Man wearing a cowboy hat is riding a horse that is trying to buck him off at the Calgary Stampede

Moving to Calgary – what to expect

Wherever you’re from, you won’t regret moving to Calgary. The city offers a huge range of attractions and entertainment all year round. Here are a few things you can enjoy after moving to Calgary:

Calgary Stampede

In July, this annual festival celebrates western heritage and culture. It’s a ten-day event that features parades, concerts, First Nations art and culture, racing events, parties and more. This stampede has grown to be one of Canada’s largest attraction, so the rodeo draws tourists from all over.

Fort Calgary

Take a visit to the place where it all began. Fort Calgary was built in 1875 at Bow and Elbow Rivers, where it became the foundation for the city.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Located where the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains meet, this World Heritage Site is one of the biggest and best-preserved buffalo jumps. Built into the cliff, the museum features both indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore.

Minhas Micro Brewery

This is a can’t-miss spot for beer lovers moving to Calgary. Visitors can take a tour of the brewery to watch a batch of premium craft beer being prepared and then enjoy pizza in the attached restaurant.

Calgary Tower

From Calgary Tower, you can see a bird’s-eye view of the city below from the 360-degree rotating observation deck. Check out some of the most important buildings and landmarks, including the Old City Hall, the Olympic Plaza, the Bow Building, Center Street, and Fort Calgary. A trip up Calgary Tower is a great way to familiarize yourself with the city after moving to Calgary.


Whatever your age, a day out to this Science Centre will give you new insights into science, technology and art. TELUS Spark presents more than 100 exhibits, programs and demonstrations in its galleries, outdoor park and HD Digital Dome Theatre.

Calaway Park

More than just an amusement park – with 32 rides – Calaway Park offers 23 games, two live stage shows per day and a 3D theatre. Just this year, the park added a new ride, Timber Falls – a unique log ride that simulates the sense of traveling through a sawmill.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

After moving to Calgary, sports enthusiasts must visit Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. It’s a huge facility at the Olympic Park that features 12 galleries and more than 50 interactive exhibits. You will be able to try shadow boxing, rowing, wheelchair racing and many other sports. Plus, you can view some of the most noteworthy sporting equipment in Canada’s history, including the torch used to light the cauldron at the 1988 Olympic Games.


There are a huge number of museums and you’ll therefore have every chance to learn more about history, technology and culture after moving to Calgary. Some of the top choices include Heritage Park Historical Village, Glenbow Museum, the Aero Space Museum, the National Music Centre and Royal Tyrrell Museum of dinosaurs.

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