Spray Parks Near Calgary – Southern and Central Alberta Splash Pads

Olds Spray Park

Thinking about heading out on a day trip?  Many of the smaller centres surrounding Calgary have their own spray park. To my knowledge, all spray parks are free unless specifically noted. There’s a map at the bottom to help you figure out where you want to go. Strathmore Lion’s Spray Park Typically open June 1st … 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

Aspen Beach Provincial Park at Gull Lake

Location: Located on Gull Lake 35 minutes NW of Red DeerParking: Free lot parking along the beach  – gets pretty full by mid-day on a hot dayCost: FreeAmenities: Bathrooms, concession, playground, campground, picnic areas Our Review: We stopped by Aspen Beach on a hot Saturday in July just after lunch. We lucked into a parking spot, … 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

Abbey Centre Outdoor Aquatic Centre – Blackfalds, AB

Abbey Centre Outdoor Aquatic Centre - Blackfalds, AB

Now open for the 2021 season! Address: 4500 Womacks Rd, Blackfalds, AB (15 minutes North of Red Deer)https://www.blackfalds.com/tourism-recreation/abbey-centre/outdoor-aquatic-centre Cost: $20 for a family day pass. This includes access to the indoor play area Season: Typically open May long weekend until Labour Day weekend. Now open for the 2021 season. Hours: 10am-9pm weekends, 9am-9pm weekdays (check website to … Read more

Discovery Canyon – Red Deer, AB

Discovery Canyon - Red Deer

Location:  River Bend Recreation Area – Located along the river 3.5 km north of 30 Avenue from 67 Street   http://www.rbgra.ca/discovery-canyon/ Parking: Free parking in parking lot Season: Weather dependent. Usually early June until the September long weekendHours: 9am-9pmCost: freeAmenities: Washroom/change rooms, concession, tube rentals. Note: it can be quite busy. It will be less crowded … Read more