Aug 6-9 various venues mainstage event at Princes Island Park

Afrikadey! 2014 is a celebration of African culture including music food dance theatre film literature and visual arts. Headliners this year are Arrested Development and Diblo Dibala and many more.

403-234-9110 afrikadey.com


Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo (Canadian Rockies International Rodeo)
June 27-29 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 banffcentre.ca/events


Sept 10-14 Calgary

A city-wide collaboration which brings arts engineering and community groups together for an entertaining and educational display of creativity and technology through interactive works of art.



Banff National Park Bike Fest
June 12-15 Banff

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



BBQ on the Bow Festival
Aug 29-31 Eau Claire Market

Live music by local talent and BBQ.



Calgary Folk Music Festival
July 24-27 Prince’s Island Park

Four days and nights of music on seven stages at Prince’s Island Park downtown folk fest brings acts from around the world and provides local talent a chance to show their stuff. The 2014 lineup includes artists such as The Jayhawks Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory Rufus Wainwright Yamantaka//Sonic Titan Fishbone and more.

403-233-0904 calgaryfolkfest.com


Calgary Fringe Festival
Aug 1-9 various venues in Inglewood

Music theatre film and street performers merge to create an uncensored artistic event. Local national and international artists present a multidisciplinary blend of fringe culture.

403-451-9726 calgaryfringe.ca


Calgary International Blues Festival
July 28 – Aug 3 Shaw Millennium Park

Four-day festival of the blues featuring acts from around the world including Alex Zayas Andrew Jr. Boy Jones Bill Durst Russell Jackson and many more. Beer gardens handicraft vendors record tent and a family area.



Calgary International Children’s Festival
May 21-24 Epcor Centre

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



Calgary Stampede
July 4-13 Stampede Grounds

Midway rodeo exhibitions and many musical performers.



Calgary Ukranian Festival
June 7 & 8 Acadia Recreation Complex

Mainstage performances including dance ensembles vocal artists Ukranian foods marketplace and more.



Canada Day
July 1

Festivities at Prince’s Island Park Calgary Zoo Heritage Park & Fort Calgary.


Canmore Folk Music Festival
Aug 2-4 Centennial Park Canmore

Performers including Danny Michel Trio Dave Gunning Guy Davis Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and more.

403-678-2524 canmorefolkfestival.com.


Aug 23 Shaw Millenium Park

Caribbean music featuring parade movie night Sunshine Festival and more. 11am-7pm.

403-774-1300 carifestcalgary.com


Dragon Boat Festival
Aug 23 & 24 Calgary

Spectator seating family activities contests cultural presentations and more.



Expo Latino 2014
Aug 22-24 Prince’s Island Park

A diverse sampling of food drink and performances from the city’s Hispanic community. The three-day event includes Reggaeton Fest and Calgary’s Hottest Latin Music Festival.

403-271-2744 expolatino.ca


Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
May 23-31 Plaza Theatre

Featuring films activities and events that highlight contemporary queer culture and more.



Fourth Street Lilac Festival
May 25 4th St SW from Elbow Drive to 13th Ave

Featuring food and entertainment vendors performers and more.



Global Fest 2014
Aug 14-23 Elliston Park

An international Fireworks Festival combined with the OneWorld Festival a celebration of diversity and multiculturalism. Other events include the Human Rights Forum Night Market and Youth Forum.

403-569-9679 globalfest.ca


Greek Fest
June 20 21 24 Calgary Hellenic Society Community Hall

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

403-246-4553 calgaryhellenic.com


Inglewood Sunfest
Aug 3 9th Avenue SE

A festival to celebrate the community of Inglewood and to kick off the Fringe Festival which is held there each year it includes local vendors performers and family entertainment.



Kensington Sun & Salsa Festival
July 20 Kensington Road & 10th St. NW

An opportunity to sample and judge salsas from many vendors wander the streets of Kensington and enjoy the sun.



Marda Gras
Aug 10 Marda Loop

Includes the sights and sounds of New Orleans entertainment flea tables kids’ activities and more.

403-685-LOOP mardaloopbrz.com


Mayor’s Environment Expo
June 3-7 Municipal Building Atrium

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



Opera in the Village
Aug 14-23 Riverwalk Plaza East Village

A fun-filled festival of music and laughter presented by Calgary Opera and featuring a mainstage performance of Candide for the adults and Hansel and Gretel for the kids.



Pride Festival 2014
Aug 22-Sept 1 various venues

Featuring Pride Dance Street Festival and Pride Parade.



ReggaeFest 2014
Aug 13-16

Mainstage performance Aug 16 at Shaw Millennium Park performers to be announced.

403-355-5696 CalgaryReggaeFestival.com


Shakespeare by the Bow
June 26–Aug 9 Prince’s Island Park

This year’s performance will be Comedy of Errors Wednesdays through Sundays.



