Places to See & Things to do in Calgary, Alberta




Things to do in Calgary – Places to visit in Calgary

A list of places to see and things to do in Calgary Alberta in brief, arranged in alphabetical order, with GPS coordinates for ease of travel.

Click on the attraction name for details of each attraction with information about Calgary transit routes, amenities, parking in addition to hours and admission.

Please verify hours, admission rates before your trip.

For current weekend activities & festivals, see Things to do this weekend.

For Family Attractions and Activities: see Things to do in Calgary with Kids

1. Aerospace Museum

 

Go for – See displays of over 24 aircrafts including Avro Lancaster.

 

Address

4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary, Division No. 6
Alberta T2E 7H1, Canada
GPS: 51.094629,-114.013692

Hours

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – 7 days a week
Admission

Adults – $10.00; Students/Senior:$7.00
Children – $5.00

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2. Contemporary Calgary

 

Go for – See the works of prominent contemporary artists from all over the city and around the world.

 

Address

Stephen Avenue:
117, 8th Ave SW, Calgary

Hours

Open during exhibition only.

Thursday-Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monday-Wednesday: Closed

Admission

By Donation. Some events/exhibitions have admission fee.

 

3. Big Rock Brewery

 

Go for – Brewery Tour of Canada’s leading Craft Brewery.

 

Address

5555 – 76 Ave. S.E. Calgary,
AB,T2C 4L8
GPS: 50.984802,-113.955872

Hours

Brewery Tours on select days round the year.

Admission

$25.00

4. Bow Habitat Station

 

Go for – Learn about Alberta’s wetlands, visit the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, and stroll the Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland.

 

Address

1440 17A St SE
Calgary, AB T2G 4T9
GPS: 51.042338,-114.017572

Hours

Varies according to attraction
Year Round.
Admission

Adults – $10.00; Students/Senior:$8.00
Children(5+) – $6.00

Bow Habitat Station Calgary

Bow Habitat Station Calgary

 

5. Butterfield Acres Calgary

 

Go for – Petting zoo experience and other farm related family fun activities.

 

Address

254077 Rocky Ridge Road
Calgary, Alberta
GPS: 51.156974,-114.235219

Hours

April to September

Admission

Children(able to walk to 17 years) – $ 11.99 + GST

Adults(17 years and older) – $ 14.99 + GST

Seniors(over 65) -$ 12.99 + GST

 

6. Calaway Park

 

Go for – Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park.

 

Address

245033 Range Rd. 33
Calgary
AB,T3Z 2E9
GPS: 51.083321,-114.351844

Hours

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

Admission

Adult (7-49) : $37.95 + tax

Family (4):  $119.95 + tax

Junior (3-6): $31.00 + tax

Seniors (50+) : $29.00 + tax

 

7. Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm

 

Go for – Corn maze, petting zoo and other farm related activities so that everyone, regardless of age, can have a good time.

 

Address

284022 Township Road
224 Rockyview,
Alberta T1X 0J6
GPS: N50º 53.635′ – W113º 50.289′

Hours

July end to October mid

Admission

Ages 2 and under: Free
Youth (ages 3 to 17): $12.25
Adults (ages 18 to 64): $13.25
Seniors (ages 65+): $12.25

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7. Calgary Tower

 

Go for – Panoramic view of the city.

 

Address

101 – 9 Ave. S.W.
Calgary, AB,T2P 1J9
GPS: 51.044507,-114.06313

Hours

Sept – June : 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m;
July – August : 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Closed on X-mas day

Admission
Adults (13-64): $18.00
Seniors (65+): $16.00
Children (4-12): $9.00
Children (3 and under): Free
Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower




8. Calgary Zoo

 

Go for: See the second largest zoo in Canada.

 

Address

1300 Zoo Rd. N.E.
Calgary
AB T2E 7V6
GPS: 51.046541,-114.036968

Hours

Year round,
Closed Dec. 25, Zoo Gala

Admission

Adults :(16 – 59): $23.00
Senior (60+): $21.00
Child (3 – 15): $15.00
Infant (2 & under): Free

High Season Rates are $1.95 extra.

 

9. Canada Olympic Park

 

Go for – Super thrill activities in all seasons. Home to Canada’s Hall of Fame & Sky Line Luge.

