What To Do on a Calgary City Break


Calgary (located in Alberta, Canada but not the capital, that’s Edmonton) is an easy-to-access, large, approachable city that works for a long weekend or a short break 

Here’s what to do over a long weekend and why a pitstop in Calgary is travel bucket list worthy.

What To Do on a Calgary City Break

Calgary (pronounced Cal-Gree, not Cal-Guh-Ree), a population of 1.6 million, sits at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Calgary’s airport is about a 20-30 minute drive from the city's heart and has direct flights from major U.S. cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

The Calgary Tower is a freestanding observation tower in downtown Calgary and a distinct part of the city’s skyline. A trip to the top will treat visitors to 360-degree views of the city and the Canadian Rockies.

1. Visit The Calgary Tower

There’s also a rotating restaurant, Sky360. The tower is lit at night. The colors rotate and usually mean something. A schedule online will tell you what the colors mean or signify.

Calgary’s East Village neighborhood is in the heart of downtown and has easily walkable streets with lots of public art. East Village has a mix of permanent and temporary art installations to discover.

2. Explore Calgary’s East Village Neighborhood

One of the most popular (and weird) pieces of street art in East Village is the Device to Root Out Evil by Dennis Oppenheim of New York. This piece of art is better known as the “upside-down church” because that’s what it is.

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