Calgary Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Cowtown; our list of the best things to see, including Calgary Flames Hockey Club, Calgary Stampede and Calgary Zoo.
  • The best place in Calgary: Calgary Flames Hockey Club

    Calgary Flames Hockey Club

    Yearly, October to June. Calgary's NHL team is a consistent playoff contender in recent years, and tickets may be hard to come by. Expect a great atmosphere and game if you're lucky enough to get tickets. Price range from $40-$200
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  • Calgary Stampede

    Calgary Stampede

    Yearly, July. For ten days the whole city goes western! Billed as "the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the festival has events all around the city, but the highlights are the rodeo and chuckwagon races which boast the world's richest prizes.
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  • Calgary Zoo

    Calgary Zoo

    1300 Zoo Rd NE
    Open daily 9AM - 5PM. $18/$10 (adult/youth). The world-class Calgary Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to the Botanical Garden and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. It is the second largest zoo in Canada.
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  • Calgary Farmers Market

    Calgary Farmers Market

    510 77th AVE SE
    E), ☎ +1 403-240-9113, e-mail: Thur-Sun 9AM - 5PM. Market with 75 vendors providing a variety of products such as fresh local meat and produce, art, organic goods and jewelry. There is also a large food court with two outdoor patios. The market includes special events like storytelling, demonstrations, dance shows and live music.
  • Spruce Meadows

    Spruce Meadows

    Located just south of the city proper on Highway 22X, Spruce Meadows is a world-renowned show jumping and equestrian facility.
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  • Chinook Centre

    Chinook Centre

    This is Calgary's largest mall and is one of the best shopping experiences in the city for variety and amount of retail shops. An extension opened in 2010.
  • Calgary Roughnecks

    Calgary Roughnecks

    Yearly, January to May. Calgary's National Lacrosse League team were Champions Cup winners in 2004 and 2009. The sport is fast, rough and tough. Features loud music throughout and a great experience. Prices range from $15-60.
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  • Heritage Park

    Heritage Park

    Heritage Dr and 14th St SW
    One of the largest living historical villages in North America, on 66 acres of land near the Glenmore Reservoir. Attractions include a working Steam Engine, 155 historical exhibits, a candy store and bakery, old fashioned amusement park and ride on the S. S. Moyie, a paddlewheel boat.
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  • University of Calgary Dinos

    University of Calgary Dinos

    Proud to be a Dino!
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  • Jubilations Dinner Theatre

    Jubilations Dinner Theatre

    1002 37 ST SW
    Similar to Stage West, with more of a focus on parodies of popular television shows.
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  • Lunchbox Theatre

    Lunchbox Theatre

    160, 115 9th Ave SW
    Shows at 12:10PM M-Sa and 6:10PM on F. $18. This unique theatre company produces exclusively one-act plays, during the weekday noon lunch hour. Typically lighter fare suitable for a downtown corporate crowd.
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  • Mount Royal College Cougars

    Mount Royal College Cougars

    Cougar Athletics has been a proud part of Mount Royal University since its inception in 1910 and was awarded the CCAA Sport Supremacy Award in 1999. Note: This page is not intended for external advertising posts.
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  • Calgary's hottest comedy club. Only $10 admission. 9206-Macleod Trail S. T2G-0P5 403-287-1120 If it's comedy you crave come to the cave.
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  • Laurier Lounge

    Laurier Lounge

    1111 7 St SW
    Possibly the most romantic atmosphere in town. French influenced, located in historic Stanley house. Dishes range from Poutine ($10), Filet Mignon Hambourgeois ($15 - touted as the best burger in Calgary) up to Beef fondue for 2 ($65 - 30 day aged beef, simmering beef & onion broth, baked potato, raw vegetables, mixed green salad & a trio of dipping sauces. Voted best fondue in Calgary)
  • Hillhurst-Sunnyside Flea Market

