10 Fun Things to Do While in Calgary

10 Fun Things to Do While in Calgary

By Isabelle Morin

If you’re curious about enjoyable activities you can do while in Calgary, you’ve come to the right place. 

In this article, we rounded up the best activities in Calgary that we have under our belts that you can enjoy with family, friends, or even alone. It’s time to fall in love with this remarkable city.

1. Go on a food trip!

If you’re a foodie, Calgary has so many great spots for you to try out. The city can cater to different dietary restrictions, tastes, and preferences. 

From seafood to BBQ, Calgary has them all. Whether you’re craving for Spanish food, steak, or Indian food, it’s a fantastic place for good old fashioned food trip with your friends. 

There are even good breakfast and dinner places that you can try out together. After all that, wash it all down with good coffee and thought-provoking conversations with your friends at the cafes that pepper the city. 

So what are you waiting for? Take your tastebuds on a culinary adventure in the city. 

2. Watch live music. 

Calgary’s music scene is alive and kicking. You can have a taste of it with live music. Discover indie artists and town favorites and immerse yourself in the city’s unique music culture. 

Calgary also has music festivals, theater performances from the different acting schools in the city, and other live acts that you can catch on weekends and Friday nights. So whether you’re into classical music, pop, indie, or hip hop, you will enjoy yourself in this city. 

3. Take a fitness class.

Working out doesn’t have to be boring or unbearable. If you’re a fitness enthusiast, you’ll enjoy the fact that there are so many options for you here. 

Meet other people while getting fit at the various fitness classes available. Enjoy a good yoga, or pilates class. 

You can even achieve your fitness goals with your own personal trainer that can help you with your specific needs and body goals. 

4. Go on a nature walk.

Take a break from the city and go on a nature walk with your friends. Check out the various gardens and camping sites around that you can go to with your friends. 

Breathe in the fresh air, go bird watching, and observe the different wildlife in Calgary. If you want to be close to nature, this is the activity for you. 

Go an extra mile by bringing a camera with you and turn it into a photo walk. You’ll have fun and at the same time have something to show for your adventure. 

5. Go partying with your friends at the hippest clubs.

Go partying with your friends at the hippest clubs.
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If you enjoy the night scene, the city definitely has that as well. You won’t be disappointed. 

You can doll up and party the night away at the different clubs and nightclubs with your closest friends. If dancing, loud music, socializing, and meeting new people sound like your thing, you’ll definitely thrive in Calgary. 

6. Go out for a chill drinking session. 

Take your friends out drinking at Calgary’s bars, rooftop bars, pubs, and even sports bars on Friday nights. Whether you want someplace chill, lively, or have a unique concept, there’s always something new and trendy here. 

Most are open until late so you can enjoy a quiet night out with food and drinks while you’re with friends or coworkers after a tiring week. There’s nothing like good conversation and a chill atmosphere to make you forget about that deadline. 

If you haven’t tried craft beer, you are also in for a treat. In Calgary, you can go to breweries where they serve the best ice cold beer you’re ever going to taste. 

7. Go on a staycation. 

Nothing beats a relaxing and peaceful staycation at a motel. Take a break from work and enjoy staying in, ordering room service, and lazing around in a beautiful room all on your own.  

Calgary has different options to choose from based on your budget and taste, so there’s something for everyone. 

8. Go sightseeing.

Take in all the beauty and culture Calgary has and go sightseeing. Go to the different museums and studios  to appreciate the city’s art and music. 

You can go sightseeing at Calgary Tower where you get a panoramic view of the whole city. Aside from that, you can catch the LED light show every early morning and at night. 

The Heritage Park is also a must see site for history buffs. Learn about Calgary’s rich history as you enjoy the different exhibits and attractions they have there. 

As you can see, there are so many things to see in the city.  So take lots of pictures with your camera and enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer. 

9. Go on a road trip. 

The city has many sights for you to enjoy and discover. So take your friends, some snacks, and go on a fun road trip one weekend. 

If you’re feeling fancy, you can travel the city in style by renting a limo, van, or even a luxury car

10. Enjoy a festival!

Whether you’re looking for a classic rave or a cultural festivity, Calgary has its fair share of festivals that happen every year. 

So let your hair down and make sure to come prepared with whatever the festival will require. There are surely activities and food that you will immensely enjoy. 


There you have it, this is our list of all the fun things you can enjoy in Calgary. We hope that this helps you see the city with brand new eyes. 

Did we miss out on any cool spots or activities? Make sure to leave a comment and tell us about your experience in Calgary. 

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