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region |calgary & area CALAWAY PARK Western Canada’s largest amusement park is just a short drive out of Calgary’s city centre, with 32 family-friendly rides awaiting thrill- seekers of all ages. Adrenaline junkies will want to ride the Vortex roller coaster, while everyone loves the splash on the Timber Falls log ride. There are also midway games, restaurants, a candy shop, carnival food and live stage shows. $39.95 general admission (7 - 49); $33 junior (3 - 6); $31 senior (50+); children 2 and under are free. May 19 - June 24: Sat - Sun 10 am - 7 pm, closed Mon - Fri; June 28 - Sep 3; open daily 10 am - 7 pm; Sep 8 - Oct 8: Sat - Sun 11 am - 6 pm, closed Mon - Fri. 245033 RR 33, 403-240-3822, calawaypark.com SW, 403-247-5452, winsport.ca HERITAGE PARK HISTORICAL VILLAGE Step back in time and learn about the city’s early development at Calgary’s living history museum, Heritage Park. Live performances, interactions with costumed interpreters and tours are available at the park, along with special exhibits, dining, shopping and hands-on activities. $26.50 general (16 - 64 years); $20.70 senior (65+); $18.95 youth (7 - 15); $13.65 child (3 - 6); children 2 and under are free. May 19 - Oct 8: daily 10 am - 5pm; Sep 5 - Oct 9; Sat - Sun 10 am - 5 pm. 1900 Heritage Dr SW, 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca STUDIO BELL TELUS SPARK SCIENCE CENTRE THE CALGARY TOWER Enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and the Rocky Mountains from the observation deck, 191 m above ground. Multimedia tours are complimentary with admission and guide your view from high atop the city. The audio guides are available in seven languages: English, French, German, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and Japanese. Every day before sunrise and after sunset, the tower is illuminated with LED lighting in different colours to celebrate holidays and local events. In the revolving Sky 360 restaurant and lounge, dine on internationally inspired cuisine. $18 adult; $16 senior (65+); $9 child (4 -12); children 3 and under are free. June - Aug: Daily 9 am - 10 pm. Sep - May: Daily 9 am - 9 pm. 101 - 9 Ave SW, 403-266-7171, calgarytower.com Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is a remarkable architectural achievement and a spectacular addition to Calgary — and Canada’s — arts and culture scene. The National Music Centre is home to an extensive collection of music memorabilia, three recording studio spaces including the legendary Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio interactive exhibits, and more. $18 adult; $14 seniors/student; $11 youth (3 - 12); children 2 and under are free. May 16 - Sep 3, 10 am - 5 pm; Wed - Sun 10 am - 5 pm rest of the year. 850 - 4 St SE, 403-543-5115, nmc.ca WINSPORT BOW HABITAT STATION Open year-round, this facility has plenty of outdoor activities to try. Get your heart rate going as you fly through the air and take in gorgeous views of the city on the zipline tour, or shuttle down the summer bobsleigh track. Looking for something a little more relaxing? Take the family to enjoy the scenic mini golf course. In the winter, the facility is open for skiing, snowboarding, luge and even a bobsleigh experience. Prices vary per activity. Open year-round. 88 Canada Olympic Rd Get hands-on with Alberta’s fish and aquatic habitats. Included: the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, the Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland, a free catch-and-release trout pond for children with fishing gear rental, and the Discovery Centre with interactive exhibits, displays and educational programming. Admission varies by activity. Tues - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm. 1440 - 17A St SE, 403-297-6561, www.bowhabitat.gov.ab.ca CALGARY ATTRACTIONS THE CALGARY ZOO The Calgary Zoo houses animals from all over the world including lions, tigers, komodo dragons and penguins. New in 2018 is Panda Passage, which houses a family of four giant pandas – breeding pair Da Mao and Er Shun and twins Jia Panpan and Jia Yueyue. The Canadian Wilds section houses the “locals,” from bears and cougars to bison and mountain goats, while the African Rainforest and Savannah buildings are home to hippos, giraffes, gorillas, mandrills and many more. $29.95 adult; $27.95 senior (60+); $19.95 child (3 - 15); free for children 2 and under. Open daily 9 am - 6 pm, gates close at 5pm. 210 St. George’s Dr NE, 403-232-9300, calgaryzoo.com 42 National Music Centre at Studio Bell WALLIS Calgary Tower It’s all about discovery for the entire family at TELUS Spark! Explore how the wonderful and w