Calgary is a vibrant city full of unique things to do, see and experience. Enjoy shopping, theatre, galleries, the symphony, ballet and a dazzling nightlife.
Who says business and pleasure don’t mix? Calgary’s Downtown mingles shopping, entertainment and cultural events with booming businesses to attract Calgarians and more than 4.5 million visitors every year. Under the gleaming office towers are 18 major tourist attractions, more than 800 stores, several parks and pathways and 23 major annual festivals. Not to mention a selection of 200 restaurants, cafes and bistros, and 50 nightclubs and pubs.
If you’re looking for off-site opportunities for your program, don’t forget the:
- Calgary Tower – The newly renovated Calgary Tower elevates visitors 189 meters (626 ft.) above downtown Calgary for a stunning view of the city and the Canadian Rockies.
- Devonian Gardens – This peaceful indoor park spans three levels in downtown’s TD Square. One of the world’s largest indoor parks housing 20,000 plants, more than 135 varieties of flora, waterfalls, fountains, fish and turtles
- Fort Calgary Historic Park – The North West Mounted Police, Canada’s famed “Mounties”, brought law and order to Calgary in 1875. Re-live the history at the interpretive centre and dine in the elegant Deane House, a charming setting for lunch, dinner or a murder mystery evening.
- Glenbow Museum – Western Canada’s largest museum includes a permanent First Nations Gallery. Learn about the settlement and development of the West and enjoy additional international collections.
- Grain Academy Museum – Learn about the grain industry. Enjoy model train and elevator displays, artifacts and educational films.
- Heritage Park Historical Village – The largest living historical village in Canada re-creates all the sights and sounds of pre-1915 life in Western Canada. Enjoy sixty-six acres that includes the S.S. Moyie sternwheeler, antique midway and a locomotive train ride.
- Spruce Meadows – Open year-round you can explore the world-famous show jumping facility, attend the five major annual tournaments, shop during seasonal fairs or simply walk through the facilities and enjoy the surroundings. Spruce Meadows is approximately a half-hour drive from downtown Calgary.
For more attractions and information, please visit Tourism Calgary.