Summer in Calgary might be short, but it’s also (usually) very hot. Take advantage and explore the largest city of Alberta with our guide of 45 things to do in Calgary in summer, including many fun day trips at the end.

The greatest thing about summer is the possibility of being outside all day. Who wouldn’t like that? Calgary offers a lot of outdoor activities during the summer for locals and visitors alike.

We’ve been living in Calgary for over a decade, and even though we head to the mountains whenever possible, we also like staying in the city to recharge and have fun. Hopefully, you will enjoy the below summer activities as much as we do.

In this post, you won’t find ordinary things to do if you are looking for shopping or restaurant tips. Instead, this is an adventure guide for people who love the outdoors (with some rainy options), you know, our kind of people.

Enjoy the summer in Calgary!

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45 Fun things to do in Calgary in summer

Did you know Calgary is Canada’s sunniest city, averaging 333 sunny days yearly? So, even in colder temperatures, there are many amazing things to do in Calgary in winter.

In summer, plenty of music festivals, a rodeo, and countless parks around the city provide water activities, bike trails, or BBQ options.

However, Calgary has so much to offer for everyone, as you will see on our list of the best things to do in Calgary in summer. Before I share the list, here are the three top-rated tours in Calgary that you will love.

 The 3 most popular tours in Calgary

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1. Float down the Bow River

One of the most popular summer activities in Calgary is floating down the Bow River.

Starting at Bowness Park, you can choose where you want to end up, but Prince’s Island in Calgary’s downtown is the most common. The farthest point is Calgary Zoo, 20 km down the stream, which can take 2-4 hours.

Sports Rent provides raft, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard rentals (but no shuttle), Lazy Day Raft Rental provides rafts and offers shuttle service, and The Paddle Station rents you a raft at Shouldice Park which you can then conveniently leave at their drop-off station at St. Patrick’s Island.

2. Watch wildlife in the park

Even in the city, you can find plenty of wildlife. Head to any park after sunrise or before sunset to watch deer, beavers, porcupines, or coyotes.

We like Fish Creek Provincial Park, Nose Hill Park for deer, and Prince’s Island Park to watch beavers.

Canadian wildlife won’t disappoint, even more so when you visit the Rocky Mountains. You can see bears, moose, elk, and much more.

20 things to do in Calgary in summer

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Watch wildlife in the park

3. Kayak on Glenmore Reservoir

The Glenmore Reservoir is a large reservoir of drinking water on the Elbow River. Although swimming is forbidden, you can rent a kayak and enjoy the time on the water. Many rental companies in Calgary can set you up with kayaks and all the gear you might need. The Glenmore Sailing School offers canoe and kayak rentals from May to October.

For a unique kayaking experience, head to Carburn Park, where Calgary Kayaks rent glowing-in-the-dark kayaks.

4. Have fun at music festivals

Enjoy outdoor music festivals in Prince’s Island Park. Feel like dancing salsa? Or do you enjoy folk? Whichever culture you’d like to explore, Calgary got you covered.

Since we finished our 2-year trip around the world, we love to remind ourselves of all our adventures in South America by attending Latin festivals.

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Festivals in June:

  • Calgary Ukrainian Festival in June – Try traditional Ukrainian cuisine and alcoholic drinks
  • 4th Street Lilac Festival – a pedestrian-friendly venue with artists, music, and market

Festivals in July:

  • Mexifest – celebrating Mexican culture with live music and tasty eats
  • Folk Music Festival – featuring musicians from all over the world
  • Fiestaval Latin Festival – a free event with multicultural arts and dance performances from Latin American culture
  • Arab Festival – a free event featuring traditional music, customs and food

Festivals in August:

  • Tour de Bowness Street Festival – a free one-day event with artisans, food trucks, musicians and a bike race
  • Marda Grass Street Festival – a free, family-friendly event inspired by the New Orleans festival
  • Expo Latino – largest Latin festival in Western Canada

Fiestaval Latin Festival

5. Global Fest

Global Fest is a unique festival that deserves its place on this list.

It’s an annual family-friendly cultural & fireworks festival that lights up the sky and features a dance program, interactive games, and world-class fireworks by pyro artists.

Global Fest has entertained visitors for 20 years. The weeklong festival in Elliston Park celebrates Calgary’s multicultural communities. Cultural pavilions showcase the beauty of more than 20 countries through dance performances and an international food scene, and at night, the festival ends with beautiful fireworks.

