Kids In Calgary: Heritage Park Winter CARnival

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Heritage Park Winter CARnival at Gasoline Alley Museum
1900 Heritage Drive SW [map]
Admission: $9.75 [Adults] $4.75 [Kids 3-17]

It’s a catch-22 this holiday season in Calgary. The snow is melting in these +9 temps, meaning our usual outdoor toboggan run is a strip of grass. So thanks to Family Fun Calgary for suggesting a trip to Heritage Park‘s Winter CARnival for my day of daddysitting.

There was boatloads for my 2 boys (2 and 4) to do celebrating Canadian winter sports – indoors.

Heritage Park’s Winter CARnival takes place in the gorgeous Gasoline Alley Museum amongst the vintage cars and gas pumps and displays celebrating Calgary’s heritage. Tossed around the museum are all sorts of games like milk jug curling, table hockey, shootouts, zamboni colouring and crafts, snow castle building, snow man stacking and more.

If you go during a World Junior Hockey Game, a big screen has been set up on the main floor to show the games.

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Outside there’s a chance to skate on the only outdoor rink in Calgary guaranteed not to melt during this heat wave. Heritage Park’s free skating rink in Heritage Town Square is open along with a chance to warm up with a hot drink and fresh baking or lunch at the Railway Café and do a little post Christmas shopping in the unique shops in the Haskayne Mercantile Block.

How do you know the day of daddysitting was a success? Both were passed out before we got home.

For other things to do with your family in Calgary, check out the entire Kids In Calgary series.

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