Where Calgary - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Gather up the kids, the par­ents, the grand­mas and grand­pas, aunts, un­cles, and cousins—there’s a new at­trac­tion just out­side Calgary’s city lim­its that truly has some­thing for ev­ery­one. The first thing you’ll see when you ar­rive at Gra­nary Road is the huge build­ing that houses a bistro by the renowned Cana­dian Rocky Moun­tain Re­sorts group, a bak­ery and cof­fee shop, and a pub­lic mar­ket with ven­dors sell­ing gourmet and hand­crafted items from fine Euro­pean cured meats to or­ganic beauty prod­ucts. Garage-style doors roll open to al­low a breeze into the mar­ket and a view of the ac­tive learn­ing park, a mas­sive en­ter­tain­ment zone for kids and the young-at-heart. Three kilo­me­tres of trails wind through a se­ries of themed ex­hibits, each one fea­tur­ing a chance for kids to get ac­tive while learn­ing about an­i­mals, in­sects, and agri­cul­ture. Look for the gi­ant an­i­ma­tronic spi­ders, bats, and frogs, get up close and per­sonal with adorable farm an­i­mals like pigs and goats, and burn some en­ergy on swings, slides, and ropes. Don’t for­get to visit the al­pacas, but watch out—the one named Ras­cal loves to give smooches (page 33).

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