View the full blog post: Global Fest in Calgary: Tips for Visiting and My Honest Review

Global Fest, Calgary

Best places to stay in Calgary

Budget pickWicked Hostels

A favourite of budget travellers. They offer complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, laundry service, towels, lounges, a library, and a cinema room. Their location is close to 17th Avenue, with bars, restaurants, and the best nightlife in Calgary.

Value pickCoast Calgary Downtown Hotel & Suites

A fantastic choice downtown with a great value because all suites include a full kitchen. While you can pay for hotel breakfast, you can easily cook your meals.

Luxury pickHotel Le Germain

A boutique hotel across from Calgary Tower. They offer continental breakfast, on-site dining at Charcut Roast House Restaurant, and a spa and wellness centre with luxury treatments.

6. Go stand-up paddleboarding

The fastest-growing sport in the world arrived in Calgary. Stand-up paddleboarding is easy to learn, so that newbies will fall in love with this sport quickly. The closest is Lake Chestermere, only 20 minutes from Calgary, and a rental shop onsite. Another option is Bowness Lagoon at Bowness Park, our favourite park year-round.

If you’re up for a challenge, try stand-up paddle boarding through Calgary on Bow River. It requires more skills and experience than paddling on a calm lake, so we got our advanced certificates at Bow Valley SUP and can’t wait to try it.

20 things to do in Calgary in summer

Of all the lakes I’ve paddled on, the most memorable and scenic experience was on Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. The blue water right underneath your feet is staggering.

If you don’t mind driving, there are many beautiful places for SUP in Banff (& beyond).

7. Have barbeque in North Glenmore Park

Pack your lunch and head to North Glenmore Park. Plenty of barbeque grills in the park are free to use. If you bring many friends, you can book the picnic site in advance to ensure you have a spot.

Other options we like for BBQ are:

  • Edworthy Park
  • Bowness Park
  • Stanley Park
  • Sandy Beach Park

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Have barbeque in North Glenmore Park

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8. Watch the sunset in Nose Hill Park

Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular wherever you are. For the best view of the city from above, go to Nose Hill Park. After a short hike up the hill, you’ll have a great view to enjoy nature’s show. Another place we like is Tom Campbell’s Hill with Calgary’s skyline.

30 Fun Things to Do in Calgary in Summer - Watch sunset in Nose Hill Park

9. Go for a bike ride

Calgary has over 700 km of bike paths, and many of them are scenic along the Bow River or Elbow River. Our popular rides in the city are:

  • From Prince’s Island to Edworthy Park with a stop for ice cream in Angel’s café (20 km)
  • Nose Hill Park for mountain biking (you can choose any difficulty or distance)
  • Around Glenmore Reservoir (15 km/1 loop)
  • Fish Creek Park before sunset for watching wildlife (any distance you choose)

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Go for a bike ride

What’s a better way of exploring Calgary than on a bike ride? Explore Calgary’s iconic landmarks, such as Peace Bridge, Prince’s Island Park, Fort Calgary, and more, on a 3-hour guided bike tour.

10. Sail in Glenmore Reservoir

Learn to sail or rent a boat and enjoy an afternoon with your friends. Glenmore Sailing Club offers sailing lessons for youth and adults. I wish stand-up paddleboarding would be allowed on Glenmore Reservoir, but unfortunately, it isn’t. You can only go on a kayak, canoe, or boat.

11. Try a yoga class in the park

This is one of my favourite summer activities in Calgary. You can practice yoga in the park or join other yogis in different parks throughout the city. Many yoga studios run yoga classes in parks, usually free or for a donation to local charities:

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Try yoga class in the park

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12. Play beach volleyball

Playing volleyball on the sand feels like being on a real beach. You can get a beach feeling right in downtown Calgary. There are three beach volleyball courts at 12 Street & 9 Avenue SW. All you need to bring is a ball and a few friends.

If you’re new to Calgary, I highly recommend meet-ups from Couchsurfing or joining groups on That’s how we’ve met some fun people to play volleyball with.

20 things to do in Calgary in summer

13. Try zip lining at Canada Olympic Park

North America’s fastest zipline provides the biggest adrenaline. You will slide down from the largest ski jump at Canada Olympic Park, used during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, with a bird’s eye view of Calgary.

The zipline is 500 metres long and reaches a speed of 140km/h, and admission starts at 63 CAD + GST per person. Watch the video of speeding down the zipline at 140km/h. It’s thrilling!

UPDATE: Zipline is closed in 2024 summer season due to nearby construction.

