Top 11 Things to Do in Calgary

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city with over one million residents, and a rich cultural history. As the home of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, and the nearest major city to the Canadian Rockies, it’s a city where fun and adventure are a way of life. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture or just some R&R, you’ll find plenty to see and do in Calgary.
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

Ten days of fun in July, when the entire city becomes the backdrop for the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. With the world’s richest tournament style rodeo, and a celebration of the cowboy way of life, the Calgary Stampede is fun for the whole family.
Heritage Park

Heritage Park

Relive Calgary’s history at Canada’s largest living history museum. A trip around this faithfully represented historical village brings the past alive, and the fun includes rides on a steam train, a genuine paddlewheeler boat and a horse-drawn wagon.
Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary

Visit the fort, established in 1875, by the North West Mounted Police, laying the foundations for the city that would become Calgary. This is a fascinating museum, which brings the history of the mounties to life.
Calgary Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Calgary Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Visit the animals, wander the sensational botanical gardens and learn about the crucial conservation efforts of this world-class zoo.
Glenbow Museum

Glenbow Museum

More than just a museum, the Glenbow is packed with historical displays, art and special exhibits. Check the website to find out what’s on when you’re visiting.
Explore Rockies Sightseeing Tours

Explore Rockies Sightseeing Tours

With the Rocky Mountains just an hour away, Calgary is the perfect starting point for your Rocky Mountain adventure. Choose from skiing and snowboarding, sightseeing trips to Banff  and other Canadian Rockies’ destinations, Columbia Icefield Discovery tours  and much more.
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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

At the site of the 1988 winter Olympic Games, come and learn about Canada’s rich sporting history. With more than 50 hands-on interactive exhibits including sport challenges, touch-screen sport lessons, mini-theatres, 3D simulations and more, it’s interesting and fun for all the family.
The Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower

For panoramic views of Calgary and the mountains, don’t miss the Calgary Tower. Make sure you walk out onto the 50 square meter glass floor, and maybe stop for a meal at the revolving restaurant.
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Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows

For fans of horses and equestrian sports, Spruce Meadows is a renowned venue and destination. Even between events, visitors are welcome to wander the landscaped grounds, visit the horses and watch the trainers at work.
Fish Creek Park

Fish Creek Park

With a beautiful provincial park meandering through large parts of the city, Calgary offers many places for walking, cycling or trail rides. A recreational lake and the beautiful Bow River add to the attraction of this lovely location.
Dinosaur Tours

Dinosaur Tours

Just an hour and a half to the east of Calgary lie the renowned Canadian Badlands and Dinosaur Provincial Park. The Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller is packed with interactive displays, activities and stunning reproductions of prehistoric scenes.