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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.
Transportation
“Stephen Avenue is one of Calgary's most popular downtown streets. Stephen Avenue offers a large variety of stores, restaurants, and cafes! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A hip go-to Mexican place... try the chilly coconut margarita. It will blow your socks off. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
University
“Just a short drive away from olympic quality venues for skating at the Olympic oval. They have drop ins for the gyms, weight rooms, and Olympic oval.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
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“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
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“One of the more highly regarded restaurants in calgary, you will almost certainly need a reservation a day in advance. Food is excellent, on the more expensive side certainly but it's worth it. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Upscale option for modern takes on Mexican street eats, plus unique cocktails & a late-night menu." ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for quick, local comfort food any time of day. The burgers are delish and so is the Journey Bowl.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“This is the only "Peter's Drive-in" located in Calgary! Their milkshakes are to die for, and their burgers are also some of the best I've​ ever had! WARNING: The "small" fries feeds a family of four!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Playground
“Fun, eclectic market, with amazing restaurants and sightseeing spots all around.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A walk by the bow river will always serve you well! You can even rent rafts in the summer, if you want more information please ask when you are looking at booking. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is an old favourite with some nice creative food. Check the menu online as its been awhile... Hopefully its still awesome.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sizable, stylish pub with elevated German cuisine, craft beers, patio seating & a happening vibe.. Beer hall in the basement”
  • 34 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Glenmore Reservoir close by and easily accessible to Windsor Park by bike or car. You can bike or run the entire reservoir on the surrounding paths, and stop at shops/restaurants in Glenmore or check out Heritage Park. There's also a sailing club where you can sign up or drop in for Wednesday races.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Route
“walk through to check out interesting shops, eateries, and cafes. Charm galore! A few steps from the river, for a gorgeous walk.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Casino
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“Calgary's iconic Cowboys Nightclub is "the most fun you'll have with your boots on" . Check out their app in the app store for events and to get on their VIP list. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool part of town, good cocktails and a good place to start or end a night out.”
  • 29 locals recommend