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Zoos, Nature Centres & Wildlife Parks Attractions & Entertainment

Breakfast with the penguins, anyone? Alberta's zoos, sanctuaries and wildlife parks will happily put the wild back in your life. The Calgary Zoo is western Canada’s largest zoo with an impressive Canadian Wilds exhibit that features grizzly bears, wolves, cougar, moose, bison, bighorn sheep and mountain goats. The Edmonton Valley Zoo lets you get close to 350 different creatures in a variety of habitats. You can see animals in central Alberta that have starred in Hollywood movies, injured birds being cared for at Canada’s largest birds of prey facility in southern Alberta and songbirds being banded at Canada’s most northerly bird observatory.

Summer Rain in the Boreal Forest

Ellen Criss Slave Lake Region

Holidays in rainy weather need not be boring. There are lots of things to do in the Slave Lake region for children and adults, rain or shine.

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Marine Life - West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, Alberta
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Explore marine life at Sea Life Caverns - an underground aquarium that is home to more than 100 species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, penguins, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates - and at Sea Lions' Rock, home to four California sea lions that perform daily.

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Bodo Archaeological Centre

Provost, Alberta

The Bodo Archaeological Center is located 35 km southeast of Provost, Alberta. It is one of Alberta's largest archaeological sites inhabited for over 5,000 years by Aboriginal bison hunters. The center is open daily from April 30th to August 31st and visitors can enjoy archaeology tours and camps.

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Helen Schuler Nature Centre

Lethbridge, Alberta
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The Helen Schuler Nature Centre offers people a chance to experience nature first-hand. Open year-round the Centre is a unique urban escape within minutes of downtown Lethbridge! We offer interactive exhibits and a wide variety of public programs for people of all ages.

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Family Fun in the Capital

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and bursting with family fun! Experience the unique convenience West Edmonton Mall has to offer while staying in a unique theme room right at the mall. Explore the city at your own pace and make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Calgary Zoo Package

Starting from $189, this package includes overnight accommodation, complimentary breakfast buffet for 2 adults & 2 children, family pass to the Calgary Zoo and in-room extras.

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Family Package - Two Nights, Two Attractions

Enjoy a mini vacation exploring some of Calgary's family-friendly attractions. Take your pick and enjoy 2 family passes to any of the following: Calgary Zoo, TELUS Spark Science Centre, or $50 gift card to CrossIron Mills. Price is for 2 adults and 2 children for 2 nights.

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Date Night - Taiko Drumming

Devon, Alberta
2017-07-06 To 2017-07-06 MST

Two hearts beat louder than one! Take a mini Taiko drumming workshop in the gorgeous setting of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, led by Booming Tree Taiko. Advance registration is recommended to ensure your spot in the workshop.

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Date Night - Improv Comedy Night

Devon, Alberta
2017-08-03 To 2017-08-03 MST

Audience inspired improv games with the University of Alberta Improv Group. Show starts at 7 pm, advance registration recommended to insure a seat.

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Kurimoto Japanese Garden Spring Festival

Devon, Alberta
2017-06-04 To 2017-06-04 MST

Don’t miss this celebration of Japanese culture in a very special spring setting. Martial arts demonstrations, art displays and demos, music performances, children’s games and crafts, authentic Japanese Tea Ceremonies, Japanese food sampling, the Kita no Taiko drummers and more.

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