Calgary Attractions & Things To Do
Find something interesting to do or see in or near Calgary. Our city offers a good selection of attractions and venues where you can learn something new or just have a day of fun. Scroll through our list of activities to find something you're interested in. Add Your Activity
Aero Space Museum4629 McCall Way NE
The first aviation museum in Calgary, The Air Museum of Canada was founded in 1960 but was largely a collection of privately owned aircraft. Disbanding in 1971, the museum's aircraft and assets were turned over to the City of Calgary and housed at the city's Planetarium for safekeeping and display. In 1975 the Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary was registered as a non-profit, charitable, organization and assumed the care and upkeep of these artifacts.
Alberta Campgrounds, Hikes and Nature. AlbertawowThroughout Alberta Canada
Find a campground near Calgary, go for a hike or visit a nearby point of interest. Albertawow contains excellent information and related photo galleries.
Botanical Gardens of Silver SpringsSilver Springs Community
The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs is without doubt one of the Seven Wonders of Calgary, Alberta. It boasts 1350 square meters (14 600 square feet) of gardens which includes a spectacular Wall Garden that runs an uninterrupted 1300 feet.
Bow Habitat Station and Fish Hatchery1440 17A St SE
Visit Alberta's largest fish hatchery and discover what it takes to raise millions of trout each year. Explore hands-on exhibits, feed the fish, go fishing in the trout pond and hike the interpretive trails. The experience will leave you hooked.
Butterfield Acres FarmCountry Hills Blvd NW
Get the family out for a bit of fresh air and some wholesome farm experiences! Discover the joy and wonder of the farm environment, always new experiences and discoveries as you follow the animals thru the seasons. Group parties, birthday parties and year round bookings available.
Calgary Science Centre220 St Georges Drive NE
The culmination of over a decade of planning, design and construction to bring Calgary's new kind of Science Centre to life has lit a spark of wonder and excitement in Southern Alberta. Facilitators fuel curiosity. Exhibits and programs ignite a sense of wonder and excitement.
City of Calgary Recreation Programs. Information and RegistrationSeveral Facilities Located Throughout Calgary
403-268-3800, option #1
Winter Recreation programming to help families beat the cold weather. The City of Calgary‘s Winter 2015 Recreation Program Guide is now on stands to help families create, play and be active together. With more than 12,000 registered programs and 55,000 drop-in opportunities, there is no shortage of ways to stay active this winter. This year, we’ve highlighted programs and opportunities for families to be active together throughout the guide. Look for the ‘Family Time’ symbol to find something that suits you and your family, whether its skating, rock climbing, dance or making pottery. When you do these activities together, it’s not just about the fun you’ll have, but about the example you’re setting. Parents are the best role models for living a physically active life, and when parents have active lifestyles, children are more likely to be active for life. Families that play together increase their children’s feelings of self worth, increase physical health and wellness, reduce stress and build stronger family bonds. Visit City of Calgary Recreation or to start customizing your family’s winter activities today, visit My Rec Guide.
City of Calgary Recreation Ongoing EventsSeveral Facilities Located Throughout Calgary
403-268-3800, option #1
City of Calgary Recreation ongoing events offered throughout the city. Weekly family events, badminton, basketball, drop in soccer, rock climbing wall, gymnastics, swimming, preschool activities and children/youth activities. Check out our ongoing events by selecting the home icon above.
City Of Calgary Summer Nature Camps2425 9 Ave SE
City Of Calgary Summer Nature Camps. The City has been leading nature summer camps at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary for a number of years. Our experienced educators are experts in a variety of fields including bird-watching, wildflowers, natural history and more.
Calgary Zoo1300 Zoo Road NE
The Calgary Zoological Society is a charitable organization that relies on your donations. Visit the Penguin Plunge, the Prehistoric Park, the Canadian Wilds and the Conservatory & Gardens. You may make some new animal friends. Create a unique experience every time you visit by taking in some of our free daily programs at the zoo. Meet with a zookeeper or zoo interpreter to learn about the zoo’s amazing animals – see a skull, feel some fur or hear a great story!
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame169 Canada Olympic Road SW
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at Canada Olympic Park (COP), site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 galleries, more than 50 hands-on interactive experiences and a collection of more than 95,000 artefacts. It is a place of honour for the 548 inducted sport legends and the 62 sports they represent. Our mission is to share the stories of the achievements of our Honoured Members so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Please visit our web site to learn more about our education programs, facility rentals and corporate retreats.
Cardel Place11950 Country Village Link NE
Cardel Place is on a mission to raise healthier generations in Calgary and beyond. We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to healthy living, innovation and community building. 195,000 square foot fitness and recreation centre.
Chinese Cultural Centre,197 First Street SW
Outstanding Architecture modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, houses a library, health center and an art gallery.
Cobb’s Corn Maze and Family Fun Park,1500 84th Street NE
We’ve got more than a full day’s worth of family fun activities here, Corn mazes, hay bale, rope and fence mazes, giant puzzles, life-size board game, hay rides, mountain slide, playgrounds, pedal carts, crafts centre, Bouncy World with bouncy houses and obstacle courses, amusement rides, great food, party rooms and so much more.
