Calgary’s Best Accessible/Inclusive Playgrounds

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These playgrounds have more than just accessible flooring, they are great places for kids with special needs to play. Watch for updates to this list coming this spring! Please note: I have noted the parks on this list that have public bathrooms. Typically these bathrooms are only open seasonally. 1. South Glenmore Park Playground South Glenmore … Read more

Best North East Calgary Playgrounds

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This is a list of the best playgrounds I’ve found in NE Calgary. Do you know of another playground that should be on this list? Let me know! 1. Prairie Winds Water Park and Playgrounds Westwinds/Castleridge – 233 Castleridge Blvd. NE. Prairie Winds North Playground This brand new playscape is located in on the North side … Read more

Best South East Calgary Playgrounds

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This is a list of the best playgrounds I’ve found in SE Calgary. Is there a playground you think should be on this list? Looking for a central playground? Check out our top central playgrounds list. 1. Applestone Park Playground Applewood – Applestone Park, Applewood Drive SE This is a huge accessible playground with equipment suitable … Read more

Best South West Calgary Playgrounds

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This is a list of the best playgrounds I’ve found in SW Calgary. Is there a playground you think should be on this list? 1. Currie Barracks Airport Playground Currie Barracks – 2953 Battleford Ave SW This playground has become instantly popular even though it can be a little tricky to get to because of the construction … Read more

Awesome playgrounds in Montana

Montana has some great playgrounds – here are the ones I’ve found so far. Do you know of another one that should be on this list? Please let me know! Near Glacier Columbia Falls Marantette Park – 133 13th St E, Columbia Falls Lovely park with sheltered picnic tables and nice large trees for shade. The … Read more

Awesome Airdrie Playgrounds

1. Midtown Playground Midtown – Midtown Court Located a short distance from Iron Horse Park. This playground has an area for older kids and younger kids. You’ll be able to entertain a wide age range with the unusual equipment at this playground. 2.  Coopers Crossing Discovery Playground Cooper’s Crossing – Coopers Drive and Coopers Crescent SW … Read more

Calgary’s top 15 Most Popular Playgrounds

In 2018, I set up a survey to find Calgarian’s picks for Calgary’s best outdoor playgrounds. The results were pretty strong with the top 15 standing out from the pack. There are lots of great playgrounds that aren’t on this list but these are all solid choices. Playground Features Calgary Loves Looking at the ones … Read more

10 Reasons You Should Take Your Kids to Red Deer

Things to do with Kids in Red Deer - Alberta Staycation

We’ve been exploring Alberta to find family-friendly attractions right here at home. I had never spent much time in Red Deer before and was pleased to find  out that it is full of great things for families and is only 90 minutes away! Here are 10 great reasons to add Red Deer to your Summer … Read more

Red Deer Water Fun – Spray parks, wading pools, water parks and beaches

Red Deer Water Fun

We’ve been spending some time during the summer exploring Alberta to find family-friendly attraction right here at home. Red Deer is only a 90 minute drive from Calgary, making it perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway. It also has a lot to offer! Even though Red Deer is about a tenth the … Read more

Things to Do With Kids in Grande Prairie

Things to do with Kids in Grande Prairie

We’ve been exploring Alberta to check out the family friendly attractions that are right in our own backyard. Grande Prairie is about a 7 hour drive from Calgary or 4.5 hours from Edmonton. If you find yourself travelling up North with the kids, here are some ideas to make your stay a great one. Things … Read more

Things to do with the kids in High River – Alberta Staycation

Things to do with kids in High River

You don’t have to go far to have a fun filled family vacation. We’ve been exploring Alberta to check out the family friendly attractions that are right in our own backyard. High River is only a 30 minutes from the south end of Calgary, making it a perfect distance for a day trip. We spontaneously decided … Read more

Banff Playgrounds

Banff's Best Playgrounds

If you’re visiting Banff with kids, playgrounds are a great way to work off some energy – they’re fun and free. Here’s what you need to know about Banff playgrounds. Canmore Train Playground Okay, obviously this is not actually in Banff. But it’s on the way TO Banff from Calgary, and it’s worth the stop … Read more

Banff with Kids – The Insider’s Guide to Banff

Banff with Kids

Thanks to Katie and her family for this guest review! There are very strict rules about who can live in Banff, so true “insiders” are relatively rare. Luckily, I was able to get my hands on a couple of them before our recent trip to the mountain town. They gave me the low-down on some of Banff’s lesser-known attractions, … Read more

10 Reasons You Should Take Your Kids to Kalispell

Kalispell - Things to do with kids in Kalispell

Kalispell, Montana is about a five hour drive from Calgary, similar to travelling to Great Falls. We’ve spent the night in Kalispell a few times and thought the area was lovely so we decided to spend a weekend there in September to check out some of its family friendly features. Kalispell is the hub of the Glacier/Flathead region making … Read more

