Another long weekend is just around the corner and this year, like so many before it, there will be a ton of incredible things to do and see with your whole family. Not sure what’s happening on May 20th, 2024? Here are the very best things happening in and around Calgary this Victoria Day.

Fingers crossed for beautiful weather!

Cobb’s Adventure Park

They’re back in action! This May long weekend, get up close and personal with kangaroos and goats, play games, grab a bite to eat, and go mini-golfing! There’s really no better way to get outdoors than Cobb’s Adventure Park.

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Tickets: $21+

Canyon Ski Resort Alpine Coaster

Weee! Red Deer’s epic Canyon Coaster is approximately 1,345 metres, can travel at a speed of 40 km/hr, has a 440-foot vertical drop, and opens this long weekend! Interested in taking it for a ride? Check out the link above for more information!

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, AB
Time: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am-6 pm
Cost: $25

Calaway Park

Looking to do something with the kids on Victoria Day? Adrenaline lovers are encouraged to ride the coaster or eat all the carnival food their stomachs can handle at Calaway Park.

When: Saturday, May 18th, 2024
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Cost: $35.95+

Calgary Zoo

Lions, tigers, polar bears? Oh my! A tried and true destination, this Victoria Day check out the Calgary Zoo and see big cats, frolic with butterflies, or hang out with the hippos.

Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $29.95 +

Nikka Yuko Garden


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The Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens are one of the most beautiful places in not just Alberta, but all of North America and shouldn’t be much longer until flowers are in bloom! Check it out this May and enjoy.

When: Saturday, May 11th, 2024 (dependant)
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Cost: $13.50+

Downhill Karting

Hang on tight! This year on Victoria Day, adrenaline-seekers can check out WinSport for a day downhill karting with their friends or family. The last one to the bottom of the hill is a rotten egg! 

When: Opens May 18th, 2024
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Cost: $40+

Lake Minnewanka Cruise 

This May, climb aboard an hour-long tour of one of Alberta’s most beautiful lakes for everything from dinner and drink tours to sightseeing sails. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to travel to the edges of the continent to enjoy a cruise!

When: Opens May 10th, 2024
Where: Lake Minnewanka, 10 mins outside Banff
Cost: $65+

Glow Garden Pop-up Centre

With wholesale prices and expert staff, the popup glow gardens are back! This annual shopping event is familiar to many and beloved by plant enthusiasts and admirers so don’t miss it! It’s going to be colourful!

When: Open throughout May 2024
Cost: Free

Kirks Alpaca Farm

Kirk’s Alpaca Farm is a charming little spot with a playground area, trampolines, a basketball court, plasma cars, swings, and slides – but that’s not all! You can also have a picnic with Alpacas! Check them out this Victoria Day and enjoy!

Where: Range Rd 255, Torrington, Alberta
Cost: $15+

John’s Butterfly House

Up for a little drive? Located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, John’s Butterfly House is a tropical paradise that allows guests to observe a variety of species, all with unique wing shapes, patterns and colours. From Monarchs, Blue Morpho, and Malachite butterflies to the Atlas Moth, Paper Kite beauties, Owl and Mormon insects you won’t be disappointed!

Where: 920 1st St. SW Medicine Hat, Alberta
Cost: $10+ (adult admission)

And there you have it, the very best things to do on Victoria Day in Calgary this year! Now, all you have to do is make the most of it. Have fun!