Dancenergy Dance Lessons#3 1305 33 Street NE
Can You Feel It. Fun & easy dance lessons for all ages. Ballroom, Latin, Country & Swing. Learn to dance for weddings, parties or just to meet people.
Eau Claire Market202, 200 Barclay Parade SW
Eau Claire is a favourite place to stroll, shop and savour. The pathways that wind through Prince's Island Park and along the river form the recreational hub of downtown. Eau Claire offers visitors an indoor playground, shops, restaurants, bars and cinemas.
Fort Calgary750 9th Avenue SE
In the fall of 1875 the North West Mounted Police built a small wooden fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, and laid the foundation for the city that became Calgary. They came to bring law and order to the west, to stamp out the whiskey trade, and to befriend the First Nations peoples in preparation for the treaties that would open the land for settlement. The hopes, dreams and values of that time are still evident in the city we enjoy today.
Genesis Centre of Community Wellness7555 Falconridge Blvd NE
Welcome to the Genesis Centre of Community Wellness, a 225,000 square foot, $120 million multi-purpose complex built to enrich the health, wellness, and unity of communities in Northeast Calgary. NECCS (North East Centre of Community Society) within the Genesis Centre encompasses half of the facility and includes two indoor field houses, gymnasiums, multi-purpose spaces, meeting rooms, community kitchen, and outdoor soccer fields.
Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Foundation255001 Glenbow Road
Looking to escape the city? Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park provides a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Just 45 minutes from downtown Calgary, and open from sunrise to sunset, each and every day of the year, the park boasts almost 30km of trails. Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation offers a wide variety of activities for everyone, including golf cart tours, park talks, and family nature programs. Come out soon and Experience Glenbow!
Griffin Valley RanchBox 789
Imagine spending the day exploring the rugged wilderness in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on horseback.
Heritage Park1900 Heritage Dr SW
Heritage Park is a first class tourist attraction and a year-round education, catering, and convention facility. Discover How the West was Once at Canada’s largest living history museum. Explore our year-round exhibit, Gasoline Alley Museum, and find out how the introduction of the automobile changed our culture. Heritage Park Historical Village first opened its gates on July 1, 1964. Since opening its doors, the Park has grown into one of Calgary’s premier tourist attractions.
Kayben’s Sunshine Adventure ParkBox 60, Site 2, RR2
Kayben Farms’ Sunshine Adventure Park is a refreshing place to take your kids for a delightful day of fun in the sun, about 10 minutes south of the city of Calgary. With 12+ acres, the park features a giant play structure with a 4 lane slide, pedal kart track, farm animal display, and everyone’s favorite, the “berry bounce” plus much more! In the fall, the corn maze is open and included in the admission price. Kayben Farms also offers reasonably priced summer birthday parties and educational School field trips which address specific learning outcomes depending on the grade of your students. Season’s passes or day passes available.
Kayben Farms, JoJo's CafeBox 60, Site 2, RR2
At JoJos Café, everything they serve is fresh and many items are made from local farm fresh ingredients- including Kayben’s own Market Garden. The menu includes pizzas from the wood-fired oven, their famous BLT, daily specials, fresh baking, salads from the farm’s kitchen garden, specialty coffees and the signature black currant honey slushies. Enjoy your meal from the comfort of the shaded patio, or indoors in our ample seating area. Kids menu & many gluten free items also available. We can accommodate up to 100 people in our spacious second floor for events such as meetings, office parties or other groups. To book your event or meeting in our upstairs meeting space call 403-995-5509, or stop by the Cafe for more information.
Kayben’s U-pick & Market GardenBox 60, Site 2, RR2
Kayben’s main u-pick crop is black currants which are usually ripe around mid-August. With approximately 20 acres of currants, they offer u-pick or pre-harvested berries (if you call ahead) while supplies last. Their market garden also boasts a selection of hearty vegetables. Beans, peas, carrots, potatoes, greens and more are available as they ripen. What’s better than organic, local grown produce that you harvest yourself? Also available at the farm is their line of prairie fruit products including jams, jellies, bbq sauces, grilling glazes - all made with farm fresh & local ingredients.
Jubilee Auditorium1415 14th Avenue NW
Originally built between 1955 and 1957 as a gift to the people of Alberta, the mandate of the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is to provide a place of celebration where community spirit and cultural enrichment thrive. Today, the rejuvenated Jubilee Auditorium continues its tradition of public service. In addition to playing host to the world through exciting performances, the Jubilee is Southern Alberta’s premier event space.
Loose Moose Theatre1235 26th Ave SE
The Loose Moose Theatre Company presents weekly performances in our wonderful theatre on the 2nd Floor of the Crossroads Market - South West Entrance, 1235 - 26th Ave. S.E.
The Military Museums4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military.
Olympic Oval2500 University Dr NW
Once the training grounds of the 1988 Winter Olympics, this 450-meter indoor track is now open to the public.
Spruce Meadows18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
This picturesque complex has captivated the worldwide audience of the sport of horse show jumping in Calgary.
Stampede Park1410 Olympic Way SE
The greatest outdoor show on earth with midway rides, rodeos and chuck wagon races.