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Old 11-12-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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My Nephew (& family) from Vancouver, and some cousins from the States are coming up to visit during the Holidays. I'm so stumped on what to do besides the typical Banff, Lake Louise, West Ed deals.

Anyone have any family friendly activities/destinations that they could share?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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Since it's over the hollidays zoo-lights could be fun.
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Museum of the regiments is pretty cool...
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http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/

Good for kids and adults.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/

Good for kids and adults.
Last time they came we went and visited there. Thank you for your suggestion though.
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:55 PM   #6
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Heritage Park has Xmas events and will have a rink this year.

http://www.heritagepark.ca/specialevents.htm
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Skating at the Oval can be fun...or Olympic Plaza for that matter.
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Zoo, Science centre, Heritage Park, I don't know what Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump is like in the winter, check to see if the aviation museum in Nanton is open - the Lancaster they have is pretty cool, the Glenbow has some freaky looking exhibit or I'd suggest it. If Edmonton is in your plans the Big Valley steam train from Stettler could be an option - again I'm not sure if it runs in the winter.

That should get you enough activities with a couple of days in the mountains. Could also hit the Icefields and do a loop of Banff, Lake Louise, Ice fields, Jasper, Edmonton and back.
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Go steal a couple of extension cords. Its great family fun.

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skating at Olympic Plaza, Calgary Tower for lunch/dinner, Fish Creek park, Lougheed house, Fort Calgary
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #11
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Heritage Park has Xmas events and will have a rink this year.

http://www.heritagepark.ca/specialevents.htm

Whoa cool. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:16 PM   #12
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Too bad Wintergreen wasn't around anymore. Anybody ever go tire tubing there in the late 90s? It was so fun yet so unbelievably dangerous.
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One thing I've always wanted to do is go to COP and do the bobsledding. Can you still do that? I think that'd be an awesome time.

btw we're dancing around the obvious here. Take em to a Flames game!
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One thing I've always wanted to do is go to COP and do the bobsledding. Can you still do that? I think that'd be an awesome time.
Me too. I also want to go down the ski jumps on a toboggan.
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One thing I've always wanted to do is go to COP and do the bobsledding. Can you still do that? I think that'd be an awesome time.

btw we're dancing around the obvious here. Take em to a Flames game!
I think so, I definitely know you can go luging, which is also pretty fun.
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One thing I've always wanted to do is go to COP and do the bobsledding. Can you still do that? I think that'd be an awesome time.

btw we're dancing around the obvious here. Take em to a Flames game!
A few of us looked into that last year...it's still around, but it's not cheap. If I recall correctly, it was something like a hundred bucks for one ride down.

Edit---Oh, found the prices:

Individual: $165
Group of 3+: $150
Group of 12+: $130

Also, you have to be over 16 and weigh less than 250 pounds.

Second edit---that's the price per person. As much fun as I think it would be, I can't see myself spending 150 bucks for a two minute ride.
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A few of us looked into that last year...it's still around, but it's not cheap. If I recall correctly, it was something like a hundred bucks for one ride down.
Jesus, really?? I heard it was like $60(though that was six years ago). Is that per sled, or per person? Three people in the sled(plus the driver who takes you down) is $33 per person, that's not too bad, if it is per sled.

EDIT: Just saw your edit, wow, 50 bones each. That's a little steep. Meh, I'll probably still do it at some point. That'd be bananas.

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Me too. I also want to go down the ski jumps on a toboggan.
Haha that'd be the best 6 seconds of your life before you lose your toboggan in mid air and come down on your spine. Meh, I can't think of a better story of why you're now paralyzed.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #20
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Just a ditto on many of the things that have been mentioned already: Glenbow, Calgary Tower, Devonian Gardens, Science Centre, Zoo, Heritage Park.

A couple of other ideas:

Free outdoor skating at Bowness Park.

An over-the-top outing would be a guided Snowmobiling tour in Banff. You need to book well in advance and it is spendy.
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