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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 penguin walk is very popular with young children. The brunch is great. ”
  • 220 locals recommend
Museum
“1) The permanent collection. I have a soft spot for this. It is has the settler perspective of settlement, much of it in slightly Impressionistic late 19th century style, canoes in the mist, heroic conversions of prairie to fertile farms, the mountains, the wildlife, the First Nations. 2) Niitsitapiisini - The Story of the Blackfoot People. The counter narrative in the same building in Blackfoot and English. There are incredible things here, winter counts including the first captured horse and first Smallpox epidemic, the medicinal botany, the teachings of cultural geography, the story robe of a hero, the history of assimilation projects such as residential schools that came with the newcomers, a deep Blackfoot perspective, pretty much up to the present. 3. A stupendously good gallery of 'capital H' historic South East Asian sculpture. Hindu deities, Gandhara and Mathura representations of the Buddha and, Tibetan tantric representations of mastered emotions.”
  • 148 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place to enjoy a picnic, go for a bike ride along the river or see wild Canadian geese!”
  • 173 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Historic place to see a view not many will ever see of the foothills and the mountains ”
  • 97 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is a nice mall and has low traffic on the weekends. Great place to hide from cold/bad weather. Connected to the plus 15 walkways. ”
  • 104 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. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Fun and interesting exhibits. Adult nights are an “outside the box” date night option!”
  • 122 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great large shopping mall, enjoy Calgary's low tax rate and Canada's low Canadian dollar. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
History Museum
“Heritage Park Historical Village is a historical park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 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.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Massive outlet mall on the outskirts of YYC. Bus runs from downtown Calgary regularly during peak season (May-sept) as well as during back to school and Christmas season. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Stadium
“Love watching hockey games? Come and see your favorite team and players... ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Awesome view from the top. Let you see 360 degrees view of the city of Calgary when you dine and visit Calgary Tower. Dinner cost includes admission. ”
  • 118 locals recommend
Museum
“National Music Centre’s new space showcases the collection, which includes over 2,000 rare instruments and artifacts including the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, the TONTO synthesizer, and one of Elton John's pianos, along with the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame collections. Its interior is clad with 226,000 custom glazed terracotta tiles which were made in Germany and fired in the Netherlands. The centre organizes interactive education programming, artist incubation, exhibitions and performances daily, as well as an artist-in-residence program. Features of the National Music Centre include broadcast facilities of the CKUA Radio and a 300-seat performance hall that has already hosted a variety of events, including the Tragically Hip’s last concert which was streamed on CBC. Included as part of the centre is the historic King Edward Hotel, which was dismantled and rebuilt, and operates as a seven nights a week live music venue. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Market Mall has most of the stores you would want in a shopping Centre. It's location is easy to get to with plenty of parking including underground. There are restaurants as well as a children's play area. There are also numerous places to sit back and relax.”
  • 61 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.”
  • 75 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!”
  • 68 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“The prettiest spot in town! Make sure you check out this restaurant in the summer!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Bar
“Great 20-something bar with a bowling alley in the basement. If you want 30-something instead, go next door to Craft, which is also good. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is my favourite place! I love the kale salad and the margherita pizza!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Sexy Tequila Bar, with table-side guacamole and salsa (get these - you won't regret it). High-end tequila's that will make you forget how much you paid for them. Great music, and only a 10 minute walk for the suite. Sunday happy hours are half price drinks and tacos. They have a spicy white-mayo that they will bring you if you order tacos, which i highly recommend. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of our favorite places on 17th Ave. Communal seating and very social pub. Amazing Patio.”
  • 56 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.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“$$ Specializes in traditional antojitos (snacks), tacos, tostados and unique cocktails of Mexico”
  • 42 locals recommend

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