5 Fall Activities to Enjoy in Calgary

5 Fall Activities to Enjoy in Calgary 

By Isabelle Morin

Autumn is one of people’s all time favorite seasons for the changing colors of leaves, pumpkin-flavored lattes, and cooler weather. The weather makes it ideal for a lot of relaxing and enjoyable activities in Calgary. 

That’s why in this article, we listed some activities you have to try during the fall in Calgary. What are you waiting for? Let’s dive right in. 

1. Bird watching

Fall is one of the best seasons for bird watching in the city. It’s a great way to slow down from the hustle and bustle of the city and just relax. 

Bird watching or birding, as they sometimes call it, allows you to connect with nature deeply and helps you pay closer attention to nature. 

You can even go to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary which houses over 270 species of birds. So grab your binoculars and guide book and enjoy an afternoon spotting different birds. 

Birding is good for your physical and mental health. It’s also a great avenue to meet other people. 

2. Horseback riding 

Another great activity during the fall is riding horses. You can try checking out Boundary Ranch which offers opportunities for horseback riding. 

In this ranch, you get to discover just how beautiful the Canadian Rockies are. Explore the trails with the beautiful mountain views on horseback. 

Imagine the wind in your hair as you learn the ropes of riding a horse. You don’t need prior experience to ride because they’ll be guiding you. 

The minimum age is six years old. So it’s a great place to bring elementary, high school, and college kids on weekends. 

They even have group events where you get to enjoy some authentic barbecue, activities, rodeos, sleigh rides, and other attractions. 

It’s totally an experience you and your family shouldn’t miss. 

3. Golfing

Practice your swing and try golfing with your family and friends. The cooler weather of fall makes it the best golf weather. 

You can try going to Blue Devil Golf Club and Shaganappi Point Golf Course to enjoy this sport. It’s a great activity to unwind and stay fit

We think it’s a great sport because it develops precision. It also helps in building consistency. 

4. Drinking craft beer at breweries

Who’s up for some pumpkin-spiced beer? We definitely are. 

Calgary is home to a lot of great breweries that you should check out. Chill and have a good conversation over fantastic drinks with your friends and family. 

Some breweries to take note of are Common Crown Brewing Co. and Inner City Brewing. 

Drinking craft beer with people you love is a great way to warm the belly and the heart. You can also try going to pubs and sports bars for a drink during the fall. 

5. Pumpkin hunting

Fall is the time for pumpkin hunting with your family. It’s an enjoyable activity especially for the kids. 

Go to the Calgary Farmyard for the whole experience! Enjoy hours exploring the farm, seeing the Harvest Lights, and taking pictures with pumpkins. 


That concludes our list of fun activities to do in Calgary this fall. These are just a few of the wonderful things you can do in the city. 

We hope we were able to give you some ideas on what to do with your family come autumn. 

Are there other activities you want us to write about next? Let us know in the comments. 

By the way, check out our articles for more family-friendly activities in Calgary: 

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