In accordance with the first phase of the provincial government’s relaunch plan, some businesses and public areas around Calgary are starting to open their doors again. While others will still remain closed, there are still ways that you can participate through virtual events and activities!
City of Calgary Parks
While playgrounds around the city started to open on Friday, May 29, everyone is still encouraged to follow physical distancing guidelines while using the spaces. City-wide playgrounds were given priority and opened first, including Bowness Park, Stanley Park and Riley Park. Following this, community playgrounds are expected to all re-open by June 3. More information on how people can safely use the playgrounds can be found here.
The Calgary Zoo has opened with a timed ticket system so people can safely visit the zoo. In order to visit the zoo, people must purchase timed tickets in advance online or by calling the zoo. Currently, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. is reserved for people with memberships to book a time reservation and the rest of the day is open for everyone else to book a time.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum
Located 90 minutes from Calgary, the museum is the perfect all-day outing for families to enjoy this summer. Similar to other attractions in the province, it has also implemented a timed-ticket system so guests will have to pre-book their tickets online or by phone ahead of their visit. Permanent exhibits, the cafeteria, the Museum shop and Midland Provincial Park are all open – only the Learning Lounge will remain closed at this time. All guests are encouraged to follow all guidelines and maintain physical distance from other guests. Additional measures have also been put in place to ensure everyone’s safety. Read more about it here.
Opening dates: May 27, June 3, and more
Heritage Park is implementing a phased relaunch strategy. On May 27, select shops were opened including the Corner Emporium, Plaza Mercantile and Toy Shoppe. These stores will be open for the public from Wednesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Starting on June 3, the park plans to open the Gasoline Alley Museum and Railway Café with operating hours from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The rest of the Historical Village does not have an open date at this time. To read about what you can expect to experience at the park and how to plan your visit, click here.
To Be Announced
At this time, TELUS Spark has not announced an opening date of its facilities. However, they have plenty of virtual activities and events planned that people can experience from the comfort and safety of their homes. Each week, TELUS Spark hosts a live virtual event that can be watched online or with TELUS Optik TV. See what’s coming up in June or watch previous events here. Virtual summer camps will also be offered during the summer. Camps are one-week long and include at-home activities with daily live interaction time. Learn more and register here.
The outdoor amusement park as yet to announce any plans for its 2020 season and remains closed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of guests. However, guests can still enjoy a Calaway Park experience at home by purchasing an experience pack or downloading one of the at-home activities from their website. Everyone is encouraged to keep checking back to their website to stay up-to-date on a potential re-opening time.