If you’re looking for a great weekend trip, Calgary is your answer, no matter what type of traveler you are. This Gateway to the Rockies city is filled with art, culture, shopping, physical activities, and more. The hardest part is choosing what to do in only two days. We have come up with the essential activities to do during your weekend in this beautiful city. Check out our top five activities below.
Canada Olympic Park
This 1988 winter Olympic location is open for recreation and tourists alike. Wannabe Olympians are able to live their dreams out as they as the ski down these world-class slopes. Depending on the time of year, adrenaline junkies can zip down the massive zip line while sports enthusiasts can check out the hall of fame. This park is dominated by the many options for physical activities, from hiking, biking, ice skating and more.
Just a short drive from downtown, where the best hotels in Calgary are located, is Edworth Park. This urban oasis is the perfect picnic spot for singles, couples, or families alike. The summer sun will kiss your skin as you sit on a bench overlooking the Bow River. This park is part of the Calgary Pathway network, which has over 125 km worth of trails. Fitness travelers will find a quick morning run through this area the perfect way to wake up.
Eat your heart out Seattle! The view from this even taller that the Space Needle free-standing tower will leave you speechless. The fearless traveler can take a walk across the glass floored observation deck and get a bird’s eye view of the city. Foodie travelers can grab a bite to eat in the revolving restaurant. If you can catch a cocktail at sunset, you won’t regret it! No matter what kind of traveler you are, the view from the top of downtown from Calgary Tower is a sight you can’t miss.
Creative Kids Museum
Families looking for a weekend away can’t miss all the fun and excitement of the Creative Kids museum. Tactile learners will be in heaven with all hands on entertainment available in the large building. This exclusively arts related museum will allow kids to sing their lungs out at the music exhibits, quote soliloquies like Shakespeare in the theater section and explore in the visual arts department too. There is no better way to sneak in an educational visit for your kids than a visit to this museum.
It doesn’t matter what season it may be, the mountains surrounding Calgary have something to keep all travelers occupied. There are four ski slopes within a moderate driving distance from the city. All winter activities, from snowshoeing to skiing to sledding are available which means the family can find something fun to do. Summer hikes in the mountains will offer you stunning vistas of the Canadian Rockies. Even pets can run around and exert some extra energy while playing in the beautiful nature.read more