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Try zip lining in Canada Olympic Park

14. Visit Calgary Tower

The most visited attraction in Calgary is the Calgary Tower. See the city from a 190-meter-high observation deck and get panoramic views of Calgary.

The tower’s observation deck is encased in expansive windows that provide a panoramic view of Calgary and its surroundings. Visitors frequently mention the clarity and breadth of the view these windows offer, allowing for an unobstructed and sweeping vista of the cityscape, the Bow River, and the distant Rocky Mountains.

A standout feature that receives special attention from visitors is the glass floor. Even many window companies in Calgary say that making such a design is a peak of craftsmanship. This section of the observation deck, with windows as its base, offers a thrilling view directly down to the streets below. Visitors often describe this experience as both exhilarating and a bit nerve-wracking but ultimately unforgettable.

Are you brave enough to stand on the glass floor with the streets 190 meters below? Would you rather visit the revolving restaurant with 360-degrees views? Or maybe race up the tower’s stairs during a special yearly event?

View the full blog post: Tips for visiting Calgary Tower

15. Have fun at Telus Spark Science Centre

While Telus Spark Science Centre is a favourite for kids with their Creative Kids Museum, there’s plenty of fun for adults. I love the Infinity Dome, which features 360-degree viewing of movies and planetarium shows.

The most interesting shows playing in summer are Jane Goodall – Reasons for Hope, Worlds of Ice, and Dinosaurs of Antarctica. The bi-monthly Spark after Dark event is a favourite among the adult audience for science excursions, music, themed cocktails, and courses.

Sparkle Sparkle

16. See exhibits at Calgary Zoo

Calgary Zoo has several indoor and outdoor pavilions with almost 1,000 animals across 110 species and offers several exciting events during the year. After you visit baby gorillas and the popular black bears (white, brown, and black), head to the newly renovated Wild Canada to check out polar bears.

Some cool events hosted by the Calgary Zoo this summer are:

  • Polar Bear Breakfast – an educational event with breakfast
  • Sunday Safari Brunch – breakfast with a chocolate fountain
  • High Tea – unique tea party with garden views
  • several Adults Only events

View the full blog post: Tips for visiting the Calgary Zoo

17. Learn bike skills at the pump track

If you’re interested in more than a leisure bike ride around the city, you can hit up one of the bike pump tracks in:

  • South Glenmore Park (pictured below)
  • Fairview
  • Inglewood
  • West Confederation Park

18. Watch Northern Lights

You won’t believe it until you see it – the green light across the sky dancing above you. Sign up at Aurora Watch to get notifications when there’s a high chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Then head out of Calgary and look for a clear sky with low light pollution for the best view. I would suggest driving north of Airdrie or east towards Drumheller.

The FB group Calgary Aurora Chasers helps understand the aurora weather data, best places to go, and stunning pictures.

Things to Do in Calgary in Summer - Watch Northern Lights

19. Attend the Stampede rodeo

The “greatest outdoor show on Earth”, known as Calgary Stampede, is an annual rodeo and festival held in July. The 10-day event is popular among visitors from around the world, attracting more than one million per year.

It features the daily rodeo show, an evening light show, music concerts, and strange food to try, such as mealworm hot dogs, sushi donuts, deep-fried bubble gum, octopus on a stick, and many more crazy inventions.

20 things to do in Calgary in summer

20. Relax in the Reader Rock Garden

The Reader Rock Garden, over 100 years old, has been designated a national historic site. It features pathways through a peaceful forest with bridges, benches, wildlife, a café, and many flowers. Opened year-round, it’s a beautiful place from June to September when flowers bloom. Bring books or board games and relax in a gorgeous garden.

21. Surf on the Bow River

This is the last activity anyone would expect in a city, but here it is. You can ride a standing wave close to the 10th Street Bridge on the Bow River. Outlier Surf offers surfing lessons with all the equipment included.

The Alberta River Surfing Association recently started developing a project to create an urban surf beach and river waves. Let’s hope they succeed! How amazing it would be to enjoy a beach in downtown Calgary where you can swim, surf, stand-up paddleboard, or just lounge and enjoy a summer day.

20 things to do in Calgary in summer

22. Ride the sled with Skyline Luge

The Calgary Luge is the world’s longest luge track. Ride down the 1.8 km track on a sled in Winsport Olympic Park. It’s a great, family-friendly activity to get an adrenaline rush. I loved that you can control the speed and go as fast (or slow) as you’d like. It’s one of the most fun things to do in Calgary in summer.

