2018 Best Park in Calgary AB

Calgary's Calaway Park in Calgary AB

Calaway Park is one of my family's favorite places to visit in Calgary, AB. Kids love this place! Located just minutes west of Calgary AB off of the TransCanada highway - at 245033 Range Road 33 - it is Calgary AB's biggest and best outdoor amusement park. Parking is free and with admission, and you have unlimited access to over 32 rides for kids of all ages. In addition, a family can see many other attractions like amazing street performers, live shows - with stilt walkers, clowns and jugglers ever present to entertain the children.

Season Pass

Open 10 - 7 on weekdays and 11 - 6 on weekends throughout the fall means that you should plan to see all of the many attractions over an entire day. Purchasing a season pass is the most cost effective way to enjoy Calgary AB's Calaway Park throughout the summer. They are available to purchase online or at any Calgary AB Co-op grocery store location. In addition to enjoying huge savings on the cost of admission at the gate, season pass holders enjoy many other perks. Calaway Park sends season pass holders many different coupons throughout the year that are otherwise unavailable to the public.

Have a Camper?

Terrific! Enjoy camping at one of the 104 camp sites with gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains and be within walking distance to Calaway Park. Full service hook-ups are available and while camping, enjoy discounted admission rates. Flying into Calgary AB? Calaway Park offers many hotel packages that combine short stays with park admission for up to four people, so that an average sized family can enjoy a day at western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park.

Timber Falls Sawmill

One of our childrens' favorite rides at Calaway Park in Calgary, AB is called Timber Falls Sawmill! You are going to get wet, very wet! The three high velocity drops on this ride into cool water while aboard a floating open boat are exhilarating, especially on a hot day. I think it could be considered one of Calaway Park's top rides. The secret to enjoying this ride is to arrive at the park just before opening in the morning. Head to this ride first, which luckily is close to the entrance of the park. Line ups will be short and you'll be able to ride multiple times in quick succession before the crowds arrive. Running late? Don't worry if you arrive and see what appears to be a huge line up. The Timber Falls Sawmill ride is a model of efficiency. The staff move huge amounts of people through the ride very quickly. It's worth the small wait. Don't forget to check out the picture of your family taken on the last huge drop when you are leaving the ride site. It'll be a keep sake with those funny screaming faces front and center on your picture.

The Vortex

After you are done at the Timber Falls Sawmill, head west in the park to the big green machine. My family's other favorite ride at Calaway Park is their big green roller coaster called The Vortex! We highly recommend that you give this one a try, assuming that your family meets the minimum height requirements of the ride. A lot of the ride on The Vortex leaves you upside down so give this one some thought before you have lunch! Enjoy your trip to Calgary AB amusement park, you'll be glad that you came!