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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Calgary and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Calgary activities? We have 37 tour ideas.


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Adrenaline & Extreme

Summer Bobsled Adventure in Calgary

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 46.80


Who needs ice when you've got wheels’ Experience the thrill of the summer bobsled at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Accompanied by a professional pilot, soar down the legendary Olympic track, twisting and turning around 10 turns and traveling at speeds up to 50 mph (80 kph). This will be 60 seconds you talk about for the rest of your life!

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Attraction Tickets

Calgary Tower General Admission

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 14.04


Located 626 feet (191 meters) above downtown Calgary, Calgary Tower offers the best views of the city and is a must-see for any first-time visitor. With this admission ticket, you'll be whisked up to the top of the tower to admire incredible 360-degree views of the bustling city and majestic Rocky Mountains from the glass-floor Observation Deck. You can also tour the tower to learn about the city's history and landmarks.

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Admission

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 9.83


Visit Canada`s Sports Hall of Fame, an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at WinSport`s Canada Olympic Park, the site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada`s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 interactive galleries and a collection of 100,000 artifacts. With 52 hands-on interactive exhibits like shadow boxing, wheelchair... Read More

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Heritage Park General Admission

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 8.81


Learn about the settlement of Western Canada in an interesting and interactive way at Heritage Park, a family-friendly historical museum in Calgary that covers history from the 1860s to 1950s. Across nearly 130 acres (50 hectares) of land, the park is home to more than 180 exhibits and attractions, including vintage automobiles at Gasoline Alley Museum and 100-year-old buildings like schools and saloons. Find out what life... Read More

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Calgary Craft Beer Tour

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 105.66


This 7-hour Calgary Craft Beer Tour is all about spirited craftsmanship but more importantly it's about the delicious, refreshing beverages produced through the creativity of locals brewers. Experience the city's good-natured, welcoming breweries and eateries with people who enjoy a satisfying brew as much as you. You will witness the region's rich history, experience the breweries diversity and success through their... Read More

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Spirit of Alberta Tasting Tour

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 89.28


Experience Alberta's good-natured and welcoming breweries, meaderies and distilleries with people who enjoy a satisfying drink as much as you. This tour will take you along the Cowboy Trail from the region's earliest craft beer, to the richness of mead, to a first-hand look at the distilled perfection of Alberta spirits. You will witness the region's rich history and realize the crazy lengths brewers and distillers go to for... Read More

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Alberta Brewery Tour Including Brunch

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 105.66


Experience Alberta's good-natured and welcoming breweries, meaderies and distilleries. This 7.5-hour tour will take you along the Cowboy Trail from the region's earliest craft beer, to the richness of mead, to a first-hand look at the distilled perfection of Alberta spirits. Aside from Alberta's passionate owners, the city's craft scene has been influenced by its mountain fresh water and locally grown harvested... Read More

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Beer & Brewery Tours

Another Round Brewery Tour

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 81.09


Join a 4.5-hour guided brewery tour and tasting at Trolley 5 Restaurant & Brewery, Wildrose Brewery, Banded Peak Brewery, and Cold Garden Beverage Company. You'll visit brewpubs that offer a first-rate pairing of industry experience with a strong passion for brewing that embodies Calgary's culture. Enjoy dinner at Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery served family style. Tours run year round every Thursday... Read More

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City Tours

Calgary City Tour

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 35.10


Experience Calgary on an exciting and informative 3.5-hour city tour or select the exclusive Heritage Park tour package for an ultimate 5.5-hour must see experience. Highlights include the Calgary Tower, Fort Calgary, Stampede Park, Canada Olympic Park, Heritage Park, and communities in downtown Calgary. Your professional driver/guide will provide commentary en route about the history of each location and fun facts you would... Read More

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Day Trips

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Calgary

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 249.78


On this day trip from Calgary, see the exciting Icefields Parkway on your way to the Columbia Icefield, and explore the Athabasca Glacier with the Ice Explorer. Stop for dinner in Banff, a beautiful town set amidst the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. Return to Calgary late in the... Read More

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Banff Day Trip from Calgary

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 171.74


Take a full day to explore the Canadian Rockies, and travel along Tunnel Mountain Drive, with its wind-carved rock formations. Then ride to the mountain top on the Banff Gondola for amazing views! Enjoy free time in the picturesque town of Banff before making your way back to Calgary.

