Rainy Day Fun — Calgary Indoor Attractions: Amusement Centres & Museums

When it’s freezing cold, dripping wet or scorching hot, head to these indoor attractions in Calgary for some fun time. Hours are indicative and can change anytime. Please verify before travelling. For current weekend activities, see Things to do this weekend in Calgary.

1. Museum & Art Galleries

Gasoline Alley Museum

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Credit: Heritage Park

Gasoline Alley Museum is an vintage car lovers dream containing thousands of automobile memorabilia items; most of them dating from before the Second World War. Most of the collections at the Museum is donated by local businessman Ron Carey. The displayed artifacts date from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s and include vintage vehicles, unique gasoline pumps and many products and signage from a host of petroleum companies. Details

Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., Calgary
Phone: (403) 268-8500
Hours: Winter Hours: Wednesday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays (except holidays)

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Glenbow Museum

One of Western Canada’s largest museums, the Glenbow Museum has over a million objects spread across 20 galleries. The collections are collected from all over the world and are grouped under ethnology, military, mineralogy. The Glenbow archives are one of Canada’s largest non-governmental repositories and a major research centre for historians, writers, students, genealogists, and the media. Details

Address: 130 9th Ave S.E., Calgary
Phone: 403-268-4110
Hours:
Monday | Closed
Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday | 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Explore five floors of exhibitions that shares the story of music in Canada spanning over 450 years. It’s collection comprises of more than 2,000 pieces and gives its visitors access to more than 200 fully functional historic instruments. Celebrate music icons at the Canadian Halls of Fame, enjoy interactive instrument installations and sing along at the vocal booths and more! Details

Address: 850 4 Street SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-543-5115
Hours: Daily | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Holiday hours may vary.
Open: Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, and Boxing Day.
Closed: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Studio Bell is closed from January 6th to January 10th, 2020.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (CSHoF) is a 40,000 square foot facility featuring sports artefacts spread over 12 galleries. It also has many hands-on interactive exhibits and the largest collection of Olympic and Paralympic artefacts in Canada, all of which collectively tells the stories of the country’s sports legends. Over 670 athletes and sport builders have been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Details

Address: 169 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Phone: 1.403.776.1040
Hours: September – June: Wednesday to Sunday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
July & August: Daily | 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Open all Holiday Mondays (Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Easter and Victoria Day)

The Hangar Flight Museum

Formerly the Aero Space Museum of Calgary, The Hangar Flight Museum tells stories of Western Canadian aviation history through the airplanes and helicopters and the men and women who designed and flew them. Some of the collection at the Museum are rare and historically significant military and civilian aircrafts. The museum also hosts curriculum related school programs and summer camps. Details

Address: 4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 250-3752
Hours: Daily | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Telus Spark

Telus World of Science is a science museum with the aim of encouraging visitors of all ages to explore new ideas, build, experiment, create and play. See and experience over one hundred hands-on exhibits spread over four exhibit galleries. Details

Address: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Phone: 403.817.6800
Hours:
Sundays – Thursdays | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fridays | 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturdays | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday hours vary; CLOSED December 25

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

Calgary’s Police Museum will hold the interest of adults as well as youngsters. Its immersive exhibits and hands-on challenges are designed to help its visitors to understand how hard our Police work to keep our city safe! Details

Address: 5111 – 47 ST NE, Calgary
Phone: 403-428- 4530
Hours:
July and August | Tuesdays to Saturdays | 10:00 am -4:00 pm
September to June | Fridays and Saturdays | 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Esker Foundation

Esker Foundation is a contemporary art gallery renowned for its art exhibitions, educational programs, and innovative publications. The Foundation supports the production of groundbreaking new work and research and provides free public programming. Details

Address: 4th Floor, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E., Inglewood, Calgary
Phone: 1403 930 2490
Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday | 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and statutory holidays

Nickle Galleries

Formerly known as The Nickle Arts Museum, the Nickle Galleries features the best of contemporary art in western Canada and intriguing art and artifacts. Details

Address: University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-210-6201
Hours:
Fall/Winter Hours (September through April):
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm
Saturdays | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays and during exhibition installation. Please check exhibition dates.
Spring/Summer (May through August): Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays and during exhibition installation. Please check exhibition dates.

