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Spruce Meadows Calgary
#17 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Fun, entertaining, educational,.... Beautifully maintained grounds, lots to see, great place to picnic, child-friendly facilities, friendly staff, well-organized, interesting shows and displays, variety to eat,...
Beautiful art and parks throughout with a great sense of western history built by a great family that contributed to Calgary and Alberta history.
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Royal Tyrrell Museum Drumheller
#14 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Such a cool way to spend a few hours while out in Drumheller, My family loved this museum and really appreciated the way it represented Alberta's history throughout all of the era's since the Big Bang!
It was a full day but worth the time.An amazing museum with some great and informative pieces.The kids loved it.It was very busy so be ready for that!
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Bower Ponds Red Deer
#44 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
We always have a great time whenever we come and visit Bower Ponds, a great place for family picnic, a simple walk or just to unwind and enjoy the beautiful trees, water fountains and flying birds, its always fun...
wonderful place for the whole family , lots of places to have a picnic, take a ride on the ponds in a rental paddle boat , see wildlife ducks, geese.
Heritage Park Historical Village Calgary
#40 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
... museum were just beautiful - kept immaculately and still child friendly (a few exhibits to touch etc) There were lots of staff in period costume and they were friendly, informative and wonderful with the kids.
It's a family friendly environment which includes Gasoline Alley Museum (I wrote a different review for that exhibit), replica historical homes and shops, horse-drawn wagon rides, a small animal petting zoo, Chris...
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Fish Creek Provincial Park Calgary
#38 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Excellent system of family friendly paved & unpaved trails for either long or short rides with minimal climbs, wonderful scenery along the creek with numerous bridge crossings & through treed riverbottom valleys.
Great place for hiking, cycling, scooters, skateboards, a nice walk, a family picnic, a cold day fire pit marshmallow roast, photography, birdwatching, tobogganing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, you name the...
Athabasca Falls Jasper
#26 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Exceeded our expectations- gorgeous nature points and entirely safe trails both kids and pets... Worth driving off your way!
Very beautiful place, lots of hiking trails, breathtaking panorama's, fun and educative place to show natural aspects to children
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Kerry Wood Nature Centre Red Deer
#43 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
... also did some great Christmas shopping there if you are looking for one of a kind educational gifts for kids in your family or a great selection of nature books put this as your spot to shop, so Awesome !!!
I have entertained both my children and grandchildren there as it is a beautiful choice for both sunny weather and inclement weather.
Fort Edmonton Park Edmonton
#56 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
... overall a great adventure, love the train ride and the Fort, have visited many of times with family and friends, one of our Togo places for sure when we have company from Germany, always a hit, thank you Fort ...
... can spend several hours wandering from shop to shop, house to house, or pop into the beautiful theatre, or stop for snacks at the bakery, etc. Fort Edmonton is a good place for young kids, teens and adults alike.
Prince's Island Park Calgary
#50 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
This park really was wonderful, it's perfect for a walk, perfect for families, perfect for sports, perfect for children, perfect for dogs, perfect for bike riding.
Great place to go for a walk in the summer, makes you realize what a beautiful city Calgary is, families can go for a picnic, children love the swing and slide area, the trees and water make you appreciate nature.
Henderson Lake Park Lethbridge
#64 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
From a meeting place for fun and family activity in the early days, it continues to offer natural beauty, family fun, cultural experience for those who wish to partake in a visit to the Nikka Yoko Gardens, signifi...
Beautiful in spring,summer,fall and winter.. Enjoy your nature walks along the lake and a small parks for children to play...it's great for family picnics or a family reunion ...there's a water park and the Japane...
Bow Lake Banff National Park
#21 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
My kids went swimming in the brilliant blue, clear waters, we took photos and basked in glorious sunshine.
We took the bus tour and got alot of wonderful family pictures with this scenery.
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Banff National Park Banff National Park
#13 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Breath taking views, amazing place to visit!!! From the U.K to visit family here and took a trip here, amazing!!
Our kids fell in love with Banff and are already planning a return visit to the National Park (free admission for all of 2017, as part of Canada's 150th birthday celebration).
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Dinosaur Provincial Park Patricia
#42 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
... area of the park with a few stops for local history and geology lessons - nice trip and good for kids) and the Centrosaurus Quarry Hike (about 2.5 hours hiking in the restricted area with the highlight being a...
The park offers a variety of kid friendly dinosaur/fossil programs ranging from bus trips into the natural preserve to fossil casting in the Tyrell Summer Field Station.
St. Albert Farmers' Market St. Albert
#30 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
The St Albert farmers market has the warmest atmosphere, with many musicians busking, occasionally special performances by local groups of children or seniors, and a great variety of stalls.
lots of vendors (over 300 this year I believe), lots of food trucks, and interactive set-ups for the kids if you have them lots of fresh vegetables of course, plus a neat mix of other homegrown goodies.
