February is here, ushering in another long weekend! This time around, it’s all about spending time with your nearest and dearest. From adventure to immersive exhibits, museums and more, here are 10 things to do on Family Day in Calgary this year.

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Family Day is nearly here and with a nip in the air and snow on the ground, we’re ready to hit the hills! Bundle up and check out 10 of the best toboggan destinations in the city!

Ice Dragon Boat Festival

With a ‘pass the poutine contest,’ a beer garden and sleigh rides, Sylvan Lake’s Ice Dragon Boat Races kicks off this long weekend! This Family Day weekend, check out Alberta’s favourite Lake Town for a series of exciting events, fun activities and fresh air.

When: Friday, February 17th – 20th, 2023
Where: See directions here
Time: 8 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Prices vary per activity

Alberta Museums

We love free! This long weekend, families will be able to learn from and explore some of Alberta’s very best and brightest spots for FREE! From the Royal Alberta Museum to the Lougheed House, the province will be offering free admission on Family Day.

When: Monday, February 19th, 2024

Penguin Walk


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For the 12th year in a row, check out the Calgary Zoo for its spectacular Penguin Walk! This event is weather permitting, so make sure you check out their website before heading out!

When: Until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $29.95+

SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond

Aptly named SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond, Spark’s new exhibit will feature beautiful effects and stunning visuals. From the Apollo 11 lunar landing to constellations, attendees are in for an immersive experience that will feel as though they’re really exploring star clusters and planets – a dream of any jr. astronomer.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary

Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets

Toss on a jersey and head over to the Saddledome where you’re encouraged to grab a pocket dog and a beer, then cheer the Flames to victory when they take on the Philidelphia Flyers. For their tickets head to the link above.

When:  Monday, February 19th, 2024
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Time: 2 pm
Cost: $51+

Go Tubing 

Bundle up and head out for a perfect-for-Family-Day activity. Just because skiing isn’t your thing, doesn’t mean you should miss out on hitting the hills! you’re going to have a blast!

Where: #2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff
Cost: $45+

Studio Bell, National Music Centre

This Family Day, check out The National Music Centre, where admission will be FREE in hopes of getting your entire unit out and about!

When: Monday, February 19th, 2024
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB

Mirror Mirror

Headed to the mall? This Family Day long weekend, let your imagination run wild when Moment Factory’s latest adventure, ‘Mirror Mirror.’ Surrounded by colour and whimsical images, this immersive experience is not one to be missed.

When: Until March 31st, 2024
6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary
Cost: $16+

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

The sweetest festival of the year! The annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival has kicked off with a ton of restaurants and cafes around the city participating. What’s better than that?

When: Thursday, February 1st-29th, 2024

Well, there you have it! 10 exciting things to do in Calgary for Family Day 2024! Have fun, be safe and enjoy!