Exciting Things to do in Calgary

It’s easy to explore Calgary when you stay at Applause Hotel Calgary Airport. Our convenient location just minutes from Calgary International Airport puts the best the city has to offer at your fingertips.

In addition to the attractions, below, you can find lots of things to do in Calgary courtesy of Avenue Calgary Magazine, Calgary's source for the best in food, fashion, shopping, homes, design, the outdoors, arts and culture.

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Calgary’s Science Centre is a place for people of all ages and abilities to let go and embrace the desire
to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art and math. Visit all five galleries and the
Brainasium – an outdoor park.

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Calgary Tower


Home to one of the highest elevation observation decks, the Calgary Tower provides great sightseeing, entertainment and dining for visitors and locals alike! Great vistas of Calgary's downtown as well as  stunning views of the nearby Rocky Mountains. For the truly daring, a walk on the glass-bottom floor will really give you a unique scene of the city!

Calgary Zoo


The Calgary Zoo is the second largest zoo in Canada with more than 1000 animals from all over the world. Explore strange and wonderful creatures in exotic habitats from Africa to the Arctic. Stroll through butterfly gardens and tropical foliage. And step back to the land before time in Prehistoric Park. No visit to Calgary is complete without a visit to its world-class zoo.

Calaway Park


Come experience Western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park! With over 32 rides, lots of attractions, entertainment and food services, it's sure to be a blast for the whole family. Admission to the park includes unlimited rides and access to all the attractions and shows.

Calgary Stampede


Every July, the world-famous Calgary Stampede draws millions of visitors looking to enjoy a unique rodeo and festival experience. Often called "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the event has been held since 1912 and features the world's largest rodeo, dozens of stage shows and concerts, a parade and much more. The festivities extend outside the fairgrounds, too. For the ten days of the festival, the whole city comes alive in celebration. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Applause Hotel Calgary Airport


20 Aero Crescent NE, Calgary, Alberta.  T2E 7Y5