Calgary is known for its skiing, its snow, and, of course, its Olympic history. You might not be an Olympic bobsledder, but you can break your own records and make your own memories in this beautiful Canadian City. If you’re in Alberta, you can’t pass up the trip here. I’d actually say this is the best place for you to make your temporary base while tromping through Alberta. Between trips to Canmore Caves, Kananaskis White Water Rafting, or Banff, relax and recoup in this beautiful city. Here are the things you have to do in Calgary.
Check out the Calgary Olympic Park! You can try your hand and some winter Olympic sports, including bobsledding and luging. In the winter, you can also rent skis and hit the slopes. In the summer, there’s a challenge course and zip line that you can do. In other words, this place is great no matter what time of year you visit. And the best part is you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to experience it!
The Peace Bridge is a great place to go if you’re biking Calgary. The bridge was built in 2012 to help residents cross the river by bike or foot during their commute. It was designed to have the smallest ecological footprint possible, so that not only does it reduce energy-wasting transportation, but the bridge itself is planet friendly. Also, it looks really cool. That’s always a plus in my book. There are other bridge choices all along the water, but make sure the Peace Bridge is the one you take.
When you think of Calgary, you think of winter sports. However, the area’s roots are in the wild, Wild West! You can experience some of that history at the Calgary Stampede, a huge rodeo venue that attracts people from all over Canada. You can catch shows or watch a chuck wagon race. You’ve never seen Western until you’ve seen this—or so I’ve been told. In any case, it’s a cool way to see this side of Canada’s culture. Plus, you get an excuse to wear a cowboy hat and boots.
Prince Island Park
is a haven of nature in the unending urban network of Calgary. There is a man-made wetlands built into the park in order to attract birds and other creatures to the area. A walk through the park is a literal breath of fresh air after the traffic fumes of the big city. You can learn a lot about the natural process of nature and the water cycle from a self-guided tour printed on signs for curious visitors.
Whatever you like to do, you’ll be sure to enjoy Calgary! Immerse yourself in quintessential Canada when you learn about history at Calgary Stampede, celebrate winter sports at Calgary Olympic Park, and take a look at the country’s dedication to nature and clean energy. There’s a lot to appreciate about Canada, and Calgary’s a beautiful city to do it in.
16 thoughts on “Must Do in Calgary”
Wow this place looks so wonderful. I wish i could visit here too. 🙂
Those bob sleds seem so fun. I always think of cold with this place.
I hope to visit someday. It looks great!
Calgary looks beautiful! I have never visited Canada, but they are so many wonderful places there I would definitely like too!
The Peace Bridge sounds brill. I love how it can reduce your carbon emissions and that it has a low print too. Fantastic.
Too many good things to do in Calgary. Shouldbe an amazing place! I want to go there soon.
That bridge is perfect for photos! I think I need to visit Calgary.
such an awesome place! i would love to visit, the peace bridge is so cool
Calgary looks like a fun city. I’ve always wanted to visit.
Absolutely a fun trip and good experience. I want to go there
Calgary looks wonderful! Love the photos 🙂
What a fun filled time! I would love to go visit there!
You reminded me that I went there as a child when you mentioned Calgary. That’s a big deal for sure! I need to go back there and do some other things.
Looks and sounds like a really love place to visit, especially the peace bridge
Omg loving your photos!!! I’ve been to Calgary once a few years ago! Lovely place!
Looks like a real nice place to spend vacation. Would love to spend some time there as well.