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Spring Break: March 22 - April 7

#ExploreDowntownYYC Spring Break: March 22–April 7

Discover Calgary's vibrant energy this March! Make the most of this Spring Break: from family-friendly events, award-winning restaurants and a vibrant arts and cultural scene, there is so much to experience.

Explore downtown with these spring break itineraries.

Food and entertainment

Entertainment Extravaganza: From the National Music Centre's "Rock the Nation" showcasing Canada's musical legacy to the exhilarating Marvel-themed lacrosse game with the Calgary Roughnecks, there's no shortage of excitement. Or, escape to outer space at Telus Spark’s latest exhibition, which is on now until October 2024. 

Gastronomic Adventures: Indulge your taste buds at the YYC Food & Drink Experience, Calgary's premier culinary festival. Sip your way through Winefest Calgary, featuring hundreds of wines and delectable hors d’oeuvres. If you’re feeling super adventurous, enjoy Le Petit Chef at Bistro Novelle Restaurant at The Dorian hotel. Le Petit Chef features an animated table show with a mini chef character preparing a four-course meal.

Photo by Sofia Gauvin

Education and culture

Educational Escapes: Climb the Calgary Tower's stairs for a unique view of the city. Delve into the world of dinosaurs at the latest National Geographic Live event, featuring paleontologist Dr. Lindsay Zanno at Arts Commons. Immerse young minds in the world of literature at the Calgary Kids Comic Con. It's a kid-friendly gathering promoting learning, reading, and imagination. With art activities, creative classes, and talks by special guests, it's an event not to be missed. For ages 6-12 at the Central Library on Saturday, Mar. 30.

Cultural Delights: Dive into Calgary's cultural scene with the Canadian premiere of "The Girl on the Train" at Vertigo Theatre. Embark on a guided mural tour by BUMP Festival to explore the city's vibrant street art. Don’t miss the roller coaster of rhythmic storytelling, theatrical experimentation and folk culture from around the world, with Arts Commons performance of DakhaBrakha. Lastly, check out 1000 Faces from the Winter City Design Competition and be mesmerized by its beauty!

Easter activities and sports

Easter Activities: The Calgary Zoo is hosting two family friendly Easter events. Join them for their famous Easter Eggstravaganza or enjoy a delicious Easter brunch. Definitely be on the look-out for the Easter Bunny!

Sports Spectacular: Cheer on the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Catch the Canadian Men’s Squash Open at Bow Valley Square. Join the excitement of the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games.

Photo by Colin Way

Spring break camps

Looking to keep your kids busy during spring break? Look no further than these incredible camps downtown: