Cool things to do in the Calgary area

Whether you’re in the mood for an urban outing along the Red Mile or a day hiking in the Rockies, Canada’s Cowtown is your launchpad for awesome adventures. What’s on your list?

Having cancer taught me to embrace the many incredible experiences life has to offer. Inspired by my journey, I started Badge of Awesome Communities to share ideas for adventure in destinations around the world — and invite others to do the same. Explore the featured attractions below, see what others are saying in the comments, and add your own favourite things to see and do in the Calgary, Alberta area to the growing collection!

Life is short. Let’s inspire each other to get off the couch and make the most of it.

Featured Attractions

Kayben Farms

Get mud on your shoes in a natural playground filled with family fun, adventure and learning

Mukwah Rafting Tours

Embark on Calgary’s only guided river tour or feel the rush with some awesome white water rafting


A smash-up of art, science and engineering. Open to everyone.

Butterfield Acres

Milk a goat, go on a tractor ride, join the harvest pumpkin hunt, and more at this hands-on, family-friendly farm

8 thoughts on “Cool things to do in the Calgary area

  1. Paul Stallar says:

    The city of Calgary itself is awesome but another reason it’s awesome is what’s within an hour or two drive from it. Things like…

    1) Banff (hiking, hot springs, camping, etc.)
    2) Dinosaurs in Drumheller
    3) The Badlands in general
    4) The friendly folks of the Okotoks

  2. Anton P says:

    Calgary Zoo of course! Going up the Calgary Tower is also a cool perspective to see the city and scout out your next destination 🙂

  3. AllieKat92 says:

    – screaming your head off at a Flames game
    – dancing the night away at Ranchman’s
    – washing away the effects of too many beers at the Banff hot springs

  4. John and Cindy B says:

    We were at the olympics in Calgary in 1988… fingers crossed we’ll get to say the same thing about the 2026 olympics! Go Calgary Go!

  5. The Kruscheks says:

    – the view from the Banff Gondola
    – Calgary’s famous Corn Maze
    – the folk festival in July
    – wandering aimlessly downtown looking for the best ice cream
    – (doing the Glacier Skywalk is still on our to-do list!)

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