Welcome to Calgary Week: Enter to Win a Monday Madness Calgary Getaway

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Canada Rewards: Write Reviews, Get Rewarded If you haven’t heard, Trekaroo has expanded into Canada! Traveling families can now share the inside scoop on destinations, attractions, and lodging across The Great White North, and earn Canada Reward dollars as they go! Last month, Trekaroo kicked off Canadian coverage in British Columbia with Vancouver Week. Now it’s Alberta‘s turn!

All week long, we’ll be featuring family-friendly activities and hotels in Calgary, as well as family getaways from the city, Calgary tips, and travel advice. We’ll be sharing our firsthand experience in Calgary, plus showcasing the reviews of local families and writers in-the-know.

Calgary has been hit hard by flooding in late June, but this tough-as-nails community will not be beat! The spirit and strength of Calgary residents is evident in the clean-up efforts and dedication to the city. Trekaroo readers who would like to help Calgary flood victims can follow tips from Trekaroo Canada contributor Jody Robbins.

Planning a trip to Calgary, Alberta? We’ve got you covered!

Calgary is a city filled with interesting contrasts, from the laid-back cowboy culture of the Calgary Stampede to world class museums, art, and dining. Our team of Canadian Trekaroo reviewers have enjoyed capturing the scenic splendor, outdoor recreation, and city life of Calgary, reviewing their favorite family-friendly spots in the city, as well as the best lodging, excursions, tours, and parks. From hiking to zoo touring, steak dinners to mountain vistas, we cover all your Calgary planning needs!

Start with our Calgary activity and lodging pages:

Activities and Attractions            |               Lodging               |            Kid-friendly Restaurants

Explore more in Alberta: Greater Alberta destinations


Saddle up for the Calgary Stampede

Where to Stay and What to do in Calgary with Kids

Weekend Getaways from Calgary: where to go in Alberta with kids

Calgary travel tips: insider ideas for visiting Calgary with kids 

Explore Calgary’s kid friendly attractions | restaurants hotels



Thanks to our friends and sponsors at Sheraton CavalierCalgary ZooHeritage Park, and Telus SparkScience. Much appreciation for the support of Calgary’s Kool 101.5.

The Steal: Enter to Win a family vacation to Calgary!

Photo credits: Flickr/Oli-Oviyan; Sheraton; Flickr/Wilson Hui

Details: One lucky family will win two nights at the Sheraton Calgary Cavalier, plus Calgary Zoo and Heritage Park passes for four!

2 night stay at Sheraton Cavalier: Located conveniently to all Calgary attractions, the Cavalier offers families spacious rooms and sweeping skyline views. Families can enjoy the indoor pool and on-site restaurant, plus take advantage of the free airport shuttle. The Sheraton’s new decor in guest rooms and proximity to Light Rail Transit, families will experience comfort and convenience.

“The Sheraton Cavalier’s biggest family (and kid) draw are the two huge waterslides and indoor pool area at the hotel. – trekaroo/travelingmom”

Read our full kid-friendly review of the Cavalier. 

Calgary Zoo passes for your family. Get up close and personal with nearly 1,500 different animals, representing more than 290 species from five continents. You’ll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals both at the zoo and in the wild. These passes include zoo admission for a family of four! Note: the Calgary Zoo is currently closed due to flooding, but expects to reopen ASAP. Winners can redeem tickets at such time.

Get parent approved tips on the Calgary Zoo.

Heritage Park Historical Village passes for your family. Discover how the west was once at Canada’s largest living history museum, Heritage Park Historical Village!  Ride a thundering steam train around the Park, meet the friendly townsfolk as you stroll along the wooden boardwalks, or pop into the many historic shops and homes.  March with the Mounties, cruise on Calgary’s only paddlewheel boat and indulge on freshly baked goodies from the bakery! Passes include admission, ride tickets, and lunch for four!

Read or write reviews of Heritage Park.

Telus SparkScience admission for a family of four. TELUS Spark is Canada’s first new purpose-built Science Centre in over 25 years. It’s a new kind of Science Centre where people of all ages explore and discover science, technology and art in a way that encourages experimentation and to play, and where you’ll  learn and discover what makes the world around us so undeniably incredible. Tickets provide entry for a family of four, plus passes to the HD Digital Dome.

Explore what other parents think of Telus SparkScience.

Enter today and every day for the next 2 weeks to be eligible to win this amazing vacation by filling out the rafflecopter widget below:

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Are you a Calgary local? Increase your odds of winning by listening to Calgary’s own Kool 101.5 all week! This family-friendly station will be giving away additional prizes during Calgary Week, including more family passes to the Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park Historical Village, and Telus Spark Science!


  • The prize is non-transferable
  • Redeemable within twelve months of issue.
  • Accommodations will be based on space available.
  • Not valid holiday weekends; subject to availability.
  • Some blackout dates apply
  • No cash value
  • Does not include airfare or airport transfer

Value: $844

Rules and Guidelines:

  • No purchase necessary
  • One raffle winner will be selected
  • Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of entry points you acquired against the total number of entries for this giveaway.
  • 18 years of age and older
  • US and Canada residents only, excluding residents of the province of Quebec
  • Winner will be notified via the email provided and must respond to the notification to confirm their prize within the time specified in the email.  (Usually 3 days)
  • After the winner has been confirmed, the winner will be announced on this blog post.

Entry Period: June 24, 2013 at 10:01 AM PST to July 7, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.

What is Monday Madness?

On select special Mondays, Trekaroo announces on our blog, either a fantastic giveaway or an incredible deal.  It could be a green water bottle, a hotel stay on Maui or theme park tickets. Return every Monday to the Talking Trekaroo Blog for the details. Want a reminder? Become a Trekaroo member or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the author

Amy Whitley is a travel writer and founder of family travel website Pit Stops for Kids, the mom of three boys, and an outdoor adventure writer for OutdoorsNW Magazine.
17 Responses
  1. Jess Love

    Pick me, pick me! 🙂 We lived in Calgary for 2.5 years, I’d love the opportunity to go back & visit! My son was born in Calgary, but he doesn’t remember it..I’d love to bring him.

  2. Jamie

    I love visiting Calgary! my dad used to take us to the Calgary zoo every year! I have such great memories from there!

  3. King Chung Huang

    I added an entry for Boogie’s Burgers and Calgary and a review. http://www.trekaroo.com/restaurants/boogies-burgers-calgary-alberta?r_id=45781

  4. Caridad J. Hilaire

    I want to visit Calgary for 40 years, and can never afford it. I hope to win this trip, and it will be a dream comes true for me.

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