You've been living in the big city for awhile now, and your small town friends are coming to visit. You need to start planning how to show them the best of your city, ASAP.
There is a definite list of things that you can't not do while in Calgary. No matter how overdone these things may seem to you, you have to remember that your friends have never done them before, and they're gonna be super excited about everything. It's time for you to make arrangements, and get excited too.
1. Calaway Park // 245033 Range Road 33
You obviously have to visit Western Canada's largest amusement park while in Calgary. Treat yourself to some fair food, and ride the rollercoaster as many times as you can handle.
2. Telus Spark // 220 St Georges Dr Ne
Let out your inner nerd at Calgary's science centre. Telus Spark always has super interesting and informative exhibits, for people of all ages.
3. The Locked Room // Various locations
With 3 locations, and a total of 13 different escape rooms, you're sure to find a challenge.
4. Calgary Tower // 101 9 Ave SW
Standing on a glass floor, 525 feet in the air is definitely a way to get comfortable in Calgary. The tower also has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite with a view.
5. Eau Claire Distillery // 113 Sunset Boulevard NW
What's a trip to Calgary without a little booze? The Eau Claire Distillery offers a ton of services, including teapot cocktails and tours.
6. Calgary Zoo // 210 St George's Drive NE
The infamous Calgary Zoo is a place you need to cross off your Calgary bucket list. Animals from all over the map, and super informative and interesting exhibits can be found here.
7. Laser Quest Calgary // 9950 Macleod Trail SE
Keep your time in YYC adventurous with some friendly competition. For just $9.50/person you can play a round of laser tag. Loser buys pizza.
8. Cross Iron Mills // 261055 Crossiron Boulevard
Calgary's premiere shopping outlet, perfect for anyone who's balling on a budget. Cross Iron has a massive range of stores, and a super great food court/restaurant selection.
9. Canada Olympic Park // 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Perfect for any sports fan, Canada Olympic Park offers zip-line, mini golf, luge, and skating.
10. Devonian Gardens // 317 7 Ave SW
Enjoy the beauty of nature, without the bugs or sun burns. Calgary's only indoor park is the perfect place to relax, or do an impromptu photoshoot with your friends.
11. Peace Bridge
Easily one of Calgary's most popular land marks, every Calgarian has a picture at the Peace Bridge. It's beautiful at any time of day, and any time of year.