Alberta: 6 Family Day Weekend Deals (Some of Them Are Free)

Feb 15, 2017
We all enjoy a holiday weekend, and that time off is made even more special when we spend the day with our loved ones. Our deal experts have rounded up a list of family-friendly excursions you can take with your clan this weekend. Happy Family Day from our families to yours.

If you’d like to get outside

Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Bow River Valley Features stunning views of the Canadian Rockies while snuggled under warm blankets with your loved ones. Travelzoo members can get a family-friendly ride for $79 (reg. $132), complete with a campfire stop and warm beverages. Check out the Calgary GLOW Light Festival With installations from around the world, this outdoor festival is free to enjoy. Bring the whole crew downtown and enjoy interactive exhibits, workshops and activities for all ages.

If you’re craving a unique family meal

Chow down on hearty Tex-Mex Located on the Red Mile, Blanco Cantina offers Tex-Mex favourites in a rustic, casual atmosphere. The menu features classics like nachos and quesadillas that will appease even the pickiest eater, and for the more adventurous, brunch dishes with a twist such as the Blanco Benny or the Deep Fried Texas Toast. Brunch for four is $37 and lunch for four is $75, which works out to about half off. Try a tented Moroccan feast With its authentic gilded decor and traditional dishes, the Moroccan Tent Restaurant is a good way to broaden your family's culinary horizons. $115 (reg. $200) buys an entire feast for four diners, featuring specialities like merguez sausage, kabobs and couscous dishes.

If you’re looking to learn

Spark their curiosity The Telus SPARK Science Centre encourages a love of science, technology, and exploration with its many interactive exhibits. The Brainasium, an outdoor adventure space, offers physical challenges that help in "building better cognitive skills" (Calgary Herald), while the Dome Theatre is the only one of its kind in Calgary and offers live planetarium shows. For Travelzoo members, admission is $14 per child (reg. $17) and $18 per adult (reg. $21). Get prehistoric The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is offering free admission on Family Day, making it the perfect time to check out the Dinosaur Valley. Dinosaur Hall is impressive regardless of your age, with more than 40 mounted dino skeletons on display. Take a trip through time from the palaeozoic era to the ice age, and enjoy one of Canada’s true museum gems.

Note: We've verified that all these deals are good over Family Day weekend, but venues are expected to busy and may sell out. If you're unsure about availability, we recommend calling ahead.

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