20 things to do in Calgary in summer

23. Visit T’suu Tina Nation’s Powwow

A Powwow is a gathering of the First Nation’s people from around the country. They come together every summer at Redwood Meadows, filling grounds with tipis.

20 things to do in Calgary in summer

First Nation people are dressed in extraordinarily colourful outfits, dancing in circles to the rhythmic beat of the drums. We’ve been twice already and had a great time.

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Visit T’suu Tina Nation’s Powwow

24. Have fun at outdoor Farmer’s Markets

While plenty of farmer’s markets are available year-round in Calgary, an outdoor market hits differently when paired with live music. Many neighbourhoods in Calgary organize farmer’s markets or night markets where you can support local artists and farmers. This is just a taste:

  • Bridgeland Riverside Community Association – offering local produce, baked goods, beer, lawn games, face painting and live music; open 3:30-7:30 pm every Thursday
  • Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market – a year-round market with outdoor season in summer every Wednesday from 3-7 pm
  • Bearspaw Lion’s Farmers Market – open Sundays from 10 to 2 pm with more than 100 vendors with local produce, meat, home décor, and delicious pretzels
  • Inglewood Night Market – featuring local artisans and food trucks, open every month at 5 pm

Side note: Hopefully, there will be one day a giant market with fresh produce of fruits and vegetables as they have in Quebec.

25. Visit historic Heritage Park

Relive the Wild West history in Calgary’s Heritage Park. The historic village beside the Glenmore Reservoir is a history lover’s paradise. You can walk around the ranch, a 19th-century replica of a fur trading post, Gasoline Alley Museum, or take it up a notch and have fun by:

  • Cruising the Glenmore Reservoir on a boat
  • Taking a horse-drawn wagon
  • Riding on a steam locomotive

View the full blog post: Heritage Park: Tips for Visiting and My Honest Review

Heritage Park

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26. Explore street art and sculptures

Hop on a bike or rent one of the electric scooters scattered around the city and ride to explore Calgary’s street art and its iconic sculptures. One of the most iconic sculptures is the Wonderland Sculpture in front of the Bow building, the tallest building in Calgary at 236 m. You can find other sculptures at Olympic Plaza, Stampede Park, or in front of Calgary’s Public Library and inside.

Murals in Calgary

An increasing number of murals are painted yearly during the Beltline Bump Festival. This is a real treat if you’re a fan of colours as much as I am. My favourites are:

  • Blackfoot singer at 1232 17th Avenue SW
  • Cowboy boots at 1126 17 Avenue SW
  • Bees at 10 Avenue & 12 Street SW
  • Cougar at 735 12 Avenue SW
  • Indigenous dancer at 340 10 Avenue SW
  • Cougar in the mountains at 1410, 11 Avenue SW

View the full blog post: Discover 26 Amazing Wall Murals in Calgary with Our Map

30 Fun Things to Do in Calgary in Summer

27. Celebrate Canada Day

Celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1st and join the year’s biggest party. With celebrations happening all over the city, choosing where to go is hard. The Prince’s Island Park holds several venues easily reachable on foot – Indigenous Powwow, artisanal market, live concerts at Fort Calgary, and along Riverfront Avenue. At 11 pm, catch the fireworks above Stampede Park.

28. Swim in an outdoor pool or lake

Even though I like to take a quick dip in the cold Bow River in summer, especially after a bike ride, sometimes all you want to do is chill. That’s what Calgary’s outdoor swimming pools are great for. You can sunbathe on the grass and refresh in the water in between. Choose any of the eight outdoor swimming pools.

Another option is to refresh in the channel on St. Patrick’s Island Park. Try Chestermere Lake or Sikome Lake in Fish Creek Provincial Park for a calmer space with a swimming option.

View the full blog post: The Ultimate Guide for Visiting Sikome Lake

Sikome Lake

29. Visit the Hangar Flight Museum

Hangar Flight Museum in Calgary focuses on flight history in Western Canada. There are lots of military and commercial planes. The most important question everyone has is: When can you see the inside of the planes? Open airplanes are available from Father’s Day in June until Labour Day daily, after that during weekends in September, and on National Aviation Day in February.

