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Granary Road, Calgary’s Newest Family Attraction

By RACHAEL FREY

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Gather up the kids, the parents, the grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles, and cousins—there’s a new attraction opening July 7 just outside Calgary’s city limits that has something for everyone. The first thing you’ll see when you arrive at Granary Road is the huge building that houses The Loft Kitchen bistro by the renowned Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts group, The Loft Bakery and coffee shop, and a Public Market with vendors selling gourmet and handcrafted items from fine European cured meats to organic beauty products.

In the market building, garage-style doors roll open to allow a breeze into the market and a view of the Active Learning Park, a massive entertainment zone for kids and the young-at-heart. Three kilometres of trails wind through a series of themed exhibits, each one featuring a chance for kids to get active while learning about animals, insects, and agriculture. Look for the giant animatronic spiders, bats, and frogs, get up close and personal with adorable farm animals like pigs and goats, and burn some energy on swings, slides, and ropes. Don’t forget to visit the alpacas, but watch out—the one named Rascal loves to give smooches.

Get a sneak peek at Granary Road’s Active Learning Park:


Photos by Rachael Frey

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