Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Calgary

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 cool artifacts (like the guitar Guess Who used to record 'America…
Top Choice Museum in Calgary

Glenbow Museum

With an extensive permanent collection and an ever-changing array of traveling exhibitions, the impressive Glenbow has plenty for the history buff, art lover and pop-culture fiend to ponder. Temporary exhibits are o…
Zoo in Calgary

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 America. The zoo's well-regarded conservation team study, reintrod…
Historic Site in Calgary

Heritage Park Historical Village

Want to see what Calgary used to look like? Head down to this historical park where all the buildings are from 1915 or earlier. There are 10 hectares of re-created town to explore, with a fort, grain mill, church an…
Park in Calgary

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, bike paths and ample space to stretch out. During the summer months, you…
Notable Building in Calgary

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 being lost in a forest of skyscrapers. There is little doubt that…
Gallery in Calgary

Contemporary Calgary

This small, inspiring modern-art gallery has four floors of temporary exhibits that change every four months. The gallery has plans to move to the former Centennial Planetarium in the southwest; renovations are due …
Museum in Calgary

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 immigration to the Northwest Passage. Check the website for …
Aquarium in Calgary

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 fish in the pond (May to October). Look down over the hatcher…
Museum in Calgary

Telus Spark

You'll wish science class was as fun as the Telus World of Science. Kids get a big bang out of this user-friendly and very interactive science center. There is a giant dome, where light shows depicting the cosmos ar…