Calgary: 12 Months of Fun

Calgary: 12 Months of Fun

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894222082
Publisher: Lobster Press
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Lobster Kids' City Explorers Series
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Diane Thuna is a magazine and corporate writer who lives in Calgary with her family.

Table of Contents

Author's Introduction9
A Word from the Publisher11
The Lobster Rating System13
Table of Icons14
Getting Ready15
Getting Around with Young Children17
Chapter 1Local Attractions19
Introduction20
Calgary Zoo21
Eau Claire Market22
Prince's Island Park24
Calaway Park25
Calgary Science Centre27
Calgary Tower29
Canada Olympic Park30
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre32
Calgary Stampede34
Chapter 2Museums37
Introduction38
Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum39
Calgary Police Service Interpretive Centre40
Naval Museum of Alberta42
Glenbow Museum44
Grain Academy45
Western Heritage Centre, Cochrane47
Museum of the Regiments49
Firefighters Museum50
Aero Space Museum52
Chapter 3In Your Neighbourhood55
Introduction56
Paint Your Own Pottery57
Bead and Craft Shops58
Bowling Alleys62
Public Markets64
Fire Stations66
Police Stations67
Kid-friendly Restaurants68
Haircutters for Kids72
Children's Libraries73
Swimming Pools75
City Rinks78
Tennis Courts79
Chapter 4Places to Play81
Introduction82
Olympic Oval83
Southland Leisure Centre84
Family Leisure Centre86
Spray Pools87
Capture the Flag & Paintball Adventure88
Laser Tag90
Indoor Climbing Gyms92
Indoor Adventure Gyms95
White Water Rafting97
Minigolf98
Wintergreen Golf and Ski Resort, Bragg Creek100
McDonald's and Burger King Play Areas101
Sandy Swimming and Wading Beaches103
Great Tobogganing Runs104
Chapter 5Places to Learn107
Introduction108
The Calgary Sun109
Barrier Lake Field Station, Kananaskis110
Studio West: Bronze Foundry and Art Gallery, Cochrane111
Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery113
Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest114
Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area116
Chapter 6Music, Theatre, Dance and Cinema119
Introduction120
Storybook Theatre121
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra123
National Film Board Rentals125
Loose Moose Theatre Company126
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks128
Calgary Opera129
The Shakespeare Company131
Alberta Ballet132
IMAX Theatre133
Other Theatres135
Calgary Young People's Theatre135
Quest Theatre135
The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium136
Stage West137
Alberta Theatre Projects138
Chapter 7Animals, Farms and Zoos141
Introduction142
Butterfield Acres Children's Farm143
Spruce Meadows144
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary146
Guest Ranches147
Places to Pick Your own Produce149
Trail Rides150
Chapter 8Green Spaces153
Introduction154
Fish Creek Provincial Park155
Elbow Valley Constructed Wetland157
Edworthy Park and Douglas Fir Trail158
North Glenmore Park159
Riley Park160
Devonian Gardens162
Bowness Park163
River Park and Sandy Beach165
Other Green Spaces166
Nose Hill Park Natural Area166
Richmond Green167
Stanley Park168
Pearce Estate Park169
Confederation Park170
Chapter 9Historical Sites171
Introduction172
Fort Calgary173
Heritage Park175
Tsuu T'ina Museum176
Cochrane Ranche Provincial Historic Site, Cochrane178
Other Historical Sites179
Glenbow Museum179
Western Heritage Centre, Cochrane181
Chapter 10Getting There is Half the Fun183
Introduction184
Mountain Carriage Tour Company185
Plus 15186
The Airport187
Cycle High Tours189
Calgary Transit190
Paddling at Bowness Park192
Calgary Pathways193
Other Ways to Get There194
Bus Tours194
Helicopter Rides194
Hot Air Balloons195
Chapter 11Favourite Festivals197
Introduction198
Calgary International Children's Festival199
Fourth Street Lilac Festival200
Calgary Folk Festival202
Canada's Cowboy Festival Christmas Show204
Calgary Winterfest205
Other Favourite Festivals206
Calgary Stampede206
Carifest Caribbean Festival208
Calgary International Jazz Festival208
Kite Day209
Afrikadey!210
Tsuu T'ina Nation Rodeo210
Hispanic Festival211
Festival on the Bow212
TransAlta's Wildlights, Calgary Zoo212
Twelve Days of Christmas212
Chapter 12Farther Afield213
Introduction214
Banff Park Museum National Historic Site, Banff215
The Banff Springs Hotel, Banff216
Alberta Prairie Steam Tours, Stettler218
Live Wild Horse Show and Buffalo Chase, Fort Macleod220
Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller221
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, Longview223
Museum of the North West Mounted Police, Fort Macleod225
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, Fort Macleod227
Warner Guiding and Outfitting, Banff228
Dogsledding in the Rockies230
Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Banff233
Ski the Rockies234
Other Places that are Farther Afield238
Buffalo National Luxton Museum, Banff238
Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff239
Wild Rapids Water Slide, Sylvan Lake240
White Mountain Adventures, Canmore241
12 Months of Fun! - Directory of Events243
Index249

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