International Students

Summer Activities 2024

The following information is a comprehensive list of things to do during your off hours for both children and adults (while their children are in school). During this time, it is important that you exercise both your brain and your body. Please note this information is for your convenience but the Calgary Board of Education does not endorse anything on this list.

Activities for Students & Families 

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!

An Insiders Guide to the Top Hiking Experiences in Calgary

Hiking in Alberta

Calgary Public Library’s events and programs

Calgary Public Library: Ultimate Summer Challenge

Calendar of Events for Families in Calgary

City of Calgary Recreation (various locations)

Drop in or registered programs and summer camps available.

City of Calgary Park n' Play / Stay n' Play) (free, Drop-in on a first come, first serve basis

YMCA (various locations)
Drop in or registered programs and summer camps available.

GoodLife Teen Fitness (12 to 17 years old free access in summer)

Calgary Stampede July 5-14, 2024

Ongoing Learning Websites for Students

Stories come to life with animated pictures and words to help young children learn to read. Choose from books about animals and nature, adventure, or ABCs and 123s. Continue learning after the story with related quizzes and puzzles. Access with library card number and PIN.

Listen and read-along to animated story books for young children, their parents, and teachers. Play games and watch videos from National Geographic. Includes a selection of French picture books. Access with library card number and PIN.

An online collection of eBooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content. Access with library card number and PIN.

Learn about famous scientists, applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth science, energy, and astronomy in journal articles, ebooks, and images. Access with library card number and PIN.

Bilingual tales for language learners. Traditional stories lovingly retold in modern language. Recorded by native speakers, slowly and clearly.

Leveled books for young readers (fees apply).

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

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.

Edmonton Public School Board 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 gr. K-12.

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.

Interactive Mathematics Glossary

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

National Geographic Kids: 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 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.

Student programs, resources, experiments and games exploring Chemistry for grades K-12.

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

A science podcast for kids and curious adults.

NASA: Space and science related activities divided by grade ranges K-12

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.

Resources for Parents

Maple Leaf Academy ESL Courses for 17+ (fees apply)

AGAPÉ Language Centre ESL Courses for 18+ (fees apply)

Equilibrium School ESL Courses for 18+ (fees apply):

Bow Valley College (BVC) ESL Courses for 16+ (fees apply)

SAIT English Language Foundations for 18+ (fees apply)

Mount Royal University English Language Program

University of Calgary English Language Program

New Friends and Neighborhoods program at Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, to learn English and make friends (woman only)

A great resource for families to have an “at-a-glance" summary of the curriculum for their children in grades K – 12.
My Child's Learning

Online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Youth Central, youth in Calgary between the ages of 12-18)

Extra Resources for Chinese Parents

Diversecities (former Calgary Chinese Community Services Association)
Tel 电话: (403) 265 - 8446
Add 地址:1406 Centre Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R9
Website 网站:
Mandarin Group 国语小组
After-School programs and Summer activities camps 课后活动小组,暑期活动

CCM Calgary 中信卡城中心

Tel 电话:403-233-8763
Add 地址:#209 108 3rd Ave SW, Calgary T2P 0E7
Website 网站:
Mental Health Support, Family Education, and Special needs 情绪健康支援、家庭教育、特殊需求等。