Things We Love to Do in Calgary
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of little gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
The world-renowned 10-day Stampede is something to behold, but the Calgary Stampede also hosts events all year round: concerts, hockey, home shows, and more.
A wonderful celebration of our diverse artistic and multicultural landscape. And incredible fireworks to boot!
Have a gander at your furry and feathered friends and participate in some of the great activities and learning opportunities the zoo has to offer!
Cross Iron Mills
Got the shopping bug? Cross Iron Mills features 17 large-format anchor stores, more than 20 stores new to Alberta, and over 200 premium brands and great outlets.
Telus Spark Science Centre
The wonder of science is at your fingertips at the Telus Spark Science Centre. Check out the latest exhibits!
Fluid FestivalOct 13, 2016 7:00 pm — Oct 29, 2016 11:00 pm
Fluid Movement Arts Festival brings artists and audiences together to stir the city with contemporary art, dance and physical performance.
ScreamFestOct 14, 2016 7:00 pm — Oct 31, 2016 12:00 am
ScreamFest is Canada’s Largest and Scariest Halloween Event. At ScreamFest you will experience haunted houses, Halloween themed carnival games, creepy and disturbing entertainment, and FEAR.
We are open on the following dates for 2016: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31st!
Mamma MiaNov 1, 2016 8:00 am — Nov 6, 2016 5:00 pm
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!
Calgary Organ FestivalNov 3, 2016 8:00 pm — Nov 3, 2016 10:00 pm
Davitt Moroney has established a reputation as both an influential scholar of the Baroque and Renaissance periods and as a skilled harpsichordist, organist and choral conductor.
Tickets: $25 Adults – $18 Students/Seniors
Potted PotterNov 10, 2016 8:00 am — Nov 27, 2016 5:00 pm
A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, POTTED POTTER will make you roar with laughter.
Once Upon A Time At Heritage ParkNov 19, 2016 8:00 am — Dec 18, 2016 5:00 pm
Take a step back into true holiday enchantment this Christmas in Calgary. Join us for a wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. Experience the magic of Christmas past as some of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.
Grape EscapeNov 18, 2016 8:00 am — Nov 19, 2016 5:00 pm
The Grape Escape is a wine, spirits and beer sampling event. This event gives you an opportunity to discover your new favourites from a seemingly endless selection of wine, spirits and beer from all over the world.
ZoolightsNov 25, 2016 6:00 pm — Jan 8, 2017 9:00 pm
ZOOLIGHTS 2015-2016 presented by JSS Barristers came back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever. This year we welcomed our two millionth ZOOLIGHTS visitor since the event’s beginning 19 years ago! Those visitors experienced over 1.5 million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, steamy hot chocolate, and four fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transforming the Calgary Zoo into a magical winter wonderland.
Cirque MusicaDec 2, 2016 8:00 am — Dec 3, 2016 5:00 pm
The family orchestral circus spectacular returns by popular demand to unveil some new festive surprises just in time for the holiday season with three Christmas performances – including a Saturday matinee! Thrilling and heart pounding, experience daring aerialists suspended high above the Orchestra and gymnasts performing stunning feats, seamlessly choreographed to orchestral holiday favourites.
Festival of CraftsDec 8, 2016 10:00 am — Dec 11, 2016 5:00 pm
The Festival of Crafts is one of Canada’s biggest holiday handcrafted shopping events, showcasing the very best that the Canadian Handmade community has to offer.
Alberta Ballet Calgary: The NutcrackerDec 16, 2016 8:00 am — Dec 24, 2016 5:00 pm
Feel the energy of the live orchestra as dancers take the stage, the house lights glow and a magical fairy tale begins. With this unforgettable ballet, Edmund Stripe reveals an elegant and seamless marriage between dancer and orchestration. Young and old will delight in the beauty and power of The Nutcracker, set to Tchaikovsky’s immortal score and performed live by the enormously talented Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
High Performance RodeoJan 5, 2017 8:00 am — Feb 2, 2017 5:00 pm
One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is the largest festival of its kind in Western Canada, featuring theatre, music, dance and more.
Calgary Boat & Sportsmen’s ShowFeb 9, 2017 8:00 am — Feb 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Boating & Marine; Fishing; ATV’s & Powersports; AHEIA Zone; New Outdoor Adventure … from the best, are all on at the 2017 Calgary Boat & Sportsmen’s Show!