How to Squeeze in More Summer


Just because it’s August doesn’t mean we’re packing in our flip flops and stocking up on sharp pencils. There’s still time to make the most of the summer with our top 11 picks for family fun in this great city.

Make a Splash
The warm weather doesn’t last—so take advantage of the heat and cool down at one of the city’s many amazing splash pads. It’s a great way to get the kids running around and burning energy (because it’s all about getting them to sleep longer).

Ice is Nice
If you have yet to take the kids to indulge in an ice cream treat, now is the perfect time. Village Ice Cream in the East Village offers unique flavours (Girl Guide Mint Cookies anyone?) that will be pleasing to plain and picky palates.

Take a Break
Had enough quality family time to last you all year? Give yourself a free break! The Park and Play programs are free camps that run all across Calgary. Running weekly from 10 am to 3:30 pm, the drop-in program (read: no pre-booking required!) lets your kids make new friends while you get a well-deserved moment to yourself.

Looking for more? Here are eight more ways to celebrate the last days of Summer in Calgary—Family Style.

Image of boy playing on splash pad from Shutterstock.



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