In Calgary and beyond you will find a wealth of cultural attractions, festivals, parks and pathways, live performances, spa experiences and sights to see.
Wide-open blue skies, sunshine and moderate climate beckons outdoor enthusiasts with four-season adventure. Experience the majesty of the Canadian Rockies, including Banff National Park. In summer, walk along nature trails, hike into the back country, mountain bike, horse-back ride, climb peaks, canoe or raft, golf and so much more.
In winter, participate in canyon ice walks, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, dog sled, skate, ski, snowboard, snowmobile or just relax.
Calgary Zoo - www.calgaryzoo.org
1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6 403-232-9300
For more than 75 years, the Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park has offered visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience and interact with wildlife - right in the heart of the city only 5 minutes from downtown. Western Canada's largest accredited zoo makes every trip an adventure with over 1000 animals, 6 acres of botanical gardens, a prehistoric park, zoo-nique playgrounds and more! Let us take you around the world for your very own zoo adventure!
Heritage Park Historical Village - www.heritagepark.ca
1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3 403-268-8500
Visit Canada’s largest living history museum and discover “How the West was Once!” With more than 180 exhibits, a thundering steam train, paddle wheeler boat, antique midway, roving theatre group, delicious treats, and so much more. You will be captivated by the past like never before. All year long you’re invited to explore Heritage Town Square , which includes restaurants, shopping and the world-class Gasoline Alley Museum. Discover how the introduction of the automobile changed our culture.
Telus Spark, The New Science Centre - www.sparkscience.ca
220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2 403-817-6800
The culmination of over a decade of planning, design and construction to bring Calgary’s new Science Centre to life will light a spark of wonder and excitement in Southern Alberta. Facilitators will fuel curiosity. Exhibits and programs will ignite a sense of wonder and excitement. Conferences and events will act as a catalyst for innovation and new ideas. TELUS Spark is a place for people of all ages and abilities to let go and embrace the desire to explore and discover science, technology and art in a way that their normal day-to-day life doesn’t allow for.
Glenbow Museum - www.glenbow.org
130 9th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 403-268-4100
At the Glenbow Museum, intriguing stories from Western Canada connect with extraordinary art and artifacts from around the world. Combining a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one roof, Glenbow boasts over a million artifacts and some 28,000 works of art in its vast collections and is one of the largest museums in Canada. Through a variety of dynamic programs and changing exhibitions and programs, and a broad collection of art, artifacts and historical documents, Glenbow Museum builds on a commitment to preserve our cultural and western heritage while simultaneously providing visitors with a glimpse of the world beyond.