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Day Trips

Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 217.02


Travel from Calgary to Jasper on this one-way Canadian Rockies day trip by coach, ideal for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and casual sightseers alike. Explore Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, and travel along the Icefields Parkway, one of Canada's most scenic drives. You'll visit sights including Lake Louise, Crowfoot Glacier and Peyto Lake, and ride the Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield. Enjoy... Read More

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Mountain Lakes and Waterfalls Day Trip from Calgary

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 14 hours
Priced From: USD 191.41


Discover Canada's beautiful mountain lakes and waterfalls during this day trip from Calgary. Explore Banff National Park and visit Lake Louise, the 'Jewel of the Canadian Rockies,' with its backdrop of the glistening Victoria Glacier. Visit the scenic Yoho Valley and such sights as... Read More

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Day Trips

Canadian Badlands Day Trip from Calgary

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 105.66


Discover hoodoo rock formations and dinosaur fossils in the Canadian Badlands of Alberta. On this day trip by coach from Calgary, travel through the lunar landscapes of Drumheller, known as the Dinosaur Capital of the World, and visit Horseshoe Canyon. Walk a pedestrian suspension bridge built for coal miners, and learn about the region's unusual geology from a guide. At the world-class Royal Tyrrell Museum, chat with... Read More

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Day Trips

First Nations Heritage and Old West History Day Trip from Calgary

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 105.66


Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump: It might sound like a news headline, but it's actually a UNESCO site that you can visit on this trip to southern Alberta from Calgary. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved sites of the 6,000-year-old practice of buffalo jumping, a hunting tradition you will learn... Read More

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Food Tours

Calgary Food Walking Tour

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 36.66


Join a 3-hour walking tour of great foodie neighborhoods and savor 6 to 10 tastings from Calgary's best chefs, food artisans, restaurants and markets. Meet local food experts who will share entertaining stories of Calgary's history, art and happenings to enrich your experience and connect you with the daily life and culture of the city.

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Motorcycle Tours

Vintage Sidecar Motorcycle Adventures

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 117.01


Travel through Calgary or through the foothills and mountains taking in the sights and sounds of southwestern Alberta including the city of Calgary, the foothills and the lower mountains ranges of Kananaskis County.

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Multi-day Tours

Banff and Jasper 7-Day Hiking Tour

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 1088.22


Join a 7-day camping tour in the National Parks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains with several guided hikes on selected beautiful and rewarding trails of the Rockies. You'll experience the most outstanding places in this fabulous landscape not just from the window of a car, but hiking and camping as much as possible away from the roads. Don't worry about planning the details. Your guide has everything arranged, knows the best... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Multi-Day Canadian Rocky Mountain Camping Adventure

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 9 days
Priced From: USD 1797.91


Enjoy 9 days of adventure and relaxation in Canada's most pristine wilderness. Your guide will take you on an awe-inspiring loop through four of Canada's mountain parks as you camp and explore along the way. Hike through wildflower filled meadows with views of jagged mountain peaks on all sides in... Read More

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Museum Tickets & Passes

Fort Calgary Museum Admission

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 9.36


Embark on a self-guided exploration of the Fort Calgary Museum and Interpretive Centre. Read all about the history of Calgary and Western Canada, including the formation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Try on a Mountie uniform or get 'locked' in a jail cell. The museum takes about 1.5 hours to explore, though you're welcome to spend more time reading all of the stories. During summer months, interpreters... Read More

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Night Tours

Calgary Evening City Tour

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 23.40


See Calgary in a different light! Highlights of this 2-hour evening tour include incredible views of the downtown skyline, a look at Calgary's architectural styles, and an informative overview of the city as narrated by your professional driver and guide. The tour begins and ends at the base of the Calgary Tower, with drop-offs at select downtown hotels by request. This tour has a guaranteed departure!

