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Parks special events

Parks special events

Join us for these entertaining, educational and family-friendly events dedicated to nature.

Stargazing (all ages)

Lose yourself in the beauty of the night sky and discover the view that waits just outside the city lights at Ralph Klein Park. Join Calgary Parks, and volunteers from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to see star clusters, galaxies, and planets at numerous outdoor telescope stations, or join us indoors for the educational and awe-inspiring photo presentations. Bring your curiosity and any questions about stars and planets, galaxies and comets.

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
Location: Ralph Klein Park
Cost: Free

International Migratory Bird Day (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, and go on a guided sanctuary tour. Bring the family to enjoy this international celebration dedicated to birds and their habitats.

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Cost: Free

Parks Fest (all ages)

Join us at Canada’s largest man-made wetland for an afternoon of free activities and entertainment. Enjoy face painting, pond dipping, guided walks, nature crafts and more. Learn about the importance of storm-water ponds, visit the park’s Environmental Education Centre and explore the wonders of nature all around.

Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Ralph Klein Park
Cost: Free

Programs and events calendar

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 Arbour Day, Community Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program