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!
ILLUMINASIA, Lantern & Garden FestivalSep 9, 2016 8:00 am — Oct 16, 2016 5:00 pm
ILLUMINASIA Lantern & Garden Festival Presented by Sinopec Canada. The authentic Chinese lanterns will light up the zoo and create an enchanting evening.
Calgary International Film FestivalSep 21, 2016 7:00 pm — Oct 2, 2016 11:00 pm
CIFF is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a “Behind the Screen” series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact.
YYC Comedy FestivalSep 26, 2016 7:00 pm — Oct 1, 2016 11:30 pm
YYComedy began as the inspired vision of festival founder Cory Mack back in October of 2011. Calgary had been designated as Canada’s Cultural Capital for the year 2012, and the same year a great number of comedically–connected anniversaries were taking place throughout the city.
The Convenience U CARWACS ShowSep 28, 2016 8:00 am — Sep 29, 2016 5:00 pm
The Convenience U CARWACS Show – Calgary is Western Canada’s largest trade event, bringing together all areas of the convenience, gas, and car wash industry.
Pro Rodeo Canada Series FinalSep 30, 2016 7:00 pm — Oct 1, 2016 11:00 pm
The 2016 Pro Rodeo Canada Series will include all rodeos except those on the Wrangler Canadian Rodeo Tour. The top ten qualifying contestants in the seven major events from this new tour will compete at the Pro Rodeo Canada Series Finals which is slated for September 30-October 1 at the Agrium Western Event Centre, Calgary Stampede Park.
The New Earth ExpoSep 30, 2016 6:00 pm — Oct 2, 2016 9:00 pm
The New Earth Expo is a health & wellness expo, presented by LegendWorks Events and brought to you by the many Exhibitors that make up our home town Calgary Show.
WordfestOct 7, 2016 8:00 am — Oct 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Wordfest sparks lively, illuminating and meaningful conversations between Calgary’s readers and the world’s most engaging writers. Our year-round literary events culminate in a 10-day festival every October, and are programmed to inspire Calgarians to live more creative and empathetic lives.
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!
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
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.