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Parks special events and programs

Parks special events

The City of Calgary Parks has been providing a variety of special events and programs for over 30 years. We offer many free public events families and individuals can participate in. We also offer numerous nature courses through our Parks Program Guide programs.

Parks special events

National Child Day Celebration

Hip, hip hooray for National Child Day! Join us for this worldwide celebration in honour of children and their right to learn. Drop by for some nature games, wildlife trivia and “treelay” races where kids can test their climbing, sliding and dress-up skills.

Age: All ages

Date: Friday, November 20
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Child Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world in recognition of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). For more information and a list of National Child Day events in and around Calgary, visit

Winter Movement Festival

The City of Calgary is hosting a Winter Movement Festival as part of its #GetMovingYYC wellness week. Bring your family and friends for an action-packed afternoon of indoor and outdoor activities, including an all-ages street hockey game, birdwatching demonstrations, Agents of Discovery nature missions and much more. Of course no festival would be complete without entertainment! See what tricks our magician has up his sleeve, try some face painting and get movin’ and groovin’ to the musical melodies of Peter Puffin.

For more information visit

Age: All ages

Date: Sunday, November 22
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

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More programs

School Programs

Teachers, help get your students interested in nature and the environment with our wide range of educational programs, designed for students from preschool to high school.

Community gardens

Community gardens are important to the health and well-being of our neighbourhoods – they promote partnerships, provide food and encourage land stewardship Calgary has a long history of community gardens, and The City is pleased to support these gardens by working cooperatively with community associations and gardening organizations.

Tree planting programs

You can contribute to Calgary's urban forest by planting a tree on your property or becoming involved in one of The City's following tree planting initiatives including the NeighbourWoods Program, Arbor DayCommunity Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program