Trekcetera Museum Drumheller
#5 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
The museum has really neat things to see and has photo ops and authentic movie props make this a great place great for big and little kids.
... display cases showing important aspects of John Wayne films, The Titanic (silverware/china, fine tile and pictures) and there is even a little exhibit of Fireball 5000, an old favourite of mine when I was a kid.
The Calgary Zoo Calgary
#94 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Perfect spot for the whole family of any ages, always a pleasure to visit while family is in town, you can spend the whole day, very clean, well maintained.
This zoo has it all... fantastic exhibits that allow for easy viewing but also animal comfort, a gigantic shaded playground designed for kids of all ages, helpful staff, and animatronic dinosaurs!
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Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park Canmore
#53 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
The children really enjoyed it especially hunting for their Frisbee's in the trees!! Great outdoor centre with helpful and friendly staff.
A great place for families to spend a day as they have something for all levels of abilities as well as interest.
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Mill Creek Ravine Park Edmonton
#67 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Great for couple on a romantic stroll, families looking for something different from cycling the neighborhood and dog walkers.
Great place for family pictures.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Fort Macleod
#36 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
My favorite display- and apparently a favorite of kids- was a three-panel animation describing various aspects of Plains Indians lives from the past: plants, fire, water, bison, etc. Kids sat mesmerized across the...
good for families, it is well designed to walk through quickly or stop and read / interact with everything they have, which is good for families with children of mixed ages.
Johnson Canyon Trail Banff
#51 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
The hike to the Lower Falls was an easy 30 minute family hike with spectacular views of the waterfall through a small cave.
would recommend this walk, it is family friendly, & truly beautiful, & you can reward yourself with a coffee at the end!
William Hawrelak Park Edmonton
#89 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Great for jogging, biking, strolling, picnicking, couples, family fun, etc.
There are places for sports, playgrounds for kids, and great views.....even ballet, shakespeare or other artsy events on summer evenings.
Calgary Stampede Calgary
#76 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Ten days of spectacular events for the entire family as well as a Fantastic Outdoor Show put on by the Calgary Young Canadians with Explosive Fireworks to end each day!! Special Free Pancake Breakfasts at differen...
Highly recommended for families...just a lot of fun with entertainment throughout the park all day long (live concerts, exhibitions, animal exhibits, rodeo, rides, midway games...and evening fireworks are excellent).
Reynolds-Alberta Museum Wetaskiwin
#32 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Take a plane ride , sit in a classic car at an indoor drive in make ice cream from starch the possibility is yours to discover for an excellent family value Take a drive and explore classic machine history of Alberta
The staff was wonderful and friendly, there's lots for kids to see, ample parking was available, and it was very clean and well maintained.
Upper Kananaskis Lake Canmore
#34 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
The lake has beautiful views right from the picnic spots close to the parking lots or from the family friendly beach walks on either side of the dam.
Our kids were able to throw rocks in the water, enjoy stunning views of the immediate water as well as the mountains in the distance.
Moraine Lake Lake Louise
#10 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
There is one more trail that we took from the lake moraine trailhead that allowed us to walk through snow on the trail in mid July while our friends and family at home were dealing with excessive heat warnings.
... kids loved the rock pile and it's worth the climb... get there earlier in the day to avoid parking traffic... the canoe ride was the highlight and gave us some great family photos... would go back in a heartbeat.
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Calgary Pathway System Calgary
#45 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
We invite everyone to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors; watch families ice skate, roller skate, listen to buskers, freeload at music festivals - and most of all, take time to breathe.
Miles of beautiful paved and hard gravel to enjoy the sunshine!!! Safe paths all week long although the weekends are very busy with young children learning to ride their bikes.
Bowness Park Calgary
#92 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Nestled along the Bow River with lots of big trees and greenery, this park offers lots; play parks for the kids, trails for the bikers and joggers lots of green space to play outdoor games, and great picnic areas.
Great picnic spot for spending summer days meandering on the paths, biking, paddling on the water, playing in the playground,.... Perfect for budget-minded families.
The Lake Louise Ski Resort Lake Louise
#24 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Tom Bazley is truly one of the best in the business and highly recommend Tom for any level skier but particularly family or those with young children just learning, he has a masterful way of taking the intimidatio...
Love that parking was so conveniently close and free (As a family with small children, it is enough work to get everyone organized I was so grateful for the parking) Staff is very friendly and helpful, the daycare...
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Upper Waterton Lake Waterton Lakes National Park
#39 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
Our kids enjoyed skipping rocks and going in for a swim.
There were some brave children swimming.
Alberta Legislature Building Edmonton
#62 of 1,409 things to do in Alberta
This is the only Legislature i know where all the people can go inside and enjoy it freely, you can bring your kids and family to enjoy the Water fountains, and a big parks, you can do healthy exercises such as Jo...
In the summer on a hot day you can play in the fountains and in the winter you can come out at night and be wowed by the Christmas light display!A great place to take family photos and wedding pictures!