5 Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

5 Outdoor Activities for the Whole Family

The Calgary Tower in the snow

Photo via @curiocitycalgary Instagram

Looking for some fun activities to do with the family this winter? We’ve rounded up a few fun outdoor activities for the whole family. With the whole COVID thing, it’s nice to get outside and get some fresh air (and let the kids burn off some energy) so check out these 5 things to do outside for a day of fun with the fam!

1. Skating at Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza Skating Rink in Calgary AB

Photo via @ana_staise Instagram

This is a popular spot for skating in the winter, and could it be any prettier? Talk about getting into the holiday spirit! Go during the day and enjoy the winter sunshine, or go at night when the lights and the Calgary Tower are all lit up. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, grab your skates and your mitts and head downtown with the family for some ice skating! 

2. Tubing at WinSport

The tube park at WinSport

Photo via @winsportcanada Instagram

If you’ve never been tubing before, fair warning - it’s a TON of fun and will have you laughing and smiling the whole time. Make sure you bundle up and get the kids nice and toasty for a day of fun! This is an activity for the whole family to enjoy, and don’t forget the hot chocolate!

3. Hit the Slopes in the Mountains

Snowboarder at Sunshine Ski Hill in Banff

Photo via @sunshinevillage Instagram

Yes, it’s that time of the year again - for all you ski lovers and snowboarding lovers! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skier/snowboarder, hitting the slopes makes for a fun-filled day! Especially if you can catch some rays at the same time. It’s something the whole family can do, no matter what level they’re at!

4. Visit the Outdoor Pools at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa

The outdoor pools at the Nordic Spa in Kananaskis

Photo via @knordicspa Instagram

Not going to lie - this one is more for the mums out there! Why not book a relaxing massage while dad takes the kids to the hot pools? Let’s face it, you deserve a little downtime and what better way to enjoy it than at a spa in the mountains? Then you can unwind in the pool with the family after, thank us later!

5. Check out the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise

The ice magic festival in Lake Louise, AB

Photo via @fairmontcll Instagram 

Ever seen Disney’s Frozen? Are the kids obsessed with it? Well here’s your chance to make their dreams come true at the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise. Go and enjoy the incredible ice sculptures and mountain scenery, right at the magnificent Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. It’s sure to impress and the kids will love it too!

Alright, there you have it! These activities are great for the whole family and will give you the opportunity to get outside! It can be cold in Calgary during the winter, so make sure you bundle up and stay warm! 


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