February 10, 2016 8:00 am
Updated: February 10, 2016 2:19 pm

10 affordable things to do in Calgary over the Family Day long weekend

WATCH: Online Reporter Melissa Ramsay joins the Morning News with details on some affordable ways to celebrate the Family Day long weekend.


CALGARY – Looking for a fun way to celebrate Family Day that won’t break the bank? We have a list of ten affordable options:

Family Day Skate at the Olympic Oval
Location: Olympic Oval
Details: There will be food, refreshments, music and on-site activities if you head to the Olympic Oval on Family Day. In addition, parking will be free.

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When: Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Skate in Nature
Location: Bowness Park, Carburn Park and Prince’s Island Park
Details: Grab your skates and enjoy a little fresh air at any of Calgary’s three outdoor skating rinks.
When: December until the end of February, depending on weather and ice conditions
Cost: Free

Tobogganing and sledding
Location: The City of Calgary maintains over 20 hills throughout Calgary
Details: Take advantage of the snow in city parks and enjoy a zip down a city-maintained toboggan hill.
When: Winter (weather permitting)
Cost: Free

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest
Location: Various locations throughout Calgary
Details: During the month of February, various cafes and restaurants throughout Calgary will create signature hot chocolates to support Calgary Meals on Wheels.
When: February 2016
Cost: Various, depending on your hot chocolate selection

Snow White at Loose Moose Theater
Location: Loose Moose Theatre Company
Details: Watch the classic fairytale come to life “performed in the fun and unique Loose Moose style.” The play is aimed at children ages 4 – 10.
When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Cost: $12 per ticket

Chinese New Year Carnival
Location: Chinatown
Details: Celebrate the Year of the Money in Chinatown. On Feb. 13, Market Collective will host an art market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring musical performances
When: Weekends until Feb. 21 & 22, 2016
Cost: Free

Village of Idiots
Location: West Village Theatre
Details: Calgary Young People’s Theatre presents Village of Idiots by Canadian playwright John Lazarus. The play is “the smartest comedy you’ll ever see about a bunch of idiots” and suitable for ages 4+.
When: Friday, Feb 12, 2016 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 – 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 – 2 p.m.
Cost: $14 for youth / $17 for adults

Family FISH-tival
Location: Bow Habitat Station
Details: The Bow Habitat Station is celebrating the Family Day long weekend with a fish-tival. During the vent, attendees will learn some tips and skills for their next fishing adventure.
When: Feb. 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Outdoor activities are free / indoor activities cost $5 per person (ages 3 and under are free)

Canmore Winter Carnival
Location: Downtown Canmore
Details: While the Canmore Winter Carnival isn’t in Calgary, it’s just a short drive away. The event is a celebration of the season featuring ice carving, snow sculpting and dog sled racing.
When: Feb. 1, 2016 – March 13, 2016
Cost: Free

Cineplex Family Favourites
Location: Scotiabank Theater Chinook, Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas and Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
Details: Watch Hotel Transylvania 2 for just $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children.
When: Sat. Feb. 13, 2016 – 11 a.m.
Cost: $2.99

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