10 things to do in Calgary today: Monday, February 19

Feb 19 2018, 11:20 am

Usually Mondays are the absolute worst, but every once in a while a holiday comes around to flip that expectation on its head.

Enjoy everything that this Family Day has to offer by getting out into the city and checking out one (or three, or ten) of these great Calgary events today!

Family Quest 

  • What: Bring the whole family down to Heritage Park for a fun-filled day of travel-themed adventures. Take in their Journey of a Lifetime exhibit, participate in interactive puzzles, drive an old Model T, learn how to change a tire, get your family portrait done the old school way, build your own train, and so much more!
  • When: February 15 to 19
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Admission: Regular admission to the park

Family Day Long Weekend Brunch

  • What: Bring a non-perishable food item to support Inn from the Cold and receive a 2 for 1 brunch voucher at Trolley 5 for their Family Day Brunch. Reservation are encouraged.
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Trolley 5 Brewpub – 728 17th Avenue SW

WinterFest 2018

  • What: Back for yet another year, join Fort Calgary as they explore stories told by a Blackfoot knowledge keeper in a tipi, cabana a sucre, games, crafts, an opportunity to try on a Mountie uniform and so much more family fun!
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: regular admission to the museum

Watch the Calgary Flames Play the Boston Bruins 

  • What: Cheer on the Flames in a sea of red with the whole family!
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 2 pm
    • Saturday, February 24 at 2 pm vs Colorado Avalanche
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • Tickets: Ticketmaster, $39 to $237

4th Annual Family Fun Skate

  • What: Free hot chocolate, food trucks and the best tunes from the 70’s and 80’s – there is no better combination. Lace up your skates and head down to Olympic Plaza for their Family Day skate happening all afternoon long.
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: 228 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission: An optional donation will go towards the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta.

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

  • What: Travel back in time by checking out Canada’s largest collection of dinosaur bones for free this Family Day!
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller

Family Day the the Military Museums

  • What: Spend the afternoon at The Military Museums checking out interactive presentations, behind the scenes tours and exciting activities related to Canada’s proud military heritage.
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW
  • Admission: Regular admission to the museum

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

  • What: Attend the “Full Moon of the Eagle” event from 10 am to 4 pm. You’ll get to see Alberta birds of prey, a simulated archaeological dig, guided building tours, artifact demonstrations, and storytelling. You can even participate in a hunt re-enactment.
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: 8 kilometres (15 minutes) north and west of Fort Macleod on secondary Highway #785

Family Day at Studio Bell 

  • What: If you haven’t had the chance to check out Studio Bell yet, this is the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family and enjoy some musical events perfect for all ages. There will be all day musical video games, Sound Sandwich instrument building, musical show and tell, instrument demos, campfire singalong, a rocking performance by scratch DJ, Kid Koala and so much more!
  • When: Monday, February 19
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: National Music Centre – 850 4 Street SE
  • Tickets: Online, $11 to $18

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