Sled Island Festival
June 18-22 various venues

A four-day festival showcasing a wide variety of emerging and established musicians playing bars throughout the city — Neko Case Rocket From the Crypt Spiritualized St. Vincent and the list goes on — as well as films art shows comedians and more. A great way to kick off the summer.

403-229-2901 sledisland.com


Slurpee Cup
Aug 16 University of Calgary

Annual CJSW ball hockey tournament for charity.

403-220-3902 cjsw.com


Taste of Calgary
Aug 14-17 Eau Claire Market

International food and beverage festival.

403-293-2888 tasteofcalgary.com


Tour of Alberta
Sept 2-7 between Edmonton and Calgary

The Tour of Alberta will feature world-class pro-cyclists competing over an 850-kilometre route throughout seven host communities beginning with a prologue stage in Calgary travelling through Lethbridge and up through central Alberta and finishing in downtown Edmonton.



X-FEST 2014
Aug 30 & 31 Fort Calgary

Two days of music feauring such world-class acts as Jack White Arctic Monkeys Death Cab for Cutie Foster the People Tegan & Sara Cage the Elephant and many more.




Banff National Park
Canada’s first national park spans more than 6500 square kilometres of mountains meadows forests and rivers. The park encompasses national historic sites wildlife and various recreational opportunities such as fishing backpacking natural hot springs camping and more. 403-762-1470



Kananaskis Country
A 1600-square mile four-season multi-use recreation area 90 kilometers west of Calgary offering mountain biking hiking kayaking camping and more. 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



Calgary has close to 20 public parks for everything from off-leash to neighbourhood green space to regional parks for urban hiking mountain biking picnicing and sports as well as several public tennis courts and outdoor pools.




Calgary Tennis Club
1445-16 St SW 403-244-5302



Elbow Park
800-34 Ave SW 403-287-2450



Mount Pleasant Tennis Club
117-4 Ave NE 403-276-3013



Rosedale Tennis Club
901 11 Ave NW




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 245033 Range Road 33



Calgary Farmers’ Market
510 – 77 Ave SE 403-240-9113 Thur – 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 outdoor market every Wed from 3-7pm end of May until Oct



Kingsland Farmers’ Market
7711 Macleod Trail S 403-255-3276 Thur 9am-5pm Fri-Sun 10am-4pm


Millarville Market
Race Track 403-931-2404 Sat from 9am am to 2pm June 14- Oct 11




Calgary & Banff Ghost Tours
Walking tours throughout downtown Calgary Inglewood Beltline Kensington & Banff 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 daily

A wide range of animal exhibitions and natural garden spaces for the family to enjoy including Penguin Plunge the Prehistoric Park Canadian Wilds and the Conservatory & Garden.



Calaway Park
Amusement park west of Calgary on the TransCanada Hwy open weekends May 17-June 15 Fri from 5-9 pm Sat Sun & holiday Mon from 10 am-7 pm and June 21-Sept 1 daily from 10am-7pm Sept 6-Oct 13 Sat Sun & holiday Mon from 11 am to 6 pm.



Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm
July 25-Oct 19

Educational farm filled with family adventures including giant corn labyrinths.

284022 Township Road 224 calgarycornmaze.com


Canada Olympic Park
Open throughout the summer for mountain biking Skyline Luge and more 8am-9pm (hours vary per sport/event)



Fish Creek Provincial Park
This much-loved provincial park boasts amazing wildlife and landscapes all located within city-limits. Unfortunately the park was greatly damaged by the floods of 2013 which require major clean-up and restoration. Some day-use areas of the park have been reopened to the public as well as the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre. 403-297-7927



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 19-Sept 3 daily 9:30am-5pm then weekends until Oct 8



Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
9th Avenue and Sanctuary Road SE

This 32-hectare federally designated bird reserve is currently closed due to last year’s flooding but the Nature Centre remains open. Wildlife information is available from staff. May-Oct 10am-5pm & Oct-April 10am-4pm closed Mondays & holidays



Kart World Family Fun Centre
5202-1 St SW 403-253-8301

Mon-Fri 3-8pm Sat & Sun 11am-8pm *weather permitting



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.



220 St. George’s Drive NE 403-817-6800 open Sun-Wed 9am-4pm Thur 9am-9pm Fri & Sat 9am-5pm




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
A creative hub that inspires artists leaders and researchers from across Canada and the world The Banff Centre also presents world-class performances lectures arts programs and conferences offering people the opportunity to engage in the arts in a breathtaking mountainside setting.




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.



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
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.



Rocky Mountain Ramblers
A club offering ambitious hiking and cross-country skiing trips as well as social events for outdoor enthusiasts.



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)



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



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 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.