100+ Things to Do In and Around Calgary

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Things to Do in Calgary

100+ Things to Do In and Around Calgary

Discover fun things to do in and around Calgary, family friendly activities, events, attractions and day trips from Calgary: Updated October 2021.

Looking for places to visit in Calgary? Things to do? Start exploring the incredible activities, events, attractions, festivals, museums, shopping, and nightlife that make Calgary a vibrant place to visit. Whether it’s your first visit or you are hosting friends and family in the city, there are always exciting things to do in and around Calgary.

Updated: October, 2021

Please verify the status of all activities, learn How to Visit Calgary Safely During COVID-19, and refer to our COVID-19 Traveller Update for more information.

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Skiing and Snowboarding at WinSport

Skiing and Snowboarding at WinSport

Sports & Games in Calgary

Get into the game with world class sports facilities, activities, and professional teams in Calgary.

Adrenaline Activities

Alpine Air Adventures

BATL – The Home of Axe Throwing

Calgary Harley Davidson

Calgary Shooting Centre

Calgary Skydive

Capture the Flag Paintball & Airsoft

The Shooting Edge

Skydive Big Sky

Downhill Karting

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours


B-Line Indoor Bike Park


Bow Cycle E-Bikes

Bow Cycle & Sports


Escape Rooms & Laser Tag

Escape 60

Laser City

The Locked Room

The Rec Room Calgary



Anchor D Guiding & Outfitting

Banff Trail Riders

Boundary Ranch

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Homeplace Ranch

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping

Spruce Meadows

Timberline Tours


Equipment Rental

Black Tie Ski Rentals Delivery

University of Calgary Outdoor Centre



Blue Devil Golf Club

Coyote Creek Golf & R.V. Resort

D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club

HeatherGlen Golf Course

Heritage Pointe Golf Club

Grand Slam Golf Academy

Kananaskis Country Golf Course

The Links of GlenEagles

McKenzie Meadows Golf Club

Serenity Golf Club

The Track Golf Course


River Activities

Calgary River Experience 

Chinook Rafting

Fish Tales Fly Shop

Foot & Chain Fly Fishing Exchange

Highway 22 Anglers

Lazy Day Raft Rentals

Out Fly Fishing Outfitters

Outlier River Surf

The Paddle Station

Surf Anywhere


Professional Sports Teams

Calgary Flames (NHL Hockey)

Calgary Hitmen (WHL Hockey)

Calgary Roughnecks (NLL Lacrosse)

Calgary Stampeders (CFL Football)


Skiing & Snowboarding

Lake Louise Ski Resort

Norquay Resort

Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort



Swimming Pools

Acadia Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Beltline Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre

Foothills Aquatic Centre

Glenmore Aquatic Centre

Inglewood Aquatic Centre

Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Shouldice Aquatic Centre

Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Southland Leisure Centre

Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Village Square Leisure Centre


Venues & Facilities

Practice your soccer skills at the Calgary Soccer Centre

Explore the legacy of sport at the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Train, learn, and connect with your community at The Genesis Centre of Community Wellness

Enjoy a public skate at the Olympic Oval

Train, swim, and get active at the Repsol Sport Centre

Experience live concerts and high energy sports at the Scotiabank Saddledome

Summer and winter activities at the home of Calgary’s Olympic legacy at WinSport

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Festivals & Events in Calgary

Feel the energy of live events and fill your calendar full of festivals and events in Calgary.

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Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Arts and Culture in Calgary

Get a front row seat to world class live arts and entertainment experiences in Calgary.

Alberta Ballet

Details: Canada's second largest ballet company performing everything from classics to contemporary.

Alberta Dancesport

Details: Calgary's best place to dance for beginners to professionals in ballroom, salsa, country, and Latin dance.

Alberta Theatre Projects

Details: Celebrating the art of live theatre with new works by Canadian playwrights and contemporary theatre from around the world.

Arts Commons

Details: One of Canada's largest and most vibrant art centres and home to the world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall. 

Broadway Across Canada

Details: Bringing the best of Broadway theatre to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.

Calgary Opera

Details: One of Canada's most innovative professional opera companies, featuring fresh new works and timely masterpieces.

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Details: More than 80 concerts each season offer orchestral music from the classics to popular songs.

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Details: Professional dance company dedicated to evolving the art of jazz dance.

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Details: Interactive musical comedies take on the best in pop culture and served with a four-course dinner.

Lunchbox Theatre

Details: Noon hour theatre serving shows to downtown audiences during their lunch hour.

Mount Royal University Conservatory

Details: Hosting regular performances from both established talent and up-and-coming faces at the beautiful Leacock Theatre.

One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre

Details:  Award-winning theatre company that has created over 80 original productions, noted for intricate physical movement and musicality all over the world.

The Shakespeare Company

Details: Calgary’s award winning classical theatre company offering premium productions throughout the year.

Stage West Theatre Restaurants

Details: Live theatre productions paired with a Grand Buffet.

