Things To See & Do in Calgary

Canadian Cultural Capital

Where the prairies and farmland meet striking mountains and glaciers is where you will find Calgary. Today Calgary is known as a Canadian cultural capital but the roots here go back to before the area was Canada’s ‘Wild West’. Calgary’s worldly ambience lends a sense of ‘pick your own adventure’ to any traveller that decides to explore the city. Here are a few ideas to get you started on planning your Calgary RV Rental Holiday….

Plan your Calgary RV Rental Holiday:

Heritage Park Historical Village & Gasoline Alley Museum

Visit “Canada’s Largest Living History Museum”. Activities, exhibits, restaurants and more await you. Learn about Canadian railroad history or take in the Gasoline Alley Museum which showcases antique cars. You can ride a train and a boat at HRH Village, a big hit with kids!

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Fish Creek Provincial Park

Canada’s biggest urban park! Perfect for a day of nature in the middle of the city. The park offers hiking and biking trails, paved and unpaved. Although the park is surrounded by city, it offers 14 km of nature to get lost in. The best part about having an RV for stuff like this is you don’t even have to pack a picnic!
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photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Cszmurlo.

Calgary Pathway System

An outdoor network of trails taking you all around the city.

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photo courtesy of: Steve Morgan 

The Military Museums

A group of museums all dedicated to the military. Ten dollars for adults lets you see seven museums including The Air Force Museum of Alberta and the Naval Museum of Alberta plus many archives and galleries!

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photo courtesy of Cszmurlo 

Bow River

You can walk the scenic trail along the river or, even better, kayak! A local favourite with many benches to sit, relax, and watch the clouds go by.

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photo courtesy of: Qyd 

Big Rock Brewery

What better way to spend an afternoon than having a beer brewery tour and tasting? Informative and fun, learn all about the brewing process while sampling their many varieties of beer!

Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower is on the top of the list of Calgary attractions. See 360 views of Calgary, take a step out onto the glass floor to get your pulse up and visit the restaurant and gift shop at the top of the tower!

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Nose Hill Park

Visit the second largest urban park in the country! Paved walking and biking trails, nature, and a panoramic view of the city!

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photo courtesy of: Wikimedia user Qyd. 

Calgary’s +15 Skywalk & Wonderland Sculpture

The skywalk is an inside pedestrian walkway for when the weather is fierce. There is 18 km (11 mi.) of walkway including 62 bridges. There are lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, and other attractions on your way to and fro Calgary’s landmarks. Most of the walkway is located 15 feet above the ground, hence the name.
Look for the tallest building in Calgary and you’ll find the Wonderland Sculpture in front welcoming you to The Bow building which is an entrance to the skywalk.
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Photo courtesy of Wikimedia user Qyd. 

Where to go from here:

After checking out Calgary attractions, explore Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks. Head North to Edmonton on your way to Whitehorse, or head to BC for some West Coast adventuring.

Use our quick and simple quote program at the top of this page to book your Calgary campervan hire. A popular option is a one way RV rental from Calgary to Vancouver, but reserve early as one way rentals are limited.

Happy Travels!

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