Spring Break Events & Activities in Calgary – March 26 to April 11th
Things to do in and around Calgary during Spring Break 2021.
- Public School Board: March 26 to April 5, 2021 (Inclusive of Saturdays & Sundays)
- Catholic School Board: April 2 to April 11, 2021 (Inclusive of Saturdays & Sundays)
I. Family Fun Events – In-Person
Heritage Park Ghost Tours
Visit Heritage Park after dark for a guided ghost tour through the streets and alley ways of the Historical Village. Behind the Park’s old-fashioned charm lie stories of otherworldly encounters, spine-tingling history and some memorable manifestations! Details
March 25, April 1, 8 | 7 and 7:30 PM
Heritage Park Historic Village, Calgary
Earth Hour Full Moon Hike
Join to learn about the importance that dark skies have on the plants and animals in an environment. Weaselhead preservation society will provide information on what actions we, as a park, plan to take to become a nocturnal preserve. In addition to this we will highlight how you can minimize the light pollution of your homes and businesses. What better time to learn about the effects of light pollution than during Earth Hour? Details
March 26 to 28, 2021
Weaselhead Flats, Calgary
Free to $10
Coexisting with Coyotes Guided Hike
Join Naturalists for an educational coyote hike in the park, where they will dispel the many myths of the misunderstood and essential animal to our ecosystem. Details
March 27 & 28, 2021
Weaselhead Flats, Calgary
Free to $10
Nature Break 2021
Explore the outdoors with your family cohort during your spring break at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to learn more about the natural and cultural history of our city. Explore a 1 km walking loop with nature stations providing fun activities and games along the way. Details
March 29 to April 1 & April 5 to April 9, 2021
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Calgary
Calgary Zoo – Easter Eggstravaganza
Our annual Eggstravaganza is back, with family-friendly fun designed to help you say ‘goodbye’ to winter and ‘hello’ to the warmer weather. This year, we’re spreading the fun over 4 days to ensure this is a safe and physically distanced experience for our visitors to enjoy. The best part? Your kiddo gets to have some fun and enjoy seeing their favourite animals while supporting an important cause – wildlife conservation! Details
Friday April 2 to Monday April 5, 2021
Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Included with daily admission or memberships.
Winsport Tube Park
Go snowtubing at Winsport. WinSport’s Tube Park is one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Details
Through April 2nd, 2021
Winsport Tube Park, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
$20 – $25
Drive-In Film Experience
See movies projected right on the side of a historic grain elevator in Nanton. Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre will be screening screening some of the films from Handmade Puppet Dreams and Animovies programs! Details
April 2 and 3, 2021 | 8 PM & 10 PM
Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre
2119 19 Ave, Nanton
II. Free Things to Do During Spring Break
Go for a walk
Spring has sprung. It’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. And lucky for us, Calgary has a lot to offer in that department. Check out one of these 25 Nature Attractions and Parks in and around Calgary. There are hiking and biking trails, picnic spots, off-leash dog parks, birding areas, and much more.
- 25 Nature Attractions in Calgary
- 15 Places to Go On a Winter Walk in Calgary
- 25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary
Explore some waterfalls
Warm spring temperature means, melting ice and thunderous waterfalls. Spend a sunny spring day outdoors and use the opportunity to see some of the most stunning melting waterfalls in and around Calgary (within 2 hours). Remember to bundle up and wear reliable hiking shoes when you go.
See some public art
Looking for something new to do in Calgary while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out some of Calgary’s 25 Public art features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city. Look for local Calgarian artists’ work while you’re out and about. Downtown has also invited many guest artists from all over the world in recent years, so there’s a lot of amazing and inspiring pieces throughout.
See Calgary from up above
Calgary’s location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains offers a unique opportunity for some great scenic lookouts. Whether it’s rolling farmlands to the east or majestic mountains to the west, Calgary has the scenic lookout you are craving. Not to mention, there are some pretty spectacular city views right in the middle.
See Night Lights
When the sun sets, the night lights begin. From bridges to buildings, some of these art displays light up the night year-round for Calgarians. This spring break, check out the light displays, and you’ll be amazed at these hidden gems across the city.
With spring setting in, see whether you can spot baby birds on your day out! This is also an awesome way to get to know your city and find some new parks in and around Calgary. Here is a list of 15 places to go birding in Calgary.
Bridgeland Arctic Adventure
GO on a scavenger hunt and see whether you can find crazy structures and snakes!
Through March 31 @ Bridgeland, Calgary
III. From your Home
We Made It! An Easter Themed Art Class With Andrea & Desiree
During the class, Andrea & Desiree will be teaching kids how to draw some eggcellent portraits while sketching and colouring some of their favourite elements of Easter.