 

Address

Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W.
Calgary
AB T3B 5R5
GPS: 51.081474,-114.217068

Hours

Year round
Hill Road | 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Main Gate | 5:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Admission

Fees per activity.
Admission is free.

 

10. Chinese Cultural Centre

 

Go for – Enjoy the architecture of the building and explore Calgary China Town.

 

Address

97 First Street SW
Calgary
Alberta T2P 4M4
GPS: 51.051397,-114.065279

Hours

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Closed Stat Holidays

Admission

Free

 

11. Chinook Honey Company & Chinook Arch Meadery

 

Go for – Explore the Honey Winery.

 

Address

SW Corner Hwy 7 & 16th St W
Okotoks AB T1S 1A1
GPS: 50.702411,-114.025108

Hours
Year Round
Closed Tuesday,
Easter Sunday,Christmas & Boxing Day

Admission

Free. Tours $ 5 – $10

 

12. Devonian Gardens

Go for – Enjoy spectacular indoor gardens.

Address

400, 317 7 Ave. S.W.
Calgary
GPS:

Hours
Monday – Wednesday & Saturday
9:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday & Friday
9:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday & Holidays
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Admission

Free.

 

12. Art Commons

 

Go for – Enjoy Performing Arts, Music & Theatre.

Address

205 8 Avenue Southeast
Calgary
AB T2G 0K9
GPS: 51.0454243,-114.0601982

Hours

According to performances

Admission

According to Performances

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13. Fish Creek Provincial Park

 

Address

13931 Woodpath Rd SW
Calgary
AB T2W 5R6
GPS: 50.926194,-114.05561

Hours

Opens at 8:00 AM,
Closing hours vary
according to season.

Admission

Free

 

14. Fort Calgary

Go for – Learn about the life of Natives, early pioneers, and the North West Mounted Police,

Address

806 9 Ave SE
Calgary
AB T2G 0S2

GPS: 51.043998,-114.044202

Hours

Year-round – 9:00AM – 05:00PM
Closed Jan. 1,
Good Friday,
Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31.

Admission

Adults:$12.00
Seniors (+65)/Students: $11.00
Youth (7-17):$ 7.00
Children (3-6):$ 5.00
Children (2 and under):Free

 

15. Gasoline Alley Museum

 

Go for – To see extensive antique car and memorabilia collection.

Address

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

GPS: 50.981972,-114.099274

Hours

Year-round
Closed : Dec 25,26 & Jan 1

Admission

Winter Rates : May 20, 2016

General (15 – 64) : $10.75

Child (3 – 6) : $5.50

Youth (7 – 14) : $6.75

Senior (65+) : $8.50
Summer Rates : Same as Heritage Park

Gasoline Alley Museum

Gasoline Alley Museum

 

 

16. Glenbow Museum

 

Go for – Insight into the life in Western Canada from the late 19th century to the present day.

Address

130 – 9 Ave. S.E.
Calgary
AB T2G 0P3

GPS: 51.044814,-114.060779

Hours

Year round.
Monday Closed.

Admission

Adult (18+) : $16.00

Senior (65+) :$11.00

Student (with valid ID) : $11.00

Youth (ages 7-17) : $10.00

Family (up to 2 adults and up to 4 youth) :$40.00

Child (Ages 6 and under) : Free

 

17. Grain Academy Museum

 

Go for – Gain an overall understanding of the grain handling system, storage and transportation industries.

Address

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

GPS: 51.037569,-114.053923

Hours

Monday to Friday
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Admission

Free

 

18. Heritage Park

 

Go for: See Canada’s largest living history museum by number of exhibits.

Address

1900 Heritage Dr SW
Calgary
Alberta T2V 2X3

GPS: 50.981972,-114.099274

Hours

In winter, Gasoline Alley Museum alone is open.

Entire Park – Mid May – Mid October
Admission
Mid May – Mid October

General (15 – 64): $26.25

Child (3 – 6): $$13.50

Youth (7 – 14): $18.75

Senior (65+): $20.50

Winter season, see Gasoline Alley Admission

Heritage Park

Heritage Park

 

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19. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

 

Go for – See the wildlife reserve that is visited by more than 270 species of birds.

