Glenbow Museum : One of Canada’s finest private museums, the Glenbow is renowned for its coverage of native history, and the new Mavericks display will captivate even non-museum types.
Calgary Zoo : Yes, you’ll see all the usual suspects (hippos, kangaroos, gorillas), but you’ll also find a wide range of Canadian mammals — including some you wouldn’t want to meet in the wild.
Canada Olympic Park : Follow in the footsteps of Eddie the Eagle and the Jamaican bobsled team at the site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games.
Calgary Stampede : Few cities are associated as closely with a festival as Calgary is with the Stampede, a 10-day, early-July celebration of everything cowboy.
Royal Tyrrell Museum : The world’s biggest museum devoted entirely to paleontology is the place to learn about the importance of Alberta’s dinosaur-rich badlands.
Dinosaur Provincial Park : You can head out to explore the park yourself, but to really make the most of a visit, plan on joining a guided hike or bus tour.
Kananaskis Country Golf Course : Non-golfers won’t be too impressed, but if you do golf and plan on playing just one round in the Calgary area, book a tee time here.
Highwood Pass : In Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, you’ll find the highest road pass in Canada, one of the only places in Canada where you can drive to an area of alpine meadows.
Lacombe Corn Maze : Get lost in this unique family-operated attraction.