    also hosted at the Hillhurts-Sunnyside Community Centre
  • Telus Spark

    220 St. George's Drive NE
    George's Drive NE (located in the NE at the crossing of Memorial Drive and Deerfoot Trail), ☎ +1 403-268-8300, e-mail: OPENS October 29, 2011. $19.95 (adult/youth). (Formally named Calgary Science Centre) Canada's first purpose-built New Science Centre in over 25 years is a place where people of all ages and abilities can put their imagination into action. Constructed on over 18 acres of reclaimed land, the new 153,000 square foot facility will feature over one hundred hands-on exhibits, four exhibit galleries, plus a travelling exhibition gallery, an expanded and enhanced Creative Kids Museum, Calgary's only HD digital Dome Theatre ( coming in 2012 ), a new Presentation Theatre and Learning Centre, a 10,000 square-foot atrium, and a four-acre outdoor park.
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  • Fort Calgary Historic Park

    750 9th Ave SE
    Open daily 9AM - 5PM. $11/$7 (adult/youth). Before becoming a city in 1894, the Calgary area was home to Fort Calgary. The Northwest Mounted Police (NWMP) fort was built in 1875. Today, Fort Calgary, located in Inglewood at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers is the city's oldest historic monument.
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  • EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts

    205 8th Avenue S
    (adjacent to Olympic Plaza), +1 403 294-7455, [48]. The epicentre of Calgary's theatre scene, the EPCOR Centre hosts the three best-known professional theatre groups; the conservative Theatre Calgary [49], the more adventurous Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) [50], and the downright avant-garde One Yellow Rabbit Perfomance Theatre (OYR) [51]. The facility has two additional theatres, so other companies often produce shows here. Of special note are two festivals held by the resident companies; OYR's High Performance Rodeo runs for January and provides a wildly eclectic mix of performing arts (and performance art) while ATP's PlayRites runs from February into early March and focuses on new works. $10-60.
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  • Canada Olympic Park

    88 Canada Olympic Rd
    Take a tour of the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, which includes going to the top of the ski jump for a fantastic view. Four runs are available for your skiing pleasure during the winter months, and there is also an on-site museum, as well as the Canadian Olympic Hall Of Fame and the new Canada Sports Hall of Fame. The halfpipe and rail park are frequented by some very talented skiiers and snowboarders, making for interesting viewing. The COP hosts Canada's only bobsled track (until Whistler's track is finished) and they offer rides periodically during winter.
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  • The Military Museums

    4520 Crowchild Trail SW
    The most extensive military museum in Canada outside of the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, this facility houses galleries devoted to four local Army regiments and their service in the Boer War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Cold War, and post-1945 operations with the UN and NATO including Cyprus, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, several general interest galleries, the former Naval Museum of Alberta, and an outdoor historical vehicle display. Formerly known as the Museum of the Regiments.
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  • Theatre Junction

    608 1st St SW
    Offers a slate of highly contemporary theatre and performing arts, and the venue also hosts music.
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  • Devonian Gardens

    317 7th Ave SW
    The Devonian Gardens is a large indoor urban park located in TD Square, above the shopping. It is currently open for visitors.
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  • Crossroads Flea Market

    1235 26th Ave SE
    Indoor Market: F-Su 9AM-5PM, Outdoor Market: F-Su 8AM-5PM (summer). Less than 5 minutes from downtown with ample free parking, Crossroads Markets is located in an eclectic 100,000 square foot historical building. Crossroads Market is home to a flea market, antique market, indoor farmer`s market, international food fair and a seasonal outdoor farmer's market.
  • Pumphouse Theatre

    2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW
    Two theatres contained inside a historic brick waterworks building play host to a large part of Calgary's semi-pro and community theatre scene, with new productions here every week.
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  • Calgary Tower

    101 9th Ave SW
    The Calgary Tower may not be quite as impressive as the CN Tower in Toronto, but it still commands a great view over the city and the surroundings. On a clear day you can see the Rockies to the west. It features a revolving gourmet restaurant, a bar, and an observation deck. The tower backs onto railway tracks and some run down blocks on the 10th Avenue side and is best approached from 8th Avenue for a more enjoyable experience.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Calgary uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.