Rustle up some unique memories
Calgary, Alberta
Ranches, river valleys and the Canadian Rockies. History and heritage. Shopping, galleries, live theater, an eclectic menu of restaurants and famous Alberta beef. Welcome to Calgary.

Dust Off Your Spurs

Take a drive along the Cowboy Trail. Go horseback riding. Learn to line dance. Discover what life was like on the ranch at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Then take in the “greatest outdoor show on earth,” the annual, high-voltage Calgary Stampede rodeo.

Become a cultured cowboy

Visit some of the 1,000 stores, restaurants and pubs of Stephen Avenue Walk. Browse Inglewood District’s antique shops and bookstores. Enjoy an art gallery tour and dinner along 17th Avenue. Pair a glass of fine Canadian red with prime Alberta beef. Watch live theater at the stunning Martha Cohen Theatre.

Get Some Air

Spend the morning hiking the Rocky Mountains, or along the Douglas Fir Trail. In the afternoon journey back to the 1880s at Heritage Park Historic Village and experience the days of the fur traders and prairie living, or head to the rolling foothills at Spruce Meadows and watch world-caliber show-jumping.

If you have one week...

Go on a three-day horseback trail ride/pack trip in the mountains. Live the cowboy life for real in the Alberta Highlands. Take a drive out to the Badlands and discover where dinosaur’s once roamed. Head to the Columbia Icefields and walk along this massive remnant from the last Ice Age.