 

Address

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

GPS: 51.02764,-114.007635

Hours

Trails are open year-round;

Nature Centre- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – varies according to season.
Admission

Free

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

 




20. Lougheed House

 

Go for: Appreciate grand sandstone prairie mansion and stroll the beautiful gardens.

 

Address

707 – 13 Ave. S.W.
Calgary

GPS: 51.04077,-114.07721

Hours

Wednesday through Friday
11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gardens
Daily from 7:00 a.m. until sundown.

Admission

Adults : $8.50
Seniors & Students: $6.50
Child (Ages 6 – 12): $5.00
Under 6 : FREE

 

21. McDougall Centre

 

Go for – Explore the Renaissance Revival architectural style building in the middle of modern downtown Calgary

 

Address

455 6th St SW
Calgary
Alberta T2P 4E8

GPS: 51.049397,-114.077151

Hours

Mon to Friday : 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM,
on Alberta Govt Work days.

Admission

Free

 

22. The Military Museums Calgary

 

Go for – Explore one of the best military museums in Canada.

Address

4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Calgary T2T 5J4

GPS: 51.01443,-114.115487

Hours

Monday – Sunday
Closed Jan 1 & Dec 25.

Admission
Adults: $ 10
Seniors: $ 5
Students & Youth:$ 4
Children (Under 7):Free
Veterans &
Serving Military Personnel: Free

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23. Nose Hill Park

 

Go for – Enjoying hiking, biking or take a stroll in the park.

 

Address

5620 14 St. N.W.
Calgary
AB T2K 5Y1

GPS: 51.116239,-114.109511

Hours

Daily, 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Admission

Free

 

24. Prince’s Island Park

 

Go for – Enjoy a lovely stroll along the Bow River Pathway and picnic at the park.

 

Address

4 St. & 1 Ave. S.W.
Calgary
AB T2P 4R5

GPS: 51.055949,-114.070212

Hours

Daily, 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Admission

Free

 

25. Reader Rock Garden

 

Go for – Enjoy a delightful walk in the lovely garden and have brunch/lunch at Reader Rock Cafe in the restored Reader house(a Provincial Historic Resource).

 

Address

325 25 Ave. S.E.
Calgary
AB T2P 4R5

GPS: 51.030525,-114.058662

Hours

Daily, Sunrise to Sunset
Best visit – Spring to Early Fall.

Admission

Free

 

26. Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

 

Go for – Watch the skies!

 

Address

GPS: 50.868039,-114.291142

Hours

Day time Drop in Time :
Mon- Wed: Noon – 4:00 PM

Admission
Free
Open house – Admission $20 per car.

 

27. Shakers Fun Centre

 

Go for – Family Fun Activities.

 

Address

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

GPS: 50.971366,-113.89091

Hours

Year round.
Daily in Summer, Weekends otherwise.

Admission

Varies.
Priced per activity.
Value Day Pass : $30 per person

Shakers Fun Centre Calgary

Shakers Fun Centre Calgary

 

 

28. Shaw Millennium Park

 

Go for – Have fun in North America’s largest free outdoor skate park.

 

Address

1220 9 Avenue Southwest
Calgary
AB T3C 0H9.

GPS: 51.045418,-114.090723

Hours

24 hours.

Admission

Free

 

29. Sikome Lake

 

Go for – Beach activities.

 

Address

Sikome Cir SE
Calgary
AB T2X 2C4

GPS: 50.898946,-114.015684

Hours

Mid-June – September long weekend.
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Admission

Family: $10

Sikome Lake Calgary

Sikome Lake Calgary

 

 

30. SpacePort

 

Go for – Experience the Hands-on exhibits and displays, authentic and Canadian Space Agency artifacts.

Address

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

GPS: 51.133129,-114.011093

Hours

Daily
Mon– Fri : 9:00AM – 9:00PM ;
Sat & Sun : 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Admission

Free
Simulators extra

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31. Spruce Meadows

 

Go for – See world’s premier show jumping and equestrian facility, and Watch the premier tournaments like National, Canada One, North American and Masters.

 

Address

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Calgary
Alberta, T2J 5G5

GPS: 50.889242,-114.094073

Hours

Year round
9 AM to 6 PM during non tournament days
& X-mas season

Admission

Free
Some events are also also free.

Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows

 

32. Telus Spark

 

Go for –  Science Museum!

