Calgary Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Calgary

If you have extra time, Fish Creek Provincial Park is worthwhile.
  • #3
    Things to do in Calgary
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    #3 in Calgary
    0.9 miles to city center
    Parks and Gardens, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    0.9 miles to city center
    Parks and Gardens, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Prince's Island Park spans nearly 50 acres and is a hit with visitors in need of beautiful walk. Trails lined with cottonwood trees appeal to walkers and bikers alike, while regular festivals and an outdoor theater beckon to culture hounds. For food, just follow the footbridge across the Bow River to the stalls of Eau Claire Market. Looking for more refined dining? Then check out the River Café.

    Visitors and locals both love the park in every season, praising its peace and quiet, as well as its beauty.

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    Stephen Avenue Walk
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    #7 in Calgary
    0.4 miles to city center
    Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    0.4 miles to city center
    Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Occupying three blocks of downtown's 8th Avenue, the Stephen Avenue Walk is one of the city's most popular shopping venues. This pedestrian-only shopping area – also dubbed a National Historic District – is lined with trendy stores, delectable restaurants and even several nightclubs. This downtown stretch is also the place to go for avid culture hounds; street performers, local artists and even festivals are often found here. Business travelers will likely make several stops here as the street is home to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and the Hyatt Regency Calgary and the Calgary Marriott Hotel.

    Recent visitors loved the hustle and bustle of the area and praised the variety of restaurants and shops.

  • Fish Creek Provincial Park
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    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    This large park south of downtown offers lots of opportunities to hike, swim, fish, cycle, ski and simply enjoy nature. What's more, the park's visitor center has a theater and exhibit area showcasing artifacts found in the park.

    Recent visitors praised the park for its beauty, the variety of outdoor pursuits available and the opportunities to see wildlife. Others enjoyed the numerous walking and cycling paths.

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    Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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  • Peace Bridge
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    Free
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Free
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  • Wonderland Sculpture
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    Less than 1 hour
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    Less than 1 hour
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