What to do in Calgary

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Calgary Attractions

All eyes were on Calgary, Canada during the winter Olympics. Why not start making plans to make it your next destination? With so many things to do in Calgary, you'll likely be making return trips to include all of the best attractions in Calgary on the map. Expedia is like having a free travel agent, helping you to choose all the must see Calgary activities as you make your travel itinerary. From tourist favorites to local top spots, Calgary is packed to the brim with a long list of Calgary excursions. Get a jump start on making the trip of a lifetime happen now!

Wondering what to do in Calgary? When you venture into one of Canada's greats, you'll love Cowtown, the Heart of the New West. Affectionately dubbed C-Town, Calgary definitely features the great outdoors. Head to the Fish Creek Provincial Park for hiking, fishing, and an opportunity to admire nature's beauty. Glenmore Reservoir and Sikome Lake are two other favorite spots, sure to provide hours of pleasure. On the flip side, Prince Island's Park provides you with a peaceful haven while you are exploring the city, giving you the opportunity to slow life down for a while. Let Expedia.com help you to plan all of your Calgary tours, picking the perfect places along the way.

Do you love the thrill of winter sports? Visit the Olympic Oval. History buffs will enjoy a stop at the Military Museums and Fort Calgary, while the Bow is a modern marvel as the skyscraper soars above the horizon. Visit the shops and boutiques, catch a game at the McMahon Stadium or stop in one of Calgary's many fine restaurants to wine and dine in style. When you let Expedia help you to make your plans, you'll be able to make sure everything suits your budget and your time frame. Search for great discounts when it comes to airfare, rooms, and rental transportation. Expedia wants you to enjoy every facet of the amazing city of Calgary. Lose yourself in the Heart of the New West. Calgary invites you to come stay a while.

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Traveling to Calgary on a budget? The following can be experienced for nix.

The New Gallery - Loaded with displays and artifacts, this place is heaven for inquiring minds.

Weaving Fence & Horn - This is a fantastic place to get your culture fix and learn more about the buzzing local arts scene.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - Get up close to the animal world and perhaps learn a thing or two.

Beaverdam Flats - Make this place one of your first stops for a bit of fun during your time away.

Peace Bridge - If you're an admirer of modern-style design and architecture, add this attraction to your to-do list.

Canada Life Assurance Building - Feel like you've been transported back in time while learning the secrets of this historic attraction.

Eau Claire Smokestack - Leave time to wander around this place of local importance.

Knox United Church - Whether you're spiritual or not, this place is sure to inspire a sense of reverence in you.

Devonian Gardens - Recharge your mind and body by spending some time with Mother Nature.

Things to Do in Calgary with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you go in Calgary. Here are some family friendly experiences you can enjoy together that will make your getaway a blast:


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Frequently asked questions

What to do in Calgary on a sunny day?
What is Calgary famous for?
Calgary Tower is an icon of Calgary, so allow enough time to visit.
What should I not miss in Calgary?
You’ll want to put these attractions high on your must-do list to get the most out of your trip:

  • University of Calgary
  • Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Canada Olympic Park
  • McMahon Stadium

Are there cheap things to do in Calgary?
What can you do in Calgary for free?
You could put your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions can be seen for nothing:

  • Foothills Medical Centre
  • Chinook Centre
  • Cross Iron Mills Mall
  • 17 Avenue SW

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