Calgary Tours, Alberta

Activities & Tours in Calgary

At the foot of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains glitter the impressive skyscrapers of downtown Calgary. A city where visitors and locals alike enjoy a vibrantly diverse life of dance, theatre, art, musical and sporting entertainment as well as culinary delights to compliment the most discriminating palate.

Calgary, considered the 'Heart of the New West', is located in south western Alberta, in a region of foothills and high plains.  It is the fifth largest city in Canada and shines with optimism and possibilities for the future.  It has many things to offer those who love the city life, as well as the great outdoors, with the Canadian Rockies only an hour away.

Calgary is a cosmopolitan financial centre with first class shopping, theatre, galleries, restaurants, ballet, concerts, dazzling nightlife, jazz festivals and professional hockey. Calgary has been called the showcase city for Canada.  The shopping in Calgary is a shopper’s wonderland, as Alberta is the only province in Canada without a provincial sales tax.  Here you can find numerous local arts and crafts, handmade by Calgary locals.

Select an activity or sightseeing tour category from Calgary below:

 
Attraction Tickets

Attraction Tickets

Ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain to experience a bird’s eye view of six mountain ranges. Take a magnificent interpretive cruise on Lake Minnewanka, the largest lake in Banff National Park. Venture out onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in an Ice Explorer at the Columbia Icefield.

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Attraction Value Packages

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Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity onboard a specially designed Ice Explorer at the Columbia Icefield. Relax with a Banff Lake Cruise and discover some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Rockies. Marvel at the unsurpassed view of Banff and the Bow Valley in a breathtaking journey to the top of Sulphur Mountain at the Banff Gondola. Experience the thrill of the Glacier Skywalk, suspended 280 metres (918 ft) above the Sunwapta Valley.

Explore Rockies Tours

Explore Rockies Tours

Enjoy full day excursions that take you from the city of Calgary through the rolling foothills and ranching country into the Canadian Rockies. Spend the day exploring the resort town of Banff, experiencing the beauty of Lake Louise or travelling on the Columbia Icefield on an Ice Explorer.

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter Tours

What better way to experience the towering peaks and unrivalled beauty of Western Canada than by experiencing the wonders of the Canadian Rockies while flying atop glaciers and valleys on a helicopter tour. Whether you fancy heli-hiking, ice-walking or simply an exhilarating ride amidst the majestic mountains, there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

Other Activities

Other Activities

Calgary's legendary western roots and pioneering spirit are still evident in today's dynamic city. It is world-renowned for being the home of the 1988 Winter Olympics, and has become one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Culture, scenery and incredible experiences can all be found here.

There are more than 25 museums located in Calgary that showcase Calgary’s western history.  One of these museums is located at the site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games.  There currently is a self-guided tour where some of the events were located, including bobsleigh, luge, ski jumping and freestyle skiing.  You can also see a ski simulator at the Olympic Hall of Fame & Museum.

Built to honour Canada’s Centennial, the Calgary Tower overlooks downtown Calgary.  The tower, completed in June of 1968, was originally called the Husky Tower, but became the Calgary Tower in 1971.  Outstanding views of the city can be seen from the observation deck from glass floor, which looks over 9th Avenue SW and Central Street North. 

Get out your cowboy boots for the annual ten day Calgary Stampede.  The stampede is held every year at the Stampede Park the first week in July.  It is the largest outdoor show on earth.  This tribute to the Cowboy is a time of street dancing, barbeques and Calgary hospitality for all. The parties go all night and the fun is everywhere.  Many different rodeo events can be seen here including bull riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, and wild pony racing.  You can also visit the Saddledome for various concerts and Nashville North for original Stampede night life.

Some other interesting places to visit in Calgary would be the Calgary Zoo and its Botanical Garden and Fort Calgary, the original home to the North West Mounted Police.

 


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