North East Calgary is a diverse collection of communities full of hidden gems locals love. It is a quadrant full of surprises ready to discover for locals and visitors who don’t already call the North East home. Check out the unexpected adventures waiting for you in North East Calgary.
5 Reasons to Love NE Calgary
5 Reasons to Love NE Calgary
Brunch, brunch… and a little more brunch
Did you know that the North East is home to the most brunch spots in the city? OEB Breakfast Co. is known for its signature breakfast poutines and serving up duck fat fries with their delicious breakfast sandwiches. Make sure you bring an empty stomach to Blue Star Diner, a favourite breakfast spot for locals who love to support local farmers. Diner Deluxe is known for its mismatched coffee mugs and comfort food that will make you feel like you’re at a friend’s house for brunch
Two famous Calgary attractions in one epic day!
The Calgary Zoo and TELUS Spark Science Centre host events for locals that makes every visit a new experience! Take a special someone or a group of friends to the Calgary Zoo for a wild evening of fun of movies, crafting, music, and more, each night different from the next. Spark After Dark, on the second Thursday of each month, invites locals 18 years and older to reignite childhood memories at the Science Centre with drinks and DJ’s for different themed evenings such as valentines or fun with your best furry friend!
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Industrial Park of Unexpected Thrills
Don’t let those industrial buildings fool you, you’ll open doors to amazing thrills only found in the North East! Tap into your inner Robin Hood in a soft point archery battle at Archery Games, tap into your inner Viking at BATL: Axe Throwing, or experience the biggest indoor inflatable park in North America at Big Fun Play Centre with mazes, castles and more for all ages!
Brews for all Crews
Calgary’s local craft scene isn’t a secret but many of Calgary’s original breweries are found in the North East and are ready to explore. For the craft beer lovers, Tool Shed opens its brewery doors to see behind the scenes of Calgary’s first microbrewery. Minhas Micro Brewery offers tours and homemade pizzas. Or you can mix it up with Peter’s Drive-In as they ‘brew’ incredible milkshakes where you choose the unique mix ins for custom flavours.
Parks and Pathways
The North East hosts its own share of gorgeous parks and pathways to be explored. Prairie Winds is a massive spot with great hiking trails and grassy two-stepping fields in August during Country Thunder, a Country music weekend held in August. Tom Campbell’s Hill Natural Park has a great off-leash park, interpretive exhibit, splash parks and beautiful lookouts of downtown Calgary that are Instagram worthy.