It’s nearly turkey time and in addition to stuffing our faces, we’re also looking forward to spending time with family. Not sure what’s happening around this city this time around? Can’t wait to treat yourself to potatoes, pie and fun? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary on Thanksgiving Monday, October 9th, 2023.

Fall Days at Calgary Farmyard


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Next Monday, enjoy ‘Fall Days’ at the Calgary Farmyard. Located 30 minutes from Calgary’s inner city, this family-friendly spot has yard games, rabbits, goats and pigs, a ropes course, mini golf, a pumpkin patch and an 11-acre corn maze!

When: Monday, October 9th, 2023
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View County
Cost: $21.95+

Halloweekends at Calaway Park 

Looking to do something fast-paced? Get ready and stay ready because, Calaway Park is hosting Halloweekends, a series of ‘terrifying’ events for you and the whole family. This Monday, head out for a full day of sun, fun, parades, witchy meet and greets and of course, cheap and delicious carnival food.

When: Until Monday, October 19th, 2023
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Cost: $49.95+

Visit an Alberta pumpkin patch 

Looking for something a little more ‘Hallmark?’  We’d recommend visiting an Alberta pumpkin patch! This Monday, toss on your autumn best, grab a hot chocolate, pick the perfect gourd and bake to your heart’s content.

Pumpkin Palooza at Cobb’s

This Monday, check out Cobb’s Pumpkin Palooza, a fall-friendly event perfect for the whole family! Here, Calgarians can go axe throwing, play games and place a bet on a round of minigolf in addition to picking up a gourd and taking some seriously cute photos.

When: Monday, October 9th, 2023 (and various other dates this month)
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: $21.95

Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park


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Celebrating Alberta’s rich history, Heritage Park takes its guests back in time to a different era when horse-drawn carriages were the norm. From a mini train to old-timey shops, houses, workshops, and old carnival rides – this Calgary destination is a long weekend favourite and this Thanksgiving, you can also enjoy a big Thanksgiving meal at the Selkirk

When: Saturday, October 7th – 9th, 2023
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., Calgary
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: $22+

Go Hiking

Pack up the fam, hit play on your road trip playlist and enjoy the peaks, valleys, brightly coloured trees and waterfalls of Alberta! Not sure where to see the iconic larch trees in all their glory? Check out the link above for some of the most gorgeous hikes you should take this fall!

Telus Spark

They say you should learn one thing a day so why not head to Telus Spark on October 9th and have a ton of fun while filling your brain with funky facts? Please note that they will be operating under holiday hours! Heck, while there, why not check out Canada’s first robot coaster! 

Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $26+

Take a train ride

From lakes to rivers, mountains and prairie, Wild Rose Country has some incredible things to experience – but if a relaxing day of stunning views is what you seek, then there’s nothing better than a scenic train ride across Alberta. Check out the link above for some of our favourites!

Harvest Takeaway at the Calgary Zoo

Believe that Thanksgiving should be spent with your family and not in the kitchen? Head to the Calgary Zoo where hungry foodies can order up and reheat their annual Harvest Dinner at home. Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and pie?

Where: Saturday, October 7th. 8th, or 9th, 2023
Where: Pickup at 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary

Downhill Karting

Feeling competitive? This upcoming Monday, proceed with caution to Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! Sounds like fun!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 7 pm
Cost: $28+

And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary on Thanksgiving Monday! It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!