Spruce Meadows, in south Calgary, hosts a series of world-class show jumping tournaments throughout the year, including the National in June, Pan American in July and Masters in September. The picturesque equestrian and event centre also features beautiful gardens with an outdoor children’s playground and offers affordable family fun year round.
Honens sparks appreciation for classical piano through a leading international piano competition, an innovative festival and community outreach. The award-winning annual festival is a four day celebration of piano that showcases some of the world's brightest classical music stars alongside Honens Laureates through innovative performance projects and dynamic community concerts. Every three years, the Festival expands to include an international piano competition. The Honens Prize Laureate is awarded $100,000 CAN and an artist development program valued at a half million dollars—the largest prize of its kind.
Lougheed House in Calgary was originally home to Senator James Alexander Lougheed, his wife, children and staff. Built in 1891, this grand sandstone prairie mansion contains materials and interior furnishings that reflected the wealth and prestige of the Lougheeds. Lougheed House was designated a National Historic Site in 1992, and has been faithfully restored to its Victorian and Edwardian splendour. The historic gardens on the estate have been beautifully recreated and are now designed, planted and landscaped to a different theme each year. Today, Lougheed House is yours to discover and enjoy.
See the spectacular Canadian Rockies from every angle. Enjoy panoramic views of glacier-fed lakes, crashing waterfalls and snowy mountains in comfort on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Your trip will be rounded off in style with an unforgettable helicopter ride – the best way to appreciate the beauty of the Rockies.
Adventure though Alberta and the Drumheller Badlands, home of the famous Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Visit breathtaking locations in the company of award-winning professional photographers.
Calgary Brewery Tours is all about spirited craftsmanship, but more importantly, it’s about the cold, refreshing beverages our city produces through the unique vision of the locals who love to create them. Experience our good natured and welcoming breweries, eateries and distilleries with people who enjoy a satisfying brew as much as you. Our two distinct tours let you taste the flavours of the Calgary area. You will witness the region’s rich history and realize the crazy lengths our brewers and distillers go to for the love of beer, spirits and mead.
Mountain View Helicopters, will take you on a sky-high trip full of mountain vistas, city skylines and rolling prairie – whatever strikes you. Their four-seat R44 Raven II helicopter ensures everyone has a good view, so there's no jostling for a window seat. Offering charters and champagne and discovery flights.
Explore a new adventure in the scenic Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by professional photographers, you will learn new photography skills while you capture your own breath taking photos - creating memories for a lifetime.
An appetising annual four-day festival, providing visitors the chance to sample the city's global cuisine. Purchase tasting tickets for one Canadian Dollar on site at Eau Claire Festival Plaza, to enjoy sample size menu items from some of Calgary’s top restaurants.
The Calgary Stampede is called The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth for good reason. For 10 days every July we welcome the world to a spectacular celebration of western heritage and values. It’s North America's premier rodeo and western festival. The year-round multi-purpose facility is also used for agricultural, trade, entertainment, sporting and special events, as well as meetings and banquets.
The annual Calgary Folk Music Festival, which will be celebrating its 37th anniversary in 2016, features 70 artists from over 16 countries. Performances take place on nine stages in over 100 distinct concerts and unique on-the-fly collaborations at the urban, forested retreat of Prince's Island Park. With daily audiences of 13,000, the festival site boasts an interactive family area, international craft market, global culinary delights, a record tent and tree-shaded beer garden. Kids and seniors can attend for free.