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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 Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorillas rainforest, safari over the savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian wilds to see a grizzly bear. (And so much more!!)”
  • 223 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
“This recreational island is located in the Bow River providing stressed-out urbanites opportunities to bike, hike and fish”
  • 175 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Funnest meal: Calgary Tower At the top of the tower is a revolving restaurant called Sky 360°, where you can enjoy a moderately upscale meal as you watch panoramic views of Calgary go by. There is a hot tip here: If you call ahead and make a reservation, you don’t have to pay the elevator fee to go to the top. Then, after your meal, or before, you can go to the observation deck for free to wander around. 9th Ave and Centre Street, on the south side fo downtown. $$ www.sky360.ca”
  • 98 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
“Step back in time and delve into Canada's colourful past. With your general admission ticket you can enter the family friendly park and begin exploring at your leisure. In the summer months, you can learn all about life as a 19th century fur-trader or railway worker, and visit old-fashioned blacksmith's shops and lumber yards. And SO MUCH MORE!”
  • 117 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
“Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best views of the city.”
  • 119 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. ”
  • 72 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
“Great nature walks/mini hikes and you don't even have to leave the city!! Also, you can get some amazing views of both the city skyline AND the mountains -what could be better?! Dogs are definitely allowed!”
  • 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!”
  • 68 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“Romantic Canadiana: River Café Hands down the best place to take your sweetheart in Calgary. Fine dining at its most charmingly rustic and best. 18 min walk to beautiful Prince’s Island. $$$ www.river-cafe.com ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
“Great 20-something bar with a bowling alley in the basement. If you want 30-something instead, go next door to Craft, which is also good. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is my favourite place! I love the kale salad and the margherita pizza!”
  • 53 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Sexy Tequila Bar, with table-side guacamole and salsa (get these - you won't regret it). High-end tequila's that will make you forget how much you paid for them. Great music, and only a 10 minute walk for the suite. Sunday happy hours are half price drinks and tacos. They have a spicy white-mayo that they will bring you if you order tacos, which i highly recommend. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Music Venue
“One of our favorite places on 17th Ave. Communal seating and very social pub. Amazing Patio.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Pub
“Our favorite pub downtown. Amazing food but no patio. Next door to the National Bar as well if you want to hit both pubs. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Not sure if there's award this restaurant hasn't won. A local standard in excellence.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“$$ Specializes in traditional antojitos (snacks), tacos, tostados and unique cocktails of Mexico”
  • 42 locals recommend

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