Monday, May 9, 2016

Pool Parties in Calgary

It's 30 degrees. If I'm going outside, it's going to be somewhere with water. Therefore, pool party!

Here's a handy list for other sweaty parents, of all the places you can have a pool party in Calgary.

A complete list of EVERY place where you can have a pool party in Calgary. There are some surprises!

Best Western Port O' Call (Waves Waterpark)

Location: 1935 McKnight Blvd NE

Price: $24.95 per child, plus GST and 17% gratuity

What you get:

Bowview Outdoor Pool (Summer only)
Location: 1910 6 Ave NW

Price: $100 per hour for up to 25 people; $115 per hour for up to 50 people

What you get:
  • Private pool rental
  • Use of toys, PFDs, sound system and BBQ
  • Lifeguard

Calgary Jewish Community Centre

Location: 1607 90th Ave SW

Price: For non-members: $90 for an hour of swimming, $185 for an hour in a decorated party room (inc. snacks) 

What you get: 
  • Access to your own private swimming area with life guard
  • Slide, climbing wall, life jackets, toys
  • Birthday greeting sign
  • Small gift for birthday child

Deerfoot Inn

Location: 1000, 11500 35 St SE

Price: $19.95 per child

What you get:
  • 1 hour of swimming
  • Lunch at the Mohave Grill
  • Birthday cake
  • Parties book up FAR in advance - call well ahead of time

Forest Lawn Outdoor Pool (Summer only)

Location: 1706 39 St SE

Price & what you get:
  • For information, call 403-221-3577

Highwood Outdoor Pool (Summer only)

Location: 25 Holmwood Ave NW

Price: $80 / hour to rent the entire pool (available 8 - 10 pm daily plus 9 am - 12:30 pm on weekends)

What you get: 
  • Admission for up to 50 people
  • The whole pool to yourselves
  • Invitations

Inglewood Aquatic Centre

Location: 1527 17th Ave SE

Price: $160.20

What you get: 
  • 3 slides, toys, poolside climbing wall
  • Poolside party room (max capacity 25 people)
  • See website for available booking times

Millican Ogden Outdoor Pool (Summer only)

Location: 2094 69 Ave SE

Price: $200 (for up to 50 people)

What you get: 
  • 2 hours in the pool
  • Lifeguards
  • Cash concession
  • BBQs

Location: 2310 6 St NW

Price: $90 per hour for up to 50 people

What you get:
  • Private pool rental
  • Use of BBQ, grill and pool toys

SAIT (September to June only)

Location: 1301 - 16th Ave NW

Price: $240 for a party with hot dogs; $275 for a party with pizza - pricing is for 12 kids. Additional kids can be added for $13.50 each

What you get:
  • 1 hour of swimming
  • 1/4 slab cake
  • Bag of chips and juice for each kid
  • 2 large pizzas from Boston Pizza, OR hot dogs (beef or veggie)
  • Generic decorations and utensils
  • Invitations
  • For an additional cost, you can add another activity (and another hour) to your party: bowling, yoga, or zumba

Sheraton Cavalier Calgary

Location: 2620 32 Ave NE

Price: Starts at $18 per person

What you get: 
  • Waterpark includes 2 water slides, main pool, kiddie pool and hot tub 
  • For details and available times, call 403-250-6323

Southland Leisure Centre

Location: 2000 Southland Dr SW

Price: $114 for a group of 10, $10.35 for additional guests (20 max)

What you get: 
  • 2 hours of swimming
  • Waves, aquaplay structure, water slides, swinging ropes, hot tub
  • 1 hour in a party room for cake and gifts

Stanley Park Outdoor Pool (Summer only)

Location: 4100 1A St SW

Price & what you get:
  • For information, call 403-221-3577

Trico Centre

Location: 11150 Bonaventure Dr SE

Price: $250 for 20 people ($5 for each additional child)

What you get: 
  • 2 hours of swimming
  • Water slide
  • 1 hour in the party room


Location: 3304 33 St NW

Price: $120 (max 12 kids, ages 4 and up)

What you get: 
  • 1 hour in pool with games lead by a Vecova staff member
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Invitations (choice of 6 themes)

Village Square Leisure Centre

Location: 2623 56 St NE

Price: $162 for up to 10 kids (additional guests are $10 each), adults $5.75 each (50% discount)

What you get: 
  • 2 hours in pool
  • Waves, water slides, safari splash zone, animal attic, dive tank, hot tub
  • 1 hour in party room
  • All ages

Vivo for Healthier Generations

Location: 11950 Country Village Link NE (formerly Cardel Place)

Price: Regular admission during public swim (20% discount for groups of 10 +); $48 per hour for party room

What you get: 
  • Swimming during public swim time
  • Party room rental includes set-up of tables and chairs, outside food welcome
  • All ages

Westside Recreation Centre

Location: 2000 69 St SW

Price: $130 for non-members

What you get: 
  • 1 hour of swimming
  • Water slide, waves, lazy river
  • 1 hour in party room
  • Swimming parties can be combined with gym activities, skating, and the climbing wall
  • Ages 5 - 12


Location: Every branch of the YMCA (except South Health Campus) offers pool parties

Price & what you get: Contact your local Y for details

Full disclosure: All photos are of Waves Waterpark, courtesy of Sarah Deveau. Nothing here is paid or sponsored. Be sure to check websites for the most up-to-date information!

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