Address

220 St Georges Dr NE
Calgary
AB T2E 5G1

GPS: 51.050313,-114.025926

Hours

Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM – 5;00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM – 4:00 AM
2nd Thursday of every month: 10:00 AM. – 4:00 PM and 18+ only from 6:00 PM. – 10:00 PM for Adults Only Night.

Last entry 90 minutes prior to close.

Admission

Adult : $19.95
Senior : $17.95
Youth : $15.95
Child : $12.95

 

33. Wild Rose Brewery and Taproom

 

Go for – Brewery tour.

Address

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

GPS: 51.014617,-114.123035

Hours

Tours – Wednesdays | 07:00 PM & Saturdays | 02:00 PM.

Reservations reqd.

Admission

Brewery Tour
29.00/ person (+GST)

Rates may or may not include GST. Verify all hours, before visiting.

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  • 20 Comments

    1. Guest

      Omg there is nothing to do in this city. The list of c class activities and destinations in Calgary is embarrassing.

      August 7, 2015 at 1:49 PM Reply
      1. Guest

        and expensive!!!!

        August 7, 2015 at 5:34 PM Reply
      2. Guest

        Lots of free stuff and tons to do!

        August 21, 2015 at 11:23 AM Reply
      3. Guest

        It is trut

        January 1, 2016 at 10:33 AM Reply
    2. kenneth

      try the fishin on the glenmore at heritage park …. i’ll take a double ice cream cone, to go, for the walk back to my bros … excellent !!!

      August 31, 2015 at 5:55 AM Reply
    3. Guest

      Drop in and watch a matinee downtown; after go to the Shamrock Hotel’s Sidetrack Grill and listen to some blues jam – or Mikey’s Juke Joint, or Blue’s Can..Next weekend – Sept 26, there is the OpenDoorsYYC.. lots of free new stuff..
      sometimes we just have to entertain ourselves..

      September 18, 2015 at 10:36 PM Reply
    4. Jim Dennis

      What about the Reader Rock Garden?

      November 11, 2015 at 8:41 AM Reply
      1. todocanada

        Thank you! We missed adding Reader Rock Garden to the list. We will do it today itself.

        November 11, 2015 at 8:51 AM Reply
    5. Guest

      I love dis city

      December 9, 2015 at 11:46 AM Reply
    6. Guest

      what can we do that is indoor

      February 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM Reply
      1. todocanada

        We will publish an article which details indoor attractions & playgrounds shortly. All museums – Telus Spark, The Military Museums, Aerospace Museum, Calgary zoo had indoor pavilions, Calgary Tower, and also see Activities with kids – http://www.todocanada.ca/Things-to-do-in-Calgary-with-kids/

        February 27, 2016 at 10:09 AM Reply
    7. Guest

      boring calgary

      March 22, 2016 at 4:13 PM Reply
      1. Mrs

        There’s a saying I use a lot. You’re not bored, you’re boring. Use your imagination, there’s an endless list of possibilities. This city is great!

        July 9, 2016 at 12:26 PM Reply
    8. Guest

      most fun city EVER!!!

      March 27, 2016 at 11:14 AM Reply
    9. Guest

      Why is there no discount price for under 18 at the brewery???

      April 25, 2016 at 4:27 PM Reply
    10. Guest

      Such a boring and expensive city!

      June 27, 2016 at 1:50 PM Reply
    11. Kaisar Ahmed Bhuyan

      Do they have any one day tour packages including pick and drop.

      July 12, 2016 at 2:56 PM Reply
      1. todocanada

        Hi – See this Tour operator Website: http://rtbtours.ca/package/calgary-city-tours

        July 12, 2016 at 3:33 PM Reply
    12. Norlaine Thomas

      We are trying to find some things to do with my elderly in-laws who are visiting next weekend. They have mobility issues,but are not using wheelchairs. We need to find things that are interesting yet require very little walking…

      September 3, 2016 at 2:24 PM Reply
      1. todocanada

        You can for scenic drives at Banff National Park. See Lake Minnewanka Loop & Bow Valley Parkway. Pull out at scenic stops. Also go for boat cruise at Lake Minnewanka. Go to Surprise Corner & Bow Falls

        September 3, 2016 at 4:32 PM Reply

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