Summer Guide listings



Aug 8-13 various venues mainstage event at Princes Island Park

Featuring performers musicians fashon shows African food and more.

(403) 234-9110 www.afrikadey.com

Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo (Canadian Rockies International Rodeo)

June 30-July 3 Strathmore AG Society Grounds


Banff Centre Summer Arts Festival

May –Sept The Banff Centre

Music dance films opera visual and literary arts exhibitions new media events and more.

1-888-413-8368 www.banffcentre.ca/events

Banff National Park Bike Fest

June 16-19 Banff

Elite racers from across Western Canada compete on courses running through Banff.


19 th Annual BBQ on the Bow Festival

Sept 4 Eau Claire Market

Live music by local talent and BBQ.


Brown Bag Lunch Series

June 18-Sept 3 Olympic Plaza

Wednesdays from noon-1:30 pm featuring a wide variety of performers.

Calgary BeerFest 2011

May 27 & 28 Upper Big Four Building at Stampede Park

A sampling event that allows you to sample beers and other beverages from all over the world


Calgary Folk Music Festival

July 21-24 Prince’s Island Park

60+ artists including Bonnie “Prince” Billy Yo La Tengo k.d. lang Patrick Watson Herbaliser Buffy Sainte-Marie and more.

(403)233-0904 www.calgaryfolkfest.com.

Calgary Fringe Festival

Juy 29-Aug 6 Inglewood

A non-juried uncensored artistic event w/ local national and international theatrical productions alongside street performers musicians film & outdoor stage events.


Calgary International Blues Festival

Aug 1-7 Pumphouse Park

Featuring Blackie & The Rodeo Kings Carlos del Junco David Gwynn Debra Power Ellen McIlwaine and more.


Calgary International Children’s Festival

May 24-28 in and around the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts

Featuring world-class performances from Brazil West Africa Scotland Belgium & Canada.


Calgary Stampede

July 8-17 Stampede Grounds

Midway rodeo exhibitions and many musical performers.


Calgary Ukrainian Festival

Triwood Community Centre

June 4 from 11am-7pm June 5 from 11am-5pm


Canada Day

July 1 Prince’s Island Park Calgary Zoo Heritage Park & Fort Calgary.

Canmore Children’s Festival

May 21 Camore Collegiate High School grounds

Performers include Mr. Mark Makosso Al Simmons Sheldon Casavant and more.


Canmore Folk Music Festival

July 30-Aug 1 Centennial Park Canmore

Performers including Joel Plaskett The Good Lovelies Delhi 2 Dublin Elliott Brood Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and more.

(403)678-2524 www.canmorefolkfestival.com.


June 4-11 at various venues

Caribbean music featuring parade movie night Sunshine Festival and more.

(403)774-1300 www.carifestcalgary.com

Chinatown Street Festival

Aug 13 10am-8pm


CJSW Annual Summer Concert Series

Various Saturdays throughout June & August at Olympic Plaza featuring bands such as Night Committee Samantha Savage Smith Tylre Hornby Lab Coast Erin Ross The Dyeing Merchants The Psychic Alliance and more.


Dragon Boat Festival

August 6 & 7 Banff National Park

Spectator seating family activities contests cultural presentations and more.


4th Street Lilac Festival

May 29

Street festival along 4th St SW from Elbow Drive to 13th Ave

10am-6pm featuring food and entertainment vendors performers and more.


Global Fest 2011

Aug 19-27 International Avenue

Festival of multicultural pavilions coupled with a nightly international pyromusical fireworks competition in the Greater Forest Lawn area.

(403)569-9679 www.globalfest.ca

Greek Fest

June 17-19 Calgary Hellenic Society Community Hall

Featuring entertainment belly dance lessons eating and dance contests and more.

(403)246-4553 www.calgaryhellenic.com

Expo Latino 2011

Aug 26-28 Prince’s Island Park

Featuring Pavlo Rick & Oscar Latin bands dance food art workshops and more.

