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35 Things To Do With Kids in Alberta

With popular and kid-friendly destinations in cities like Calgary and Edmonton and in the country, the province of Alberta offers something for everyone in the family.

So here are 35 items to help narrow down your itinerary:


1. Check out some educational fun at Calgary kid stops like TELUS Spark Science Center, and the Heritage Park Historical Village.

2. Get an unforgettable view of the Banff National Park from the Banff Gondola.

3. Enjoy a family hike through the Johnston Canyon & Ink Pots, or hike to the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse from Lake Louise.

4. Hit the roller coasters at Calaway Park in Calgary.

5. Get some back-to-school shopping done at Crossiron Mills Shopping Centre in Rocky View County near Calgary.

Alberta Kids Activities

Banff Gondola

6. Don’t miss the famed rodeo and parade at the world-known Calgary Exhibition & Stampede in Calgary Stampede Park – happening in early July.

7. Hit the Kinsmen ZooVenture Playground and the Calgary Co-Op Kids Zone at the Calgary Zoo.

8. Try skiing and bobsledding in the winter, or zip lining and mountain biking in the summer at Canada Olympic Park – plus tons more fun in the Childrens Activity Area.

9. Let the young ones loose at the Shaw Millennium (skate) Park.

10. Explore the Children’s Secret Garden at the Camrose Railway Station & Park in Camrose.

11. Check out the 1898 Pioneer Log House at the Camrose & District Centennial Museum.

12. Try the Adventure Tour with Canmore Cave Tours.

Alberta Kids Activities

Canmore Cave Tours

13. Explore the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre museum in Devon.

14. Enjoy a family picnic at Gallagher Park in Edmonton.

15. Run loose on the Edmonton River Valley Parks.

16. Don’t miss Galaxyland, World Waterpark, Sea Life Caverns, and Ice Palace all at the West Edmonton Mall.

Alberta Kids Activities

Canada Olympic Park

17. Check out the Tegler Discovery Zone at the John Janzen Nature Centre in Edmonton.

18. Try fishing, mountain biking, and hiking at Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in Elkwater.

19. Don’t miss all the fun at Jungle Farm in Innisfail.

20. Nothing beats a family road trip on the stunning Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park.

21. Get a family photo in front of the iconic Maligne Lake.

22. Catch another stunning viewing of the Alberta Rockies from the Jasper Tramway.

23. Find the Kukabunga Jungle at the Leduc Recreation Centre in Leduc.

24. Try mini-golf, waterslides, paddle boating, ice-skating and more at Bud Miller All Seasons Park in Lloydminster.

25. Splash around the Echo Dale Swim Lake at Echo Dale Regional Park in Medicine Hat.

Alberta Kids Activities

Ice Cream Festival

26. Hit the waterslides at the Kinsmen Aquatic Centre at the Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre.

27. Enjoy nature viewing at the Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area in Nordegg – about an hour from Rocky Mountain House.

28. Catch a hockey game with the family at ENMAX Centrium in Red Deer.

29. Enjoy a wagon ride at Sunnybrook Farm Museum, also in Red Deer.

30. Check out the “World's Largest Collection of International Trucks” at the IHC Truck Museum in Rimbey.

31. See the David Thompson Puppet Show at the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site in Rocky Mountain House.

32. In Airdrie, don't miss Iron Horse Park with it's miniature train rides.

33. Snap an ideal shot of the kids in front of Red Rock Coulee in Seven Persons.

34. Take the family ice-skating at the Peace Memorial Multiplex in Wainwright.

35. Don’t miss Alberta Central Railway Museum evets like Children’s Day and the Ice Cream Festival in Wetaskiwin.

Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

1

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453 Marten Street, Banff AB T1L 1B3
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2

Best Western Plus Village Park Inn

1804 Crowchild Trl NW, Calgary AB T2M 3Y7
Phone: 403-289-0241  |  Fax: 403-289-0241  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

3

Best Western Airport Inn

1947 18th Avenue NE, Calgary AB T2E 7T8
Phone: (403) 250-5015  |  Fax: (403) 250-5019  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

4

Best Western Plus Port O'Call Hotel

1935 McKnight Boulevard NE, Calgary AB T2E 6V4
Phone: (403) 291-4600  |  Fax: (403) 250-8814  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

5

Best Western Plus Suites Downtown

1330 8th Street SW, Calgary AB T2R 1B6
Phone: (403) 228-6900  |  Fax: (403) 228-5535  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

6

Best Western Plus Calgary Centre Inn

3630 Macleod Trl S, Calgary AB T2G 2P9
Phone: (403) 287-3900  |  Fax: (403) 287-3906  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

7

Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites

86 Freeport Boulevard NE, Calgary AB T3J 5J9
Phone: (403) 264-9650  |  Fax: (403) 264-9651  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

8

Best Western Plus Camrose Resort & Casino

3201 48 Avenue, Camrose AB T4V 0K9
Phone: (780) 679-2376  |  Fax: (780) 679-0992  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

9

Best Western Pocaterra Inn

1725 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore AB T1W 2W1
Phone: (403) 678-4334  |  Fax: (403) 678-3999  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

10

Best Western Plus City Centre Inn

11310-109th Street, Edmonton AB T5G 2T7
Phone: (780) 479-2042  |  Fax: (780) 474-2204  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Plus Westwood Inn

18035 Stony Plain Road NW, Edmonton AB T5S 1B2
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Best Western Cedar Park Inn

5116 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton AB T6H 2H4
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Best Western Plus South Edmonton Inn & Suites

1204 101 Street, Edmonton AB T6X 0P1
Phone: (780) 801-3580  |  Fax: (780) 801-3579  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

14

Best Western Jasper Inn & Suites

98 Geikie Street, Jasper AB T0E 1E0
Phone: (780) 852-4461  |  Fax: (780) 852-5916  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

15

Best Western Plus Denham Inn & Suites

5207 50th Avenue, Leduc AB T9E6V3
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16

Best Western Plus Sun Country

722 Redcliff Drive SW, Medicine Hat AB T1A 5E3
Phone: (403) 527-3700  |  Fax: (403) 526-8689  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

17

Best Western Plus Red Deer Inn & Suites

6839 66th Street, Red Deer AB T4P 3T5
Phone: (403) 346-3555  |  Fax: (403) 309-7768  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

18

Best Western Rimstone Ridge Hotel

Box 1546 5501 50th Avenue, Rimbey AB T0C 2J0
Phone: (403) 843-2999  |  Fax: (403) 843-2997  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

19

Best Western Rocky Mountain House Inn & Suites

4407 41st Avenue, Rocky Mountain House AB T4T 1A5
Phone: 403-844-3100  |  Fax: 403-844-3100  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

20

Best Western Wainwright Inn & Suites

1209 27th Street, Wainwright AB T9W 0A2
Phone: (780) 845-9934  |  Fax: (780) 842-3672  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

21

Best Western Wayside Inn

4103 56th Street, Wetaskiwin AB T9A 1V2
Phone: (780) 312-7300  |  Fax: (780) 312-7302  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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