6 Affordable Activities For An Epic Alberta Summer

Apr 26, 2016
Summer is right around the corner, and, if you’re a parent, you’re probably already searching for an answer to the dreaded, “Mom/Dad, I’m BORED.” We’ve put together a short list of some of the best deals for family fun in Alberta, so planning doesn’t feel panicked.

 
1. Escape to the mountains.
Our Epic Summer Pass gives you unlimited access to the Banff GondolaBanff Lake CruiseGlacier SkywalkGlacier Adventure and Maligne Lake Cruise all summer to make mountain adventures more affordable than ever.
 
The Epic Summer Pass
Kids $70
Adults $130

 
2. A season pass at the zoo.
Both Calgary and Edmonton have great zoos that are the perfect family day trip. Enjoy some time outside and learn about animals and ecosystems from all over the world without emptying your wallet.
 
Calgary Zoo Membership
Kids $29.95
Adults $80
 
Edmonton Valley Zoo Annual Pass
Kids $29
Adults $46
 
 
3. Visit an outdoor pool.
There’s nothing quite like a hot summer day by the pool. Slap on the sunscreen and enjoy some well-deserved RnR at these often overlooked hot spots.
 
Calgary Outdoor Pools
Kids $3.50
Adults $7.00
 
Edmonton Outdoor Pools Season Pass
Kids $49
Adults $75


4. A day at Sylvan Lake.
The man-made lakes of the city can’t compete with this 42km2 favourite—and it’s just a short 1.5 hour drive away from Calgary! Pair a day at the beach with an ice cream cone for a double serving of summer fun.

 
5. Cheap thrills at an amusement park.
The rollercoasters, games and rides at Calgary’s Calaway Park and Edmonton’s Galaxy Land have been summer mainstays for a long time. They’re convenient, affordable and, most importantly, a ton of fun.
 
Calaway Park Season Pass
All ages $43.95
 
Galaxyland All-Day Family Pass
Family of four $135


6. If nature’s not cooperating, turn to science.
Calgary Telus Spark and Edmonton’s Telus World of Science make sure that even rainy days don’t go to waste. From interactive exhibits to hands-on experiments, these incredible science centres will have your kids learning and loving it.
 
Telus Spark Annual Membership
Kids $42
Adults $60
 
Telus World of Science Membership
Family $200
 
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