It’s summer!!! The time of year when Calgarians are able to get fresh air, enjoy warm weather, and relish in the freedom of no plans! We absolutely love summer and all the fun that these fleeting months bring.

This year we wanted to give you a list of some of our staffs’ favourite outdoor, free(ish), and family friendly activities and places.

Miss Diana - the Airdrie splash park is one of her favourite places to take her young daughter to. You can frolick in the water 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm for the summer months. There are washrooms and picnic tables near by for picnicking and the area is fenced off to keep little runners close.

Miss Brenna – an afternoon at St Patricks Island. A favourite go to for our preschoolers. It’s an easy walk right from our school and has natural areas, a huge hill for running on, wading area for those hot days and lots of picnic spots.

Miss Alissa – go for a walk at Edworthy Dog Park! With beautiful views and lots of space to run, this park is great for everyone. Don’t have a dog? No problem! There are lots of friendly k9’s that would love to take any and all scratches you’re willing to give.

Miss Meghan - biking through Fish Creek Park! The 3rd largest urban park in Canada, Fish Creek Park weaves throughout Calgary and has so much to offer.  When you get tired or hungry, there are lots of picnic tables and river access to enjoy a snack and dip your toes in the cool water before continuing on again.

Miss Erin – take in all Bowness Park has to offer. Built before the first World War, Bowness Park has a Tea House, playgrounds, picnic areas, wading pool, kiddie train and boat house. A great year round location that is fun for all ages and abilities.  

Miss Bailey – enjoy nature walks at Johnston Canyon, Heart Creek Trail, Troll Falls or Grassi Lakes. These trails are all great for enthusiastic young hikers looking to get into nature – just don’t forget your bear spray!

Miss Hortense - plan a big family picnic at Confederation Park! An extensive pathway system, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, flower/rock garden, natural playground and picnic areas have something for everyone to enjoy.

Miss Shante – Go for a stroll around Prince’s Island Park. Right in the heart of our city, Prince’s Island Park has so much to do. Bird watching, playground jumping, picnic benches and even an amphitheater to play in (when it’s not booked of course) would keep your little one busy for an entire afternoon.

Enjoy your summer!!!

Wee Wild Ones