The Western Canadian province of Alberta is one of the country’s three Prairie regions. Known for its quality of life and picturesque scenery, especially within the Banff region, Alberta is a fun place to live with lots of things to do. The cosmopolitan area of Calgary is Alberta’s second biggest city and also an exciting place for tourists, with its many skyscrapers and famous July rodeo festival that brings in people from all over. However, frequent freezing temperatures and heavy rain/snow combinations often force visitors and residents to take the party indoors. Below are some exciting things to do in Calgary all while keeping warm!
Visit the Calgary Tower
Situated 191 metres above the city’s downtown area is the Calgary Tower. An expansive glass floor gives a 360 degree view of the landscape below whose appearance changes depending on weather and season. At any time, visitors can enjoy the view of beautiful Alberta from a unique spot that everyone will enjoy. It’s also a great visually unique photo opportunity for any traveler that will create memories for years to come.
Jump at Flying Squirrel
Head on over to the Flying Squirrel for a whole lot of zero-gravity fun at one of the largest indoor trampoline parks the city has to offer. There are opportunities to practice your slam dunk skills, try out acrobatics, play dodgeball, and more. What better way to shake off the cold than jump around with your friends through a series of huge trampolines?
Visit the Telus Spark Science Centre
Another great indoor attraction that will keep you warm on a cold winter’s day is the Telus Spark Science Centre, located just a short walk north of the popular Calgary Zoo. The Centre sees over 430,000 visitors each year and many students who can enjoy more than 200 interactive exhibits and many educational opportunities that are located inside. There is also an amazing gift shop as well as dining areas where visitors can recharge and rest their feet. Just a few of the many exciting experiences include live science demos, educational films, and an open creation studio. A fun twist on the more conventional science museum, visiting the Telus Spark Science Centre is a wonderful way to spend any day.
Get your game on at The Rec Room
If you haven’t gotten your gaming fix at home, head on down to The Rec Room, Calgary’s gamer paradise where virtual reality, arcade video games, and many table games fill every corner. The entertainment complex is also equipped with a spacious restaurant area that provides Canadian inspired food so tourists and residents alike can enjoy the country’s unique cuisine. The Centre is open until 10:00 pm everyday so make a day of it and invite a group of friends to challenge you in a game of shuffleboard, ping pong, pool, or any other game of your liking.
Play in a casino from the comfort of your own home
For those who prefer not to brave the freezing rain or snow and would rather enjoy their day indoors in their own home, Alberta is the best place to be. Online casino gaming has never been more fun or accessible as it is in the Canadian province. Out of all 10 provinces, Alberta is hands down the preferred region for fans of internet casinos. With more than two dozen online platform options and some of the best casino bonuses and offers out there, leaving the house for entertainment at a land-based casino isn’t necessary. You can enjoy all your favorite games, from themed slots to video poker and exciting tournaments with live dealers.
Have a cycling adventure at the B-Line Indoor Bike Park
For all the adrenaline junkies out there, there’s no better place to spend a cold afternoon than practicing your stunt tricks in an expansive biking playground. With tracks and routes for every skill level, the B-Line Indoor Bike Park is a fun space for people to rent bikes, ride them through different areas and even fly into foam pits below. Gather a group and come enjoy a day on the track. Don’t worry about equipment as your day pass includes helmets, pads, and the bike of your choice.
Admire a variety of art at Glenbow
If you’re in the mood for an afternoon of art, the collection of over one million pieces at Glenbow is a fantastic choice. With thousands of photographs, paintings, and documents lining the walls, the museum celebrates Western Canadian culture in different exhibitions spanning three floors. Visitors typically spend over 3 hours in this beautiful, intricate space enjoying the many textures and colours the galleries have to offer.
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