Things to do in Alberta with kids
Bordered by the very awesome Rocky Mountains, Alberta has so many fun things to do with kids! Prairies…cowboys…and a ton of family fun!
From waterparks like Wild Rapids and World Waterpark (with the WORLDS largest indoor wave pool!), to very cool tours like Jasper Raft Tours and Lake Louise Gondola (if you love heights!) this Canadian province is a magical place for kids.
Dinosaurs? Why not! Head to Dinosaur Provincial Park. History? Great fun with attractions like Pioneer Acres and Heritage Park Fort McMurray. Caves? Don’t forget your torch at Cave and Basin National Historic Site!
Museums are around every corner, including the out of this world Aero Space Museum of Calgary, and the always popular Royal Alberta Museum.
And of course, it’s not Alberta without the snow! Sunshine Village, Marmot Basin and Castle Mountain Resort are just some of the many options great for kids to get onto the slopes.
Grab those cowboy hats and skis – it’s Alberta time!
The world's largest indoor amusement park is in Edmonton, with over 24 spectacular rides and play areas - for kist of all ages!
This 36-hectare wildlife reserve offers more than two kilometres of level walking trails and over 1 km of nature trails, throughout the riverine forest, by the flowing river and alongside a peaceful lagoon.
The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre is Canada's largest birds of prey facility. Situated on a 70-acre wetland area site, our centre is a celebration of nature featuring hawks, falcons, eagles and owls of Alberta.
Calgary Zoo is Canada's 2nd largest zoo offering over 1000 rare animals and a variety of birds, reptiles and amphibians in natural habitat enclosures.The Prehistoric Park displays 19 life size dinosaurs in habitats representing life 230 million to 64....
Come to the Valley Zoo for a roaring good time and to visit the more than 100 exotic, endangered and native species.Come and learn about the Valley Zoo's involvement in the Species Survival Plan and its work to return endangered species to the wild.
An underground aquarium that is home to more than 100 species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, penguins , and even sea lion shows!
Water fun with a seasonal outdoor pool and year round indoor pool, complete with slide and diving board!
Experience the WORLD'S largest indoor wave pool, AND tallest indoor bungee tower at the West Edmonton Mall, with 17 unique water features!
Swimming fun in Alberta at this community aquatic center, with an olympic pool, leisure pool, whirlpool and more!
Day passes available for this fun indoor waterpark, where the family can enjoy an exhilarating ride down the waterslides; bathe in the pool, or simply relax in the whirlpools!
Showcases a regularly varying set of exhibitions exploring the rich history and culture of Banff and the Rockies from a variety of perspectives. Family friendly.
Spend a day of fun and learning at this center for the preservation, interpretation, and study of material relating to life and culture of Norwegian-Canadians.
A family sourced antiques collection which spans 25 buildings and over a century, plus hay rides in summer and sleigh rides in winter.
Train loving families will love this railway museum right in Alberta! With an outdoor display of very cool vintage items, and train rides too!
From national travelling exhibitions to Glenbow-curated programs, to events that will enhance your appreciation and understanding of it all, Glenbow has much to offer this season.
Located in Edmonton, the Royal Alberta Museum is one of Canadas most popular museums. Set in a park just west of downtown, the Museum offers a full range of exhibitions and activities for every age level and interest.
Dealing exclusively in Canadian art since 1974, this dynamic gallery features an incredibly diverse collection of paints and sculptures by notable Canadian artists.
The Museum has re-opened after being closed due to building renovations. Two galleries with all new displays are open for your viewing. The museum highlights the 100 plus years of military service in the Edmonton area.
Medalta is an innovative, non-profit museum as well as art gallery, located in a historic century-old factory!
Chinook Centre is Calgarys premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. With 200 stores, and many unique to Calgary retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, LEGO and Build a Bear Workshop, plus exciting one of a kind attractions, C....
Aircraft, aeronautical engines and artifacts trace the history of the aviation industry from one of Calgary’s first airplanes, the “Silver Dart,” to today’s jets.Planes and exhibits cover eras, from the first pioneers to both World Wars and the curre....
TELUS Spark, is Canada's first purpose-built new Science Centre in over 25 years and is a place of inquiry that looks at issues, ideas and concepts related to science, technology and creativity.
