Penguins waddle all winter long at the Calgary Zoo

Kids’ Club: Winter Fun for Families

By AMA Staff

What’s black and white and waddles all around? The penguins at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo! Starting in January, you can catch the funky fowl during the winter penguin walk. Every morning at 11, zookeepers take resident king penguins for a stroll as exercise for the birds, who normally walk up to 30 kilometres per day in the wild. Humboldt, gentoo and rockhopper penguins also call the zoo home.

What to do when the weather outside is frightful

Visit great pyramids
No need to visit Egypt: The pyramids at Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory house botanical gardens are bursting with blooms and buds. AMA members Save 10% on admission, plus 10% on purchases at the Marigold Gift Shop.

See future NHLers
Bobby Clarke, Joe Sakic, Jarome Iginla: they’re just some of the legends who got their starts in the WHL. Catch future stars at Red Deer Rebels or Calgary Hitmen games. Members save up to $12 on tickets (Rebels available at AMA’s Red Deer centre and Hitmen at Calgary centres)

Enjoy a family feast
Warm up with a cup of cocoa… and a pizza, poutine or pile of hot wings! Members save at Swiss Chalet, Famoso Pizza, Smitty’s and Montana’s.

winter fun for families lake louise skating
Skating on Lake Louise is an icy thrill (photo: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise)

Outdoor diversions for cool kids

Snowboarding, Snow Valley Ski Club
Beginner boarders can sign up for holiday programs that cover the basics—and then some! Save 10% on day passes.

Ice skating, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Glide across one of the world’s prettiest outdoor rinks. Save 20% or more on standard hotel rates, plus get a $50 dining credit.