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Parks special events

Parks special events

We host a variety of special events for all ages throughout the year. Join us for these entertaining and educational celebrations dedicated to nature.

For more information about our nature courses, programs and birthday parties, visit our Parks Program and Event Guide.

International Migratory Bird Day Festival (all ages)

Come celebrate the return of our feathered friends as they migrate back to Calgary after the winter season. Learn about migration and conservation from local birding experts, enjoy nature-themed games and crafts, try out a mini-birdwatching session and go on a guided sanctuary tour. Bring the family to enjoy this international celebration dedicated to birds and their habitats.

For more information about International Migratory Bird Day, visit

Date: Sunday, May 8

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Parks Fest! (all ages)

Celebrate Father’s Day at Ralph Klein Park! Bring your family and friends to Canada’s largest man-made wetland to enjoy an action-packed afternoon of free activities, including nature games, face painting and pond dipping. Please note that dogs are not permitted on site (excluding assistance dogs).

Date: Sunday, June 19

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Programs and events calendar

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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 ReTree Community Program, Arbor Day, Community Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program