Calgary, AB, Canada
The perfect 4 days itinerary

Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.

What to do in Calgary?

This 4 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Calgary. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Welcome to Calgary

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Calgary Tower. Enjoy the panoramic views of the city and the Rocky Mountains. Don't forget to step onto the glass floor for a unique perspective.

Afternoon

Head to the Glenbow Museum, which showcases the history and culture of Western Canada. Explore the various exhibits, which include art, military history, and indigenous cultures.

Evening

Stroll around Stephen Avenue, a pedestrian-only street lined with historic buildings, shops, and restaurants. Enjoy a meal at one of the local eateries.


Day 2: Explore the Great Outdoors

Morning

Visit the Calgary Zoo, home to over 1,000 animals from around the world. Don't miss the Penguin Plunge and the Canadian Wilds exhibits.

Afternoon

Head to Prince's Island Park, a beautiful urban park located in the heart of the city. Enjoy a picnic, rent a bike, or simply relax by the river.

Evening

Explore the East Village, a trendy neighborhood known for its vibrant arts scene and hip eateries. Try some local craft beer at one of the many breweries in the area.


Day 3: Step Back in Time

Morning

Visit Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada's largest living history museum. Explore the historic buildings, ride the steam train, and learn about life in Western Canada in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Afternoon

Head to the Military Museums, a complex of several museums dedicated to Canada's military history. Explore the various exhibits, which include tanks, aircraft, and personal stories of veterans.

Evening

Enjoy a performance at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, one of Canada's premier performing arts venues.


Day 4: A Day in the Mountains

Full Day

Take a day trip to the Rocky Mountains, just a short drive from Calgary. Visit Banff National Park, where you can hike, bike, or simply enjoy the stunning natural beauty. Don't miss the chance to take a dip in the hot springs or ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for breathtaking views.


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