With the kids back in school, your family might be a little busier than you were in the summer months. That doesn’t mean that you can’t make some time on your days off together to enjoy the changing seasons and relax. Here are a few recreation options for fall in West Calgary.
Rated one of the top things to do in Calgary, Heritage Park has something for everyone. As Canada’s largest living history museum (exploring the history of Western Canada from the 1860s to the 1950s), it has hundreds of exhibits, rides, shops, restaurants, and daily demonstrations and activities to teach and entertain its visitors, both young and old. You can start your visit to the Gasoline Alley Museum, have a glimpse at a schoolhouse from the early 20th century in the Weedon School, stop for a treat at the Vulcan Ice Cream Parlor, and end your day with a ride on the Ferris Wheel. https://www.heritagepark.ca/
Fish Creek Provincial Park
If you want to get back to nature, spend a day at Fish Creek Provincial Park, where you can walk, hike, or bike on the park’s 80+ kilometers of pathways. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular views and have numerous opportunities to spot wildlife. For those who are drawn to water, there are also opportunities for fishing, boating, and swimming. http://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/kananaskis/fish-creek/
The zoo is always a good option for adults and children of all ages. The Calgary Zoo offers almost 900 animals from all over the world, including penguins, giraffes, gorillas, hippos, and tigers. It also features birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and invertebrates. Take your time exploring the different animal exhibits or check out some of the free daily programs, such as keeper talks or animal feedings. https://www.calgaryzoo.com/
For a relaxing, low-key kind of excursion, how about a visit to a museum? Glenbow Museum features exhibitions of art and culture from around the world. Their collection includes over a million objects, photographs, artworks, and documents, making it one of the largest museums in western Canada. http://www.glenbow.org/index.cfm