Halloween events in Calgary Malls are varied this year and generally being held during the afternoon if they are hosting trick or treating on October 31st. Some malls do not have any official trick or treating this year. If you are there, you may find some retailers handing out candy, but quantities are usually limited…
200 Barclay Parade SW (Downtown) – Inside the food court
This indoor play space is pretty unusual. It was developed through a partnership with the Emmanual Foundation (who installs recycled playgrounds to places in the world where children would otherwise not have access) with the help of GPI Outdoor Designs Inc and CDC Recreation Inc. It’s basically an outdoor playground moved inside.
Malls in Calgary are very family friendly. Here is a quick overview of the malls in Calgary with play areas for kids. I’ve listed each below in alphabetical order. 1. Chinook Centre Calgary’s biggest mall does not have a dedicated play area, but it still has something to offer. There is a full sized carousel in…
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.
2525 – 36th Street NE – in the centre of the mall by The Shoe Warehouse
This play area has recently been reopened in a new location in the center of the mall. The play space is smaller, but it’s still a good size play area with excellent seating and visibility.
901 – 64th Avenue Northeast (Deerfoot and 64th Avenue)
This brand new play area provides a nice diversion for the kids while you get your shopping done. It’s not a big enough space to run around in, but while we were there it was quiet enough that the kids could comfortably stretch their legs as we walked the length of the mall.
5111 Northland Drive NW
This is a nice play area to take a toddler. It’s almost never very busy and you don’t have to wait or sign up. You can also access the play area before the mall opens.
6455 Macleod Trail SW (Macleod Trail & Glenmore Trail)
Chinook Centre has a surprisingly limited number of family friendly features compared to other malls in the Calgary area. For instance, they don’t even have a play area to for me to review.
261055 CrossIron Blvd, Rocky View, AB (Balzac area North of Calgary)
CrossIron Mills is probably my favorite mall to go with Gordie. He loves climbing up the rock wall climber at the play area and then going down the slide.
Address: 1632 – 14 Avenue NW, – (by Sears)
This is a small play area but it still serves its purpose. It gets pretty full when more than 3 families are there, but it’s not unusual to have it all to yourself either.