We’re all about making memories this summer as a family! I’ve been bringing my boys to the Calgary Zoo since they were just babies. With so many things to do, it’s easily a family favourite. This trip, we finally got to check out the newest addition: the panda bears! Plus, I’m sharing a list of other amazing ways that you can use your Dream Miles for tickets to great family events.. You won’t believe all of the Canadian attractions that you can visit with the Summer Fun Guide!
Since my husband works every weekday, it’s usually just me who takes the kids on daily excursions. So it was a pretty special occasion to have him tagging along with us at the Calgary Zoo this weekend! There is so much to see and do here, it’s easy to spend hours wandering in search of new adventures. Our family favourites? We always visit the penguins, flamingos, butterflies, lemurs and the komodo dragons. Another ritual is a stop for a “Screamer” ice cream, which is vanilla soft serve ice cream in a cup then covered in your choice of slushee. My kids love the huge outdoor playground and it’s a great spot for adults to relax their feet and children to burn off some energy. And if you have littles who love dinosaurs, then don’t miss a tour around the pre-historic park!
Something that I recently learned is that you can use your Dream Miles on so many adventures this summer, not just travel. There are now movies, concerts, theme parks, zoos and more that you can choose from. The Calgary Zoo had such a great package, we couldn’t pass it up. For 300 reward miles, we received 2 tickets for the park!
The Pandas at the Calgary Zoo
If you haven’t heard, the panda bears arrived at the Calgary Zoo a couple months ago. It’s been Pandamonium! My kids and I have been so excited to see them. There are four giant pandas living in the new state-of-the-art facility. This panda family consists of a male and female and their twin cubs, who were the first ever giant pandas to be born on Canadian soil in Toronto. It’s no wonder why they are so popular! And if your kids love bears as much as mine do, be sure to check out the Canadian Wilds area in the zoo that is home to grizzly and black bears too.
The lemurs were a new addition to the Calgary Zoo last year. I really love this animal exhibit because you can walk right into their habitat and observe them up close. There are a dozen species present and over an acre of barrier-free accommodations. You can hang out and listen to one of the educated staff explain everything you’d want to know about the lemurs. You can find these informative talks and feedings all over the zoo. so check the board as you walk in to see what times they are offered! The zoo is a fantastic way to educate your children about animals and different parts of the world. I love the dialogue that this opens up to discuss wildlife conservation with my boys. What a great place to spend a day in Calgary!
10 Places to Take your Kids with AIR MILES
I’ve included a list of 10 places that you can experience with your family this summer. All of these attractions can be redeemed for less than 500 reward miles! There is so many more to choose from across Canada, so whether you are staying local or planning a trip, go check out their complete Summer Fun Guide now!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AIR MILES, all thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.