5 Things to Do For the Day in Calgary
There’s many reasons why one might be spending the day in Calgary, from visiting loved ones to seeing what the city is like before they start browsing Calgary Homes For Sale and decide to move there themselves. There’s also the locals that are curious about the sides of their city they haven’t seen before.
If either of these sound like you, keep reading for some great attractions to see in Calgary. And if you’re just someone that’s curious, after seeing all there is to do, you very well might be itching to make plans yourself to get there as soon as possible.
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See The Puck Drop
If you’ve got the time, and it’s during hockey season, it’s a no-brainer to catch a Calgary Flames home game. As with any sport, it’s not just about the game itself but the entire night out. Plan a day around seeing a game and being a part of the C of Red, and enjoy that area of the city. There’s plenty of bars and restaurants around 17th Avenue for you to either get psyched up about the game or wind down after 3 amazing periods of hockey.
Recharge With A Nature Walk
Just because you’re taking in the city for the doesn’t mean that you won’t want a little time that’s on the quieter side. What better way to do that than a quaint walk through Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre where you’ll have the chance to see over 270 different species of birds and 21 different species of mammals. Don’t fear that you won’t have time for this, walking through the nature centre should only take around an hour.
Get A Bird’s Eye View
There’s no better way to truly take in the scope of the city than from the heights of Calgary Tower. From the top, you’ll be able to see the entire city as well as the jaw-dropping beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
Don’t think the only thing offered up there is the view. There’s also great options when it comes to dining, being Sky 360 and a Ruth’s Chris Steak House offering food to match the unforgettable view.
Soak Up The History
Whether you’re visiting or a local yourself, it’s always important to truly take in a city through its past. There’s no better place in Calgary to do so than the Glenbow Museum. For the devoutly curious, there’s over 100,000 different resources, from paintings to historical artifacts, all offering their own amazing bit of insight into this great city’s past.
Go Ice Skating
If seeing a Flames game is the main event, what better way to get excited for it than skating around Olympic Plaza yourself. Even if the Flames aren’t on your radar, spending some time skating can be a great way to spend some time with the family during your day through the city.
Given you’re around during the warmer months, don’t think there’s nothing on offer at Olympic Plaza. In the summer you’ll often find live entertainment making it a great stop no matter the season.