Things to do

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Tourist attractions in Calgary.

Mantrip & tipple - Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site

403 – 822 – 2220

110 Century Dr. East Coulee, Alberta

Early May to Thanksgiving Weekend

Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site was once a working mine established in early 1900s,and was part of the erstwhile booming coal industry that covered the region of Drumheller. The Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site is famous for fascinating underground tours, train tours, and tipple tours. Read More >>

Telus Spark

403.817.6800

220 St Georges Dr NE Calgary, AB T2E 5G1

Daily, Year round.

See and experience over one hundred hands-on exhibits spread over four exhibit galleries. Learn at the Open Studio – A gallery for teens. Learn about humans and the society at large at Being Human. Explore the universe ,geology,landscapes, climate and much more Earth & Sky. Read More >>

Heritage Park

403-268-8500

1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, Alberta T2V 2X3

Varies according to season.

Heritage Park is a living history museum located on 127 acres of parkland on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir, along the city’s southwestern edge. As Canada’s largest living history museum by number of exhibits, it is one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions. Read More >>

Sikome Lake Calgary

403- 297-5293

Sikome Cir SE, Calgary, AB T2X 2C4

Mid-June to the September long weekend.

Sikome Aquatic Facility or Sikome Lake Calgary is a man made lake located within the Fish Creek Provincial Park, and is part of the Bow River basin. It is a swimming area open during the summer as a public beach and was established in 1978. Read More >>

Spaceport ©Spaceport

403-717-7678

2000 Airport Rd NE Calgary International Airport Calgary, AB T2E 6W5

Daily.

The SpacePort is a not-for-profit facility owned and operated by the Calgary Airport Authority and managed by Southern Music Limited. It is an education and entertainment facility focusing on space and aeronautics. Read More >>

Calaway Park

403-240-3822

245033 Range Rd. 33, Calgary, AB,T3Z 2E9

Spring & Fall - Weekends Only. Summer- Open daily.

Calaway Park Calgary is Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park. The park spans 160 acres (operating on 100 acres) and has a collection of over 32 rides including children’s rides, thrill rides and family rides. Read More >>

403-290-1875

750 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

Year-round, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31.

Fort Calgary was the northernmost link of the western branch of the Old Forts Trail. The town of Calgary grew around this National and Provincial historic site, and rail travel transformed it from a remote frontier post to a bustling urban center. Read More >>

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

403-268-CITY (2489)

2425 9 Ave S.E.,Calgary,AB,T2G 0V7

Trails are open year-round; Nature Centre- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - varies according to season.

In 1929, Selby Walker was granted the permission to designate 59 acres on the west side of the Bow River as Federal Migratory Bird Sanctuary and thus the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary was established. The Visitors Centre was built in 1996. Read More >>

©Wild Rose Brewery ©

403-720-2733

AF23, 2 - 4580 Quesnay Wood Dr. S.W. Calgary, AB,T3E 7J3

Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, to 9 p.m.

Wild Rose Brewery, the “Pint-Sized Beer Company”, is a micro brewery that is well known for having a “no preservatives” policy with their beer. Well-known brews include Wraspberry Ale, Velvet Fog, IPA, and Wild Rose Brown Ale. Read More >>

403-262-5071

197 First Street, SW Calgary, Alberta T2P 4M4

Centre's Opening Hours: 9am - 9pm Closed on Statutory Holidays

Styled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Chinese Cultural Centre, Calgary with its traditional architecture and decor is the largest facility of its kind in North America. Read More >>

Glenbow Museum

403-268-4100

130 - 9 Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB,T2G 0P3

Year Round.Monday Closed.

With over 93,000 square feet of exhibition space in more than 20 galleries, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary is one of Western Canada’s largest museums, showcasing a selection of the Glenbow’s collection of over a million objects. Read More >>

Bow Habitat Station Calgary

403-297-6561

1440 17A St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4T9

Varies according to attraction.

Bow Habitat Station Calgary is made up of a visitor’s centre, the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, and the Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland. One of the largest enclosed fish hatcheries in North America, Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery raises as many as 3 million fish annually for stocking into Alberta’s waters. Read More >>

403-547-3595

254077 Rocky Ridge Road Calgary, Alberta, Canada,T3R 1A6

April to September

A farm which provides petting zoo experience and other farm related activities. The activities include visiting the animals in their pens, tractor rides, Goat milking, and pony rides for children under 60 kgs. Read More >>

Military Museums Calgary

403-974-2850

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary T2T 5J4

Monday - Sunday, Closed Jan 1 & Dec 25.

Opened as Canada’s largest military museum, it highlights the history of regiments like Lord Strathacona’s Horse Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and the Kings Own Calgary Regiment. Importance of Canada’s Navy during World War II is also showcased. Read More >>

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

403.931.2366

50.868039,-114.291142

Year round. Hours Vary.

Located on a hilltop in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Calgary’s Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) is a facility dedicated to expanding our knowledge of the Universe and educating the public about the wonders of Astronomy. Read More >>

Shaw Millenium Park ©Cszmurlo

404-268-CITY (2489)

1220 9 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB T3C 0H9.

24 hours.

Sponsored by Shaw Communications, and maintained by the city of Calgary Recreation Department,Shaw Millennium Park is North America’s largest free outdoor skate park. Read More >>

Grain Academy Museum Calgary

403-263-4594

Plus 15 (2nd Level), BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2W1

Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Museum was setup by Alberta Wheat Pool to bridge the gap between the urban and rural population’s knowledge about the grain industry. Focusing on the ever important food source, the museum details grain production and grain transportation in Canada. Read More >>

reader rock garden

404-268-CITY (2489)

325,25 Ave. S.E, Calgary, AB, T2G 5V1

Dawn to Dusk

Superintendent of the City of Calgary’s Parks Department from 1913-1943, William Reader, creating the “rockery” on the steep north slope of Cemetery Hill , now known as the Reader Rock Garden. Read More >>

shakerscalgary

403-236-2213

9900 Venture Ave. S.E. Calgary, AB, T3S 0A7

Year round, Daily. Closed on Dec 25.

Shakers is a fun centre with year round attractions like laser tag, indoor kids play ground,redemption games, and rock climbing. It also has seasonal attractions like go carts,miniature golf and water wars. Read More >>

403-247-5452

88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W. Calgary, AB,T3B 5R5

Year Round. Varies According to Season

Venue of some of the spectacular winter sports events of 1988 Olympics, Canada Olympic Park (COP) offers many of the similar experiences to tourists. Formerly known as Paskapoo Ski Hill, the park is operated by WinSport Canada. Read More >>

403.299.4910

316 Meridian Rd SE, Calgary

Year Round, Friday - Sunday

About Calgary Brewery Tours, Alberta, Canada Calgary Brewery Tours is all about spirited craftsmanship, but more importantly, it’s about the cold, refreshing beverages Calgary produces through the unique vision of the locals who love to create them. Read More >>

Gasoline Alley Museum

403-268-8500

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, T2V 2X3

Open Year Round

A vintage car museum which houses extensive antique car and memorabilia collection is part of the Heritage Village historical park , and is located on 127 acres of parkland on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir, along the city’s southwestern edge. Read More >>