International Students

After School and Summer Activities

We put together a comprehensive list of things to do during your off hours.  During this time, it is important that you exercise both your brain and your body.  Please note this is for your convenience and information but the Calgary Board of Education does not endorse anything on this list.


Now is a great time to try something you haven’t tried before.  From hiking to biking and everything in between, there is something for everyone!

CBE International | About Calgary
City of Calgary: Things to do in and around Calgary

Visit Calgary | Hiking Experiences in Calgary
An Insiders Guide to the Top Hiking Experiences in Calgary

Travel Alberta | Hiking
Hiking in Alberta

Calgary Public Library Events
Check out the Calgary Public Library’s virtual programs!

Family Fun Calgary Calendar
Calendar of Events for Families in Calgary

YThrive Home Virtual Workout Videos
Workouts are designed by the YMCA for almost any fitness level and can be done at home free.

Online Physical Education Network:  games and activities for families to use to make their home an Active Home, suitable for K-6. 

Anxiety Canada Covid Resources
Online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.

App for sleep, meditation and relaxation.

Metropolitan Opera
Metropolitan Opera: streams a different encore performance every night at 7:30 P.M. EST.

Volunteer with The Joy4All Project: a hotline with pre-recorded jokes, stories, and messages to help folks feel connected during social isolation. Work with other high school students on fun and innovative activities to connect with seniors and other community members through The Joy4All Project. If you're interested, please email

Ongoing Learning Websites

University of Calgary | Enhanced Student Learning
University of Calgary online tutoring service (free of charge)

GlobalVillage Calgary
Global Village General English, IELTS preparation lessons (for 15 years old and above, fees apply). Please contact Vanessa Rusk at for details.

Brock University ELL Courses (fees apply):

Virtual Summer Programs
This is a collection of programs from across Canada.

Curated resources that support the Alberta Program of Studies topics, filtered by grade, subject, language, audience, media format, and type of learning resource. 

The Fable Cottage
Bilingual tales for language learners. Traditional stories lovingly retold in modern language. (Optional) parallel English texts. Recorded by native speakers, slowly and clearly.

Calgary Public Library | Novelist K-8 Plus
Search books by mood, characters, and pacing. Find bilingual books, read-alikes of popular titles, as well as resources for book clubs. CBE students can log in using their educbe email address, and the password/pin # 1234567.

Tumble Book Library
National Geographic: animated storybooks, play games and watch videos .

Leveled books (fees apply).

Plus Magazine
University of Cambridge free online math magazine aimed at older students and adults.

Calgary Public Library | Audio Book Cloud
Calgary Public Library fiction and non-fiction books for adults and teens. Login through the Calgary Public Library. CBE students can use their educbe email address, and the password/pin # 1234567.

University of Waterloo | Math & Computing
CEMC at Home offers a wide variety of games, new problems to solve, applications, videos, pointers to existing materials and more to support learn-at-home activities for Grades 4-12.

EPSB | Activities
Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) app and website with learning activities designed for learning from home in a way that doesn't feel like school work - games, art projects, cooking for Grades K-12.

Estimation 180
Use visual estimation, and patterning to form an estimate based on a picture and then see a “reveal”. Suitable for Grades 4-9.

Khan Academy | Math
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners from grades K-12 to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Learn Alberta | Interactive Mathematics Glossary
Interactive Mathematics Glossary

Scholastic Magazine | Learn at Home
Provides suggested weekly plans using their built-in tools and resources that teachers can easily use or adapt for their own planning. Divided into grade groupings from preK-9.

National Geographic | Learn at Home
Learn at home for K-12

National Geographic Kids | Canada
National Geographic:  information, articles, videos, games and more that are specific to exploring Canada.

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic:  explore videos, pictures, books and magazines to learn about animals, environment, history, people, places, and science from around the world. Suitable for K-12.

The New York Times | The Learning Network
New York Times:  Article of the Day, Primary documents, Lesson Plans, Argumentative essay topics and questions, Poetry, Visual literacy and videos, Books, Word of the day, and Contests.

Teen Book Cloud
A curated database of over 1000 e-books and other digital content for gr. 6-12 including graphic novels, classics, national geographic videos and more with text-to-speech narration.

Smithsonian | Explore & Learn
The world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 19 museums and the National Zoo. They have developed a special section under "For Kids and Teens" with fun activities to do online.

ACS Chemistry for Life | Student Programs & Resources
Student programs, resources, experiments and games exploring Chemistry for Grades K-12.

ACEE Alberta Council for Environmental Education | Resource Hub
An Alberta-based hub for finding new resources, programs, PD, and grants to support environmental and energy education in the K-12 classroom in keeping with the 2019 K-12 Environmental Education Guidelines for Excellence.

Bill Nye | Home Demos
Bill Nye the Science Guy:  Experiments you can do at home for Grades K-12.

Brains On!
A science podcast for kids and curious adults.
Boeing software engineer Keith Enevoldsen designed “The Periodic Table of Elements, in Pictures and Words” as a visual teaching tool for Grades K-12.

LearnAlberta | My Child's Learning
A great resource for supporting families to have an “at-a-glance" summary of the curriculum for their student across the disciplines in Grades K – 12.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Earth Science Activities
NASA:  Space and science related activities divided by grade ranges K-12, including a STEM for families site.

Science News for Students
Science News for Students posts both shorter news stories and longer features, all written with a vocabulary and sentence structure aimed at readers Grades 3-9.

Calgary Public Library | Science Reference Centre
Learn about famous scientists, applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth science, energy, and Calgary Public Library:  learn about famous scientists, applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth science, energy, and astronomy in journal articles, ebooks, and images. CBE students can log in using their educbe email address, and the password/pin # 1234567.