A Guide to the C-Train

A Guide to the C-Train
A Guide to the C-Train
Fun at every station

A Guide to the C-Train

Use this guide to plan a day exploring Calgary on the C-Train, with must do experiences at every station

Our transit system has an extensive bus network and the C-Train – a light rail network consisting of 45 stations reaching all over the city; there's so much to see and do around them.

We've put together a list of every transit station in Calgary, and something worth checking out at each one. There's something for everyone immediately next to the C-Train, from restaurants and major attractions to arenas and activities for children (plus some excellent places to find local craft beer for parents)! 

Buy yourself a Calgary Transit day pass (at any ticket machine using cash, debit, or credit cards) and go see what our city has to offer using this handy guide. 



Nose Hill Park

Mountain biking in Nose Hill Park – a short distance from Dalhousie station (Photo credit: Travel Alberta).


CF Market Mall

CF Market Mall is a short ride away from the Brentwood station.



Calgary Stampeders

Catch Calgary Stampeders action at McMahon Stadium, adjacent to Banff Trail station.

Banff Trail


Lions Park

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Take in a show at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium at SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee station (Photo credit: Kelly Hofer).


Regal cat cafe

Meet some new friends at the Regal Cat Café near Sunnyside station (Photo credit: Adrienne Matthew).


8th St. SW

The Peace Bridge

The Peace Bridge is a short walk from the 7th Street Station (Photo credit: Corey Myke).

7th St. SW

6th St. SW

4th St. SW

The CORE Shopping Centre

The CORE Shopping Centre is located in the heart of downtown Calgary and close to 3rd St. SW station.

3rd St. SW

Stephen Avenue

The Galleria Trees on Stephen Avenue near 1st St. SW station (Photo credit: Travel Alberta).

1st St. SW

The Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower is a short walk from the Centre Street station (Photo credit: Travel Alberta).

Centre St.

Central Calgary Library

Explore the Central Calgary Library from City Hall station (Photo credit: Neil Zeller).

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Discover the history of music in Canada at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, a couple blocks from City Hall station

City Hall

Victoria Park/Stampede

The Erlton/Stampede station

The Erlton/Stampede station is a great way to get to the Calgary Stampede.


Annex Ale Project

Stop for a pint in the Barley Belt at the Annex Ale Project, near 39th Avenue station (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Chris Amat).

39th Avenue


CF Chinook Centre

Calgary Transit is a convenient way to get to CF Chinook Centre from Chinook station

Heritage Park

Take the #502 bus from Heritage station to Heritage Park



Southland Leisure Centre

Wave pool fun at the Southland Leisure Centre, a short bus ride from Southland station



Canyon Meadows

Fish Creek–Lacombe



69th St. SW


45th St. SW

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Take the train to Westbrook station to arrive at Jubilations Dinner Theatre


Shaganappi Point


Downtown West–Kerby

St. Patrick’s Island

St. Patrick’s Island and the George C. King Bridge, near Bridgeland/Memorial station (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Roth & Ramberg)


Mandrills Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is the most visited zoo in Canada and is located at Zoo station.


TELUS Spark is a short walk from the Zoo C-Train station.


Fiasco Gelato

Fiasco Gelato is a 5 minute walk from the Barlow/Max Bell station


Barlow/Max Bell


Tool Shed Brewery in Calgary

Take the train to Marlborough station to get to Tool Shed Brewery in Calgary



At Rundle station, you'll find Sunridge Mall within a very short walk. This mall features 170 stores and restaurants. There's also several places beside the mall to visit, including a pet store, five guys, and even a Chuck-e-cheese!





Hopefully this list will help you discover something fun to do when you’re exploring the city. Let's end this list with a fun (but cool!) fact – the C-Trains in Calgary are powered 100% by renewable wind-generated electricity!

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