(403)271-2744 www.hispanicarts.com

Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

May 26-June 2 Plaza Theatre

Featuring the Happily Ever After Party festival and more.


Kensington Sun & Salsa Festival

July 24 11am-5pm at Kensington Road & 10th St. NW


Marda Gras

Aug 7 Marda Loop

Entertainment flea tables kids’ activities and more.

(403)685-LOOP www.mardaloopbrz.com

Mayor’s Environment Expo

June 7-9 Municipal Building Atrium

Learn about environmental issues and initiatives through hands-on interactive booths displays and theatre.

Pride Festival 2011

Sept 4

Featuring Pride Dance and Pride Parade 12-6pm.


ReggaeFest 2011

Aug 18-20 with mainstage event Aug 20 at Shaw Millennium Park

(403)355-5696 www.CalgaryReggaeFestival.com

5th Annual Sled Island Festival

June 22-25 Various venues

Featuring The Buzzcocks Blonde Redhead C’mon The Dandy Warhols Deer Tick Electric Six Of Montreal The Raveonettes The Sword Of Montreal and more.


Slurpee Cup

Aug 20 University of Calgary

13th annual CJSW ball hockey tournament for charity.

(403)220-3902 www.cjsw.com

Taste of Calgary

August 11-14 Eau Claire Market

International food and beverage festival.

(403)293-2888 www.atasteofcalgary.com


Banff National Park

The backcountry manager of Banff National Park is acting as the liaison to CAOC and the outdoor recreation community. They are interested in working with recreation users to ensure ecosystem conservation and recreation needs are achieved in a compatible manner. (403) 762-1470


Kananaskis Country

A 1600-square mile four-season multi-use recreation area 90 kilometers west of Calgary. K-Country includes Peter Lougheed Bow Valley and Bragg Creek Provincial Parks. Also encompasses Sibbald Barrier Lake Ribbon Creek the Elbow River and Sheep River Valleys and the Highwood and Cataract areas.

(403) 678-5508


Barrier Lakes region

(403) 673-3985


Peter Lougheed National Park

(403) 591-6300



Bow Valley Provincial Park

(403) 673-2163



Calgary has close to 20 public parks for everything from off-leash to neighbourhood greenspace to regional parks for urban hiking mountain biking picnicing and sports.

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Elbow Park

800-34 Ave SW (403)287-2450


Mount Pleasant Tennis Club

117-4 Ave NE (403)276-3013


Calgary Tennis Club

1445-16 St SW (403)244-5302



Confederation Park

3204 Collingwood Dr NW (403)974-1800


5840-19 St SW (403)974-1815

Maple Ridge

1240 Mapleglade Dr SE (403)974-1825

McCall Lake

1600-32 Ave NE (403)974-1805

Richmond Green

2539-33 Ave SW (403)974-1820

Shaganappi Point/Valley

1200-26 St SW (403)974-1810


Wackyputt Kart World Family Fun Centre

5202-1 St SW

RCGA Golf Centre

710-15 St SE

Stone Creek Adventure Golf

999 Country Hills Blvd NE

Mulligans Island

Calaway Park


Blackfoot Farmers’ Market

5600 11 St SE

Garden centre open May long weekend fruits and vegetable vendors open June 4 – Oct 9



Calgary Farmers’ Market

510 – 77 Ave S.E. (403)240-9113 Thur11am-7pm Fri & Sat 9am to 5pm Sun 9am to 5pm. Open year-round


Cochrane Farmers’ Market at Cochrane Ranche

Hwy 1A & Hwy 22 (403)851-0562 Sat 9am-1pm beginning of June until the end of September


Crossroads Market

1235-26 Ave SE (403)291-5208 Fri Sat & Sun 9 am to 5 pm outdoor farmer’s market summer only/indoor market 9 am to 5 pm year-round


Hillhurst-Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association every Wed from 3:30-7:30pm May 25-Oct 5


