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Calgary

4.2
Zoos · Historic Sites · Observation Decks

Popular things to do in Calgary

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Zoo
The Calgary Zoo
4.4
Duration: 6 hours
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Historic Site
Heritage Park Historical Village
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Observation Deck
Calgary Tower
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Glenbow Museum
4.5
Duration: 3 hours
With a cosmopolitan urban center and quick access to sprawling national parks, travelers find plenty of things to do in Calgary. Start by taking in sweeping views from the observation deck of Calgary Tower, then discover the traditional Western soul of the city at Spruce Meadows, a large equestrian facility in the Alberta Rocky Mountain foothills. Featuring a recreated fur-trading fort and original frontier sawmills and shops, Heritage Park Historical Village allows you to trace back 100 years of Canadian history. If you're traveling with kids, take them to The Calgary Zoo and make the most of its onsite picnic areas and prehistoric dinosaur park, ideal for toddlers.

Side trips from Calgary

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Ski Area
Sunshine Village Banff National Park
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Body
Lake Minnewanka Banff
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Royal Tyrrell Museum Drumheller
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Bow Falls Banff
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Calgary

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Historic Site
Fort Calgary
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Calgary Temple
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Bowness Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Southern Alberta Pioneers' Memorial Building
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Calgary

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Neighborhood
Stephen Avenue Walk
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Big Rock Brewery
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Bow River
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
The Military Museums
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Calgary

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Park
Fish Creek Provincial Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Nose Hill Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
St. Patrick's Island
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Carburn Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Calgary

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Shooting Edge
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Silk Road Spice Merchant
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Chocolate Lab
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Market on Macleod
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Segway Tour
River Valley Adventure Co.
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Prince's Island Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Johnston Canyon Banff National Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Drive
Bow Valley Parkway Banff
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

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