Places to See & Things to do in Calgary, Alberta

What to see and do in Calgary

A list of places to see and things to do in Calgary Alberta in brief, arranged in alphabetical order.

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. The Hangar Flight Museum (formerly 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 – $12.00;
Students/Senior:$8.00
Children – $6.00

 

2. Contemporary Calgary

 

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

If you haven't gone to this you should. #peaceful #whitenoise #contemporarycalgary #daydate #freeadmission

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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
Open Year Round.
Closed on Mondays

AdmissionAdults – $10.00;
Students/Senior:$8.00
Children(5+) – $6.00
Varies for Hatchery Tours & Fish Feedings: $2 to $5)
Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland: Free

 

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
October on Select Days for Pumpkin Hunt

Admission

Children(able to walk to 17 years) – $ 12.99 + GST

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

Seniors(over 65) -$ 13.99 + GST

 

6. Calaway Park

 

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

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Address

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

Hours

Open Victoria Day Weekend (May) to Thanksgiving Weekend October
Spring & Fall – Weekends Only.
Summer – Open daily.10:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Admission

Regular (7-49 years): $39.95+GST
Junior (3-6 years): $33.00+GST
Fifty Plus (50 years & up): $31.00+GST
Children 2 and under: FREE!

 

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

June 3 to July 25 : Friday to Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
July 25 to August 31 : Wednesday to Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
September 1 to October 29: Friday to Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM

Admission

Adults (ages 18 to 64): $13.50+gst
Youth (ages 3 to 17): $12.50+gst
Seniors (ages 65+): $12.50+gst
Ages 2 and under: Free

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7. Calgary Tower

 

Go for – Panoramic view of the city.

Photo Credit: Canadian Tourism Commission

Address

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

Hours

September – May
June – August
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Closed on X-mas day

Admission

Senior (65+):$16.00
Child (4-12): $9.00
Infant (3 and under): Free



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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
Main Gates: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Park hours : 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Admission

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

High Season Rates (Late Spring to Fall) 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
Skyline Luge:
Early May to October.
Open 7 days in Summer (July, August): 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM;
Reduced hours & days during Late spring and early fall.

Admission

Fees per activity.
Admission is free.
Skyline Luge:
One Luge ride $15.50
Three Luge rides $23.00

 

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
Easter Sunday,Christmas & Boxing Day
Monday-Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

Admission

Free Admission.
Tours $ 5 – $10

 

12. Devonian Gardens

Go for – Enjoy spectacular indoor gardens.




Address

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

Hours
Currently closed for renovation

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
10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Closed : Dec 25,26 & Jan 1

Admission

Winter Rates

General (15 – 64) : $10.75

Child (3 – 6) : $5.50

Youth (7 – 14) : $6.75

Senior (65+) : $8.50
Summer Rates : Included in Heritage Park Admission

 

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

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

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
May 20 – October 9, 2017
10:00am – 5:00pm

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

 

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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

 




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

The McDougall Centre 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.
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Address

4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Calgary T2T 5J4

GPS: 51.01443,-114.115487

Hours

Monday – Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Jan 1 & Dec 25.

Admission
Adults $15
Seniors/Students/Youth (7 – 17) $5
Family $30
Children (Under 7)/ Veteran/Serving Military Personnel: Free

 

23. Studio Bell – National music Centre

 

Go for – Discover new artists, explore the sounds, and expand your musical knowledge.

 

Address

850 4 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R1

Hours

Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Open Daily July 1–31
Closed: Dec 25 & 26

Admission

Adult: $18.00
Seniors / Students: $14.00
Youth (3-12): $11.00
Children (under 3): Free

 

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.

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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).

Reader rock garden and cafe Calgary

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

Open every day but Christmas.
Monday-Wednesday 11am-5pm
Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday 11am-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-8pm

AdmissionVaries.
Priced per activity.
Value Day Pass:
$34.99 for anyone over the age of 2.

 

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.

Who says that Calgary doesn't have a beach? Sikome Lake #sikomelake #Calgary #Canada

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Address

Sikome Cir SE
Calgary
AB T2X 2C4

GPS: 50.898946,-114.015684

Hours

Mid-June – September long weekend.
June 24 – September 4, 2017
:10:00 AM – 07:30 PM, Daily

Admission

Family: $10
Adult (18-64): $5
Senior (65+): $4
Child (6-17) :$3
Child (0-5): Free

 

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.
Spruce meadows Calgary Alberta

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
Also during Evenings for Christmas Lights

Admission

Free
Some events are also also free.

 

32. Telus Spark

 

Go for –  Science Museum!

Address

220 St Georges Dr NE
Calgary
AB T2E 5G1

GPS: 51.050313,-114.025926

Hours

Summer Hours: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM, Daily.

Winter Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM. – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM. – 5:00 PM
2nd Thursday of every month: 10:00 AM. – 4:00 PMand 18+ only from 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.
Tap Room:
Monday – Saturday 11AM – 11PM
Sunday – 11AM – 9PM

Kids are permitted
Sunday to Thursday 11AM – 7PM
Friday to Saturday 11AM – 4PM

Admission

Brewery Tour
25.00/ person (+GST)
Free Admission to Tap room

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

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  • 21 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 (Listing owner)

        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 (Listing owner)

        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 – https://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 (Listing owner)

        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 (Listing owner)

        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
    13. Tom

      If you want boring, visit Calgary. I’ve been to funerals more exciting than this city. The people are so stuck-up and high on themselves. If working is your thing them move there. If fun is your thing, then move to the States because Calgary have the same crap since the 80’s. They pride themselves on alcoholics as if it’s an upgrade from the ape family.

      April 8, 2017 at 1:54 PM Reply

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