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Segway Tours

Calgary Bow River Valley 60-Minute Segway Adventure

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 46.80


On this 60-minute Segway tour of Calgary, Alberta, you will receive in-depth training from a certified Segway trainer. After the training, get ready for the experience of a lifetime as you ride through Calgary's world famous and award-winning river valley. <br /><br />This... Read More

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Calgary Bow River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 66.30


On this 90-minute Segway tour of Calgary, Alberta, you will receive in-depth training from a certified Segway trainer. After the training, get ready for the experience of a lifetime as you ride through Calgary's world famous and award-winning river valley. 

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Sporting Events & Packages

The Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 78.01


Experience the amazing rodeo shows and one-of-a-kind events of the world-famous Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canada! This annual 10-day rodeo, exhibition and festival has taken place every summer for the past 100 years. Get a taste of the Wild West during authentic rodeos, chuckwagon races, grandstand shows and more. This is a truly unique event that your whole family will love!

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Calgary Stampede Including Overnight Accommodation

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 705.98


There's nothing like the Calgary Stampede for the ultimate cowboy excitement. Experience the greatest outdoor show on earth with the thunder of the chuckwagons, the explosive power of the rodeo events, and the intricate skill of the dancers at Indian Village. The Calgary Stampede is a... Read More

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Ziplines

Zipline Adventure in Calgary

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 46.80


Get big air as you soar from the top of Canada Olympic Park's iconic ski jump tower on North America`s fastest zipline! Riders fly down the unique cable system in a comfortable harness, reaching speeds up to 75 mph (120 kph). As Calgary`s highest vantage point, the ski jump tower provides a zipline that is 1,640 feet (500 meters) long with a vertical drop of more than 328 feet (100 meters). Your adventure... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Calgary Airport to Alberta Hotels

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 54.53


Avoid long lines for taxis or public transport when you arrive at Calgary International Airport by booking this shared arrival transfer to your Alberta hotel. On arrival at the airport, simply meet your professional driver and hop aboard your air-conditioned luxury motor coach for a convenient... Read More

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Shared Departure Transfer: Alberta Hotels to Calgary Airport

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 60.19


Why spend the end of your Alberta vacation arranging taxis or public transport to the airport’ Make things easy by booking this shared departure transfer service to Calgary International Airport. Start with pickup from your hotel in Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore or Kananskis, and enjoy... Read More

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Private Arrival Transfer: Calgary International Airport to Calgary and Surrounding Area

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 81.16


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free arrival to Calgary, one of Canada's most beautiful and culturally unique cities nestled against the foothills and Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of the way until you reach your final... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Calgary and Surrounding Area to Calgary International Airport

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 74.25


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free departure from Calgary, one of Canada's most beautiful and culturally unique cities nestled against the foothills and Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of the way until you reach your final... Read More

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Private Arrival Transfer: Calgary International Airport to Banff

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 229.66


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free transfer from Calgary International Airport to Banff, Alberta. Banff is in the heart of one of the largest parks in Canada, Banff National Park. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of the way until you reach your final... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Banff to Calgary International Airport

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 222.75


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free departure from Banff, one of Canada's most beautiful and culturally unique tourism destinations, nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of the way until you reach your final... Read More

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Private Arrival Transfer: Calgary International Airport to Canmore or Kananaskis Country

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 192.53


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free arrival to Canmore, Alberta or Kananakis Country, which is in the heart of one of the largest parks in Canada, Banff National Park. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of the way until you reach your final destination... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Canmore or Kananaskis Country to Calgary International Airport

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 185.62


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free departure from Canmore, Alberta or Kananakis Country, one of Canada's most beautiful and culturally unique tourism destinations nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of the way... Read More

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Private Arrival Transfer: Calgary International Airport to Lake Louise

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 303.91


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free arrival to Calgary, one of Canada's most beautiful and culturally unique cities, as you make your way to Lake Louise, nestled against the foothills and Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Lake Louise to Calgary International Airport

Calgary, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 296.99


Enjoy the convenience and a worry free departure from Lake Louise, one of Canada's most beautiful and culturally unique tourism destinations nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. Your professional and friendly chauffeurs will take care of you every step of the way until you reach your final... Read More

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Private SUV Transfer: Calgary International Airport to Banff Hotels

Calgary, Canada
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 318.28


Enjoy a one-way private transfer between Calgary International Airport and Banff Hotels. This luxury transfer service includes airport greets and baggage assistance, and accommodates a maximum of 4 people per vehicle.

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