February is here and another long weekend is upon us! This time around, you and yours are encouraged to spend time with those most important – your friends and family! Whether you’re feeling adventurous or would prefer to do something kid-friendly indoors, here are 10 things to do on Family Day in Calgary this year.

EXPLORE AN ALBERTA MUSEUM FOR FREE

They say that you should learn one new thing a day! On Monday, February 20th, families will be able to learn from and explore some of Alberta’s very best and brightest spots – all of which will fill your head and heart with memories and knowledge – for FREE! From the Royal Alberta Museum to the Lougheed House, the province will be offering free admission on Family Day.

When: Monday, February 20th

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SLIDE INTO WINTERFEST

 

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With a ‘pass the poutine contest’ and an ice fishing derby, Sylvan Lake’s annual Winterfest is back! 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

ENJOY A FREE SKATE 

Bundle up, lace your skates and head out! This Family Day some of Calgary’s rinks will be open to the public and FREE to visit with your friends and family. click the link above for more information!

When: Monday, February 20th, 2023
Where: See above
Cost: FREE

‘CHILL’ WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO

It’s going to be a chilly one, but if you’re looking to get some fresh air – we’ve got just the thing! For the 11th 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+

CHECK OUT THE CALGARY WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

 

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This Family Day – get wild! From sloths, kangaroos and Tegus, the Calgary Wildlife festival features a ton of animals, professionals and performers, some of which you can actually interact with! Don’t miss it!

When: Friday, February 17th – 20th, 2023
Where: Nutrien Event Centre – 1800 Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
Time: see times above
Cost: $17+

YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST

It’s back and sweeter than ever! The annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival has officially kicked off with 100 restaurants and cafes around the city participating. You can hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all, the city is your oyster!

When: Wednesday, February 1st – February 28th

WATCH A FLAMES GAME

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 20th
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Time: 2 pm
Cost: $36

CHINOOK BLAST

 

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Bundle up, because Chinook Blast is back! This Family Day, like so many before it, Calgarians will be encouraged to enjoy the very best in local art, music, theatre and recreation all over the city. Check out the link above to see what’s happening!

When: Until, February 12th, 2023
Where: All over Calgary

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: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $17 on Fridays

OR TOBOGGANING

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!

Well, there you have it! 10 exciting things to do in Calgary for Family Day 2023! Have fun, be safe and enjoy!