Kingsland Farmers’ Market

7711 Macleod Trail South (403)255-3276 Thur 9am-5pm Fri-Sun 10am-4pm


Race Track (403)931-2404 Sat from 9am am to 2pm June 11- Oct 8


South Calgary Market

Grey Eagle Casino grounds runs each Thurs from 3:30-7pm



Calgary Ghost Tours

Walking tours throughout downtown Calgary Inglewood & Kensington as presented by knowledgeable and entertaining guides giving glimpses into the mischief mayhem and murders of Calgary (403)472-1989


Calgary Zoo

1300 Zoo Rd NE open from 9 am to 5 pm 365 days a year


Calaway Park

Amusement park west of Calgary on the TransCanada Hwy open May 21-June 19 Fri from 5-9 pm Sat Sun & holiday Mon from 10 am-7 pm and July 1 – Aug 28 daily from 10am-7pm Sept 3-Oct 10 Sat Sun & holiday Mon from 11 am to 6 pm.


Canada Olympic Park

open throughout the summer for mountain biking among other programs 8am-9pm (hours vary per sport/event – call for details)


Fish Creek Provincial Park

Offers Tuesday Tours each Tues evening in July and August 7-9pm.



Fort Calgary Historic Park

Open 9am-5pm each day closed New Year’s Day Good Friday Christmas Eve Christmas Day and Boxing Day



Glenbow Museum

130 – 9 Ave SE

Open Mon-Sat from 9am-5pm and Sun 12-5pm



Heritage Park

1900 Heritage Dr SW (403)268-8500

May 21-Sept 5 daily 9:30am-5pm then weekends Sept 10-Oct 10


Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

9th Avenue and Sanctuary Road SE a 32-hectare federally designated bird reserve offering the public four kilometres of walking trails natural history education courses and guided nature walks. Wildlife information available from staff. May 1-Sept 30 10am-5pm & Oct 1-April 30 10am-4pm closed Mondays & holidays



Kart World Family Fun Centre

5202-1 St SW (403)253-8301


Shaw Millennium Park

1220-9th Ave SW open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Lessons available through Calgary Parks & Rec during July & Aug (403)268-3800 to register.

Telus World of Science

701-11 St SW (403)268-8300 open from Mon-Thur 9:45am-4pm Fri Sat Sun & holidays 10am-5pm

This spring featuring Titanic – The Artifact Exhibition until June 27. New facility opens in the fall.



Jim-Bows Archery Ltd.

4416-5 St NE (403)250-7713


Alberta Disc Golf

Played at Forest Lawn Baker Park Park 69 and Centenary Park.


Alpine Club of Canada

A club providing members of all skill levels with rock snow and ice climbing courses as well as regular climbing outings bouldering sessions social events and more. (403)678-3200


Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

A 4800-acre day use area dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the provision of conservation education. Available for conservation education hiking and the enjoyment of nature. Access by appointment. (403) 931-1042


Apollo Calgary

Provides a positive and fun environment through sport and social activities within the community.


The Banff Centre for Mountain Culture

The Banff Centre promotes understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places and creates opportunities for the international mountain community to share experiences ideas and visions. Program highlights include: Banff Mountain Photo Competition Book Festival Film Festival and Summit. 1-800-413-8368


Bow Waters Canoe Club

BWCC offers paddlers an extensive tour schedule lessons activities and social events. Winter activities include backcountry and nordic skiing. (403)235-2922


Calgary Balloon Club

Actively promotes the sport of ballooning in the community.


Calgary Canoe Club

The CCC offers recreational educational and competitive canoe and kayak programs. Boats and equipment are available to members as well as for rent to the public. Located on the north shore of Glenmore Reservoir. (403)246-5757


Calgary Hash House Harriers

A sociable running and cycling club which caters to all levels. (403)254-9014


Calgary Kayak Club

CKC provides a loose framework for Calgary paddlers to organize kayak-related events. Organizes kayak polo and Kananaskis Whitewater Festival in May. (403)874-9390


Calgary Lawn Bowling Club

1238 -16 Ave SW (403)245-4341


Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance

CMBA promotes advocacy education and stewardship of the land which cyclists use. Group rides road trips and trail days available to members.


