You may have lived in Calgary for awhile, but have you seen it through the eyes of a tourist? Here are the best attractions to discover, or rediscover, in this magical city we call home.
Looking for a little fun, flash and adrenaline? Calaway Park offers 32 family-friendly rides, high-energy entertainment, and over-the-top treats. It's Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park!
The Calgary Zoo is a great place for a fun day trip with or without little ones. This summer, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo gardens are being taken over by larger-than-life animal topiaries for three months. Visit to celebrate the warm weather and its beauty!
Looking for unbeatable views of Calgary? Calgary Tower is located 191 metres above the downtown core and offers the best view of the city by far! If you go, visit the Observation Deck to experience a spectacular 360° view of the city and the Rocky Mountains. If you're OK with heights, be sure to stand on its glass floor to get a birds-eye view of the city below.
Looking to forge a greater connection to, and understanding of, Calgary? Fort Calgary is located between the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers. It has been a place of Indigenous significance for thousands of years. The histories are complex and diverse, unique and shared, inspiring and troubling. They inform our collective experiences in Canada. Visit Fort Calgary to explore how these stories are evolving, growing, and changing as we continue to learn about this place.
Bow Habitat Station
Want to learn about the environment and other species? Bow Habitat Station is a public environmental education facility. It's an excellent attraction for curious adults and the whole family. It includes a Discovery Centre, the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, Kids Can Catch Trout Pond, and Pearce Estate Park Interpretative Wetland. Visitors flock here to learn about Alberta wildlife and gain an appreciation for the province’s diverse aquatic ecosystems.
We hope this article inspires you to soak up summer in Calgary like a tourist this year!