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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
“One of the Canada’s top tourist destination and home to nearly 1000 different animals from around the world.”
  • 212 locals recommend
Museum
“The Glenbow Museum is an art and history museum in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Free first Thursday nught of every month 5pm - 9pm”
  • 145 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.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Calgary Tower/ Husky Tower The Calgary Tower is a 190.8-meter (626 ft) free standing observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967. The tower was built at a cost of $3,500,000 and weighs approximately 10,884 tonnes, of which 60% is below ground. It opened to the public on June 30, 1968 as the tallest structure in Calgary, and the tallest in Canada outside Toronto. It was renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971. 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. Stairs to the observation deck are not opened to the public, but have been used on occasions for publicity, as well as for an annual charity stair-climbing race. There are 802 steps. The tower also features a carillon that was presented to the city by the local Dutch community in 1975 as part of the city's centennial celebrations. It was played daily at noon until removed in 1987 for storage. The carillon has since been refurbished and restored to operation.”
  • 95 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great shopping the The Bay, Holt Renfrew, and Simons all within easy walking reach of one another. This 8th Ave SW locale is also a restaurant mecca. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Office
“The annual Calgary Stampede is held each July. Featuring a midway, acrobatic shows, extreme sports, rodeo, evening show and chuckwagon races, its the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Telus Spark is a science museum with interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations in Calgary. There are more than 430,000 visitors annually, including over 82,000 students. ”
  • 116 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
“CrossIron Mills is a fully enclosed shopping centre just outside the northern city limits of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and immediately east of the hamlet of Balzac in Rocky View County. It was developed by Ivanhoé Cambridge, a major Canadian real estate company. Completed in August 2009,[1] the mall is the largest single-level shopping centre in Alberta, containing approximately 109,440 m2 (1,178,000 sq ft) of retail and entertainment space with over 200 stores. Immediately east of the CrossIron Mills property is Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, one of two A-level equine racetracks in Alberta. Operated by the United Horsemen of Alberta (UHA), Century Downs Racetrack and Casino has been open since April 2015. ”
  • 87 locals recommend
Stadium
“Host of the Calgary Flames NHL team, Calgary Hitmen Jr. Hockey team and the Calgary Roughnecks (Lacrosse Team). a great evening out for sports, concerts and other events. ”
  • 100 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Any visit to Calgary is incomplete until you’ve seen the city from the top. Take in 360 degree views and test your courage by stepping onto the glass floor. For those who live here, this is your chance to see your city like you’ve never seen it before”
  • 112 locals recommend
Museum
“Explore 5 floors of exhibition that tells the story of music in Canada, celebrate music icons at the Canadian halls of Fame, rock out at interactive instrument installations and sing along in vocal booths”
  • 67 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 place is literally a step from the yard. Enter the vast wilderness of the highly desired area of Fish Creek park. Experience the occasional spotting of rare birds and the tranquility of nature!”
  • 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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