Monday, March 29, 2021 | 5-6 pm@ Online
The Wizards of Oakwood Drive
The Wizards Of Oakwood Drive is a live, interactive, online performance for young audiences taking place on Zoom. The Wizards of Oakwood Drive is a “kids-only” experience. It is designed for young audiences aged 6 – 12. Parents, guardians and/or caregivers are welcome to view the show as their child participates, but no adults without children will be admitted to the performance.
Through March 28 @ Online
Plan Your Summer Garden
Get your kids to plant and maintain a summer garden this year. It’s time to start planting seeds indoors and planning what your summer will have in store. Visit Garden Centres in and around Calgary with kids and get your seeds a sowing!
Fun Things to Do with Kids Inside Your Home
Just because you’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean you really have to be stuck indoors. There are a ton of things that you and your kids can still do to have a blast from morning until night. And, to top it all off, you can do all of these things without your TV or your phone, unless you’re watching a tutorial video.
Play Easter Games
From the classic egg hunt to egg bowling, check out our list of fun creative indoor games that will lift everyone’s festive spirits.
Spring Clean & Donate
Do some spring cleaning this school break and donate your clothes. Donating is a great way to give back, reduce waste, and get those feel-good vibes flowing. Keep your good deeds on the straight and narrow with this list of 15 places where you can donate your goods in Calgary.
Explore Our Stunning National Parks
There is much to discover in Canada’s National Parks and not being able to get to them physically shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the fabulous natural areas our country has to offer.
Traverse the parks online and plan your trip to these wondrous places when restrictions-free travel is allowed across the country.
All about Alberta Native Bees
Join Alberta Master Gardeners and learn about the diversity of native bees in Alberta, their life cycles and habitat requirements. They will cover best practices for bee hotels and bumble bee boxes, the difference between native and managed bees and whether you should purchase bee cocoons for your garden.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @ Online
A Celebration of Alberta Ag
Olds College’s A Celebration of Alberta Ag is a free two-hour live streamed event in celebration of Alberta’s agriculture industry and the important role that it plays in our world. Streamed live from the Olds College campus, the evening’s program will include an appearance by Alberta born country music star — Corb Lund, as well as showcasing their hands-on program offering and student experience. If your child is interested in farming and related fields, why not watch it together.
Friday, April 9, 2021 | 7 – 9 p.m. @ Online
Telus Spark Spring Camps
Time to have some fun this spring! With the current state of the pandemic, Telus Spark science centre wants to make sure kids can still have some online science fun! So, Spark has teamed up with TELUS to bring camps to you! Each camp is loaded with live interactive content and at-home self-guided activities for approximately 4 hours per day. Campers will also get the unique opportunity to engage in group sessions with expert camp leaders, guest speakers in the science industry, and more!
$60 for 4-day camps (March 29 – April 1, 2021)
$75 for 5-day camps (April 5 – 9, 2021)
Celebrate Easter with sweets, treats and a feast!
- 25 Restaurants For Dine-In or Takeout Easter Feasts in Calgary
- 15 Places in Calgary to Get Easter Chocolates & Sweet Treats
IV. Other Activities
At this time, it is not clear whether indoor attractions and museums will reopen. Museums like Telus Spark are planning to reopen on March 25th, if the province gives the go-ahead.
If indoor attractions are allowed to open, here is a list of places to visit: from museums and art galleries to Rock climbing and Laser Tags.
You can still go skiing this spring break.
Banff may be the most popular skiing destination for Calgarians. The three big ski resorts–Norquay, Sunshine, and Lake Louise–are stunning. Hidden away in Kananaskis is Nakiska, another popular ski resort that’s less than 2 hours away from Calgary. If driving out to the mountains isn’t for you, don’t forget about Canada Olympic Park, located in Calgary’s northwest.
Go on a day trip
There are so many places you can visit on a day trip from Calgary. Why not plan a day trip this spring break:
- Must-Visit Nature Attractions in Southern Alberta
- 25 Day Trips from Calgary
- 25 Day Trips From Calgary to the Canadian Rockies
- Grotto Canyon Icewalk
- Johnston Canyon Icewalk
- Airdrie Kids Fun
- Family Fun in Medicine Hat
- Family Fun in Red Deer
March- April is the best time to register for summer camps.
1. Winsport – COP – Details
2. U of C Summer Camps – Details
3. SAIT summer camp – Details
4. MRU Kids Summer Camps – Details
5. NBC Basketball Camps – Details
6. Arts Commons SummerACT – Drams/ Theatre Camps – Details
7. Glenmore Sailing Club Sailing Club -(Ages 5 – 14) Details
8. Glenbow Museum Summer Programs – Details
9. Cobbs Corn Maze Summer Camps – Details
10. Butterfield Acres Summer Camps – Details
11. Mount Royal Conservatory Summer Programs – Details
12. The Military Museums Summer Programs – Details
13. City of Calgary – Day Camps – Details
14. Telus Spark – Camps