Downtown Calgary doesn’t have to be an expensive trip. Professionals, couples, families, and singles can find plenty of activities in Calgary that are fun and affordable. To get started planning your trip, all you need to do is choose the right place to stay.
The Regency Suites hotel is perfect for travellers looking for an affordable spot that is clean, friendly, and conveniently located.
Once you've booked your accommodation, here are a few inexpensive things that you can do while visiting Calgary:
The Calgary Tower features the highest 360-degree observation deck in the world. The Tower itself stands at an impressive 1228 meters above sea level. Check out the amazing view of Calgary’s landmarks and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $9 for children, and free for ages three and under.
If you’re a sports lover and it’s your first time in Calgary, you should make time to visit Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. They have several interesting gallery exhibits, including the Splash Gallery, Motion Gallery, Contact Gallery, Bounce Gallery, Sport Chek Hockey Gallery, and more.
The Loose Moose Theatre opened in 1977 and is known for being the go-to place for improvisational theatre lovers and practitioners. They put on weekly shows, theatre for kids, and offer improv class. Tickets are available online and groups of ten or more are eligible for discounts.
Fish Creek is Canada’s second largest provincial park and it opens at 8 am every day. The park features a man-made lake called Sikome Lake with a swimming area, an Environmental Learning Center, a boat launch spot, wetlands, and an upscale restaurant called The Ranch where visitors can take a break and eat a good meal.
Telus SPARK is a science museum with fun, interactive exhibits and an HD theatre. Telus SPARK is a great place to host corporate events, birthday parties, team building, school programs, and professional development programs. They also hold special events like the upcoming Star Trek Star Fleet Academy Experience.
Head over to Holy Smoke BBQ if you’re looking for a tasty, filling, affordable meal. This spot is offers delivery and take out, serves liquor for those who are interested, and comes highly rated by loyal customers. Patrons recommend the corn bread, pecan tart, pulled pork, ribs, and basically everything else on the menu.
Love a good workout and prefer a smaller, more versatile fitness space? Fit Republic only charges $20 per drop in class and offers a wide range of classes including AntiGravity, kickboxing, cycling, HIIT, barre, and yoga. Visitors and people who are new to the city can get a two-week unlimited membership for $39!
The Stephen Avenue Walk area is located right in downtown Calgary. Visitors can roam this area to discover things like live performances, music, shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars, and more.
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