If you’re about to visit Calgary for the first time or planning a trip in the future, having a rough idea of where you’d like to visit will help you to structure your trip. Let’s take a look at a few of the best places to visit in Calgary!
See The Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede is a legendary event that takes place over 10 days. It dates all the way back to the 1880s and can be a highlight of the summer in Calgary. Many people have referred to the stampede as ‘the greatest outdoor show on earth.’
It’s held in the month of July and visitors can enjoy a number of cowboy and rodeo style entertainment. Many visitors even dress up accordingly, making the event even more fun! If you’re not visiting at the time of the stampede, it’s not unusual to be able to find a concert happening in its place, so keep an eye out.
Visit Banff And Lake Louise
Every visitor to Banff and Lake Louise agrees that it’s one of the most picturesque settings they have ever seen. It’s a great day trip from Calgary, as you can get there in less than 90 minutes. The route itself is incredible, with mountain vistas aplenty.
As well as the park, there are all kinds of shopping and dining opportunities for you to take in. Seeing Lake Louise will almost definitely be the highlight of your trip. The waters are a perfect, dazzling turquoise, and they are framed by the breathtaking snow capped mountains.
Head To The Edmonton Breweries
There are some truly fantastic Edmonton Breweries. The Yellowhead brewery is located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, offering one of Canada’s finest micro brewed beers, Yellowhead Premium lager. They also have one of the city’s most unique event spaces, hosting weddings and corporate events amongst others. The team are entirely Edmonton operated, engaging with local communities, small businesses and cultural organization’s.
Then there’s Alley Kat brewery, where you’ll find an enthusiastic team of people who are passionate about beer. They truly care about their craft, which is why many people agree they offer some of the best beverages around. Visiting these two Edmonton Breweries will make your trip a fun, and even educational experience.
Stay and Have Brunch at Hotel Arts
Hotel Arts is a hugely stylish hotel in the heart of downtown Calgary. It’s walking distance from many attractions and sites, and visitors love the artsy vibe of the place. You’ll enjoy the unique furniture and contemporary arts pieces, as well as the swimming pool patio which opens at the end of may.
The beds here are huge (king size) so whether you’re alone or with a partner, you can enjoy your Calgary trip to the fullest. Then, there’s a huge bathroom, quality toiletries, and a whimsical design that sets this hotel apart from the rest. If you can’t stay, having brunch here will still allow you to enjoy some truly great artistic scenes.