Day out With Thomas was back at Heritage Park again this year to the delight of many little Thomas fans. Again this year, it was held over two weekends in May. Admission for this event is not included with an annual pass. When you purchase tickets, you get a ride on the train ‘pulled’ by Thomas. Your tickets have a specific time and you’ll go 3 times around the track. If you don’t want to ride on the train you can purchase admission at a reduced rate. If you are thinking of going I suggest buying your tickets well in advance, especially if you are hoping for a mid-day ride. Tickets have been known to sell out and walk-up tickets are very limited.
How to make a Monster: The Art and Technology of Animatronics Dates: February 9th – July 1, 2013 Location: Atrium of the Telus Spark Calgary Science Centre Address: 220 St. George’s Drive NE Cost: Exhibit included with regular admission or membership pass Suggested Age Range: Probably best suited for 7+. I found Gordie to be a…
Downtown: 101 – 9th Avenue SW
The Calgary Tower is one of Calgary iconic landmarks. Going up the tower, is something that I think all Calgarians should do at some point, but is really not something you’re going to need to do again and again.
1900 Heritage Drive S.W.
One of the aspects of Heritage Park that kids most look forward to is undeniably the rides. In addition to the train (see more about the trains of Heritage Park here) there are also 6 different amusement park rides, ride on the paddle wheeler and take a wagon ride. Each ride is $3. (see above Parking info for information about the Trolley also included with the pass)
Gordie had a lot of fun on this playground, but did find it to be pretty challenging. It doesn’t offer a lot for toddlers, so I wouldn’t plan on them spending a lot of time here. The gardens also have fish to look at and a fountain (as well as the plants!) so it would still be a fun diversion.
1900 Heritage Drive S.W.
My son Gordie loves trains. One day he asked to go to a train museum but Calgary doesn’t really have one. Heritage park is the next best thing inside the city limits. I knew that Heritage Park had things my little train fan would love, but I was surprised with just how much there was.
1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
Gasoline Alley Museum is organized into 3 main sections. You can see the Family Gallery area immediately on your right but the entrance is actually towards the back of the museum. The museum features restored classic cars and gas pumps on two floors (don’t miss out seeing the cars in the basement!).
Nanton, AB – Highway #2 at 17th Street – 1729 – 21st Avenue
We’ve passed the Bomber Command Museum of Canada (also known as the Nanton Air Museum and the Lancaster Museum of Canada) and have always wanted to check it out. This Father’s day weekend, we decided that we had waited long enough.
Inside the Calgary Zoo near the tigers and southern entrance. (Admission to the Zoo is required).
Great playground for early walkers up to age 5. Not worth going to the zoo for by itself, but if you have a zoo pass or need a little free play around lunch time it is perfect.