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Best things to do in Calgary

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Zoo
“A few years ago we had a flood and Calgary zoo really suffered with half the zoo being washed away. Since then the charity have worked hard to bring the zoo back to its former glory. I love telling people I want to take them to lunch at my favourite restaurant and then I take them to the zoo! Well the food is good! ”
205 locals recommend
Museum
“The largest museum in Calgary with permanent and changing exhibitions. Always worth a visit. To see the entire museum will take up to 3 hours. The featured exhibitions require about an hour e. ”
149 locals recommend
Park
“Prince's Island Park is a very popular tourist spot that is great to scooter, bike, and run around. There is great views and it is close to the Peace Bridge!”
167 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The symbol of Calgary 1988 Olympic, even though it is probably too short now.”
98 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great location and amazing place with variety of stores and food options! High end stores and within walking distance from our stays. Also accessible from city C-train transit. Do not miss out on experiencing the Devonian Garden's which are located on the top floor of the CORE shopping center. ”
103 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Great large shopping mall, enjoy Calgary's low tax rate and Canada's low Canadian dollar. ”
104 locals recommend
History Museum
“Calgary history in one place. Has an old tram that takes you from lower parking lots to entrance. Once inside the park there are rides and restaurants and exhibits from the last century.”
125 locals recommend
Office
“The slogan "The Greatest outdoor show on earth" says it all, kinda. Lots of cowboys, cowgirls, rodeos, midway rides, carnivals, people, animals, food, mini-donuts, alcohol, rain and hail. If you're in Calgary early July, you should really spend a day at the Stampede ground and let it soak in. It's one of those that you need to experience to see what all the fuss is about.”
136 locals recommend
Science Museum
“This place is good for kids and families. You can learn about science, technology, engineering at the Centre. Educational for children, you can spend a whole day in, it also has movies. Check show time in the front desk. ”
112 locals recommend
Stadium
“Catch all the action under the dome! Weather it be a hockey, lacrosse game, concert or the latest event or performance in town. Be sure to check the schedule and buy tickets for each event. Located on the Stampede grounds, also see the BMO or Agricultural Centre for other great events. ”
108 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Local favourite shopping mall with brand names like Sporting Life, Zara, Apple, etc...”
60 locals recommend
Park
“Nose Hill Park is the fourth largest urban park in Canada, and one of the largest urban parks in North America. It is great for biking, walking or running. Provides a great escape if you are looking to get out of the downtown core. ”
76 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The views of this city Landmark are beautiful day or night in any season. 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 or dine in luxury at the Sky360 Lounge. Temporary Closed for Renovations ”
108 locals recommend
Park
“Fish Creek Provincial Park is within walking distance. Within the park, you will find walking and biking trails, the Bow River, the World famous Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, Annie's Cafe, Sikome Lake and much, much, more. A protected natural green space. The park has over 20 square kilometers of space and includes several day use sites within the park.”
71 locals recommend
Museum
“Exhibits on Canadian music history, hands-on instrument areas & concerts in a contemporary setting. ”
67 locals recommend
Lodging
“The 1988 Winter Olympics were held here and this is a great spot for winter and summer activities. You can go down the bobsled track with current olympic athletes, take a zipline, ski and tub down the hill in the winter and mountain bike in the summer. You can also see the history of the olympics, as well as, the current olympic athletes training facilities. The blockbuster movie Eddy the Eagle was based off of true events that happened here.”
76 locals recommend