Although a lot of activities in YYC are closed due to Covid-19, there is still a lot to look forward to this June. We’ve rounded up a list of 5 outdoor and/or socially-distanced activities for your family to check out in Calgary as the weather starts to warm up.
Almost nothing out there can conjure up the sense of fun and nostalgia that a trip to the drive in movies can. As a bonus, Calgary has a lot of venues hopping onto this throwback trend, so there will be no shortage of socially-distanced flicks to check out from the comfort of your car this summer!
Grey Eagle Drive In will be offering all kinds of in-car entertainment, including live concerts, movies, comedy nights, car karaoke & more! Tickets must be pre-purchased (and cost around $40 per carload). Check out the event calendar for Grey Eagle here.
Canyon Meadows Cinemas will also be offering drive-in flicks for $35 per carload, with tickets available to pre-purchase on the CMC app. Check out the CMC event calendar here.
The B!g Art Drive-In will be opening on June 3rd in the parking lot at Telus Spark, and promises to bring a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t want to miss. They’ll be pairing up their giant, bright LED screens with special FX, large format concert sound and lighting, and live action actors. Picture a giant explosion on-screen being brought to life with a perfectly timed pyrotechnic explosion, and you’ll have a bit of an idea what you’re in for! Check out The B!g Art Drive-In’s website for more information on showings and ticket purchases.
Motor Nights Drive In is back for another summer of fantastic films, and brings two movie options each night (tickets must be purchased separately). YYC Food Trucks will be on site for all your snacking needs – just line up in your vehicle before heading over to your parking spot! You can find showtimes and ticket prices here.
Genesis Land Development Corp is bringing 3 drive-in movies to you on June 4 and 5. Your movie choices are Crazy Rich Asians, Jumanji: The Next Level, and Raya and the Last Dragon. As an added bonus, all proceeds from ticket sales will go straight to charity!
One of our family’s favourite spots to head on a warm day is Granary Road. With 36 acres of outdoor fun waiting to be explored, your biggest question will be which fun-filled attraction to visit first. Get up close with sweet little goats just waiting to be petted, or visit pigs, llamas, peacocks, bunnies, ducks and ponies in the farm friends area. Take a ride on one of the zip lines, jump on the lily pads in the frog pond, or slip down one of the giant slides in the orchard treehouse. Climb the arachnid web, get lost in a maze, or take a spin on a giant egg in the chicken coop.
There are 11 awesome exhibits to climb, slide, jump, and play on. When you’re done, make sure to check out the incredible selection of mouthwatering treats and other fun finds at the farmer’s market.
Heritage Park is open with a few changes to some of your favourite attractions to make them Covid-safe. All programming will be moved outdoors in and around the historical exhibits. Food venues will be open for take-out only, and retail stores, the S.S. Moyie Paddlewheel Ship and Steam Train are open with limited capacity and masks are required (although they are not required throughout the rest of the park).
As soon as Alberta Health Services gives the go-ahead, the antique midway will be open again.
Calgary Farmyard has opened for the season and brings fun for family members of all ages. There are tons of cute animals to visit, including llamas, bunnies, ponies, and racing pigs. Try your hand at farmyard games like skee ball, wall ball, the wild west shooting gallery, and the hay bale lift. Take a ride on the cow train, the grain wagon or the zip lines, and then check out the playground and the potato sack slide. Don’t forget to grab some kettle corn and mini donuts at the concession once you’ve worked up an appetite!
Cobbs Adventure Park
Where else in Calgary can you hold a sweet baby kangaroo in your arms? If this sounds like a dream come true, you’ll definitely want to check out Cobbs Adventure Park! Prepare for cuteness overload when you also get to visit sugar gliders, alpacas, tortoises, ducks, snakes, green iguanas, hedgehogs, fainting goats, and more. There’s also plenty more fun to be had, with giant hill slides, pedal carts, a variety of mazes, tractor rides and more. Check out the food trucks to grab a tasty snack like fries, corn dogs, cotton candy and more!
What attractions will you and your family be checking out this June in Calgary? Do you plan to go out or will you stay home a little bit longer? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!