The long weekend is here, and with it, our roundup of the best things to do for Victoria Day in Calgary! We’ve got quite a few options, so let’s see what’s out there.

Here are some great ways to spend Victoria Day around Calgary.


We’re kicking things off with a classic option! See some big cats, frolic with some butterflies, hang out with the hippos… and that’s just to get started.

When: Open 9AM-5PM
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $29.95 for GA


Meanwhile, Telus Spark has got some great things to check out on Victoria Day in Calgary as well. Most notably? Quantum Sandbox, which is a digital immersion gallery that recently opened!

When: Open 9AM-5PM
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $26


Looking to do something a little more fast-paced? Adrenaline junkies are encouraged to ride the coaster or eat all the carnival food their stomachs can handle at Calgary’s Calaway Park, which happens to open for the season this weekend.

When: Open 10AM-7PM
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary


Speaking of attractions opening for the season, Winsport’s summer activities also kick off this weekend! Enjoy their zip-line, try your hand at summer bobsleigh, or simply get a round of mini-golf in.

When: Open 10AM-4Pm
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW


The opening weekends just keep coming! To round things out, the historical village at Heritage Park will also open this weekend, with steamship cruises, train rides, and live entertainment alongside all the exhibitions to check out.

When: Open 10AM-5PM
Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW


Yeehaw! This family-friendly farmyard will be open on Monday, offering rides, live entertainment, food and drink options… pretty much everything you need for a few hours of fun.

When: Open 9:30AM-4:30PM
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View County


There are no fools, in these pools. Whether you’re trying to race down some waterslides, or just hoping to get a few laps in and frolic around a little, Calgary’s leisure centres will be available to check out.

When: Opening hours vary
Where: Locations around Calgary


For our last couple of picks, we’ve got some day trips in mind. If hiking around for a few hours isn’t your speed, we have to admit that the Banff Gondola provides some incredible views at a fraction of the effort.

When: Open 9AM-9PM
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff


On the flipside, you can check out the mountains from a completely different perspective on this cruise. Sure, it’s going to be chilly, but the beauty of the snow high up does more than enough to offset it, we think.

When: Cruises throughout the day, weather dependent
Where: Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive

That’s what we’ve got in mind for Victoria Day in Calgary this year! Now, all you have to do is go make the most of it.