Paul Kuhn Art Gallery

Paul Kuhn Gallery is the first contemporary art gallery in Calgary and presently has 3,000 square feet of exhibition space on two levels. Work in all media: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and printmaking are exhibited in the Gallery. The Paul Kuhn Gallery also hosts community events such as book launches, performance art, poetry readings and musical concerts. Details

Address: 724 – 11th Avenue S.W. Calgary
Phone: 403.263-1162
Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

Motion Gallery

Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Motion Gallery is a not for profit gallery for emerging local artists. The Gallery provides a launch pad for many emerging artists into art world. Details

Address: 2001 10 Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: (403) 457 0019
Hours:
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday & Saturday | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday | 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Avro Museum

A. V. Roe Canada Aviation Museum Association (Avro Museum) is dedicated preserving the legacy of to A. V. Roe Canada, a pioneer company in jet aircraft building. The goal of the Museum is to build a 60% scale piloted replica of Avro Arrow. The association also collects Avro Canada’s historical technical documents and media references. The association encourages group visits and holds regular pen house events on the second Sunday of every month. Details

Address: 229 Avro Lane Unit 20, Springbank Airport, Calgary
Phone: 1-403-279-7791
Hours: Open Houses | second Sunday of each month | 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Alberta Craft Gallery

Explore the very best in contemporary and traditional fine craft of the province from handcrafted pottery, jewellery, woodwork, fibre art, furniture. Details
Address: 1721 29 Ave SW, Suite #28, Calgary, Alberta T2T 6T7, Canada
Phone: 587-391-0129
Hours:
Wednesday – Friday | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Hours: Closed from December 22- January 7

Contemporary Calgary

Contemporary Calgary is a gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Details

Address: 701 11th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2C4
Phone: 403-770-1350
Hours: Mondays | Closed
Tuesdays – Wednesdays & Fridays – Sundays | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursdays | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Lougheed House

Lougheed House is a National Historic Site, Museum, Gardens, Restaurant & Shop. The Lougheed House is an opulent Victorian mansion of 14,000 sq. ft. with 2.8 acres of gardens. It is a hub of cultural activities with exhibits and events are held year round. Details

Address: 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0K8, Canada
Phone: 403-244-6333
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Military Museums

The Military Museums of Calgary is the largest tri-service museum in Western Canada and the second largest military museum in the country. The museum consists of the former Museum of the Regiments , Naval Museum of Alberta and an Air Force Wing and showcases the triumphs and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Details

Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary AB T2T 5J4
Phone: 403-410-2340
Hours: Open daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Monday – Sunday | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cold War Hanger | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

II. Indoor Amusement Parks and Entertainment Centres

Calgary Tower

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Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

Calgary Tower is a free standing, 191 m tall observation deck in the downtown Calgary allowing panoramic views of the city. A glass floor allows one to stand right on top of the 9th avenue. Details

Address: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1J9
Phone: 403-266-7171

Southland Leisure Centre

Southland Leisure Centre is a facility that features a water park, twin arenas, fitness rooms, racquet ball and squash courts, climbing wall, and gymnastics gym. Details
Address: 2000 D Southland Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 4S4, Canada
Phone: 403-648-6555

Trico Centre for Family Wellness

Trico Centre for Family Wellness is a non-profit, community-operated fitness and wellness facility. Details
Address: 11150 Bonaventure Dr SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-278-7542

Village Square Leisure Centre

Village Square Leisure Centre is a multi-purpose facility with an indoor water park, wave pool, and waterslides. It also has ice rinks, weight room, jungle gym, and gymnasium. Details
Address: 2623 56 St NE, Calgary
Phone: 403-366-3900

Calgary Climbing Centre

Find your wall at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Details

CHINOOK
Address: 6 – 7130 Fisher Rd. SE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 252-6778

