Explore downtown hot spots in Calgary and discover the beautiful Canadian Rockies this winter. You can even be home in time for dinner in the city. Get ready for adventures in the city and the mountains you will never forget.
5 Days of Adventure in Calgary
5 Days of Adventure in Calgary
Start your adventure at the Calgary Tower to capture views from the prairies to the Canadian Rockies. The 360° observation deck gives you a bird’s eye view of the streets and avenues below so you can map out the next 5 days of adventure.
Get into the Game
Feel the energy and excitement of live hockey action at a National Hockey League game and cheer on the Calgary Flames. It is easy to see why passionate fans of the Flames are called the C of Red when you experience an arena full of red jerseys jump for joy when they score a goal. Bars, restaurants, and shops are a short walk away on 17th Avenue for post-game drinks and entertainment.
Downtown by Foot
Step outside the Calgary Tower and discover the joys of a stroll down Stephen Avenue Walk. Local shops, restaurants, museums, and entertainment venues line this charming pedestrian friendly favourite. Make time for a trip to Hudson’s Bay Company before enjoying the luxury of shopping at the CORE Shopping Centre, Calgary’s only downtown shopping centre.
Discover the local chefs and ingredients making Calgary a new culinary destination. Calgary Food Tours offers guided journeys through the best restaurants and markets in the city, making connections with the personalities and neighbourhoods that bring Calgary’s culinary scene to life. Check dinner off your list and head to the big game.
Raise a glass and meet the people making Calgary a hub for craft beer. Get away from the ordinary and enjoy a truly unique vacation experience with a pint glass in hand. Try Calgary brewery tour for a beginner’s guide to the local beer scene or take a self-guided tour for a custom experience a true beer drinker can appreciate.
Farm to Table
After the last stop on your beer tour, stroll through the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood before treating yourself to a fresh dining experience at Rouge Restaurant. Head chef Paul Rogalski brings farm to table with a backyard garden that finds its way to every plate. Start with the Autumn Harvest and don’t miss the Seared Wild Boar Tenderloin with a side of apple and potato puree. Fresh ingredients and historic charm make this one of the best restaurants in Canada.
Adventure awaits just 90 minutes from the Calgary city centre in Banff National Park and is the perfect way to find adventure everyone can enjoy. Discover your wild side with a Canadian journey you will never forget.
Mountain Top Views
Explore Banff by Foot
Strap in and experience Banff by foot with a new adventure waiting around every corner. Grab a pair of snowshoes, a set of cross country skis, or walk the post card perfect main street for a shopping trip surrounded by mountain vistas. This country is made for winter adventures.
Warm up by the fire and recharge with dinner at Park Distillery Restaurant + Bar. Campfire-inspired cooking, house made spirits, and expedition décor make this a dining experience fit for the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Try the Rotisseries Chicken Sandwich or take home a bottle of their Chili Vodka at the gift shop on the way out.
Scenic Ice Skating
From public skating to frozen lakes and outdoor rinks, Banff is an ice skating paradise. Feel the cold air on your cheeks and enjoy the outdoor lights of the Banff Train Station rink or the picture perfect sheet of ice at The Fairmont Banff Springs. You will only need a few minutes by the fireside before you are ready for another lap around the ice.
Sleep in Style
Make your stopover in Banff one to remember with a night at The Fairmont Banff Springs. The world famous hotel has been called the “Castle in the Rockies” with golf in the summer, skiing in the winter, and stunning views year around.
Keep the adventure going with a 40 minute drive to Lake Louise.
Ski Lake Louise
Hit the slopes and experience the world class runs at Lake Louise Ski Resort. This legendary spot has over 4,200 skiable acres with incredible views of the Canadian Rockies and runs for everyone in the family. Test your skills on the Terrain Park or end the day with race down the Sunny Tube Park.
Winter Sleigh Ride
Dinner at Una Pizza + Wine
The historic Simmons Building is home to the Argentine wood-fired grill of charbar. Fresh ingredients and globally inspired dishes make this a popular spot for celebrations and after dinner drinks.
Cap off your five day adventure with a stroll down the River Walk along the peaceful Bow River. A popular path for pedestrians and cyclists, follow the river to the famous Peace Bridge for an Instagram worthy shot of Calgary. The bright red bridge has become an iconic spot in Calgary and is the perfect place to finish five days of adventure in the city.