View the full blog post: Hangar Flight Museum – Tips for Visiting

Hangar Flight Museum in Calgary

30. Relax in St. Patrick’s Island Park

One of Calgary’s oldest parks (located downtown by the George C. King Bridge) was renovated in 2015. It’s a beautiful place with an amphitheatre, a biking trail, a children’s playground, benches, and rest areas across the park. And, of course, events, live music, and markets. It’s my favourite park for relaxing and enjoying the sun.

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Relax in St. Patrick’s Island Park

BONUS Visiting Calgary in spring? Head to Prince’s Island Park for cuteness overload. See our post Joys of spring in downtown Calgary to see what I mean!

Things to do in Calgary in summer - Relax in St. Patrick’s Island Park

31. Get moving at Active Learning Park

Head south of Calgary to an amazing Granary Road. They offer an active learning park for kids full of activities, trails, animal-inspired education stations, and games to learn about agriculture and farming. Adults can have fun in the rooftop bar, at a local produce market, or try the popular goat yoga!

View the full blog post: Granary Road: Honest Review & Tips for Visiting

32. Bike up the Moose Mountain

Located in West Bragg Creek, just 30 minutes from Calgary, Moose Mountain is a popular hiking and biking trail. Biking up the mountain is more fun; it’s a 14.5 km return trip. For the steepest last km at the end, you must lock up your bike at the sign and hike up the scree to the fire lookout. You’ll be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view and an amazing, well-deserved downhill ride.

15 day hikes near Calgary - Moose Mountain

For the best bike ride in terms of effort and reward ratio, I highly recommend biking to Moraine Lake before the road opens to traffic.

TIP For more amazing mountain biking trails, check out our post 14 bike trails around Banff or Highwood Pass, biking the highest paved pass in Canada.

33. Canyoning with waterfall slide

Canyoning is one of my favourite summer activities, and you don’t even have to travel far from Calgary to enjoy this thrilling experience. Heart Creek Canyon is about an hour from Calgary and a perfect place for beginners.

You learn how to rappel down a waterfall with a rope and keep increasing the length as you go down the canyon. The (optional)  slide at the end is a cherry on top!


34. Banff National Park

This highest-rated day trip from Calgary to Banff hits all the beautiful places! You explore Canmore first, our favourite mountain town and a little gem of the Rockies. Then, the trip continues to Lake Minnewanka, the 2nd longest lake in the Rockies with stunning views. The town of Banff is another stop where you can shop or dine. And, of course, no trip to Banff National Park is complete without the most popular Canadian lakes – Moraine Lake and Lake Louise.

35. Best lakes in the Rockies – Lake Louise, Moraine Lake & Emerald Lake

If you already saw Lake Minnewanka and Banff town, I highly recommend a day trip from Calgary to Banff & Yoho National Parks. You visit the breathtaking Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, the lesser-known Emerald Lake, and the Natural Bridge. Seeing all three lakes in one day is rare due to restrictions at Moraine Lake and requires lots of planning. This day tour takes care of everything while you can marvel at the views.


TIP If you’re looking for an adventurous road trip while staying in campgrounds, book a Smile Campervan from us – a budget, family & pet-friendly option.

36. Horseback ride in the Rockies

Explore the Rockies from a saddle without the crowds enjoying the solitude.

Buffalo Loop 1-Hour Horseback Trail Ride in Kananaskis offers a beautiful ride suited for kids and beginners. Live your Western movie experience while riding in the mountains, looking for wildlife!

Ridge Ride 2-Hour Horseback Trail Ride in Kananaskis offers a longer ride with a view of the Kananaskis Valley, suitable for beginners and experienced riders. A cherry on top is seeing a teepee that appeared in The Revenant movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


37. River Rafting in the Rockies

On a thrilling river rafting adventure, you get to see places you otherwise wouldn’t be able to without the raft. Add bouncing on wild waves and cliff jumps, and you’ll have a fantastic day on the water! These are the rafting options in the Rockies:





    38. Hike Alberta badlands & discover dinosaurs

    Due to the famous Rocky Mountains west of Calgary, other areas close to Calgary tend to get overlooked. I have a great tip: head east to Drumheller; it’s like stepping into a Western movie.

    You can hike the canyons that thieves used to hide in, walk through the sandy hoodoos, drink at a historic saloon with bullets from the pistol in the wall, or visit an enormous Royal Tyrrell Museum with dinosaur displays.

    Things to do in Drumheller

    No worries if you don’t have transportation; a guided day tour to Drumheller is available.


    39. Get your mountain fix in Canmore

    The first mountain town on the way to the Rocky Mountains is Canmore, a gorgeous little outdoor heaven.