HANGER
Address: 106-588 Aero Drive NE, Calgary
Phone: (587) 230-0189

ROCKY MOUNTAIN
Address: 10721 West Valley Rd. Sw, Calgary
Phone: (587) 231-9116

STRONGHOLD
Address: 140 15th Ave NW, Calgary
Phone: (403) 276-6484

The Crux Climbing and Bouldering

Experience The Height at one of the TALLEST gyms in North America with over 12,000 square feet of climbing and 3,000 square feet of bouldering! Details
Address: Bay 9 – 1415, 28th Street NE, Calgary
Phone: 403-235-CRUX (2789)

Indoor Racing /Go Karts

SPEEDERS Indoor Prokarts

Suitable for both beginners and experienced drivers, SPEEDERS Indoor ProKarts offers premier go karting fun at it’s fastest. Details

Address: #109 – 58 Aero Drive NE, Calgary
Phone: 403-230-3009

B-LINE Indoor Bike Park

B-LINE is a 60,000 square foot drop-in facility for riding bikes and having fun! Details

Address: Unit 6-401 33rd Street NE, Calgary
Phone: 403 764-RIDE (7433)

Indoor Archery/Nerf Wars/Shooting Range/Airsoft

Archery Games

Archery Games Calgary is the action-packed combat archery experience. Combat archery is a combination of dodge-ball & archery that will get your heart racing! Details

Address: Suite #22, 2015 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6Z3, Canada
Phone: (587) 387-2799

Calgary Archery Centre

Calgary Archery Centre is one of Calgary’s Biggest Indoor Archery Ranges & Pro-Shops. The Centre offers two ranges – one with distances 10 to 40 yards and another with 20 yards. Details

Address: 4855 47 St. SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-255-6830

Thundrdome Amusements

Thundrdome is an indoor activity centre offering everything from recreational activities to Summer Camps! Explore the Rage Room, indoor Combat Archery centre, indoor bubble soccer arena and the only indoor activity centre with black light capabilities! Choose from the wide range of games offered! Details

Address: 7005 – 6th Street S.E., Calgary
Phone: 403-258-0060

The Shooting Edge

The Shooting Edge is Calgary’s first indoor shooting range. Details

Address: Bay 4-510 77th Ave SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-720-4867

Calgary Shooting Centre

Have fun at the Calgary Shooting Centre. The Centre provides training for groups as well as individuals looking to experience the thrill of target shooting. Details

Address: Bay 4, 7130 Fisher Road SE, Calgary
Phone: +1 (403) 451-1777

Axe Throwing

BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League

The Backyard Axe Throwing League is a premier axe throwing facility. BATL is capable of hosting parties ranging from 2 – 150 people. Details

Address: 2151 32 St NE | Unit 80, Calgary
Phone: 1 (844) 228-5550

Axe Games

Enjoy the heritage sport of axe throwing! Details

Address: Suite #23, 2015 32 Ave NE, Calgary
Phone: 403-454-6878

AXE Throwing Calgary

Challenge friends, family, and colleagues to an axe-throwing adventure. Details

Address: 5923 3rd Street SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 0P3, Canada
Phone: +1 844-403-2937

Laser Tag

Laser Quest

Laser Quest is a family entertainment venue combining the classic games of hide-and-seek and tag with a high tech twist. Details

Address: 9950 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 640-1245

Laser City

Enjoy laser tag, Mini Paintball, as well as real paintball for ages 8-12 at Laser City. They also offer drop-in Laser Tag. Details

Address: #125 572 Aero Drive NE, Calgary
Located just North of Deerfoot City, accessible off Deerfoot Trail from 64th Ave NE or Airport Trail.
Phone: 403-744-4121

Classified YYC Tactical Laser Tag

Welcome to the most realistic combat experience in the world. Players are equipped with authentic gear, originally designed for police and military, and battle it out on the battlefields. Details

Address: BAY 3 – 1305 33 ST NE Calgary
Phone: 403.903.9959

Battlefield Live Calgary

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Credit: Battlefield Live – Calgary

Battlefield LIVE is a combat game using infra-red light guns that fire an invisible infrared beam up to 100 metres with great sound effects. The games imitate military exercises and challenge gamers to Defend the Base, VIP Protection, Team Death Match, and other scenarios. Details

Address: Northland Village Mall, 400, 5111 Northland Drive NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-295-2772

