Calgary Public Library
The library is always a wonderful place to take the kids to spend a few hours, looking for great books and movies. What is better than time spent browsing through the children's collection? For information on locations and hours, visit our webpage.
Please join us at Crowfoot Library for variety of fun activities for children ages 6 - 12. Activities take place from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 25 – Thursday, March 28th. No registration required.
On Thursday, March 28th from 1-3:30 pm, Central Library will be featuring the Easter-themed movie Hop. No registration is required.
Thornhill Library is offering "We've Got Magic to Do - Just for You" on Thursday, March 28 from 2:00 - 2:30 pm. No registration required.
Check out other fun library activities on our program page. Enter the date and the audience and see what is available at a library near you.
City of Calgary Arenas
Various City of Calgary arenas will be offering free public skating on Easter Sunday, March 31.
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
This is an excellent time of year to see the birds at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary as the leaves are not yet out on the trees, and spring is on its way (we hope). The park is open sunrise to sunset, year-round. From October - April, the Nature Centre is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. closed Mondays & statutory holidays.
My co-workers tell me that you often see other wildlife as well as birds.
Not Free, but Fun
Spring Rally in the Alley - Are your kids car-crazy? Visit Gasoline Alley Museum for car-related fun activities. March 22 - April 1, 9:20 a.m. - 4:00 pm.
The Calgary Zoo is always a fun place to visit. Time your visit so you can see the Penguin Walk on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check out the Zoo's Easter Eggstravaganza on March 29 and 30, free with your zoo admission.
Fort Calgary is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except for Good Friday. This is a wonderful place to visit Calgary's past.
Telus Spark has various programs during the spring break, including the travelling exhibit "How to Make a Monster - the Art and Technology of Animatronics".
Out of Town Events
Lake Louise - The Volcom Peanut butter and Rail Jam is Volcom's amateur snowboard contest series. The event is absolutely free, on a first come first serve basis, and boasts tons of free prizes and PB&J sandwiches!
Check out the Easter activities at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, always a fun place to visit.