Visit Calgary: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Calgary

Glenbow Museum
This museum brings together art and cultural history. In its permanent exhibitions you’ll learn about the traditions of the indigenous Niitsitapi people of Alberta: from their decorative tipi tents to story robes – pictorial tales painted onto bison hides. Meanwhile, 19th-century paintings by Paul Kane and Cornelius Krieghoff detail the changes that came with frontier expansion.
Heritage Park Historical Village
History buffs will feel at home in this interactive conservation where Calgary’s past is brought to life. Explore the 10 hectares of recreated town, where all buildings are from 1915 or earlier, and include a church, school and fort. Costumed interpreters are on hand to answer any queries. Daily demonstrations and over 180 attractions and exhibits will keep you immersed and captivated.
Calgary Tower
Standing 191 metres tall in the heart of downtown Calgary, this colossal observation tower is a focal point for the city. Constructed in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s Centennial, it also sheltered the Olympic torch in 1988. A revolving restaurant sits atop the tower and serves dinner over unbeatable views of the city and the Rocky Mountains.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

8
Very Good
Glenbow museum was excellent. A trip to Banff is manageable, but if you are going to stay in the mountains skiing you will need to be a bit closer. Restaurants are great, and very affordable compared to other cities. Easy to drive around, very little traffic, just a bit downtown during rush hour.
David
Canada
April 23, 2017
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Exceptional
Great young vibrant city, good disc golf courses. Great biking trails on paved pathsand lots of crosscountry bike trails, plus they have the Calgary Roughnecks lacrosse team.
Peter
Canada
April 22, 2017
8
Very Good
It is getting so big, we actually enjoyed staying outside of the city. We were close to CrossIron Mill shopping centre which is an awesome mall.
MacRae's
Canada
April 20, 2017
10
Exceptional
Compared to Saskatoon, Calgary is really a big city. I love the food, the people and the shopping center here.
Canada
April 19, 2017
8
Very Good
It is a clean beautiful City We were not there very long but got driven around and got to see a lot of the city We had a great Pizza at Gallys pub & restaurant Great service as well
Jack and Sharon from Ottawa
Canada
April 23, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Calgary

Grey Eagle Resort

8.9 Excellent

Score from 933 reviews

$91

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary

7.4 Good

Score from 1,184 reviews

$68

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “comfortable beds”
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Hotel Le Germain Calgary

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 741 reviews

$146

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    82 related reviews
  • “location was great”
    69 related reviews
  • “very clean”
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Hotel Arts

8.7 Excellent

Score from 762 reviews

$73

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “beautiful building”
    79 related reviews
International Hotel Calgary

8.6 Excellent

Score from 772 reviews

$80

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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The Fairmont Palliser

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 1,055 reviews

$109

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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “beautiful building”
    94 related reviews
  • “location was great”
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Best Western Plus Suites Downtown Calgary

8.5 Very Good

Score from 910 reviews

$84

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  • “location was great”
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  • “very clean”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Lakeview Signature Inn - Calgary

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 1,939 reviews

$67

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
    254 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    253 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre

7.4 Good

Score from 859 reviews

$75

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
    128 related reviews
  • “wonderful staff”
    88 related reviews
  • “very clean”
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I used to live in Calgary many years ago, and there is so many different area of the City to find whatever one wants. Also people are friendly.

It is an easy city to walk around,apart from shopping it has lots of parks and rivers.and public transport is cheap and reliable.

Have $ and vehicle to stop when you want ,where you can pull over safely to enjoy the views.

Heavy traffic and complicated road system. Needs more attractions for short time visitors.

weren't there long enough as we were flying out from there

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