By STACEY PARKER
Make a splash with your kids this summer with a visit to Calaway Park. (Photo courtesy of Calaway Park)
Ride the roller coaster at Calaway Park
Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park features 33 rides — everything from bumper boats to a roller coaster. It also includes daily live stage entertainment, concessions, games, shopping and mini-golf. Calaway Park RV Park and Campground is just a short walk from the park for overnighters.
• Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd 33, 403-778-7042, www.calawaypark.com (more…)
The best ways to spend $20 in the city.
If you’re on a budget but still want to get the most out of your visit to Calgary, here are our favourite places to experience the city for $20 or less.
The Creative Kids Museum
Telus World of Science Calgary
Calgary’s science centre has interactive exhibits on all the wonders of the physical universe, including energy, the environment, technology, outer space, and the human body. Inside, The Creative Kids Museum, gives young visitors a chance to become musicians, artists, stage actors, explorers and more.
Cost: $10 – $14.25
Butterfield Acres Children’s Farm
Get up close and personal with lambs, calves, bunnies, chicks and piglets. Kids can also take a pony ride, milk a goat or ride in a tractor-pulled wagon.
Cost: $9.99 – $12.99
The half-a-mile long track at Kart World includes rides for adults and kids. The facility also has laser tag and a mini golf course.
Cost: $5.50 – $15 for a five-minute ride, mini golf $4.50 – $5.50
This amusement park has 33 rides including its rollercoaster, The Vortex, which can be seen from the Trans-Canada Highway. Regular admission is more than $20 dollars, but if you arrive later in the day, you can save up to $17.
Cost: $16.95 after 2 pm; $14.95 after 4 pm.