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7 Free Family Day Activities in Calgary

There’s no shortage of exciting Family Day events and activities throughout Calgary this year. If you’re looking for some budget-friendly family fun this holiday weekend, consider checking out one of these FREE events:

1. Olympic Oval Family Fun Day

Skate the fastest ice in the world at the Olympic Oval this Family Day. Along with the free public skating, there will be food, drinks, activities and much more! Parking will also be free in Lot 10.

When: February 15, 2016, 12-5pm

Where: Olympic Oval / 2500 University Drive NW

More Info: http://oval.ucalgary.ca/familyday

2. Fort Calgary Winter Carnival

Enjoy carnival games, crafts and more at Fort Calgary! Admission is free, and you can satisfy your sweet tooth with maple syrup on a stick for just $1!

When: February 15, 2016, 9am-5pm

Where: Fort Calgary / 750 9th Avenue SE

More Info: http://www.fortcalgary.com/visiting/events/#wc

3. We Are Family at Devonian Gardens

For some indoor fun, check out the City of Calgary’s We Are Family event at Devonian Gardens! There will be a variety of drop-in activities, including games, crafts and more.

When: February 15, 2016, 11am-3pm

Where: Devonian Gardens / 317 7th Avenue SW

More Info: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Locations/Downtown-parks/Devonian-Gardens.aspx

4. Canmore Winter Carnival

Head out to the mountains to enjoy fun family activities at the Canmore Winter Carnival! There will be DJ entertainment along with free skating on the pond, and other exciting events such as pond curling, ski races, a snowshoe obstacle course, kids ice carving and more.

When: February 15, 2016, 10am-4pm
Downtown Canmore Pond / 7th Avenue at Mallard Alley, Canmore

More Info: http://www.tourismcanmore.com/canmore-winter-carnival/canmore-winter-carnival-calendar-2016

5. Family Fun Day at Eau Claire Market

Take the kids to Eau Claire Market for a carnival-themed Family Fun Day, featuring a circus performer, children’s musician, games, crafts, face painting and more!

When: February 14-15, 2016, 12-3pm

Where: Eau Claire Market / 200 Barclay Parade SW
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6. Free Public Skating & Swimming

Skate or swim for free at various locations across the city! Check the City of Calgary’s programs and events calendar online for arena and pool location details.

When: February 15, 2016, 1-2:30pm

Where: Various

More Info: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Programs/Parks-programs.aspx

7. Winterpalooza Bike Scavenger Hunt

Gather the family and your bikes for Winterpalooza’s 2nd annual Bike Scavenger Hunt in Inglewood! Follow the clues at locations in and around Inglewood, and join other teams at a secret location for an after-party with prizes and snacks. No registration necessary, but be sure to dress for the weather!

When: February 15, 2016, 2-3pm

Where: Start at the Elbow River traverse bridge next to the Colonel James MacLeod statue / 750 9th Avenue SE

More Info: http://cyclepalooza.ca/event/rollin-through-inglewood-winterpalooza-bike-scavenger-hunt/