education-specific websites like TeachersPayTeachers. Read More

DIY Obstacle Course & Backyard Playground Activities

by Trista Arney
Looking for ways to keep your kids (and you) active? Why not try building an obstacle course? Here are some great ideas to help you brainstorm as a family! Read More

Born to Sing

Everyone is born to sing, and we do it almost unconsciously. We sing along to our favourite songs, soothe babies with lullabies and sing teaching songs like the ABCs. Singing plays a powerful role in development – it helps teach language skills, bonds us with our parents, and is foundation for a strong music education. Read More

Meet the Fish at Bow Habitat Station!

promotional content Calgary’s streams and rivers are an essential part of the delicate foothills ecosystem. Beyond providing the city with some of the world’s cleanest drinking water, they’re also home to dozens of indigenous fish species! These fish play an important role in sustaining wildlife, contributing to natural water filtration and lots of fun for Read More

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