Art & Culture

  • Alberta Theatre Project - Founded in 1972, this Calgary theatre produces plays relevant to contemporary life. It is one of the largest theatres in Canada. Make the rounds at a play festival. Revisit an updated production of “Oliver Twist”. Participate in a cheeky fundraiser at the theatre.
  • Art Galleries - Calgary boasts a thriving arts community. From art shows and gallery openings to workshops and lectures, artists and art aficionados alike will find their needs and wants well met in Calgary. Mingle with guests at an art exhibit. Experiment with ceramics in a class. Acquire that coveted oil canvas you’ve had your eye on. 
  • Cantos Music Foundation - The Cantos Music Foundation is committed to sharing music and providing educational opportunities within the Calgary community. Enjoy free concerts featuring instruments from the organ family. View a century-old silent movie, while a theatre organist accompanies the film’s story. Inspect over 200 instruments, ranging from 246 B.C. to present day. 
  • Art Commons - This centre hosts more than 1,800 events annually. Located in downtown Calgary, the six-level complex covers one full city block. Don’t miss a world premiere, or one of the laugh-out-loud comedy shows High school teens should be sure to secure their spot in Summerstock.
  • Jubilee Auditorium - Be sure to catch a live performance by securing tickets to a Broadway show. This Calgary, Alberta venue plays host to popular rock concerts, ballet and performing arts shows, and Shakespearean plays.
  • Stage West - Schedule a night to attend this live dinner theatre. This 400-seat venue showcases well-known stars from television, movies, musicals and the stage. Delight in “Little Shop of Horrors”. Sample selections from the amazing buffet, or figure out whodunit at “CSI: Calgary”.
  • Theatre Calgary - Calgary's largest professional theatre company, Theatre Calgary provokes and delights with ambitious programming created to ignite local, national and international engagement. The premier live entertainment venue hosts over 200 shows per season. The professional non-profit theatre company continues to warm the hearts of both young and old every holiday season with their version of Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol'.
  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Site - Commemorating Canada’s ranchers, the Bar U Ranch boasts 35 structures that offer a glimpse into the ranching way of life. At the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, explore the Pekisko House ruins, tailgate at a polo match at the ranch, or root on participants at a blacksmith competition. After catching a ranching demonstration, chow down on the hearty grub that follows. 
  • Chinatown - With its strong Chinese community, Calgary has its own version of Chinatown. Chinatown is teeming with traditional Chinese architecture, tasty restaurants and shops.  Don’t miss the Chinatown Stampede Breakfast or one of the exciting Chinatown street fairs, dragon boat races, festivals and special events.
  • City Hall - Built at a cost of $300,000 in the early 20th century, City Hall was declared a historic landmark in 1978. The mayor of Calgary maintains an office here. City Hall tours are available. 
  • Firefighters Museum of Calgary - One of the most noble of professions, this museum honors Calgary’s brave firefighters. Vintage fire trucks and uniforms, old photographs and turn-of-the-century equipment are on display. 
  • Fort Calgary - As the original home to the North West Mounted Police, Fort Calgary was built in 1875. Today, it serves as a 40-acre park. Sit on the other side of the bars in a jail. Hear stories of the Mounted Police. Select souvenirs from the general store. Have lunch at The Deane House. Peruse a 1930’s drug store, a community garden and an historic windmill.  
  • Glenbow Museum - As Western Canada’s largest museum, Glenbow has exhibits from the cultural traditions of tribes from Canada to Western Africa. Listen to the dramatic readings of immigrants’ letters detailing their hardships, or sojourn to Asia without ever leaving Calgary.
  • Museum of the Regiments - This Calgary museum highlights the military history of Canada. Visitors can wander galleries that note the contributions of the Calgary Highlanders and many others. Dioramas and interactive exhibits offer a glimpse into Canadian military life.
  • Olympic Hall of Fame & Museum - Feel the Olympic spirit at the Olympic Hall of Fame & Museum. Located at the site of the 1988 Winter Olympics, visitors can stroll galleries containing photos and memorabilia of past Olympians and events. 

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