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Arts + Culture
Founded in 1972, this Calgary theatre produces plays relevant to contemporary life. It is one of the largest theatres in Canada.
This centre hosts more than 1,800 events annually. Located in downtown Calgary, the six-level complex covers one full city block.
Calgary's largest professional theatre company, Theatre Calgary provokes and delights with ambitious programming created to ignite local, national and international engagement. The premier live entertainment venue hosts over 200 shows per season.
Be sure to catch a live performance by securing tickets to a Broadway show. This Calgary, Alberta venue plays host to popular rock concerts, ballet and performing arts shows, and Shakespearean plays.
Opened in 1968, the Calgary Tower arguably is the city’s most popular attraction. Envision the Olympic flame burning bright from this tower. Glowing during the 1988 Winter Olympics, this landmark is a major Calgary attraction.
Heritage Park Historical Village
This charming Calgary village replicates 19th century Western Canadian settlements. Board a riverboat for a relaxing and informative cruise.
Located east of downtown Calgary, the Calgary Zoo is the place to go wild. Wildlife enthusiasts can come face to face with over 1,000 animals in the African Savannah, Canadian Wilds or Prehistoric Park, or explore a lush six-acre botanical garden.
As the original home to the North West Mounted Police, Fort Calgary was built in 1875. Today, it serves as a 40-acre park. Sit on the other side of the bars in a jail. Hear stories of the Mounted Police.
Parks + Recreation
Canada Olympic Park
Just 15 minutes from downtown Calgary, this park is as busy and interesting in the warmer months as it is in the cooler ones. Ski and snowboard to your heart’s content.
Elk Island National Park
Elk Island National Park is an important refuge for elk, bison and over 250 bird species in Canada. The tranquil surroundings offer the ideal spot to spread a blanket and enjoy a picnic during the day or camp out overnight and gaze into the starry skies.
Jasper National Park
Spanning over 6,700 square miles of mountain wilderness, Jasper National Park is the largest park located within the Canadian Rockies. The park is an international destination for hiking, skiing at Marmot Bason, and home to some of the rarest animals in North America, including grizzly bears and caribou.
Banff National Park
Spanning 2,564 square miles, Banff National Park is Canada's first national park and one of the world’s premier destination spots. The park features a mix of towering mountains, glittering glaciers, lush alpine meadows, and natural mineral hot springs. Known for its powder white snow, the park offers the best ski conditions in Canada.
Stephen Avenue Walk0 MILES AWAY
One of Calgary’s pedestrian malls, Stephen Avenue Walk attracts tens of thousands of people each day, and is the home to Hyatt Regency Calgary. Named after the first Canadian Pacific Railway president, Lord George Mount Stephen, the walk was declared a Canadian historic site in 2002.
A member of Canada’s oldest merchant, the Hudson Bay Company, The Bay offers myriad retail options. Meet friends for dinner at a restaurant. Bargain hunt at a clothing store. Sit front and center at a fashion show. Consult with a make-up artist at the cosmetics counter.
Eau Claire Market
Hit this vibrant Calgary street market. Gather the essentials for a delicious meal. Find a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted item. Peruse the walkways. Stop for coffee and dessert at a restaurant.
Located in downtown Calgary, Olympic Plaza Cultural District is home to a variety retail shops and restaurants. Romance your sweetheart at local cafe, accessorize a new outfit with items from a boutique, and much more.