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Things to do in Calgary

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“The zoo is operated by the Calgary Zoological Society, an independent not-for-profit organization that is Alberta's oldest registered charity. The AZA, WAZA, and CAZA accredited zoo was among the first in Canada to be accredited by all three associations. It is home to over 1,000 animals, excluding individual fish and insects, and 272 different species. The 120-acre zoo is organized into six distinct zones: Destination Africa, Canadian Wilds, Penguin Plunge, Dorothy Harvie Botanical Gardens and ENMAX Conservatory, Eurasia, and Prehistoric Park. As Canada's most visited zoo, Calgary Zoo was in 2015 recognized by TripAdvisor with its Travellers' Choice Award. The zoo has also received international recognition as one of the top zoos in the world for conservation research. In 2013, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums said: "the Calgary Zoo sets itself apart as one of the top zoos in the world." ”
  • 215 locals recommend
Museum
“The Glenbow's art collection comprises 33,000 works, mainly dating from the 19th century to the present, primarily historical, modern, and contemporary work from or pertaining to the northwest of North America. The collection contains a selection of landscape painting, a Canadian prints collection including works from Walter J. Phillips and modernist printmaker Sybil Andrews, First Nations and Inuit Art, American illustration, and wildlife Art. Works from other parts of the world provide a broader national and international frame of reference. The museum's collection includes artifacts from Western Canada, and various other cultures around the world. In addition, the museum houses a collection of gems and minerals, community history, military and mounted police collection, native North American artifacts, and wold culture artifacts. ”
  • 146 locals recommend
Park
“A downtown treasure with great biking and walking paths that run along the Bow River. Not to be missed is the River Cafe. The park is the destination for music, theatre and fairs during the summer months. It's surrounded by great restaurants.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The Calgary Tower is a 190.8-meter (626 ft) freestanding observation tower. The Calgary tower features a revolving restaurant, Sky 360, that rotates so as to give customers a scenic view of downtown Calgary. The restaurant does a complete rotation every 45 minutes during the day and every 60 minutes in the evening. The base of the tower is connected through the +15 skyway network to One Palliser Square, Fairmont Palliser Hotel and EnCana Place”
  • 95 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Calgary's most upscale mall located in the hear of downtown, very easy access as the C-train will drop you off at the 5th street station beside the entrance.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Office
“Calgary Stampede, this is a world famous festival in Calgary with mots of street food, rides, games, shows, concerts, rodeos & much more! Largest even in the city by far. Only here in July for 2 weeks though. ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Science Museum
“"Telus Spark is a science museum with interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations" They also offer "Adult Only" nights!”
  • 118 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great large shopping mall, enjoy Calgary's low tax rate and Canada's low Canadian dollar. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
History Museum
“Heritage Park Historical Village is a historical park in Calgary on 127 acres of parkland on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir, along the city's southwestern edge. As Canada's second largest living history museum, it is one of the city's most visited tourist attractions.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Outlets, restaurant and movie theater. It's worth a visit if you are coming to Calgary.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Stadium
“Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-use indoor arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Located in Stampede Park in the southeast end of downtown Calgary, the Saddledome was built in 1983 to replace the Stampede Corral as the home of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and to host ice hockey and figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics. The facility also hosts concerts, conferences and other sporting championships, and events for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. The arena's roof is shaped like a saddle, thus earning the name "Saddledome". ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Bus Station
“A must see place while in Calgary. It gives guests a 360 degree view of the city.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Museum
“Worth a visit if you love music....interactive exhibits for children and adults.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Want an indoor mall that that is still relatively close with lots of variety? This is an alternative to the massive indoor Chinook Mall.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Park
“Nose Hill Park is a natural environment park, it's the fourth largest urban park in Canada, and one of the largest in North America, grate City view from the hills.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Park
“This is one of the largest city parks in North America and is a great place to explore. Lots of locals take the bike paths through fish creek park to get to work. If you are lucky, you may see some of our local wildlife!”
  • 69 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“River Café began as a small full-service café, operating summer only, with just a roof sheltering the tables from the elements. In 1995, it was transformed the open air space, enclosing it with windows and walls to expand the seating and operate year-round. They repurposed found materials and worked with local artists. Their vision was to create a unique restaurant that would feel as though it had always existed and that belonged in this remarkable setting along the Bow River. They built a fieldstone fireplace, created an open kitchen with an oven and grill that were fueled by orchard wood, and a bar made from a real boat. They created a large outdoor terrace overlooking the lagoon and landscaped it with mostly native plants that would flourish without irrigation.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
“Located beside Craft Beer Hall, these two large locations are always busy at night and especially on the weekends. National has a bowling alley in their basement!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is my favourite place! I love the kale salad and the margherita pizza!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“$6 margaritas and half price tacos for the win at the cities best Tequila lounge ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of our favorite places on 17th Ave. Communal seating and very social pub. Amazing Patio.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Pub
“Our favorite pub downtown. Amazing food but no patio. Next door to the National Bar as well if you want to hit both pubs. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not sure if there's award this restaurant hasn't won. A local standard in excellence.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“$$ Specializes in traditional antojitos (snacks), tacos, tostados and unique cocktails of Mexico”
  • 41 locals recommend

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