Arts Commons is one of Canada's largest and most vibrant arts centres, is located in the heart of Calgary's Cultural District in the downtown core, occupies a full city block, and is home to five theatres and the world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall. Each year, the centre hosts over 1,800 performances and events, including live theatre, concerts, dance productions, readings, public forums, art exhibits, and much more - all open to the public. The resident companies of Arts Commons create, perform, and present a wide range of award-winning and highly acclaimed theatre and concerts each season.
Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century. The gallery represents over thirty prominent Canadian contemporary artists.
Esker Foundation is a privately funded contemporary art gallery located in Calgary, Canada. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. Esker Foundation reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement. Admission, education programs, and tours are free. Group tours are available on request. Esker Foundation programs three exhibition changes per year for the fall, winter, and spring/summer seasons, and four exhibitions annually in our street-level Project Space. The Esker App provides an in-depth experience of the exhibitions on view and can be downloaded for free at either Google Play or the App Store.Complimentary parking is located in the building. Esker Foundation is fully accessible.
Spend a week or more exploring the spectacular national parks in Alberta.
10 night multi-centre itinerary, including 2 nights at the Fairmont Palliser, 4 nights at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and 4 nights at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. International flights from London Heathrow included.
This relaxing week-long tour has many highlights but one that will most definitely stand out is the two day rail journey from the Canadian Rockies resort town of Banff through to the coastal, scenic city of Vancouver.
Hop on a 15 passenger U-shaped bike and pedal your way through Calgary’s top craft beer taprooms and breweries. You’ll use the power of the pedal to make your way to 3 distinct stops, while taking in the city along the way. You and up to 14 fellow expeditioners will be guided on a 2-hour tour to some of the best places to laugh with friends, meet new people and grab a drink in Calgary.
Year round, day or multi-day, custom and private guided excursions. City tours. Sightseeing tours of major attractions, heritage sites and parks in Alberta including the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise, Drumheller and Waterton.
Art lover and long-time Calgarian, Jeff Poole started Calgary Walking Tours to share his love for the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene. Poole offers two main tours—one of Calgary contemporary art galleries and one of historic Stephen Avenue and the Glenbow Museum. He can also customize a tour to your specific needs. His tour philosophy is simple: for you to have a wonderful time.
Plunge into the warm atmosphere that Christmas at Spruce Meadows evokes. It’s easy! You only have to visit the International Christmas Market once to discover a magical world of scents, colours and light and feel the energy associated with the anticipation of Christmas. Enjoy 300+ vendors spreading Christmas Spirit in the indoor comfort of the Spruce Meadows Riding Hall,Equi-Plex, Horizons, Reindeer Alley, and Candy Cane Lane. Our outdoor areas include, 'Founders Plaza', 'Twin-Peaks' and many more individual vendors around the grounds.
Every August in Calgary, locals and visitors gather for GlobalFest in Elliston Park to cheer on their favourite firework performances at the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival. Adding to the excitement is the festival’s OneWorld – a night market featuring colourful multi-cultural pavilions, lively dance shows and an array of ethnic cuisine. The Human Rights Forum, which promotes diversity, cross cultural respect and equality through a series of presentations, completes this annual award-winning event.
Enter the enchanted world of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedic tale. Don’t miss feuding forest fairies, hapless mortals, capricious gods, and the antics of a rascally elf named Puck take to the stage in a dreamlike setting. Infused with sprightly energy, Alberta Ballet brings a wallop of vivacious mischief to Bruce Wells’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.