1 Calgary Zoo This summer heralds the return of Dinosaurs Alive, the zoo’s display of 18 animatronic dinosaurs. The Prehistoric Park offers a dino dig, photo opps with the big scaly guys, three walking routes, interpretive displays and programs for future paleontologists. Save 20% on regular admission.
2 The Hanger Flight Museum See how Western Canada’s earliest aviators got off the ground. This former drill hall houses 20-plus aircraft – like a 1956 Cherokee II glider and an Avro Lancaster bomber – and artifacts spanning a century of Canadian flight. Save 10% on regular admission.
3 Fort Calgary Historic Park This fair city had humble origins: as a North West Mounted Police fort in 1875. Drop by this 16-hectare National Historic Site east of downtown and take a peek at the wooden fort structure, try on an RCMP uniform, cool off in the period jail or stroll along the RiverWalk. Save 10% on regular admission and gift shop merchandise.