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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 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.

Things to Do in Calgary with Kids

If you're excited to make some family memories in Calgary, we have some suggestions. Round up the gang and check out these top family friendly experiences:

Free Things to Do in Calgary

There's no need to dig deep into your pockets in Calgary. The following won't even cost a dollar.

The New Gallery - Find out if there are any special exhibits, displays or guided tours on at this popular museum.

Weaving Fence & Horn - Satiate your appetite for arts and culture here and witness local creativity at work.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - Get up close to the animal kingdom and even learn a few things or two.

Beaverdam Flats - Plenty of fun is what's waiting for you at this enjoyable attraction.

Peace Bridge - Architecture lover or not, you're certain to be awed by this landmark's modern-day design.

Canada Life Assurance Building - If you're thinking of exploring the history of the region through its landmarks, stick this one on your sightseeing schedule.

Eau Claire Smokestack - Speak to a few locals and discover why many tourists visit this place.

Knox United Church - Do some quiet reflection and learn a thing or two about this site's spiritual importance.

Devonian Gardens - Grab your picnic blanket, pack some nibbles and find a comfortable spot to relish Mother Nature.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Calgary

Downtown Calgary

Calgary Tower and Scotiabank Saddledome are top sights in Downtown Calgary, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at 3rd Street SW Station or 4th Street SW Station to see more sights in the area.


Southwest Calgary

Southwest Calgary is a destination travelers like for its river views, and you might hop aboard the metro at Southland Station or Anderson Station to explore sights like Stampede Park.

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Southeast Calgary

If you're spending time in Southeast Calgary, check out sights like Calgary Zoo or Deerfoot Casino and hop on the metro to see more the city at Chinook Station or 39th Avenue Station.

Northwest Calgary

If you're spending time in Northwest Calgary, check out sights like McMahon Stadium or Market Mall and hop on the metro to see more the city at Dalhousie Station or Crowfoot Station.


Take time in Beltline to visit attractions like Stampede Park and Scotiabank Saddledome. You might also appreciate the abundant dining options, and you can hop on the metro at Victoria Park - Stampede Station to see more of the city.


Calgary Chinatown

You'll enjoy the restaurants and riverfront in Calgary Chinatown. You might want to make time for a stop at Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre or The New Gallery.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Calgary on a sunny day?

Make the most of the weather (and get some exercise too) with these popular outdoor activities:

What to do in Calgary on a rainy day?

A Calgary Tower Observation Deck Admission is an excellent indoor activity to sign up for if the weather forecast isn't great.

What is Calgary famous for?

Calgary Tower lives up to its reputation as a landmark you just can't miss.

What should I not miss in Calgary?

If you want to explore the best of this destination, slot these attractions into your itinerary:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Calgary?

If you're on a shoestring budget, you may like to add these cheap and cheerful activities and tours to your agenda:

What can you do in Calgary for free?

Your time in Calgary needn't cost a bundle with free attractions like these to explore:

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