Travelling with Children

Our Kid Zones have been designed to encourage interactive play and exploration. Each area features a custom carpet covered foam floor and play structures made from soft-sculptured foam. 
Please see below for family-friendly amenities offered to passengers who are travelling through YYC Calgary International Airport. 

YYC Fun Zones


  • Domestic Terminal, Arrivals Level, by Door 3.
    • Suitable for children three to five years old.
    • Includes climbing area and children’s movie area.
  • Domestic Terminal, Departures Level, by Door 1.
    • Suitable for children five to 12 years old.
    • Includes climbing area.
  • International Terminal, Arrivals Area, by Door 16


  • International Terminal, International Departures Hall,  by Door 3, by Gate D72
    • Suitable for children three to five years old.
    • Includes climbing area 
    • Aviation themed
  • International Terminal, International Departures Hall, by Gate D80
    • Suitable for children five to 12 years old.
    • Calgary Stampede themed
  • International Terminal, U.S. Departures Hall, by Gate E82
    • Suitable for children three to five years old. 
    • Aviation themed
  • International Terminal, U.S. Departures Hall, by Gates E70 to E75
    • Suitable for children three to five years old.
    • Alberta Wildlife themed

There are also mini play structures set up near gate areas in each terminal.

Please note:  Play areas are unsupervised and parents must watch their children

Travelling with an Infant

Domestic Terminal Nursing Rooms (includes a chair and changing table):

Pre security:

Arrivals Level – across from baggage Carousel 9

Arrivals Level – behind Jugo Juice

Departures Level – adjacent to Flippers Arcade and Travelex

Post security:

Concourse A – near Starbucks

Concourse A – across from Chili’s Texas Grill

Concourse C – next to Molson Brewhouse

International Terminal: You can find a family room with a changing table next to each restroom in the International Terminal.

In case you forget to pack any essential items, Sandstone Pharmacy at YYC in Banff Hall carries diapers, baby wipes and other basic baby products.

Please note: passengers flying with or without their child can bring breast milk in quantities greater than 100 ml; however, must declare it with the screening officer for inspection. For more information, please visit the CATSA (Canadian Air Transport Security Agency) website.


If you have any questions, please speak with one of our White Hat Volunteers. For luggage assistance Porters are available for booking. Please click here for more information.

Passengers should also contact their airline for more information regarding travel assistance. 

Travelling with Animals

As we see more and more guests travelling with their animal companions for a number of both therapeutic and non-therapeutic reasons, The Calgary Airport Authority updated its Animal Policy to to enhance the travel experience for all guests, including animals.

Read the new Animal Policy here.
View the definitions of approved animals here.
Learn more in the FAQ here.

Animal Relief Areas

Animal relief areas are available outside of the terminal buildings. There are three areas located on the Arrivals Level outside Door 1, Door 9 and Door 17.   

YYC Calgary International Airport is one of the first airports in Canada to have an in-terminal pet relief area. The area is located post-security in Concourse B adjacent to Gate B34 in the Domestic Terminal Building.


We ask that all owners pick up after their pets; waste disposal bags are provided.  

Travelling with Pets

If you are travelling with your pet or shipping your pet, please contact your airline for information on policies and procedures when travelling or shipping animals by air.

Picking up Animals at YYC

Please contact your airline for information on policies and procedures for travelling or shipping animals by air.

Importing an Animal to Canada

Information and guidelines for importing animals into Canada can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website.