What to Do in Calgary
Ideally situated just northwest of Downtown Calgary, Four Points Calgary West offers the best of Calgary just footsteps away. Packed with exciting attractions, activities, museums, beautiful parks, entertainment and sport venues there is never a shortage of things to do in Calgary. Check out all the things to do in Calgary with Tourism Calgary
- Banff - Have a passion for skiing? Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations, known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs. It is a major destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing areas within the region.
- Bowness Park - Located in a neighborhood in the north-west quadrant of the City of Calgary, Bowness Park is popular in the summer for picnics and boating. Visit during the winter for ice skating on the lagoon.
- Calaway Park - Visit Western Canada's Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park during your visit to Calgary! The park spans 160 acres and features 32 rides. Featuring numerous attractions, rides for the thrill- seekers and top-notch live entertainment. Calaway is fun for the whole family.
- Calgary Zoo - The Calgary Zoo is located right in the heart of the city and only 5 minutes from downtown. Western Canada's largest accredited zoo makes every trip an adventure. Enjoy over 1000 animals, 6 acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park, zoo-nique playgrounds and more.
- Canada Olympic Park - In the winter, the park is also used for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. The park is home to the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, a summer challenge course and zip line. Many summer camps are available. Fun Fact: During the 1988 Winter Olympics, Canada Olympic Park was the primary venue for ski jumping, bobsleigh, and luge.
- Cochrane - You can find Cochrane in Alberta's cattle country, just at the base of the Big Hill in Bow Valley River, 37 km northwest of Calgary's city centre. Stop by the country and western themed shops in Cochrane's downtown tribute the towns heritage.
- Cross Iron Mills - Visit Alberta's exceptional shopping centre featuring 17 anchor stores, 200 brand name and outlet stores, exceptional dining and entertainment.
- Downtown Calgary - Calgary is rich in cowboy culture and home to the Calgary Stampede; gateway to the Rocky Mountains and host of the 1988 Winter Olympics; and a magnet for adventurers the world over. The original entertainment, dining and shopping options are endless in Downtown Calgary.
- Foothills Hospital - As the largest hospital in Alberta, Foothill's is also one of Canada's most recognized medical facilities. The hospital provides advanced healthcare services to over two million people from Calgary.
- Grey Eagle Casino - Ready to try your luck? Enjoy everything from bingo to slots to table games to poker at the Grey Eagle Casino & Bingo. The casino is located on the Tsuu T'ina First Nation, nestled in the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, in Calgary.
- Jubilee Auditorium - From comedy shows to concerts to ballet - you can truly enjoy it all at Jubilee Auditorium.
- Market Mall Shop 'til you drop at the Market Mall. Market Mall has been voted the top Shopping Centre in Calgary for the 2009, 2010 & 2011 Readers' Choice Awards.
- McMahon Stadium - Check out a game while you are in town! The stadium currently serves as the home venue for the University of Calgary Dinos, Calgary Colts of the Canadian Junior Football League, Calgary Gators and Calgary Wolfpack of the Alberta Football League, and the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL.
- Shouldice Park - Located in northwest Calgary, this park is a combination of a major athletic park and relaxing Neighborhood Park all in one and surrounds the Shouldice Aquatic Centre and Shouldice Arena.
- Signal Hill Outlet Centre - Visit the largest outdoor mall in Calgary. The Signal Hill shopping centre when combined with the Westhills Shopping Centre features over 110 shops and services. All of your Calgary shopping, lifestyle, and entertainment needs in a single location.
- The Wedding Pavilion - Located in West Calgary on 1.8 acres of manicured gardens, The Wedding Pavilion the leading destination for Calgary weddings and banquets.
- University of Calgary - The University of Calgary is a public university in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The University is composed of about 25,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students. The university grounds lie about 2km north of Downtown Calgary, and immediately south of the neighborhoods of Varsity and Dalhousie. Go Dino's.
- Valley Ridge Golf Club - Just 15 minutes from downtown Calgary, Valley Ridge Golf Club is situated in a secluded, undisturbed valley. The championship course has the perfect combination of outstanding beauty, superior design, and holes that will dare you to test every part of your game.