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is an interactive, hands-on celebration of Alberta's sporting history. The over 7,000 square feet of exhibit space includes a multisport interactive virtual system with hockey, baseball, soccer, basketball a....
The museum commemorates all those who served with Bomber Command and the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II. We display aircraft and associated artifacts, aviation art, dvd's, and interpretive displays related to the above goa....
Explore, create, and discover at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Excavate in a realistic quarry, make your own fossil replica, or take a guided hike through the badlands.
A fascinating Alberta museum that chronicles the impact of technological change in various sectors from the 1890s to today, with real vehicle tours and bi-plane adventures!
Café O’Play combines the best of a traditional coffeehouse with an indoor playground specifically designed for children up to 6 years of age.
Spring-loaded fun for the whole family in South Calgary where rules of gravity don't apply, there's just lots of trampoline fun for all ages!
Trampoline fun for the whole family in North Calgary where rules of gravity don't apply! Spring-loaded fun with plenty of activities for all ages!
Rainbow Riders runs exciting Whitewater Rafting trips near Banff & Canmore on the scenic Kananaskis River and Bow River (Horseshoe Canyon) as well as float trips on the Bow River.
Nakiska was home to the Calgary 88 Olympic Alpine events, and today, skiers and riders enjoy Olympic-length runs that are groomed to perfection. Nakiska is a family-friendly resort.
Feel your heart race and your mind clear as you dog sled through the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies near the Banff National Park, Canmore and the Kananaskis Country. Experience a dog sledding adventure you will never forget!
The Lacombe Corn Maze is now one of Alberta's premier attractions and has truly begun to define what a family farm is and can be. The Kraay Family Farm features not only the 15-acre Lacombe Corn Maze but also over 20 activities and services on the fa....
Shakers is Calgary's largest year round fun centre with a unique mix of attractions, go karts, laser tag, a climbing tower and miniature golf. There's something to for all ages!
Amazing outdoor rock climbing for kids as young as 5 years in the Canadian Rockies!
A great Alberta park for active families with off road, trail and mountain biking plus hiking, jogging, bird watching, picnics and peaceful walks.
An excellent intro to white water rafting. The whole family will enjoy this class 2/3 fun and exciting trip. Experience team paddling through the spectacular Sulphur Canyon. The winding canyon walls make for plenty of navigating around boulders and t....
The Banff Park Museum is a national historic site because the museums original exhibit collection reflect and commemorate an early approach to the interpretation of natural history in Canada.
Fabulous mountain trail rides for ages 6 to 100. There are many scenic trails to choose from in the vast riding terrain where we offer Horseplay in the CanadianRockies!
A tour that takes you to natural thermal springs, around which the first national park was established.
Rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prairie grassland in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. Here, several different ecological regions meet and interact in a landscape shaped by wind, fire, flooding, and abundant plants and....
Visit Edmonton’s original corn maze where our huge, mind-bending corn maze will keep you guessing! Each year we unveil a new and exciting maze design and look forward to getting thousands of visitors lost.
Fun in the Country at the Country Farmhouse. This MAiZE owned and operated by Dianne and Donald Brown
For over a decade, Banff Adventures Unlimited has helped visitors experience the best of Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Offering the full array of winter and summer activities available, we specialize in providing convenient service.
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies with 10,878 square km of mountain wilderness. Jasper is the wildest of the mountain parks, and contains a superb backcountry trail system as well as the world famous Columbia Icefields, one of the onl....
An excellent introduction to white water rafting. Travelling approximately 9 km, you encounter many Class 2 white water rapids. In rain or shine, people from ages 6 (minimum) through 90 have greatly enjoyed this memorable experience.
The Raven Adventures is a privately owned, small-based, environmentally-friendly company that offers a high level of personal service. Multi-lingual guides are fluent in French, Spanish, and English. Bring your friends and family for one of the most ....
Your Adventure has begun! You have found Jasper National Park famous for its wildlife and scenery. Located in Western Canada, Jasper National Park, the largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies is nestled between Mt. Robson (the tallest peak in ....
With 190 acres to explore, the University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden has something to appeal to plant enthusiasts, nature-lovers, families and anyone seeking to spend a few idyllic hours in beautiful natural surroundings.
Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain in Banff to experience a bird's eye view of six mountain ranges. At the Banff Gondola, you'll see more mountains in a moment than most see in a lifetime. This exhilarating activity is open year-round - a definite '....
