A celebration of the attractions and places that make this city great.
- Genesis Centre, Falconridge
A 225,000-square-foot, multi-purpose complex built to enrich the health, wellness and unity of communities in northeast Calgary. It includes two indoor field houses, gymnasiums, multi-purpose spaces, meeting rooms, a community kitchen and outdoor soccer fields.
- Glenbow Museum, Downtown
Calgary’s primary art-and-history museum, the Glenbow Museum features a few permanent exhibitions, as well as an ever-rotating schedule of travelling exhibitions.
- Glenmore Reservoir & Park, Lakeview / Oakridge / Eagle Ridge / Bayview
The Glenmore Reservoir provides much of Calgary’s drinking water. However, it’s also a popular spot for canoeing, kayaking, rowing and sailing. In North and South Glenmore Park, Calgarians can access and enjoy tennis courts, playgrounds, pathways and the popular Variety Spray Park.
- Golf Courses, City Wide
Calgary is home to many stunning locations for world-class golf, whether you’re a pro or just getting started. The City of Calgary also operates six municipal courses where anyone can play a round or take lessons.
- Grain Academy & Museum, Erlton (Stampede)
A museum exploring the evolution of farming and Canada’s grain-handling industry.
- Granary Road Public Market, Rural
This new venue south of the city includes a year-round indoor farmers market, bakery, bistro and lounge, and an active learning park.
- Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers’ Market, Huntington Hills
Calgary’s oldest farmers’ market and largest outdoor seasonal farmers’ market, it features 45 vendors offering a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, plants, soups, baked goods, honey, wine, pizza, breads and crafts.
- Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary International Airport
Discover Canada’s aviation history and enjoy seeing aircraft up close while hearing the roar of a modern jet overhead. It’s all displayed in a historic Second World War drill hall and outdoor hangar.
- Have a Caesar, City Wide
This popular Canadian cocktail was invented in 1969 by Walter Chell, restaurant manager at the Calgary Inn (now the Westin Hotel), as a signature drink for the hotel’s new Italian restaurant. Today, you can find Caesars being poured at bars and restaurants across the city.
- Have a Beer, City Wide
In recent years, Calgary has become a hotbed for high-quality craft beer and breweries. So next time you’re at your neighbourhood pub or restaurant, order a pint of something local – you won’t be disappointed.
- Helicopter Playground, Hillhurst
This large, modern playground includes a unique helicopter climber that kids love. The location is adjacent to a large playing field and near the pathways along the Bow River.
- Heritage Park, Chinook Park / Haysboro / Pumphill
Heritage Park is Canada’s largest living-history museum, with 180 attractions and exhibits that explore the settlement of Western Canada, not to mention thousands of artifacts. Among the attractions are an 1880s-era pre-railway settlement and a prairie railway town, circa 1910. A steam locomotive also runs around the park.
- Hide N Seek Indoor Playground, Calgary International Airport
A jungle-themed indoor playground containing eight private party rooms, a separate toddler area and a massive soft-walled climbing wall with a huge slide.
- Huntington Hills Community Centre, Huntington Hills
A variety of recreation and leisure programs are available here, such as a pre-school program, before- and after-school care, yoga, Pilates and karate classes.
- Independent Film, Downtown
Independent and alternative film lovers can usually catch a flick that’s a little bit different at the Globe Cinema or Plaza Theatre. There are also a number of festivals in the city during the year, including the Calgary Underground Film Festival and the Calgary International Film Festival.
- Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre, Inglewood
The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is a wildlife park offering “migratory birds a place to rest their wings.” The on-site nature centre has interpretive exhibits and information about local wildlife. To date, 270 species of birds have been recorded at the sanctuary.
- Inside Avenue Antiques, Highfield
Inside Avenue is a large antique mall with more than 50 vendors selling antiques, collectibles and memorabilia.
- International Avenue / 17th Avenue S.E., Forest Lawn
This business revitalization zone (BRZ) is home to a vibrant and ethnically diverse business district that includes a wide selection of restaurants and grocery stores from around the world.
- Kensington BRZ, Sunnyside / Hillhurst
Kensington offers a perfect blend of gastro-pubs, cafes and coffee stops, funky and unique boutiques, movie theatres, and family friendly restaurants for all to enjoy.
- Kerby Centre, Downtown
The Kerby Centre is a not-for-profit organization that aims to enhance the lives of older adults through a variety of services, information and programming. It served 24,869 Calgarians in 2016.
- Leighton Art Centre, Rural
Located just outside the city, with views of the foothills and the Rocky Mountains, the centre “connects visitors to art, history, and landscape” through year-round arts programming. It was originally home to artists A.C. and Barbara Leighton.
- Lunchbox Theatre, Downtown
Located at the base of the Calgary Tower, Lunchbox Theatre is dedicated to producing and staging original one-act plays, often for lunch-time audiences. It’s a Calgary institution, having been serving up noon-hour theatre for more than 40 years.
- Lougheed House, Beltline
A national and provincial historic site, the Lougheed House was built in 1891 for Senator James Lougheed and his family. Beautiful gardens surround the restored mansion, which also features a restaurant and public programming.
- Lindsay Park, Erlton
This green space, nestled in a bend of the Elbow River, is home to a number of popular pathways, as well as the Repsol Sports Centre, a multi-sport complex run by the non-profit Lindsay Park Sports Society.
- MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary
Features shows by both big name acts and lesser known performers to students and the general public.
- Marda Loop BRZ, South Calgary / Altadore
Marda Loop shopping and dining district, particularly the portion that stretches along 33rd Avenue, is populated with funky shops, services and eateries that are perfect for a weekend stroll.
- Market Mall, Varsity
One of the largest malls in Calgary, with a great selection of stores, underground parking and a huge food court.
- Max Bell Centre Arenas, Alberta Park – Radisson Heights
The hockey arenas in Max Bell Centre offer rinks for community hockey teams. The Max Bell Centre also hosts trades shows and special events throughout the year.
- McHugh Bluff, Rosedale / Crescent Heights
The birthplace of Calgary, Fort Calgary is a national historic site that marks the spot where the North West Mounted Police built a fort in 1875 at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Exhibits on site bring Calgary’s history to life.
- McMahon Stadium
Home of the Calgary Stampeders football team, it has a vintage feel and friendly fan atmosphere that make games a great outing for the entire family.
This is Part 3 (61-90) of a five-part list of 150 things to see and do in Calgary.