July 18, 2016

Discover the city like never before! Taking transit is easy and fun for the whole family. Your kids will enjoy the entire experience from our friendly staff, to the sights and sounds of the CTrain and buses. They will also love that extra bonding time with the family while traveling on Calgary Transit.

Start planning your next adventure with Calgary Transit. Need a few suggestions on places to go? Here are some popular places the city has to offer by Calgary Transit:

  • Calgary Tower – Enjoy a spectacular 360° view of the city, and learn about Calgary’s history and landmarks.
    • Just steps away from 1 Street SW Station on the Blue Line or Centre Street Station on the Red Line
  • St. Patrick’s Island – Step into an urban oasis just blocks away from the Zoo. Play in the sand at the Trout Beach, get them running on the Playmound, or take in the best views of the city on the Rise.
    • Walk 15 minutes east, towards the St. Patrick’s bridge from City Hall Station on the Red Line or Blue Line.
  • Prince’s Island Park – Spend the day walking or biking along pathways along the Bow River, have a picnic in the park, or take in one of the many festivals, including Shakespeare by the Bow, Canada Day celebrations, and Calgary Folk Festival.
    • About 15 minutes from 4 Street SW Station on the Red Line.
  • Arts Common – Music, theatre, dance, visual arts, comedy and more! Arts Common’s has it all and is home to the Calgary International Children’s Festival, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and more.
    • A short walk from City Hall Station on the Blue or Red Line.
  • Telus Spark – Discover what makes the world around us so undeniably incredible.
    • Five minute walk from Zoo Station on the Blue Line
  • Calgary Zoo – Bring the kids for an unforgettable, fun-filled day.  Meet captivating penguins in an Antarctic environment; visit majestic giraffes, bellowing hippos and colourful mandrills in Africa, and more!
    • At the Zoo Station on the Blue Line.
  • Calgary Public Library – Let imagination soar and discover a new world through the pages of a book. Don’t miss out the hundreds of programs for all ages!
    • Five libraries are within a ten minute walk from the Red or Blue LRT Lines.
  • Heritage Park - Take a step back in time with live performances, demonstrations and guided tours at Heritage Park. Learn to churn your own butter, ride a train with the North West Mounted Police or have a go at traditional Blackfoot dancing!
    • Only 25 minutes from Heritage Station on the Red Line or take the Route 502 – Heritage Park Shuttle

Here’s additional information to help make your next family trip fun and memorable:

Fun for the kids!

Take the adventure with you and follow Transit Teddy on a journey! Download and print your own Calgary Transit Activity Book here.

Easy and accessible

Using Calgary Transit is simple once you know how to find your route that will take you to your destination.  You can plan your trip ahead of time, view maps and route schedules online. Here are some tools that will help you:

Our entire fleet is accessible – our CTrains and buses have ramps, making it easier to get on and off our vehicles if you have a stroller or mobility device.

Park & Ride

Did you know that most of our CTrain Stations and several of our main bus terminals have Park and Ride lots? These lots have both free parking and reserved parking.

If you’re arriving on two wheels, most of our stations have bike racks, and 13 of our stations even have bike lockers available for rent. If you’re travelling with us outside of peak hours or on weekends, you are welcome to bring your bike on board!

 Your Safety

We are committed to keeping you safe when you use our services. We do that through an extensive network of security features, including help phones on every platform, two way intercom systems on our CTrains, and Peace Officer patrols. We also encourage customers to practice safe habits when using the transit system.

Fares & Passes

If you’re taking the CTrain, fares can be purchased from ticket vending machines location at the station. These machines accept cash, credit and debit. You can also validate your pre-purchased tickets here.

Ticket books and monthly passes can be purchased online, at our Customer Service Centres, and various convenience and grocery stores.

Kids 6 and under ride for free!

There’s always something new to discover in Calgary! From art shows and concerts, to prehistoric dinosaurs and more, we’ll connect you to the places you care about. Together, we’re going places.