Welcome to Cowtown: Things to Do in Calgary
The city of Calgary, or Cowtown, as the locals call it, lies between the eastern foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains and the beautiful Canadian Prairies. Home to the famous warm Chinook winds that bring temporary relief to Calgary’s cold winter season, it is also the meeting place of two great rivers: The Bow and Elbow Rivers come together at the historical Fort Calgary site near downtown.
Located on Sunridge Way NE, the Days Inn Calgary Airport is accessible from all major highways, is close in proximity to the Calgary International Airport, and just 15 minutes from downtown Calgary, Alberta. We are within walking distance or short driving distance to several local restaurants and great golf courses and fantastic attractions.
Walking and Cycling Paths
Calgary’s extensive park system and the Bow and Elbow Rivers provide excellent walking and cycling opportunities. For a complete list of interesting beginner and intermediate bike paths and walking routes, check out the city’s online guide and map.
Golf in Calgary
Golfers, there is no shortage of great golf here in Calgary, both municipal and privately owned. In fact, the real challenge may be fitting in visits to all of the golf courses in and around town! Municipal courses and clubs include:
Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, so of course, this town will have great shopping! Main shopping districts include downtown, Kensington Village, Inglewood, Victoria Park, Britannia Plaza and the 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District. There are also several indoor shopping malls to choose from, as well as farmer’s markets and wine specialists.
Everyone knows cowboys and cowgirls have a wild side ... and Calgary is no exception! For a true Calgarian experience, head to the world-famous Cowboys Dance Hall, named “The Best Bar in the NHL” by Sport Illustrated and “One of the Top 3 Mega Bars in North America” by USA Today. There are many other great places to check out as well, including several comedy clubs and lounges.
Find your catch of the day in Calgary’s Bow River, a world-renowned spot for trout fishing in Canada. All fishers in Alberta require a license: You can pick one up at any outdoor camping store, including Canadian Tire or Wholesale Sports.
Calgary is also home to many excellent winter sports facilities, including the WinSport Canada Olympic Park and several ski resorts.
For the Thrill-Seekers
If adventure travel is more your thing, Calgary is your personal playground. Take to the sky for an exhilarating skydive or gliding session, drop from a helicopter onto powdery snow for an unforgettable Heliski experience, ride the river rapids or sled behind a pack of Alaskan Huskies over frozen lakes.