Must-see attractions in Calgary

  • CALGARY, CANADA - July 15: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre on July 15, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. The National Music Centre is a major new music venue and museum in Calgary.; Shutterstock ID 454978084

    National Music Centre


    Looking like a whimsical copper castle, this fabulous new museum is entirely entertaining, taking you on a ride through Canada's musical history with…

  • Male Peacock displaying at Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Calgary Zoo


    More than 1000 animals from around the world, many in enclosures simulating their natural habitats, make Calgary's zoo one of the top rated in North…

  • CANADA - 2003/01/01: Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Heritage Park, Main Street. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Heritage Park Historical Village


    Want to see what Calgary used to look like? Head down to this historical park (the largest in Canada!) where all the buildings are from 1915 or earlier…

  • Fort Henry National Historic Site Cannon

    Prince's Island Park


    For a little slice of Central Park in the heart of Cowtown, take the bridge over to this island, with grassy fields made for tossing Frisbees, plus bike…

  • Calgary Tower on 9th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary Tower


    This 1968 landmark tower is an iconic feature of the Calgary skyline, though it has now been usurped by numerous taller buildings and is in danger of…

  • Telus Spark


    You'll wish science class was as fun as the Telus Spark. Kids get a big bang out of this user-friendly and very interactive science center. There is a…

  • Contemporary Calgary


    This inspiring modern-art gallery has three floors of temporary exhibits that change every four months. The gallery is now in the former Centennial…

  • Esker Foundation Contemporary Art Gallery


    This small, private art gallery hosts fabulous temporary exhibitions in its beautiful 4th-floor location. Past exhibitions have considered everything from…

  • Inglewood Bird Sanctuary


    Get the flock over here. With more than 260 bird species calling the sanctuary home, you're assured of meeting some feathered friends. It's a peaceful…

  • Fish Creek Provincial Park


    Cradling the southwest edge of Calgary, this huge park is a sanctuary of wilderness hidden within the city limits. Countless trails intertwine to form a…

  • Calaway Park


    Children of all ages will enjoy Calaway Park, western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park. It features 30 rides from wild to mild, live stage…

  • Military Museums


    Seven galleries cover Calgary's military background – air force, army and navy – from 1885 to modern peacekeeping operations and current conflicts in the…

  • Bow Habitat Station


    Raising and releasing up to 1.5 million trout each year, this working hatchery is a favorite with kids for its aquariums, hands-on exhibits and chance to…

  • Bow


    This cresent-shaped glass skyscraper soars 58-storeys and 236m-high in the sky and is home to one of the many oil companies in town. Until 2016 it was the…

  • Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre


    Inside this impressive landmark building, built by skilled Chinese artisans in 1993, you'll find a magnificent 21m-high dome ornately painted with 561…

  • Fort Calgary Historic Park


    In 1875 Calgary was born at Fort Calgary. The site today is occupied by a replica of a military barracks that stood here in the 1880s (the original fort…

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