Make Calgary your basecamp to adventure and enjoy a vibrant urban city with the Canadian Rockies waiting at your doorstep. Calgary has the dining, arts and culture, festivals, and attractions that will make your next trip one to remember.
Visit Tourism Calgary’s website to find out about all the great spots ready to welcome LGBT travellers for an unforgettable getaway.
World famous attractions:
Fly down the fastest zipline in North America or take in panoramic views from 525 feet in the air with a diverse collection of attractions in Calgary. Ski and snowboard within the city limits at WinSport or get your adrenaline pumping with ride down the bobsleigh track in summer and winter. Check out the incredible Skyline Luge, also on the WinSport campus, the longest of its kind in the world. Get views from the rolling prairies to the foothills of the Canadian Rockies at the Calgary Tower, meet some new friends at the Calgary Zoo for a family friendly experience you will never forget.
Bucket List Events:
Plan your trip around the incredible festivals and events that bring the city life all year long. Check off The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth from your bucket list with a visit to the Calgary Stampede. Indulge your inner geek at Calgary Expo, tour over 35 venues with 250 bands, comedians, filmmakers, and artisans at Sled Island, or throw your hands in the air at Chasing Summer, Western Canada’s largest EDM festival. At the end of every summer, Calgary Pride celebrates Western Canada’s LGBT community.
Culinary Delights and Nightlife:
Calgary has become a culinary destination thanks to creative chefs inspired by fresh local ingredients that truly brings farm to table. The revitalized East Village has become a culinary hub with charbar, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters and Sidewalk Citizen Bakery calling the historic Simmons Building home. Or get a new appreciation for the neighbourhoods, restaurants, and chefs driving Calgary’s food scene with Calgary Food Tours. There is a menu for every taste in Calgary’s vibrant culinary scene.
Calgary's nightlife has something for everyone with a wealth of bars and clubs, such as National on 8th, Western Canada's largest rooftop patio, or the globally-renowned HiFi Club, featuring the oldest house music night on the planet.
Basecamp to Iconic Day Trips:
Calgary is just a day trip away from four incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Feel the vibration of First Nation’s culture at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump or dig up some history at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Take in the stunning views of Waterton Glacier International Peace Park and visit some of the most iconic Canadian locations in Banff National Park with a day trip you will never forget.