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Make Calgary your basecamp to adventure and enjoy a vibrant urban city with the Canadian Rockies waiting at your doorstep. Calgary has the dining, arts and culture, festivals, and attractions that will make your next trip one to remember.

Whether travelling solo, with a group of friends, or bringing your family to the city, LGBT travellers will be welcomed with open arms and Calgary’s world famous hospitality at these local favourites.

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Experience the energy of The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and one of Western Canada’s largest Pride festivals, as well as other fabulous annual events that take over Calgary each year.

High Performance Rodeo (January)

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest (February-March)

Calgary EXPO (April)

Fairy Tales Film Festival (May)

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon (May)

Calgary International Beerfest (May)

Sled Island (June)

Shakespeare by the Bow (June – August)

Calgary Folk Music Festival (July)

Calgary Stampede (July)

Calgary International Blues Festival (July-August)

Calgary Reggaefest (August)

Chasing Summer (August)

Country Thunder (August)

Calgary Pride (August/September)

Circle (September)

Beakerhead (September)

Honens Piano Festival & Competition (September)

Calgary International Film Festival (September-October)


From world-class museums to some of Canada’s most iconic sights, there’s plenty of great attractions to explore around Calgary.

Alberta Food Tours

Aspen Crossing

Calgary Tower

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Evolve Retreat

Fort Calgary

Glenbow Museum

Grand Slam Golf Academy

Heritage Park

Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures

Royal Tyrrell Museum

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre




Get a front row seat for original theatre productions and live music with Calgary’s vibrant arts and culture scene.

Alberta Ballet

Alberta College of Arts & Design

Alberta Craft Gallery

Alberta Theatre Projects

Arts Commons

Aussie Rules

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

Calgary Opera

Calgary Flames Hockey Club

Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club

Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse

Calgary Stampeders Football Club

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Contemporary Calgary

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Lunchbox Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre

Stage West Dinner Theatre

Theatre Calgary

Theatre Junction GRAND

Third Street Theatre

Vertigo Theatre


Party all night and meet friendly locals at these great pubs, parties, and clubs.

The Backlot

The Bank & Baron Pub


Broken City

Cowboys Dance Hall

The HiFi Club

Home & Away

Hot Mess Dance Parties

Local 522 Tavern

Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Ming Asian Bistro and Bar

Music Mile

National on 8th

National on 10th

National on 17th

National Westhills

The Palace Theatre

Texas Lounge

Twisted Element


Shop the latest trends and local favourites with a shopping experience for everyone.

Shopping Centres

Bankers Hall

Britannia Plaza

CF Chinook Centre

CF Market Mall


CrossIron Mills

Marlborough Mall

Southcentre Mall

Westbrook Mall


17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District




Marda Loop

Victoria Park

Farmers’ Markets

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market (June – September)

Calgary Farmers’ Market

Calgary Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers’ Market (June – September)

Crossroads Market

DJ Market (May – November)

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

Marda Loop Farmers’ Market (June – October)

The Market on Macleod

Parkdale Farmers’ Market


See picture perfect nature with a day trip to the Canadian Rockies or the badlands and be back to Calgary in time for dinner. All of these spots are within a short drive from Calgary.

Banff National Park (1 hour)

Bar U Ranch (1 hour)

Canmore (1 hour)

Dinosaur Provincial Park (2.5 hours)

Drumheller (1.5 hours)

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (2 hours)

Kananaskis (1 hour)

Rocky Mountain House (2 hours)

Royal Tyrrell Museum (1 hour)

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (3 hours)


Bring farm to table with Calgary’s emerging culinary scene that has something for every taste.


Alloy Fine Dining

AVEC Bistro

Blink Restaurant & Bar

Chef’s Table at Kensington Riverside Inn


The Coup

Model Milk



River Café


Sky 360 Restaurant & Lounge

Teatro Ristorante

Thomsons Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

U & Me Restaurant

Vin Room

North American

Barcelona Tavern

Blue Star Diner

Big Rock Brewery

Clive Burger

Double Zero Pizza Chinook

Eau Claire Distillery

The Palomino Smokehouse

Posto Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream




Café Koi

Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant

Fleur de Sel Brasserie

Goro + Gun

Mango Shiva

Native Tongues Taqueria

Oriental Phoenix Vietnamese Restaurant

Shiki Menya


Get a great night’s rest with luxury suites, boutique rooms, and budget friendly accommodations.

Aloft Calgary University

Best Western Plus Village Park Inn

Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel

Calgary Fairmont Palliser

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

Calgary Westways Guesthouse

Carriage House Inn

Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre

Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre

Country Inn & Suites by Carlson – Calgary Airport

Courtyard by Marriott Calgary South

Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown

Element Calgary Airport

Executive Royal Hotel Calgary

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West

Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre

Hampton Inn by Hilton Calgary Airport North

Holiday Inn Calgary Macleod Trail South

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport

Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Airport

Hotel Alma

Hotel Arts

Hotel Elan

Hyatt Regency Calgary

International Hotel

Ramada Calgary Downtown

Regency Suites

Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary South

SAIT Residence and Conference Centre

Sheraton Suites Eau Claire Calgary

The Westin Calgary

Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport


Aspen Crossing

Dinosaur Campground

Comfort Camping at Pigeon Lake


Air Canada

Budget Rent a Car (Downtown)