Calgary Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts

An all-season outdoor club offering hiking cross-country skiing snowshoeing cycling backpacking and other outdoor activities.


City of Calgary Parks – Environmental/Nature Services

Offers environmental education and natural history programs as well as info on natural areas outdoor experiences and Calgary’s pathway system. Call 3-1-1 or (403) 268-2489


Calgary Pathway Advisory Council

Established in the spring of 1989 at the request of Calgary City Council CPAC represents all Calgary pathway user groups and advises on issues of pathway development maintenance and management. (403)537-7560

Calgary Regional Trail Riders

CRTR promotes safe enjoyable trail riding. Activities also include club socials camping parades and equestrian education.


Calgary Roadrunners Club

Offering group training running clinics and fun runs for distance runners of all ages and abilities.


Calgary Rowing Club

North Glenmore Park (403)249-2880

Calgary Ski Club

CSC offers recreational and social activities year-round such as downhill and cross-country skiing hiking and cycling. Promotes education and safety awareness while having fun. (403)282-4122


Calgary Sport & Social Club

Co-Ed sports league provider.



Calgary Weekend Hikers

A casual members-only hiking club for all levels offering weekday weekend and overnight trips.


Calgary Yacht Club

Located on Chestermere Lake CYC offers individuals and families a chance to enjoy the recreational competitive and social aspects of sailing. (403)272-3300


Elbow Valley Cycle Club

A club offering bicycling events including day weekend and Wednesday evening rides mountain bike trips Golden and Silver Triangle tours bike clinics hiking and winter ski trips. Also acts as advocate for a better cycling environment.


Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club

A club offering orienteering events for all age groups and fitness levels. Participants use a map and compass to navigate around a pre-set course while enjoying the natural environment along the way.


Ghost River Rediscovery Society

Aims at empowering people of all ages and cultures to discover the natural world the worlds between cultures and the worlds within themselves. (403)270-9351


Glenmore Sailing Club

Welcomes sailors of all ages and abilities offering races regattas youth programs and more. (403)238-2044


Hook & Hackle Club

A fishing club offering regular meetings fly-tying classes socializing guest speakers and demonstrations.


Hostelling International – Southern Alberta

An international organization which provides a network of safe friendly and affordable accommodation and services to more than 5000 hostels in over 70 countries.

#203 1414 Kensington Road NW (403)283-5551


Nature Calgary

A society which encourages the appreciation study observation and protection of the natural world through field trips meetings and publications.


Petroleum City Ski and Social Club

For 30 years this club has arranged camping skiing hiking volleyball social dining and many other activities.


Rocky Mountain Ramblers

A club offering ambitious hiking and cross-country skiing trips as well as social events for outdoor enthusiasts. (403)282-6308


Seniors Outdoor Club of Calgary

A year-round club that organizes outdoor trips for seniors. (403)270-7447

Single Volunteers Society of Calgary

Serves the community through volunteer activities and at the same time provides single people with the opportunity to meet in safe and non-threatening environments.


Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies

This non-profit organization provides annual guided hikes from established base camps in the Rocky Mountains. Also promotes appreciation and conservation of Canada’s national parks.

866-445-3774 (toll free)


Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

A non-profit organization providing guided horseback riding and teepee camping adventures in Banff National Park. Riding experience is not necessary. (403)874-4408


University of Calgary – Outdoor Program Centre

The U of C Outdoor Program Centre provides outdoor courses and educational trips in outdoor recreation. Their Outdoor Equipment Rental Service features a huge selection of top quality gear for all types of outdoor recreation.

2500 University Drive NW (403)220-5038 or (403)220-6800

Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society

A non-profit society dedicated to the preservation of the Weaselhead area of Calgary. In conjunction with CFNS this group offers a spring/fall series of walks in the Weaselhead. (403)252-6141

To be included in next year’s guide e-mail listings@ffwd.greatwest.ca or phone (403)244-2235.