Cute goats, tasty food, and spider swings: Granary Road’s got it all
Alright Calgary, it’s almost (officially) summer, so you better be taking advantage of spending time outdoors. Our one-stop-shop for a day of summer fun? Granary Road. Although it’s barely outside of the city, this feels like a total escape from the city. Rolling hills, fresh air, great food- what’s not to love?!
So, we’re breaking down this hidden gem and giving you the scoop on what you can do there.
Active Learning Park
Granary Active Learning Park is a not so little gem on the outskirts of Calgary. It’s the perfect family outing, and trust us when we say you’ll want to spend a day out there. With 11 exhibits like the Frog Pond Fun Pad, Wetland Discovery, and Ant Farm Adventure, there’s something for everyone. They’ve also recently opened their children’s Zip Line, so make sure to check it out. Spanning across 36 acres, these exhibits are designed to energize, entertain, and educate everyone on animals, insects, and agriculture. You’re encouraged to let your inner child come out to play, so go ahead! Climb the giant spider web!
When: Daily from 9:00am-5:00pm
Everyone deserves a good meal after a full day of play. Whether you’re craving some No Fish-Fish Tacos, or some Brazilian Coxinhas, Granary Public Market has got you covered. Their year-round market offers fresh produce, artisan cheese, international foods, and goods from Alberta’s best of class entrepreneurs. With vendors like Vegan Street, Salt Box Bakery, and Mamita’s Cocina, it’s hard to choose just one place to eat so be sure to grab a few dishes and share with the fam!
When: Friday to Sunday 9:30am- 5:30pm
Every morning Granary Road opens the gates for the most meme-able animals on the internet- goats! At 10am, staff lift the gates for the goats to run, hop, and jump from their sleeping pens to their day-time pen. It’s arguably one of the cutest things we’ve ever seen.
If the goat run has you a little obsessed with these cuties, why not sign up for Baby Goat Yoga Class? There’s no other pairing that will bring you joy like goats and yoga. We can’t promise a peaceful savasana, but we can promise a load of giggles. If this is totes your-goats head to their website and sign up. Next class is June 21!
If you can’t make it for the goat run, don’t worry- their Petting Zoo’s open all day in the Active Learning Park. You can chill with alpacas, hang with baby goats & billy goats, pet mini horses & donkeys, and admire the peacocks.
Ultimate BBQ Challenge
We’re pretty sure one of the best things about summer are BBQs. On Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, Granary Road is hosting the Ultimate BBQ Challenge. If you think you’ve got some pitmaster blood in you, be sure to sign up at www.granaryroad.com and forward your ballot to email@example.com. Grand prize is a new BBQ package!
For a full list of events happening at Granary Road, check out their events page!
Anyways friends, we’ll see you out there!
When: 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31