Calgary: Best Things to Do

Pixabay - Calgary Skyline

Calgary is a city in the Western Canadian Province of Alberta

It is famous for Peace Bridge and Calgary Tower

But you must also visit Studio Bell before enjoying the nightlife in Anabelle Bar

Booked a room at Fairmont Palliser hotel and have some bites of brisket in Hayden Block Smoke is a great plan for great vacation

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SIGHTSEEING

When you come to Calgary do not miss experiencing the Riverwalk, a two-kilometer pedestrian or cycling track alongside the southern bank of the Bow River which runs from the Centre Street Bridge to East Village. From this riverwalk, you will see Simmons Building, a home for cafes, and restaurants. After that, you can head to Prince’s Island Park to enjoy its natural beauty.

Simmons Building

former mattress factory with a bakery, craft coffee shop and restaurant in its refurbished interiors

Address : Calgary, AB T2G 0G1, Kanada

DOWNTOWN

The downtown of Calgary for entertainment district is along 8th Avenue South. Stephen Avenue is located in this street along with hotels, restaurants, shops, The Globe Cinema, and Devonian Gardens.

Stephen Avenue Walk

the entertainment downtown of Calgary

Address : 340 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1C1, Kanada

SHOPPING

The market located in the BMO Centre will give you an amazing shopping experience. The market which supporting local artisans and goods, is showcasing new and notable vendors and their unique, locally-made products that you rarely find at any other market.

The Market

a place to shop local product of Calgary

Address : 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1, Kanada

FOOD & DRINK

Caesar is an authentic Calgary's cocktail that you must never miss when you are in the city. It is made from clam broth, tomato juice, Worchester, and vodka.

CULTURE

The culture of the city is varied as the result of the mixed-culture from a lot of cultures brought by immigrants that choose to stay here for work or study. There are more than 120 languages spoken in Calgary.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Calgary from April to May, when the temperature quite warm for strolling around the city.

HOTEL

Fairmont Palliser is an iconic hotel in Calgary to spend a night in the downtown, it only takes 5 minutes drive to Scotiabank Saddledome and the Calgary Stampede. You can strongly feel the city's ambiance here. But when you want to stay in an artsy and stylish hotel, you can book a room at the Hotel Arts Kensington. The warm yet comfortable atmosphere naturally comes from excellent service from the hotel staff.

Fairmont Palliser

Four-Star Hotel

Good Service

Luxury

Address : 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2M3, Kanada

Hotel Arts Kensington

a luxury boutique hotel in Calgary, Canada

Address : 1126 Memorial Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3E3, Kanada

RESTAURANT

Hayden Block Smoke mainly served the best selection meat which smokes their meat for 10-14 hours and brisket is the most favorite menu here. You can also order cocktail, wine or beer in this warm atmosphere restaurant. Bread and Circus Trattoria may become your next restaurant to go when you want to have a family-like dining atmosphere. This restaurant offers Roman-inspired Menu which you can freely choose single or family size.

Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey

a bbq joint in the heart of Kensington, Calgary, Alberta

Address : 1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3, Kanada

Bread and Circus Trattoria

Wine, Cocktail, Beer, Family Friendly

Address : 616 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B4, Kanada

CAFE

Euphoria Cafe is the right place to go when you are looking for a relaxing yet cozy cafe to have a cup of coffee. Do not forget to order some french pastries or waffles along with your coffee. You can also sip coffee while enjoying the city ambiance from the windows at Analog Coffee 17 Ave. This cafe served delicious baked goods from Corbeaux Bakery and open until night so you do not need a certain time to go to this cafe.

Euphoria Cafe

an independent family-owned business established in 2009 based in Calgary, Alberta

Address : 8 Varsity Estates Cir NW #110, Calgary, AB T3A 2Z3, Kanada

Analog Coffee 17 Ave

Coffee

Tea

Bread

Breakfast

Address : 740 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B7, Kanada

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

When you are looking for a bar that has an intimate yet warm vibe you need to go to Bar Annabelle. The bar only serves a well-chosen and imaginative wine list, fine Japanese whiskey, scotch, and gin. But when you want to sip a classic cocktail in Calgary, you can head to Proof Bar. In this bar, the cocktails are served in old-fashioned service and the menus are regularly changed due to improvement.

Bar Annabelle

Wine

Whiskey

Warm

Address : 109a, 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4, Kanada

Proof

Cocktail

Beer

Wine

Address : 1302 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V7, Kanada

INTERESTING PLACE

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is must visit place when you are taking your step in Calgary. It is a non-profit national museum in Calgary which has Hall of fame to appreciate Canadian music, video tutorials to playing musical instruments, performance hall, and many more. Calgary Farmyard may be a suitable place to explore with your family when in Calgary. It is the biggest farmyard in Calgary which also home for llamas, donkeys, rabbits, and many more. Besides, you can also play some physic games in the yard.

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

a non-profit museum and performance venue located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Address : 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L8, Kanada

Calgary Farmyard

the biggest farmyard in Calgary

Address : 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View County, AB T1X 0J6, Kanada

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Upload some photos of Calgary city skyline that you take from Calgary Tower to your Instagram feed and surely you get more likes. But do not forget to take some snaps from the glass floor extension on the observation deck to bring some breathtaking photos to your followers. But before you leave the city, you must take some memorable photos in front of Peace Bridge to prove that you have been to Calgary. People also call this bridge "Finger Trap Bridge" due to its visual similarity to the finger trap puzzle.

Calgary Tower

a 190

8-meter (626 ft) freestanding observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Address : 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J9, Kanada

Peace Bridge

a bridge that accommodates people walking and cycling across the Bow River in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Address : Peace Bridge, Calgary, AB, Kanada