This one is a little different than an annual pass, but it’s the best bang for your buck for every single age group out there, from parents of toddlers to teens. The cool part of this pass is choosing how you’re going to use it, and where you’re going to go. You choose your attractions at the beginning, and you’ll have access to cool places like the Aerial Park at Snow Valley.
If you visit Telus World of Science just twice, the annual membership pays for itself. Whether you have young children that could play over and over in Curious City, or older children that can walk through the Science Garage, and take part in the weekly rotating experiments, you’re going to want to grab this one for your science-loving crew. The annual pass snags you discounts on camps and IMAX films, and pays for itself on your second visit to the Science centre. Bonus points? You can make your next visit to Calgary less expensive, as your membership gets you into Telus Spark, too.
The Multi Play Pass at West Edmonton Mall is a splurge item – we know that. It’s a higher cost up front, but when you factor in that a city recreation pass is going to cost $100+ a month for most families, and the fact that you not only have the waterpark at your disposal, but Galaxyland and other amenities, you’ll see how much sense it makes – even if you opt for a semi annual membership, like just during the winter months.
If you visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo just once a season, the annual pass for will pay for itself. With the new urban farm area, and the play areas around the zoo, you’re probably going to find yourself there quite often. As an annual pass member, you’ll even get other perks.
Coming in hot with the best bang for your buck for the toddler crowd, and even up to the preschool crowd, is the Royal Alberta Museum. The accessible membership price makes for an incredible place to play, and the children’s gallery is the thing that dreams are made of. This one is best for the ‘just learned to walk, to preschool’ set, and is a great place not only during the winter when it’s so cold outside, but during the summer when you want a break from the heat outside.
Canoeing and kayaking, hiking, winter activities and special events all throughout the year, the annual parks pass is a great way to get out and enjoy not only the outdoors at Elk Island National Park, but a quick trip to the mountains. In fact, the discovery pass enables you to get admission to 80+ parks throughout Canada.
Alberta’s heritage facilities are unique and interesting places to visit where you can learn, have fun and connect with provincial history. Besides offering a variety of educational and learning activities for visitors of all ages, many facilities have a wide range of special events and interactive programs available throughout the year.
One of the best places to run around on a summer day, the Alberta Railway Museum opens may long weekend through September long weekend, and a family membership will cost $50. You can purchase the membership online, at the beginning of the season. The membership includes admission to the outdoor museum, and free train rides too – meaning this membership can pay for itself in as little as one visit!