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Nestled between the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Calgary has a dynamic energy that permeates all that happens within the city. Whether you desire world-class cultural attractions, top-notch dining, or a blissful night of sleep, May is a great month to visit Calgary and explore our uniquely cosmopolitan city, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes in every direction.
Calgary boasts incredible music and cultural festivals, renowned cuisine, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and engaging attractions. This is just scratching the surface of what our city has to offer. From Jurassic encounters to the east, alpine adventures to the west, and endless urban discoveries, Calgary will show you that right here is exactly where you need to be.
A visit to Calgary is an opportunity to experience something amazing. We are not just referring to our world-renowned cultural attractions, excellent restaurants, shopping destinations or acres of urban parkland. Our community spirit is what truly sets us apart. No matter where you go, you will see our unique brand of western hospitality in action.
Points of Interest that you and your family will love include:
Calaway Park - As Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Family Amusement Park, Calaway Park has been offering affordable, family- friendly fun and entertainment for over three decades.
The Calgary Hangar Flight Museum (Formerly known as the Calgary Aero Space Museum) - The Hangar Flight Museum is a busy and growing museum that fosters the understanding and appreciation of the evolution of flight through stories told about the airplanes, and helicopters in our collection and the men and women who designed and flew them. The collection holds rare and historically significant military and civilian aircraft sure to delight visitors young and old.
Calgary Stampede - While the official event is not until July, there are lots of things to see and do at the Calgary Stampede grounds year-round!
Calgary Tower - Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the Observation Deck you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and the prairies.
Calgary Zoo - The Calgary Zoo is Calgary’s top tourist attraction. Bring your kids for an unforgettable, fun-filled day! Meet our captivating penguins in an Antarctic environment; visit majestic giraffes, bellowing hippos and colourful mandrills in Africa; our cool cats - tigers, lynx and snow leopards in Eurasia; or the stars of the Canadian Wilds – our bears, cougars and wolves.
Glenbow Museum - As a key cultural cornerstone in Calgary for 50 years, Glenbow has surprised and engaged generations of Albertans and visitors to the province with remarkable connections between art, culture and the world around us. Glenbow provides us with a sense of place -- what it means to live in this amazing landscape -- and an appreciation for the legacy of the remarkable people and events that have shaped our community. Check out some of the exhibits which will be on display while you are in town!
Heritage Park - With more than 200 exhibits and attractions spread over 127 acres of lush parkland, Heritage Park Historical Village has a lot to offer both the history buff and the pleasure seeker. It’s the perfect balance between historical fact, adventure, discovery and fun that makes our take on the tale of Western Canadian settlement so unique. Explore 1860 - 1950!
The Military Museums - The Military Museums of Calgary, Alberta is the largest tri-service museum in Western Canada and the second largest military museum in the country. It consists of the four founding regimental museums and the Naval, Army and Air Force Museums of Alberta. We are also home to The Founders' Gallery and The Military Museums Library and Archives (UofC).
Telus Spark - Get your science on! For all of the Star Trek fans out there, the Starfleet Academy Experience is happening until June 4th! We’re a place for the curious. Whether you’re a young family, in your tweens and building new ideas, or an adult who is compelled to find the ‘why’ behind the science, TELUS Spark is for you. TELUS Spark is Calgary's Science Centre. Facilitators fuel curiosity. Exhibits and programs ignite a sense of wonder and excitement.
We invite you to share in Calgary’s many experiences. You’re encouraged to explore visitcalgary.com for more information about what’s happening in our dynamic city during Gaia Gathering 2017. We look forward to welcoming you!
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