Calgary Attractions | City of Calgary
Calgary Attractions is your guide to exploring exciting tourist attractions in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, that are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained. Travel back in time, expand your imagination and see attractions larger than life with all that Calgary tourism has to offer.
Whether it’s exploring the TELUS Spark, the new Science Centre – Calgary or marvelling at the animals at the Calgary Zoo, a whole world awaits you in beautiful Calgary, Alberta. Check out our Calgary Map to plan out the best way to see all the attractions that the city has to offer. Experience Calgary, one of the best travel destinations in Alberta.
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1 The Hangar Flight Museum
Who doesn’t wish they could fly? Discover Canada’s aviation adventure and enjoy seeing aircraft up close while hearing the roar of a modern jet overhead. Everything from Canada’s first powered aircraft to the majestic “Queen of the Sky” Lancaster are on display in a historic Second World War drill hall and outdoor hangar.
Address: 4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary
Official site: www.thehangarmuseum.ca
2 Bow Habitat Station
Discover Alberta’s fish, wildlife and aquatic ecosystems at Bow Habitat Station. Whether you’re a small fry or over the gill, there’s year-round fun for the whole family. Look into the eyes of a variety of fish species in our Discovery Centre aquariums; feed thousands of trout on a tour of our Fish Hatchery; test your luck fishing in our Trout Pond (May 15-Oct 31); or take a stroll along the trails of our Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked!
Address: 1440 - 17A Street SE (Pearce Estate Park), Calgary
Official site: www.bowhabitat.alberta.ca
3 Calaway Park
Calaway Park invites your family to enjoy endless fun at Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park. Enjoy 32 rides, 23 games, live stage shows, a 3D theatre and tons of treats! Unlimited rides, shows, attractions and parking are included for one easy daily admission price. Stay the night at the Calaway RV Park and Campground offering full service, power only and tenting sites.
What’s New in 2017? Calaway Park is Celebrating Canada’s 150th! With a season of celebrations planned, visit calawaypark.com for special event details. Take a spin with Dizzy Dragons, Calaway Park’s new ride! Watch out for Maxx the Robot and his kid inventor roaming the pathways for Calaway Park this season. Calaway Park is your Family’s Playcation Destination!
Address: Located 10km west of Calgary on the TransCanada Highway #1 West, Calgary
Official site: www.calawaypark.com
4 Calgary Stampede
Every July we welcome the world to an authentic western celebration. Experience the Pro Rodeo, thrilling Chuckwagon Races capped off with the Grandstand Show and fireworks that light up the sky. One of Canada’s largest music festivals, featuring international headliners. Step back in time at the cultural Indian Village.
“What kind of champion are you?”
Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Official site: www.calgarystampede.com
5 Calgary Tower
Start your Calgary adventure 525 feet in the air! Rising from the downtown core, the Calgary Tower is a must-see for any visitor. On the observation deck, experience a 360° panoramic view of the bustling city, the foothills and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stand on the amazing glass floor for a birds-eye view of the streets below.
Multimedia tours are provided to each guest who visits the Calgary Tower! This informative and inspiring tour is free with admission and is available in four languages: English, French, Mandarin, and German.
This award-winning tour begins at the base of the Tower with an interesting perspective on the elevator ride to the top. Once at the Observation Deck, the guide provides you with a panoramic view of the city which matches the views from our windows. Certain landmarks are highlighted and by touching these buildings on your screen, you will be provided with information and interesting facts.
Address: 101 - 9 Avenue SW, Calgary
Official site: www.calgarytower.com
6 Calgary Zoo
New for the summer of 2017 is Land of Lemurs!
A brand new permanent exhibit that is completely immersive for our visitors. Go right to the exhibit floor and hang out with ringtail lemurs and the black and white ruffed lemur, one of the world’s most endangered primates. The Calgary Zoo is committed to wildlife conservation efforts around the globe and the lemurs calling our zoo home will be ambassadors for their relatives in Madagascar and endangered species worldwide!
Address: 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
Official site: www.calgaryzoo.com
7 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 interactive galleries and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. With 52 hands-on interactive exhibits like shadow boxing, ski jumping, wheelchair racing and 3D hockey, there’s something fun, educational and inspiring for people of all ages.
Address: 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Official site: www.sportshall.ca
8 Fort Calgary
Fort Calgary is a National Historic Site and the birthplace of the city of Calgary. It marks the original location where the North West Mounted Police built their fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in 1875. Discover how the hopes and dreams of the Mounted Police and early citizens shaped our city at our Interpretive Centre.
Address: 750-9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Official site: www.fortcalgary.com
9 Glenbow Museum
At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Western Canada’s largest museum offers fascinating historical galleries, internationally-renowned travelling exhibitions and hands-on art activities in the Discovery Room. We are conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
Address: 130 - 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Official site: www.glenbow.org
10 Heritage Park Historical Village
Escape Today and discover How the West was Once ® at Heritage Park Historical Village. Designated a Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experience, the Park is a must see. Explore the lively historical village in the summer, meet friendly pioneers, ride the authentic steam train, or sip tea on the verandah of the Famous 5 exhibit. Year-round, discover Gasoline Alley Museum, home to a world-class collection of vintage vehicles.
Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Official site: www.HeritagePark.ca
11 Skyline Luge Calgary
Looking for Calgary attractions with a unique twist? The Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent on a purpose built track.
Experience 1.8 kilometres (5905 feet) of twists and turns dropping over 100 metres (328 feet) in its course. It’s the world’s longest Luge track yet!
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Official site: www.skylineluge.com
12 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is now open. Music in Canada finally has a home – and its right in downtown Calgary!
The 160,000 square-foot facility houses the National Music Centre’s exhibitions over five floors, and showcases a vast collection of artifacts, instruments, and music memorabilia. Music lovers of all ages can play, rock, and discover something new as they explore NMC’s exhibition stages:
- Play the guitar, mix a track, or sing along in our vocal booths
- Make noise in our Soundbox – a musical workshop!
- See music memorabilia from Canadian music icons
- Visit the Canadian Halls of Fame – a first for Canada
- Grab a bite at Rosso Coffee Roasters and check out the NMC Shop!
More than a museum, Studio Bell also features recording facilities, workshops, classrooms, multiple event spaces, and a 300-seat performance hall.
Address: 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Official site: www.studiobell.ca
13 TELUS Spark
TELUS Spark is a place to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Get your hands on exhibits and experiments or lay your eyes on Calgary’s only Dome Theatre, featuring live planetarium shows. For even more fun for the brain, check out the travelling exhibitions and The Brainasium – TELUS Spark’s outdoor adventure space for play and risk-taking.
Address: 220 St. Georges Drive NE, Calgary
Official site: www.sparkscience.ca
Come out and play at WinSport, Calgary’s year-round playground and site of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. In summer, kids can explore the Activity Centre featuring a 30 foot climbing wall and EuroBungy. The whole gang can hit the greens of our 18-hole mini-golf course while the more adventurous might want to take on the Adrenaline Combo—a Canadian Signature Experience that combines North America’s fastest zipline and Summer Bobsleigh. Winter brings us back to our Olympic roots as we transform into ski and snowboard central with hill tickets starting at $10.
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Official site: www.winsport.ca