Theatre Calgary

Details: Theatre Calgary brings Canadian and international plays to life on stage, entertaining locals and visitors since the 1940s.


Details: Calgary's culture house for contemporary live arts including local, national, and international theatre, dance, and music.

Vertigo Theatre

Details: Add a little mystery to your life with Canada’s only professional theatre dedicated to the mystery genre.

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Museums in Calgary

From downtown galleries at Glenbow to music memorabilia at Studio Bell, explore history, culture, sports and art with interactive activities and events at these memorable museums.

Alberta Craft Gallery

Details: Discover contemporary and traditional fine craft from Alberta-based artists working across ceramics, furniture, jewellery, wood, textiles, and glass. 

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Museum

Details: Community centre serving the community with educational and cultural programs to enrich the lives of all Calgarians.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Details: 40,000 square feet of sports galleries and a collection 100,000 pieces of memorabilia at the home of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary.

Please note: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is currently closed.

Contemporary Calgary

Details: Art exhibitions, speaker series and education programs at Canada’s newest modern and contemporary art gallery.

Esker Foundation

Details: Largest privately funded, non-commercial contemporary art gallery in Calgary, hosting exhibitions, contextual talks, tours and hands-on workshops.

Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park

Details: Return to the golden age of the automobile with memorabilia ranging from collections of antique vehicles to gas-related artifacts.

Lougheed House

Details: National and Provincial Historic Site offering unique historic experience with immersive and dynamic exhibits and events.

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Details: Explore five floors of music memorabilia that tells the story of music in Canada, with Canadian Halls of Fame and Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.

The Hangar Flight Museum

Details: Take flight with aircraft and exhibits that tell the story of flight in Western Canada.

The Military Museums

Details: Second largest military museum in Canada, telling the stories of Canada's navy, army, and air force.

YouthLink Calgary

Details: Discover the world of policing through interactive exhibits, stories of true crime and facts.

Beyond Calgary

Pioneer Acres of Alberta Museum (Irricana)

Details: Two museums dedicated to preserving Alberta’s pioneering heritage.

Remington Carriage Museum (Cardston)

Details: The world's largest carriage museum, the Remington houses over 250 coaches, carriages, wagons and sleighs.

Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller)

Details: Canada’s only museum devoted exclusively to palaeontology celebrates the diversity of life on Earth.

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Calgary Attractions

From the Calgary Zoo to Heritage Park Historical Village, discover awe inspiring things to do at attractions in Calgary you will never forget.

Bow Habitat Station

Details: Explore Alberta's fish, wildlife, water, and aquatic ecosystem with family friendly interactive exhibits and activities.

Butterfield Acres Children’s Farm

Details: Get the real farm experience with interactive kids activities, pony rides, and goat milking.

Calaway Park

Details: Fun for the whole family with Western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park.

Calgary Farmyard

Details: Barnyard petting farm, miniature train rides, giant slides, zip lines, mini golf, jumping pillows, paintball, gemstone mining, and giant mazes

Calgary Tower 

Details: Iconic Calgary destination with 360 degree panoramic views of the city from 191 metres in the air.

Chinook Honey Company

Details: Learn about honey production while you taste and shop with an interactive interpretive area and bee colony.

Downhill Karting

Details: More than 50 twists and turns take you down an 1,800 metre track on a purpose built kart everyone in the family can ride.

Fort Calgary

Details: Past meets present at this family friendly attraction with the story of how Calgary came to be.

Granary Road

Details: Family friendly fun with a 36 acre Play and Learn Park and local farmers' market with over 30 vendors for shopping, dining, and entertainment.

The Hangar Flight Museum

Details: Take flight with aircraft and exhibits that tell the story of flight in Western Canada.

Heritage Park Historical Village

Details: Over 180 exhibits on 127 acres of land tells the story of Western Canadian history from the 1860s to 1950s at Canada’s largest living history museum. 

TELUS Spark Science Centre

Details: Ignite your curiosity with the thrilling overlap of science, art and technology with over 200 hands on experiences and the largest Dome theatre in Western Canada.


Details: Year round sports facility with downhill karting, mini golf, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and Western Canada's largest tube park.

Beyond Calgary

Aspen Crossing (Mossleigh)

Details: Family friendly fun with historic dining car, replica train station gift shop, big rig friendly campground, glamping caboose cabins and a full-size train themed excursions.

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Calgary Farmers' Market

Calgary Farmers' Market

Local Farmers’ Markets in Calgary

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Calgary Nightlife

Keep the party going after the sun sets and explore Calgary’s vibrant night life scene.


Century Casino Calgary

Cowboys Casino

Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

PURE Casino Calgary


Night Clubs & Entertainment

Aussie Rules Piano Bar

Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Cowboys Dance Hall

Twisted Element

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Alberta Food Tours at Rouge Restaurant

Alberta Food Tours at Rouge Restaurant