Virtual Reality

The Race Room

Get behind the wheel of Full Motion Racing Simulators at The Race Room on some of the world’s most famous racing circuits! Details

Address: Unit 13, 2355 52nd Ave SE, Calgary
Phone: (587) 880-1580

Altitude Flight Simulation Center

Experience how it feels to be in a dog fight, experience what it takes to hit beyond enemy lines. Feel what it takes to control the sky and gain air superiority. Try our F-18 Super Hornet and live the experience. Details

Address: #122 2323 32nd Avenue NE Calgary
Phone: (403) 775-2500

VR Arena

Step into a whole new world with Virtual reality games. Details

Address: 2010 30 Ave NE #8A, Calgary
Phone: +1 403-250-5724

VRKADE Virtual Reality Arcade

Experience the very best in Virtual Reality from education to friendly shooters to family mini-games. Details

Address:
CALGARY NE – HELIOS – 2020-32nd Ave NE, Bay R, Calgary NE
CALGARY SE – SKYLINE – 1221 73 Ave SE, Calgary SE
Phone:
CALGARY NE – HELIOS – (587) 288-1892
CALGARY SE – SKYLINE – (587) 288-1762

TracksVR

TracksVR is Canada’s largest race simulation venue with full motion simulator and virtual-reality experiences. Choose from 50+ world famous tracks in the car of your choice. Details

Address: 625 Manitou Road SE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 827.4554 or (403) 390.7859

VR LIFE

Enjoy a fully immersive and interactive virtual reality experience at VR LIFE. Details

Address: #104 – 4712 16th Ave NW (Basement Unit, Calgary
Phone: (587) 353- (LIFE) 5433

Escape rooms

Escape Hour

Details

Address: Unit 200, 3016 19 St NE, Calgary AB, T2E 6Y9 NE 119021, Canada
Phone: +1 403-975-8999

Escape Capers YYC

Details

Address: 4235 16 St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 3S2, Canada
Phone: 403-903-9162

The Locked Room

Details

Address:
CALGARY NORTHEAST – Suite #15 2015 32 Ave NE, Calgary
CALGARY SOUTHLAND – 9937 Fairmount Dr SE, Calgary
CALGARY SOUTHEAST – #191 5330 72 AVE SE, Calgary
Phone:
CALGARY NORTHEAST – (403) 455-0545
CALGARY SOUTHLAND – (403) 454-4496
CALGARY SOUTHEAST – (403) 271-9645

Confined Escape Rooms

Details

Address: 2020 32 Ave NE, Bay L, Calgary
Phone: 403.452.4441

Escape Ops

Details

Address: 3-700 33 St. NE, Calgary
Phone: (587) 317-7147

Trapped

Details

Address: 1139 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary
Phone: 587-356-4488

Escape 60 – Calgary Escape Room

Details

Address: 1638 10th Avenue SW | Next to the Sunalta CTrain Station, Calgary
Phone: (587) 430-0880

Amaze Calgary Escape Game

Details

Address: 206 11 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Phone: (587)583-5803

Esxoss Manway Escape Room

Details

Address: 5720 Macleod Trail SW, Suite 209, Calgary
Phone: (403) 475-2599

Exit Calgary

Details

Address: Mount Royal Village, Unit 60, 880 16 Ave SW, Calgary
Phone: 403.475.3948

Arcadia Adventures Escape Room

Details

Address: 6012 3 St SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0H9, Canada
Phone: (587) 356-0440

Level 1 Escape

Details

Address: 517 16 Avenue Northeast, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 1K5
Phone: 403-879-4617

Cognito Escape Games

Details

Address: 805 14 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2A4, Canada
Phone: +1 587-351-4263

Escape 2gether

Details

Address: Unit 6C, 416 Meridian Rd, SE Calgary Canada T2A 1X2, Canada
Phone: 403-207-5777

Indoor Mini Golf / Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

Monster Mini Golf

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Credit: Monster Mini Golf- Calgary

Details

Address: 2020 – 32 Ave NE, Calgary, Canada T2E-9A7
Phone: (587) 354-0244

Metro Fairway Indoor Golfing

Indoor golfing experience with a choice of 82 courses. There are also private simulators that will allow you to play your game, your way. Details
Address: 10-5220 4 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2K 5X4, Canada
Phone: 403-454-6666

