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Families will love:

  • Winter sports
  • Stampede Rodeo in July
  • Parks, museums and history

Winters in Calgary can be long, but the summer days are even longer. Whether you are looking for a ski destination or a summer getaway with unique things for families to do -- such as visit a certain rode -- Calgary is ideal. The summer daylight feels endless in Calgary, offering plenty of time to enjoy a park, rodeo, a hike or bike trail, museum, the zoo or a step back ... more
Winters in Calgary can be long, but the summer days are even longer. Whether you are looking for a ski destination or a summer getaway with unique things for families to do -- such as visit a certain rode -- Calgary is ideal. The summer daylight feels endless in Calgary, offering plenty of time to enjoy a park, rodeo, a hike or bike trail, museum, the zoo or a step back in time at a historic village. Or if visiting during the snowy months, skiing and snowboarding are only a quick drive outside of the city. As the host of the 1988 Winter Olympics (where the Jamaican bobsled team made its debut), all of the snow sport facilities are nearby and still used today. Downtown Calgary is easy to navigate and stroll the streets exploring the many restaurants and shops.

In July, more than one-million people attend the 10-day Stampede rodeo event, also known as the greatest outdoor show on Earth. Stampede is about much more than bucking horses and everyone in your family will find something of interest at the expansive event. Families could easily spend several days attending Stampede and enjoying the rodeo, live music, fireworks, food (lots of fried food), dog shows, amusement rides, carnival games, shopping and so much more.

Families will love the variety of things to do when visiting Calgary, Canada, no matter the time of year.

Written by Courtney Elko less

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