5 Reasons to Love NW Calgary

View of the Rockies from Calgary
View of the Rockies from Calgary
Locals Guide

5 Reasons to Love NW Calgary

Explore city and mountains views from North West Calgary.

Nature. Quiet but buzzing communities. A calm but exciting vibe. These are just some of the qualities that can be discovered in the North West quadrant of Calgary. Locals know the North West as a vibrant and beautiful part of the city, home to great attractions, lush parks, big brand shopping, and unparalleled golf courses.  The North West is home to activities for everyone in the family, city and mountain views, and the perfect spot for a family-friendly getaway for the day. Check out some of the highlights that makes North West Calgary such a hidden gem!

 

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WinSport half pipe in Calgary

WinSport half pipe in Calgary

Local Attractions 

WinSport & Canada Olympic Park gained global fame during the 1988 Winter Olympics and is now a home-grown icon to visitors and locals alike. This attraction has many summer & winter activities for the whole family to enjoy, and makes a great day out filled with adventure for friends, regardless of the season!

Also located in the North West is Western Canada's Largest Amusement Park, and one of the most exciting Calgary attractions – Calaway Park! Experience Western Canada’s largest outdoor family friendly, fun-filled amusement park, offering 32+ rides, treats, games and hours of entertainment for all ages. The park also hosts a fully functional campground which makes for a great summer getaway for family & friends. Bring the whole squad out to the park for a full day of fun activities at Calaway Park!

These famous local attractions make for a great family-friendly day out in the city.

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Lush Parks, Pathways & Greenspaces 

Is there a better way to spend a day with family & friends than exploring the parks, pathways and natural greenspaces in Calgary’s North West? These gorgeous parks and natural greenspaces offer some great city and mountain views, while being connected by an extensive network of multi-use pathways available for all to enjoy for walking, dog parks, running, in-line skating or cycling.

Check out the list of some parks & greenspaces located in the North West:

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CF Market Mall in Calgary.

CF Market Mall in Calgary.

The Ultimate Shopping Getaway

The North West is home to big brand shopping centres and malls for family & friends alike. This fresh approach to shopping can make your shopping trip a full day experience with outlets at CrossIron Mills, big brand stores at CF Market Mall, and family friendly shopping at Northland Village Mall.

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Town of Canmore (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel).

Town of Canmore (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel).

Close Proximity to the Rocky Mountains

Being a short drive from the Rocky Mountains makes the North West the perfect spot for adventure enthusiasts of all kinds. Hop in your car from the North West, and you will be taking in that fresh mountain air within 45 minutes of the city. People often choose the North West side of the city as a starting point for a day trip to the Town of Canmore or Banff. With a plethora of budget friendly accommodation options available & easy vehicle accessibility out of the city, the North West quadrant makes for an excellent jump-off point for an exciting family-friendly mountain escape for the whole crew!

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Springbank Links Golf Course

Springbank Links Golf Course

City & Mountain View Golf Courses

Locals know that the North West is home to beautiful golf courses in and around the city. This makes for a unique destination for local golf enthusiasts, as many of these courses offer unparalleled mountain & city views, immaculate fairways and bent grass greens which makes the North West home of world-class, yet easy-going mountain golf. Most of these courses are open to the public at very reasonable rates and are open to the people of all ages and skill levels.

Check out a list of golf courses located in the North West quadrant of the city:

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