Bowling

Mountain View Bowl

Gather friends and family for the ultimate in bowling entertainment. Details

Address: 3919 Richmond Rd SW #11, Calgary
Phone: (403) 249 – 0858

Let’s Bowl

Let’s Bowl has lanes for public bowling on a first come first serve basis every day. From Friday to Sunday night, bowl under electrifying lights, special effects and pumping music. Details

Address: 2916 5th Ave NE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 569-2695

Indoor Trampoline Parks

Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park

This Family Fun Centre has plenty of activities and attractions for all ages!

NORTH CALGARY – Details
Address: 572 Aero Drive NE, #105, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6K2, Canada
Phone: +1 403-879-2148

SOUTH CALGARY – Details
Address: 5342 72 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2C 4X5, Canada
Phone: (587) 387-5867

Indoor Playgrounds

InjaNation Fun & Fitness

InjaNation is a 55,000 sq ft indoor playground for all ages featuring ninja warrior courses, climbing park, trampoline park with dodgeball courts, foam pits, and a military obstacle course. Details
Address: 52 Aero Drive NE, Unit 102, Calgary
Phone: (587) 353-4652

Hide N Seek Indoor Playground Calgary

This indoor playground provides a spacious and fun place for children of all ages. Details

Address: 49 Aero Dr NE #18, Calgary
Phone: (587) 774-1999

The Big Box

The Big Box boasts of a big box of activities from aerial rope courses, indoor playground, inflatable, virtual box, bumper rides and more. Details

Address: Unit 120 – 930 64th Ave NE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 244-2691

Treehouse Indoor Playground

A fun indoor playground having 13,000 square feet with play structures, games and more. Geared towards children that are 13 years old and under. Details

Calgary South
Address: #13, 240 Midpark Way SE, Calgary
Phone: (587) 356-2822

Calgary North
Address: 3337-34 Avenue NE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 277-3378

Flip Factory

Fun, Fitness for All. Details

Address: Bay 1, 4500 5 St. NE, Calgary
Phone: (403) 265-2656

LOL Calgary Family Entertainment Centre

Calgary’s most exciting indoor playground and an all ages fun center! Details

Address: #146, 13226 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-453-5654

Monkey Around

A 1,800 square foot supervised playground. Details

Address: 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW Calgary, Alberta, T3A 0E2
Phone: 403-288-5466

Indoor Skydiving

Ifly

Indoor skydiving for all ages and all kinds of people. No jumping, no falling. Details

Address: 811 64 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3Z8, Canada
Phone: 403-365-4288

III. Other Fun Places

Colour On Fire Art Studio

Colour On Fire Art Studio & School (COF) is Calgary’s paint your own pottery, canvas and glass fusion art-making space. This is a place where people of all ages gather – to share, have fun, paint and create, or simply to be together. The Studio holds many events from including Join us for Girls Night Out, Kids Birthday Parties, family and community events, “fun art” programs and unique special events. Details

Address: 230, 8560-8A Ave SW, Calgary
Phone: 403.460.1089

Vin Gogh

Have fun at Calgary’s most fun, professional and creative art studio, Vin Gogh Paint Sip Studio! Be an artist for a day! Tap into your creative side while enjoying curated wine selection and delicious food. You will be provided with all supplies, step-by-step instructions and your first beverage. Details

Address: 7160 Fisher Street SE (inside of Swinton’s Art Supply), Calgary
Phone: 403 475 4644

Raw Canvas

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Credit: Raw Canvas

This is Calgary’s Laid-back Paint Night Studio with Food, Drinks and Art and Cooking Classes. This is a place to relax with lots of fun and laughs that inspires everyone to enjoy the process of creating something. Details
Address: 609 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Phone: (587) 436-1131

Crock A Doodle

Drop-in for some fun pottery painting time. Details
Address: 8650 112th Avenue NW – Unit 1111, Calgary
Phone: (403) 374-1118

City of Calgary Recreation Facilities

There is always something fun to do at the Arenas and Centres. Details

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