Calgary things to do

Fort Calgary

Discover Calgary’s birthplace at Fort Calgary. Built in 1875 to control the illegal American whiskey trade and to lay the groundwork for the coming Canadian Pacific Railway, this fort was one of the first buildings in the city. Today you can tour the complex and learn a bit about Calgary's history.

Calgary Zoo

People of all ages will love meeting the animals at the Calgary Zoo, an award-winning institution for its work in conservation research. It's home to over 1000 animals and 270 species, including amur tigers, gorillas, hippos, and panda bears. Educational activities are held throughout the day to help you learn about the wildlife.

Glenbow Museum

Established by a local philanthropist, the Glenbow Museum exhibits the art and history of the northwest. The collection features over 33,000 art works and artefacts from the 19th century to present day. In addition to contemporary masterpieces, it also includes Inuit and First Nations art. The Glenbow Museum is a great place to learn more about local culture and creativity.

CF Chinook Centre

As Calgary’s largest shopping mall, the CF Chinook Centre is the perfect place to satisfy your shopping craving. It includes over 250 mid-range and high-end boutiques including Hudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. It’s also home to a bowling alley, movie theatre, and an expansive food court. It's ideal for picking up the latest Canadian trends.

Heritage Park Historical Village

Travel back in time with a visit to Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Spread across 127 acres, this is Canada’s largest living museum and Calgary’s top attraction. Here, you can experience life in Canada from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. Some of the buildings are original which were transported here to be on display while others are recreations.

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