    Surrounded by mountain peaks, go stand-up paddleboarding on Rundle Forebay, mountain biking to Canmore Nordic Centre, hiking to Grassi Lakes, or just for a stroll along Bow River in search of wildlife.

    Grassi Lakes Hike, Canmore

    Canadian Rockies road trip itinerary - Elk in Canmore

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      40. Hike in the spectacular Rocky Mountains

      We’ve compiled a list of 15 hikes near Calgary that are perfect for a day trip. A few of my favourites are:

      15 day hikes near Calgary with jaw-dropping views - Mount St. Piran

      41. Unplug at Mount Engadine Lodge

      Mount Engadine Lodge, located in the Spray Valley of Kananaskis, offers a unique glamping experience away from the city’s hustle.

      You can stay in cozy glamping tents with a king-size bed, gas fireplace, and private deck. The lodge provides all meals, including a 3-course dinner, and amenities such as hot showers and soft towels.

      The lodge’s setting offers breathtaking mountain views and a serene nature getaway, ideal for families and outdoor lovers. Get your packed lunch from the lodge and hike nearby to Burstall Pass, Tent Ridge, Rummel Lake, and Buller Pass.

      View the full blog post: Glamping at Mount Engadine Lodge

      Mount Engadine Lodge

      42. Lake Louise Gondola

      Have you always dreamed of seeing a grizzly bear? During summer, the ski resort’s gondola is open for hikers.

      There are almost daily sightings of the grizzly in its natural habitat from the safe distance of the gondola seat. It is not guaranteed, but it is one of your best chances to spot the beast.

      There’s an observation deck on top with a view of Lake Louise across the valley, a restaurant with epic mountain views, several hiking trails, and a Wildlife Interpretive Center with life-sized animals.

      View the full blog post: Guide to visiting Lake Louise Summer Gondola

      Lake Louise gondola

      43. Explore a new neighborhood

      Whether you live in Calgary or visiting, these are just a few of the neighborhoods worth a visit:

      • East Village – visit Fort Calgary or the National Music Centre and fuel up on the rooftop at Charbar
      • Kensington – visit a cool bookstore, Pages on Kensington (located at the former Calgary’s first public library), and have a drink at Container Bar located situated in the real shipping container
      • Beltline – visit the historical Lougheed House (a museum, restaurant, gallery, and botanical garden) or Chinook Arc in Barb Scott Park, the interactive sculptures. Then, head to the Craft Beer Market for the largest selection of craft beer in Canada.
      • 17th Ave – a popular place for summer patios and a wide range of restaurants that also features music concerts and markets at Tomkins Park (only in summer)

      44. Kirk’s Alpaca Farm

      Kirk’s Alpaca Farm is an amazing experience visiting alpacas grazing in the field where you can feed them, pet them, and take funny pictures.

      Kirk’s Alpaca Farm delivers fun for all ages. When we visited Kirk’s Alpaca Farm in autumn, many families, friends, and couples were there. Just seeing the beautiful, funny faces of alpacas will surely brighten your day!

      There are about 90 alpacas on the farm. Online bookings through their website are required, and the fee covers the alpaca food you get in a bag to feed them. You book a 2-hour time slot to see the alpacas, and after that, you can visit the farm shop and the playground or have a picnic.

      View the full blog post: Kirk’s Alpaca Farm

      45. Visit Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

      A UNESCO World Heritage Site is worth a visit if you’d like to know more about Blackfoot native people and how they used to kill buffalo for almost 6,000 years.

      Take a road trip through Southern Alberta on the Cowboy Trail, and you’ll find more gems. Highlights include visiting the iconic Big Rock in Okotoks, enjoying the vintage charm of Black Diamond, getting a glimpse into cowboy life at Bar U Ranch, admiring the historical and natural beauty of Pincher Creek and Lundbreck Falls, and finishing at Waterton Lakes National Park, known for its stunning landscapes.

      View the full blog post: Road Trip through Southern Alberta

      Road trip through Southern Alberta

      If you’d like to explore more Canadian cities, check out things to do in Winnipeg.

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      About Maya Steiningerova

      Heyo, I’m Maya! An adventure athlete currently living near the Canadian Rockies with my partner in crime Michal. I love running in the mountains, jumping in the ice cold lakes, mountain biking and trying not so common activities, such as mountaineering. By showing that an ordinary person can live an extraordinary life, my hope is to inspire you to live an adventurous life and provide you with tips and tools for your own adventure.

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