Public Bowling in Calgary – Family Friendly Options

Bowling in Calgary

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Bowling can be a great activity for the whole family. You can do three different kinds of bowling in Calgary – 10 pin, 5 pin and mini bowling. Did you know that 5 pin bowling is a Canadian thing?

You can also find glow/neon/blacklight bowling around the city and if you have little kids you might enjoy the bumper bowling option so you don’t have gutter ball after gutter ball. The times available for public bowling can vary and it is always a good idea to call ahead to make sure lanes are available.

Prices quoted are for regular bowling (January 2017). Some places offer a discounted rate for rentals longer than 1 hour.

The Bowling Depot

Location: 146-5255 McCall Way NE   Type: 5 pin
Cost: By game – $6.29-6.59 per person. By time $48.99/hour/lane. Specials
Shoe rental: $3.49
Food: Pizza, other fast food style options like chicken strips, french fries, hot dogs, nachos etc, snacks and drinks.
Other services: Birthday parties
Available variations: Glow bowling, bumper bowling available  

Century Bowling

Location: 1010 42 Ave SE (Century Casino)Type: 10 pin
Cost: By game – $5.50-6.75/game per person, $47.50/lane per hour
Shoe rental: $3.50 Adults $2.00 Children Food: pizza, hot dogs and appetizers and drinks
Other services: Birthday parties
Available variations: black light bowling, bumper bowling

Chinook Bowladrome

Location: 6455 Macleod Tr SW (Chinook Centre)Type: 5 pin
Cost: $44-48/lane per hour, $5.75-6.75/game per person
Shoe rental: $3.25 Food: Pizza, appetizers, burgers, hot dogs etc, drinks
Other services: Birthday parties
Available variations: Neon bowling  

Mountain View Bowl

Location: 11 – 3919 Richmond Rd SW   Type: 5 pin and 10 pin
Cost: $5.49-$6.99/game per person
Shoe rental: $3.79 Food: Appetizers and snacks, burgers, drinks
Other services: birthday parties
Available variations: glow bowling  

Let’s Bowl

Location: 2916 5 Ave NE   Type: 10 pin
Cost: $7/game per person, $48.00/hour/lane
Shoe rental: $3.75 Food: pizza, burgers, appetizers, sandwiches, drinks
Other services: Family lounge with pinball and pool tables. birthday parties
Available variations: bumper bowling, glow bowling

Paradise Lanes

Location: 3411 17th Ave SEType: 5 pin
Cost: $5.50-6.50 per person/game, $50/lane/hour with free shoe rental
Shoe rental: $3 Food: Appetizers, snacks and drinks
Other services: birthday parties (no party room)
Available variations: glow bowling


Location: 1301 – 16th Ave NW Type: 5 pin bowling
Cost: $70 per hour – plus $15 insurance(must be pre-paid and pre-booked) – includes up to 12 people
Shoe rental: included Food: Can be pre-ordered from Chartwells Catering on Campus.
Other services: booking can be used for a birthday party – room available for an additional cost
Available variations: Combination birthday and other activities are available.  

Thorncliffe Greenview Community Centre Bowling

Type: 5 pin
Cost: $8.50 for non-members $7.50 for members. per person per game.
Shoe rental: $3 Food: catering is available
Other services: birthday parties available
Available variations:

Toppler Bowl

Location: 7640 Fairmount Dr SE
Type: 5 pin bowling
Cost: $5.50-$6.50/game per person, $50/hour/lane max 5 people per lane, includes shoe rental
Shoe rental: $3
Food: appetizers, and fast food style options
Other services: birthday parties
Available variations: glow bowling, bumper bowling


Just like traditional bowling, only smaller and bowling shoes are not required.

LOL Family Entertainment Centre

Indoor play centre with climber, toddler area as well as arcade games, mini-bowling and indoor mini golf for an additional fee.   Cost: $4.99 per person for a 10 frame game in addition to the entrance fee of $7-11 per child).    

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