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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.

Special events

Skate in Nature

Spend time skating in nature! Throughout the winter months, join The City of Calgary Parks at our fire-side skating rinks in Carburn Park and Prince’s Island Park. Stay toasty warm, have a skate and learn about how our local plants and animals adapt to the cold.

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International Migratory Bird Day

For over 20 years Environment for the Americas has been celebrating International Migratory Bird Day. This annual event occurs all over the Americas, from Canada to South America and everywhere in between. The City of Calgary has been a participant of IMBD for the last 10 years. Join Parks staff and local experts for a fun-filled day of games, entertainment and activities to celebrate bird migration and conservation.

Date: Sunday, May 10
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Cost: FREE, donations welcome

Walk with Wildlife

Calgarians are invited to combine physical fitness with nature experiences. Journey to every quadrant of the city for the chance to explore a different park each day. Guided walks will be combined with interactive activities led by City of Calgary staff.

Date: June 11 – 14
Time: 1 – 3pm
Location: Ralph Klein Park

Parks Fest 2015!

Join us at Ralph Klein Park for Parks Fest 2015 as we host a celebration of the great things The City of Calgary has to offer! Visitors will have the chance to connect with local entertainers, community groups and City staff during this fun filled day. Bring out your family and friends to enjoy games, activities and much more!

Date: June 21
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Ralph Klein Park
Cost: FREE, donations welcome

Programs and events calendar

Program & 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 NeighbourWoods Program, Arbour Day, Planting Incentive Program, Community Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program