From roller coasters to petting zoos, there are plenty of exciting things to do, ride and laugh about around the province and this spring – with our seasonal hopes higher than our parents’ expectations, we figured it might be a nifty idea to break down some of the best spots to explore in 2023! For your amusement, here are 13 fun parks you can explore in Alberta when the sun is out!



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Dinosaurs? Yeah, we’re a big fan too. This sunny season, check out Alberta’s Jurassic Forest – a prehistoric spot where you can do scavenger hunts, hop on rides, and get up close and personal with lifesized herbivores, carnivores, as well as fellow primitive nerds, like us.

Where: 23210 Township Road 564 #2, Gibbons, AB
Instagram: @JurassicForest


They’re back! Alberta’s only outdoor amusement park has reopened with all 32 adrenaline-pumping rides open and ready to whirl (as long as the weather permits.) From games to shows, carnival food, and more this uniquely Albertan spot is truly one of a kind and a ton of fun.

Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Instagram: @calawaypark


Located in Whitemud Park, Snow Valley Aerial Park is a must-visit for residents wanting to get out and about during the summer months. Having originally opened back in 2017, this Aerial Park features over 100 different ‘games’, ranging from a snowboard balance bridge to a free-fall drop and is incredible fun for the whole family.

Where: 13204 Rainbow Valley Road NW
Instagram: @snowvalleyski



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We’re in for a long hot summer and there’s no better place to escape it all than by taking a trip to the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Park – a giant inflatable on-water park with obstacles, trampolines, and launch pads. Sadly, those looking to check it out will have to hold off until July to do so – but it’ll be worth the wait, we promise!

Where:  5104 Lakeshore Drive, Sylvan Lake


Located in Drumheller, Barney’s has a variety of very different activities for the entire family. With a petting zoo, a corn maze, tire swings, ziplining, giant slides, an obstacle course, and a dino-walk with life-sized dinosaurs, this place really has it all.

Where: AB-838, Drumheller, AB
Instagram: @barneysdrumheller


With an impressive downhill kart track, mountain biking and mini-golf, Winsport is the ultimate summer destination. Here, there’s no limit to how much fun you’ll have, how fast you’ll go or how competitive you’ll get. Enjoy!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Instagram:  @winsportcanada


With 30,000 square feet of space and 25 ginormous obstacle courses and even a mechanical bull, Balzac’s Insane Big Fun Inflatable Park is actually the largest of its kind in North America. Here,  kids of all ages (even you, millennials) can race down their 30-foot slides, and jump across big wipe-out-style balls.

Where: 10, 261024 Dwight McLellan Trail, Rocky View County
Instagram: @bigfunip



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If you know – you know! Located in West Edmonton Mall, Galaxyland is the largest indoor amusement park in the world. With several rides including roller coasters, a mega drop, Ferris wheels, games, fun houses, and more, we’d definitely recommend adding this one to your Alberta must-visit list if you haven’t already!

Where: 8882 170 St NW #2784, Edmonton,
Instagram: @official_wem


Also located in West Ed, World Waterpark is another must-experience item. Here, guests can take a dive in their wave pool, fly down wild, wacky and daring slides, swing from end to end on their zip line, or just lounge around in a cabana or hot tub.

Where: 8882 170 St NW #2784, Edmonton,
Instagram: @official_wem


Celebrating Alberta’s rich history, Heritage Park takes its guests back in time to a different era where horse-drawn carriages were the norm, corsets were tight and top hats were a wardrobe staple. From a mini train to old-timey shops, houses, workshops, and old carnival rides – this Calgary destination is a local favourite.

Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., Calgary
Instagram: @heritageparkyyc


Located in Red Deer Alberta, this unique tube park is another perfect-for-summer destination. Rent or bring your own inflatable donut, hop on in and sail the lazy river, lounge about on their “beach” or go golfing on their course. There’s an entire day’s worth of fun stuff to do!

Where: 3800 River Bend Drive Red Deer County, Alberta



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Much like Calgary’s Heritage Park, Fort Edmonton is from a different time. In addition to their Midway, they’ve also got wagon and pony rides, a train several shops and themed eateries, an old school theatre, and a colourful Indigenous People’s experience.

Where:  7000 143 Street NW
Instagram: @fortedmontonpark


From exotic animals like snakes and kangaroos, Cobb’s is a Calgary favourite – but for far more than their cuddly creatures. Here guests can enjoy rides and games, unique experiences, mini-golf, tractor rides, concession stands, and more!

Where: 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Instagram: @cobbsadventurepark

And there you have it, folks, 12 fun parks you can explore in Alberta when the sun is out! Which one will you visit first?!