An amazing park and sanctuary, with history, wildlife, and various programs and features including the Kerry Wood Nature Centre.
The Columbia Icefield Glacier Experience reveals the most unique attraction in the Canadian Rockies. Massive Brewster Ice Explorers, specially designed for glacial travel, take passengers on a remarkable excursion onto the surface of the Athabasca Gl....
Wolfland Tours is specialized in individual or small groups custom guided tours on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in the beautiful foothills on the border of Jasper National Park.
Lake Minnewanka lies in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park. Minnewanka Lake Cruise provides a unique sightseeing tour experience on one of two 48 passenger Lake Cruisers or the 65 passenger Alberta Explorer operating several tim....
Cruise for fourteen glorious minutes, in an open chair or a fully enclosed gondola, to one of the Banff National Park's greatest views!
We invite you to travel with us on a river rafting adventure and share our love of whitewater, wilderness, and friendship. Our rafting trips are great for young and old alike looking for a more mild adventure.Jasper offers first-class visitor attrac....
Rocky Mountain River Guides provides you with the whitewater rafting experience of a lifetime! Come to Jasper, Alberta for a broad spectrum of river rafting trips for you to choose from, for those who want a fun family activity to those who want more....
Sylvan Cruises offers you the unique opportunity to cruise Sylvan Lake from the comfort of one of our fully staffed, completely comfortable vessels.
From public skating sessions to hockey, this indoor skate rink at the West Edmonton Mall is a great way to have fun with active kids!
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4 years, offering 30% green runs, plus terrain training park and family activities like geocaching.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 6 years, offering 15% green runs, plus terrain park, snowshoeing tours and kids' club programming.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from age 5, offering 25% green runs, plus terrain training park and snow tubing hill. Summer see the open air mountain gondola and other actitivites.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, offering 13% green runs and a rail park.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 6 years, offering 20% green runs, plus terrain training park, snowshoeing, mountain chair and snow tubing.
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, offering 20% green runs, plus terrain training park.
One of the world's richest fossil beds, a fantastic experience for kids who want to explore the world of dinosaurs!
The site has many historic buildings and structures, illustrating various stages of ranching development, and is rich in cultural landscape features. A visitor orientation centre and a vibrant living history program interpret a time when the West was....
Nine Aboriginal Cultures, Five Forts, Two Companies…One Great Site! Rocky Mountain House…the forts are gone but the name remains. This is a story of trade, exploration and competition, but above all it is a story of people!
Explore 6.6 acres of landscaped historic site, with exhibits and artifacts that capture defining aspects of our past at Fort McMurray!
The Edmonton Queen Riverboat is the perfect setting for all your events, whether that be a romantic dinner for two, a family-friendly cruise, or a class field trip. Sailing four days a week through the heart of Edmonton, we have a cruise for everyone....
Fort McMurray Shipyard celebrates and preserves the past with historical vessels, two train cars, and great artifacts!
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park is a world renowned cultural, educational and entertainment centre built for the promotion and preservation of the Siksika Nation Peoples’, Language, Culture and Traditions.
Fort Calgary is located just east of downtown Calgary on a 40-acre site. Open year-round, the Fort offers Calgarians and their guests fun, interactive exhibits, tours and school programs.
Welcome to a trip back in time - a time we often think of as simpler and easier. As you tour Pioneer Acres, it won't take long for you to figure out that the pioneers of Southern Alberta actually had their hands full and maybe life wasn't quite as ea....
Local historical museum containing artifacts dating back to Canmore's conception.
A chance for kids to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of Shakespeare! A festival June and July only.
An exciting journey of family exploration into the age of the dinosaurs! Offering discovery trails, Junior Palaeontologist Playground, Dinosaur Dig, T Rex slide and activity area.
Real life escape games for the family in Edmonton, where you have 45 minutes to solve the clues and escape the room!
Fun glow in the dark mini golf for kids in Calgary, with an arcade too! Great fun for the whole family.
Fun family glow in the dark mini golf in Edmonton, where monsters might be lurking around every corner! With an arcade too
With over 20 interactive attractions for families of all ages, Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm is one of Alberta's top destinations for farm fun.
Test your putting skills on this challenging glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course. A fantastic, family oriented, all weather attraction and great bang for your buck.