Medicine Hat Playgrounds, Parks and Spray Parks

Parks, Playgrounds and Spray Parks in Medicine Hat

We spend a weekend in Medicine Hat this Spring to explore some of the family friendly attractions right here in Alberta. We came up with a list o Family Friendly Things to do in Medicine Hat. While we were there we also tried to check out as many awesome Medicine Hat playgrounds, parks, and spray parks as … Read more

What to Do with Kids in Waterton

Things to do with kids in Waterton - Alberta Staycation

Waterton National Park is less than three hours away from Calgary, and it’s AMAZING. I’ll be honest – a small part of me thought, “What is there to do when my kids get bored of Nature?” I had no idea what do with kids in Waterton. You will NOT get bored. Here are my favourite parts of Waterton! What … Read more

Take your family to Medicine Hat for a Budget Friendly Alberta Staycation

Things To Do With Kids In Medicine Hat

You don’t have to go far to have a fun filled family vacation. We’ve been exploring Alberta to check out the family friendly attractions that are right in our own backyard. Medicine Hat is only a 3 hour drive from Calgary and is filled with fun things to do and great places to eat. Here are … Read more

9 places to visit on your family vacation to Edmonton – Alberta Staycation

Things to Do in Edmonton With Kids

If you are wanting to take your family on an Alberta staycation featuring urban adventures, Edmonton is by far your best and closest option. Luckily it has a lot of family friendly attractions. We spent a weekend in Edmonton to explore some of what Edmonton has to offer. There is way more to do and … Read more

Things to Do With the Kids in Nanton, Alberta

Things to Do 1. Bomber Command Museum of Canada–Nanton Address: Nanton, AB – Highway #2 at 17th Street – 1729 – 21st AvenueNanton’s Air Museum – features a Lancaster Bomber that you can even walk around inside. 2. Nanton Playground Right along the highway and near many of Nanton’s attractions is a lovely little park with an excellent … Read more

Awesome Playgrounds in Lethbridge, Alberta

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If you want to take a trip with your family, but your budget is tight, Lethbridge is a really fun city to visit! There’s an article about all of the incredible attractions here, but the city is also home to some amazing playgrounds. SunRidge Park Location: 13 SunRidge Blvd West This playground is located inside a … Read more

Cut the Budget (but Not the Fun!) with a Family Trip to Lethbridge, Alberta

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Like many families in Alberta, we are on a strict budget this year. We cannot afford to get on a plane and fly anywhere. Instead, we are driving to some awesome family-friendly attractions right here in Alberta. We started out with a weekend in Lethbridge. Here are the things you should not miss! Fort Whoop-Up Fort … Read more

ow before you visit Cobb’s Adventure Park in Calgary, Alberta. Updated review 2024 Address: 1500 84 St NE  CalgaryParking: free gravel parking lot Cobbs is located on the right hand side of the road from 16th Ave, Hwy 1 East just before Stoney Trail. You turn left on Garden Road. See website for directions. Day Pass … Read more

Alpine Park Playground

Location map Community: Alpine Park – Bluerock Way & and Alpine Way SWParking: free street parking Park Area: This is a pretty large, newly developed park space. The trees are generally young but some real effort has been made with landscaping throughout and creating a community hub with the picnic area to the south of the playground. … Read more

Northern Lights School Playground

Note: This is a school playground, you may be asked to leave during school hours. Location map Community: Coventry – 711 Coventry Dr NEParking: free street parking Park Area: school fields, large grassy areas, ball diamond Nicky’s Review (11 years old): “I liked the monkey bars under the bridge and the spider web”Robbie’s Review (8 years old): … Read more

Livingston Space Jam Playground

Location map Community: Livington – 40 Lucas Cres NWParking: free street parking Park Area: grassy areas, shaded picnic area, pathway Nicky’s Review (11 years old): “I liked all the things you can climb and the bar slide.”Robbie’s Review (8 years old): “I really liked the inside” Age Range: 5-12 years Ground cover: pour-in-place recycled tire flooring Features: Large … Read more

Photos with Santa at the mall in Calgary – 2023

photos with Santa at the mall

Photos below are from previous years and may be different than this year’s Santa experience. 2023 Santa at the Mall in Calgary CrossIron Mills – Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Wonderland  located inside at Bass Pro Shops opens Nov 13, 2023 and offers – a free 4×6 photo with Santa. with the option of purchasing picture packages … Read more

Halloween at the Mall – Trick or Treating in Calgary Malls – 2022

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In a typical year many family enjoy the indoor Halloween fun hosted by Calgary’s malls. Like last year, events are few and far between and very different than past years. Some malls may have nothing official planned but individual retailers may choose to hand out candy. This may be hit or miss and as always, … Read more