Calgary is filled with fun things to do for all ages but in this post I’m going to focus on adventures for the older kids. My son (5 years old) and I were in Calgary in June and we had a great time at Telus Spark, the Calgary Zoo, shopping at the Disney store, and more. There were a few adventures that he’s a bit too young for now but we’ve made note of them for a future visit. If you’re traveling to Calgary with older kids, here are a few Calgary adventures for teens I recommend you check out.
Calgary Adventures for Teens:
SPEEDERS Indoor ProKarts: This is a fun indoor kart racing facility for teens & adults. The minimum driver age is 12 years old. They provide many types of racing for drivers of all levels.
Skyline Luge: This is a fun adventure for all ages and I imagine it’s pretty popular with the teen age group. My son and I went on the luge together and had a great time! Located in Canada Olympic Park, you ride the chairlift up the hill then travel down the track (5905 feet) in a luge kart. The track is filled with twists and turns but you’ll have complete control of your speed. It’s a fun adventure and you’ll want to go down the luge more than once!
Quite the adventure at @skylinelugecalgary It’s 1.8 kilometres (5905 feet) of twists and turns dropping over 100 metres (328 feet) in its course. We went down 4 times! #calgaryluge #lugeyyc #capturecalgary #Calgary #familyfun
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Summer Bobsleigh: While at Canada Olympic Park, check out the summer bobsleigh experience. An expert pilot will slide you through 10 turns with speeds of 80+ km/hour. This isn’t an experience I’ve tried yet but it looks like a lot of fun!
Canada Olympic Park Zipline: I haven’t tried the zipline in Calgary but I did go on a zipline adventure in Dominican Republic and it was a lot of fun! Kids as young as 6 years old can go on a zipline adventure in Canada Olympic Park.
Calgary Climbing Centre: We visited the Hanger location (close by the airport) for a sneak peek at their 40’ climbing walls and ClimbPark. You can rent all the equipment you’ll need on site and you don’t need any experience to get started. The staff will be there to help you make the most of your climbing adventure.
Calgary Tower: The Calgary Tower is home to the highest 360° observation deck in the world! While in the observation deck area, you can walk on the glass floor high above Calgary.
Flying Squirrel: This huge indoor trampoline park has something for all ages. There is a Kids Park area for the younger jumpers plus lots of trampoline areas and challenging courses for the older kids and adults.
Calaway Park: Calaway Park offers fun for all ages! My son and I visited the park this past June and had a great time. There are plenty of rides for the older kids too like the huge rollercoaster The Vortex.
Capture The Flag Paintball: Just outside of Calgary (in Cochrane) you’ll find a large 116 acres & 22 course paintball area that’s open all year.
Locked Room: This is basically a real-life escape game adventure where you have to use problem solving to escape. Too scary for me but I’m sure this is popular with older kids and adults. The recommended age for participating is 14 years and over. There are three Locked Room facilities in Calgary.
What Calgary adventures would you recommend for the teen age group?