Things to Do in Calgary
The Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel offers quick access to all of the best things to do in Calgary, both around Calgary Airport and downtown Calgary. View our list of things to do in Calgary below, and feel free to contact our helpful staff if you have any questions.
|McCall Lake Golf Course, 2 km/1.2 miles
1600 32 Avenue NE
This thing to do in Calgary is an oasis in the middle of the city! Featuring an 18-hole course and a 9-hole Par 3 course, McCall Lake Golf Course is perfect for any family golfing excursion. The course also includes a driving range, clubhouse, licensed snack bar, club and cart rentals, lessons and group bookings.
|Calgary Zoo, 5 km/3.1 miles
1300 Zoo Road NE
As a force for animal care research and conservation, the Calgary Zoo is more than just a place to see animals. Bring the whole family to explore and learn through a variety of activities, games and animal encounters. Currently the zoo is partially open due to considerable damage sustained in the flooding in June of 2013.
|The Art Gallery of Calgary, 9.2 km/5.7 miles
117 8 Avenue SW
Recognized locally, nationally and internationally for their exhibitions and art education programs, the Art Gallery of Calgary encourages guests to discover a new view of art and our world. Guests can walk through the hallways and experience the inspiring and dynamic collections. The gallery is currently open Tuesday through Saturday.
|Calgary Tower, 10 km/6.2 miles
101 9th Avenue SW
Offering a birds-eye view of the city, the Calgary Tower is one of the most popular things to do in Calgary. Guests can experience spectacular, 360-degree views of the city, Rocky Mountains, foothills and prairies while standing 191 meters above downtown’s core. You can also enjoy a meal at either Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, located at the base of the Tower, or SKY 360, 155 meters from the base, where diners can take in a rotating view of Calgary during lunch or dinner.
|Prince’s Island Park, 11 km/6.8 miles
698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
Escape the city and enjoy Prince’s Island Park, a popular urban area that hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. Guests can walk along the many pathways and hiking trails throughout the 20 hectare area, or take in the flower gardens and have a picnic with the family. Due to flood damage, Prince’s Island Park is partially closed until further notice.
|Eau Claire Market Mall, 11 km/6.8 miles
200 Barclay Parade SW
Featuring a wide array of shops, cafés, restaurants, theatres, businesses and services, the Eau Claire Market Mall has something for everyone. With pathways that wind through Prince’s Island Park and along the river, guests can shop and dine while taking in some of Calgary’s landmarks. Eau Claire Market Mall is currently open daily with varying hours.
|Calgary Stampede, 11 km/6.8 miles
1410 Olympic Way SE
If you are visiting Calgary during the summer months, then you do not want to miss “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” at the Calgary Stampede every July! With one of the world’s largest rodeos, a full fair, a parade, concert series, wagon racing competition and variety of educational exhibitions, this thing to do Calgary has something for everyone.
|PenGrowth Saddledome, 12 km/7.5 miles
555 Saddledome Rise SE
Visit the PenGrowth Saddledome, home to the NHL’s Calgary Flames, the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen, and the NLL’s Calgary Roughnecks. This magnificent indoor arena has played host to the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, as well as a number of today’s chart topping musicians, large rodeos, ice shows, circuses, and conventions.
|Canada Olympic Park/Hall of Fame, 19 km/11.8 miles
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Located 15 minutes from downtown Calgary, Canada Olympic Park was the premiere site for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. While it continues to function as a multi-purpose training facility for professional high performance athletes, the park is open to the general public year-round. If you aren’t skiing or snowboarding down the slopes, explore Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame located at Canada Olympic Park. The Hall of Fame is currently open Tuesdays through Sundays, and 7 days a week during July and August.
|CrossIron Mills, 19 km/11.8 miles
261055 CrossIron Boulevard
Visit Calgary’s newest shopping centre! Offering a combination of large outlet stores and premium brand retailers, you can find anything you need at CrossIron Mills. This large indoor mall, located just north of Calgary, is divided into “neighbourhoods” that reflect Alberta such as: Fashion, Ranch, Resources, Fossils, Sports, and Entertainment.
|Calaway Park, 27.8 km/17.3 miles
245033 Range Road 33
With exciting rides, exhilarating entertainment, and delicious treats, Calaway Park is the perfect thing to do in Calgary. As Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park, Calaway Park has been entertaining visitors for over three decades. Open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily, until September 2, Calaway Park will have limited hours throughout the rest of the season.