Things to Do in Calgary

Top Things to Do in Calgary

Things to Do in Calgary

From quick jaunts to full-day outings.

Top Attractions in Calgary

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What travelers are saying

  • Subhagata C
    Dhaka City, Bangladesh32 contributions
    that visit was very interesting and going up in side a huge animal children enjoyed much seeing all historical relics
    you will enjoy the visit specially if you visit with family . children find it very inviting. we also enjoy when there was summer in Canada and the drive to there was also refreshing, our son in law drove all the way . After we see that we walk around and look into the nature and amused. When you go to Calgary you must not miss to see the place and see many historical things preserved with care.
    Written 17 December 2022
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  • amanda5805
    Duncan, Canada4,253 contributions
    I love the Calgary Zoo, We are from Vancouver Island and we are members to the Calgary Zoo. We visit the Calgary Zoo about 3-4 times a year. There is always something neat going on and if there isn't its a zoo how do you not have an amazing time. This past visit we got to experience ZooLights for the first time, what a wonderful evening. It was a bit cold but you only needed about 2 hours wandering the zoo grounds. They had fire pits, skating, axe throwing &lots of photo ops. They have done a great job with and making it interesting for all ages.
    We also decided to rent on of their snow globes. They offered different specials, we opted for the champagne and hot chocolate with a charcuterie board, chocolate covered strawberries and more. They even offered dairy/gluten free hot chocolate and gluten free crackers. Such a nice touch. There was so much food we could not believe it and the 6 of us (plus a toddler) barely finished it all. There was a heater so we could all unbundle. We had the best time ever! So many laughs and memories made. If we can make it to Calgary every Christmas we want to continue renting one.
    If you are visiting to see the zoo animals I would recommend planning to spend most of the day here. There is lots to do and there are some cool play areas for kids. The staff is always so friendly and knowledgeable. There is a robotic dinosaur area that is pretty neat especially if you have kids that love dinosaurs!
    Looking forwarded to going to the Penguin Walk on my return trip in a few weeks!
    Written 3 February 2023
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  • Kate3353
    Boston, MA7 contributions
    Bucket list wish to attend the Calgary Stampede and it did not disappoint.
    It was crowded but we had advance tickets, the evening show with finale of fireworks was the best I have seen - topping Disney for sure.
    If you go, beware that the stadium is in the sun and we only lasted 2 hours. Must have sunglasses, hat ( preferably cowboy hat) and sunscreen.
    Loved the area that had dog demonstration, crafts,art - totally enjoyable.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Eddie T
    Calgary, Canada63 contributions
    Probably the best known landmark in Calgary, the Calgary tower is an iconic structure that draws many visitors. Even though it is not as tall as other towers around the world, it is still a member of the World Federation of Great Towers which puts it in a status on par with other taller and more modern towers in the world (e.g. Toronto's CN Tower, Shanghai's Pearl Oriental tower, or Seattle's Space Needle, among others).

    The entry fee is somewhat pricey, however taking the elevator up to the observation deck is a fun experience thanks to the screens showing an animation of the ascend. Once upstairs, the views on a clear day can be impressive, though the side that faces the central business district offers mostly views of the downtown office towers. But on the other sides of the tower, you can see the Rocky mountains, the airport, prairies, and other landmarks in the city.

    The glass floor is a fun feature, in line with what you normally see in other tall towers around the world. It is a very popular spot for pictures.

    There is a video showing some information about the tower, but that's the extent of the "interactive" side of the tower. I really wish that more interactive and audiovisual displays were made available on the observation deck which would make a visit to the tower memorable, hence my 4 star review instead of 5. I really hope that the management takes note of this and exploits the tower's potential by bringing its displays to the 21st century!

    Downstairs there is a small souvenir shop.

    I haven't been at the rotating restaurant in the tower in several years, I look forward to trying it again. A few years ago it was one of the best romantic spots in the city to go for dinner, so I hope that hasn't changed too much!
    Written 17 November 2022
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  • TarHeel
    Durham, NC1,054 contributions
    This delightful park was within walking distance of our hotel so we decided to walk over, walk around, and have lunch there. There are lots of trails, flowers, plants, a playground, good views, and more. While we were there, we noticed a very somber monument to First Nations children who were removed from their families and found in mass graves near their boarding schools -- very sad but important not to forget.
    Written 8 December 2022
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  • bpageski
    Atlanta, GA138 contributions
    If you like Military history, this is a must visit attraction. There are a lot of great Army, Airforce and Naval exhibits. The volunteers are passionate and knowledgeable and helpful, which is typical of Calgarians. We got a guided tour of the Cold War exhibits. My dad loved working there. We attended the Nov 11, Remembrance day ceremony. The admissions is donations only. They have a CF16, CF104 plus some propeller Carrier based aircraft. Extremely well done exhibit.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Moochie-La-La
    Calgary, Canada418 contributions
    Poles and clamps for your footwear would be helpful but we managed with runners and hiking boots. The creek is frozen with some open patches of slow-running water: just gorgeous ice crystals along the edges of the open water spots! We enjoyed walking on the creek for an unique view that is normally inaccessible to foot traffic.
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • Aaron
    Niagara Falls, Canada93 contributions
    It’s so fun. Get a raft and your friends and family and head down the river. You will see hundreds of people doing it and it’s so fun I highly recommend it.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • lgpanther
    Oshawa, Canada368 contributions
    Nice pedestrian shopping district in downtown. With nice statues along the way. Good restaurants as well
    Written 25 December 2022
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  • dave b
    2 contributions
    Calgary Is such an easy city to get around we have around 1000 kms of pathways, which are cleared of snow and ice so year round use is straight forward, they are well sign posted, for bikes and pedestrians.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • Eddie T
    Calgary, Canada63 contributions
    One of the most recent additions to the museum scene in Calgary, this museum in itself is outstanding not only because it is home to the National Music Centre (including the Canadian music hall of fame) but also because of its remarkable architecture. This uniquely shaped building should surely be considered one of Calgary's iconic landmarks, right on par with the Calgary Tower or the Peace Bridge.

    The displays are very modern and interactive. Children and adults alike can enjoy activities inside the museum, such as trying out musical instruments, making music with motion, and watching short films highlighting the provinces of Canada and famous musicians and musical styles hailing from each one.

    Since the museum is conveniently located at the edge of the East Village, very close to the c-train line and the river walk, a visit can be easily accommodated when visiting that area of the city.
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Eddie T
    Calgary, Canada63 contributions
    Gasoline Alley offers a beautiful collection of antique cars and other car-related memorabilia from the early 20th century, in line with the overall theme of Heritage Park. This is one of the largest collections of its type I have ever seen, so I would highly recommend a visit for car enthusiasts or really for anyone curious to learn about the early days of the automotive industry.
    Written 15 November 2022
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