What to do in Calgary?

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1. Posted by warrentse (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Gday, Currently in Banff snowboarding the local area and will be making my way to Calgary on Sun 9th Jan and staying for 2 nites before flying on tues to Montreal.
So what do fellow people suggest to do in Calgary? Where and what do the locals do? Unfortunately, there isn't a hockey game on with the Calgary Flames (home game) but before I leave Canada I want to see a game.
I've heard the Alberta beef is quite famous so where should I go for a steak meal? Since I'm a traveller, somewhere good and cheap will suffice.
Oh, suggestions on where to stay?

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Unfortunately there isn't any NHL hockey on right now, so catching a Calgary Flames game, even if they were going to be home, would not be an option.

However, the Calgary Hitmen have a home game on the 9th against Swift Current. The Hitmen play in the WHL.

Can't help on the other items, as I have never been to Calgary. But I do know that Alberta beef is GOOD.

3. Posted by dFy (Budding Member 6 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hello -

I live in Edmonton, 2.4 hours north of Calgary by car, but here are some things you can do in Calgary:

  • go the the Canada Olympic Park and try bobsledding or luge, see


  • the zoo is amazing, but be sure to go during the day as it gets dark quite early this time of year
  • Calgary has a good Chinatown and downtown shopping area, but for funky shopping try the Kensington district, just north of downtown
  • go up the Calgary Tower for a good view, 189 m high, see


Have fun!