Things to do in Calgary Area

Calgary & Area

The city is a short drive and offers something for everyone.  Here are a few things to consider.

Calgary Stampede – 46 km

Advertised as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” this 10 event features one of the world’s largest rodeos, agriculture show, midway, entertainment venues and the famous chuckwagon races.

Heritage Park Historical Village & Gasoline Alley- 39 km

This 127 acre historical village preserves the early days of the Canadian west. There are over 200 attractions and exhibits. Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park is a must see for automobile buffs.

Calgary Zoo – Zoo, Prehistoric Park, Conservatory & Gardens – 49 km

There are over 1,000 animals from far and wide on display. Education and conservation are a central focus of the zoo. Additional popular features are the conservatory and prehistoric Park.

Calaway Park Amusement Park- 67 km

Calaway Park is western Canada’s largest amusement park.

Fort Calgary – 49 km

Calgary began as a North West Mounted Police Fort erected at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. This is a great place for history buffs.

Telus Spark – 49 km

Science museum & planetarium theatre. This top attraction in Calgary began as a planetarium built during Canada’s centennial in 1967. It has evolved into Spark where learning about science is fun.

Canada Olympic Park – 57 km

Mountain biking, zipline, summer bobsleigh. The facility began as a local ski hill called Paskapoo and was the site of a number of events during the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 57 km

Located at Canada Olympic Park.

Glenbow Museum – 51 km

This museum houses an impressive collection of art and historical artifacts telling the history of Southern
Alberta. The main building is closed for a multi-year renovation and is located in a temporary location at the Edison, one block west..

Calgary Tower – 51 km

Studio Bell – 50 km

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre – 48 km

Bow Habitat Station – Fish hatchery & discovery centre – 47 km

The Military Museums of Calgary – 49 km

The Hanger Flight Museum – 55 km