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Calgary Outdoor Activities

Calgary Outdoor Activities and Events

Calgary Outdoor Activities

Snow or shine, there is always lots of outdoor activities to do in Calgary, Alberta.

Whether your a sports fanatic, love to exercise outdoor or simply enjoy the outdoors, mother nature has a little bit of something for everyone!

If your stuck on what to do outdoors, check out our suggestions below! Hopefully they will give you an idea of an outdoor activity you haven’t done yet in Calgary and would like to try!

Please feel free to leave us a comment below and let us know what your favourite Calgary outdoor activities are!

Downtown Calgary Skyline

The Great Outdoors in Calgary…

Visit the Calgary ZooCalgary Zoo sand dunes

Go fishing

Go ice fishing

Go for a picnic by the river

Go for a hike in Kananaskis Country

Build a snowman

Calaway Park Calgary AlbertaGo to Calaway Park

Go for a walk or run

Go Zorbing at C.O.P.

Go skiing or snowboarding at C.O.P.

Ride the Canada Olympic Park zip-line

Go horseback riding

Prince's Island Park in downtown CalgaryPlan a BBQ with friends

Go skydiving in Innisfail

Enjoy Princess Island Park

Visit Chinatown

Visit the War Monuments on Memorial Drive

Go cross country skiing at Fish Creek Provincial Park

Sikome-Lake-in-CalgaryGo to the shooting range

Go skiing or snowboarding

Go paint-balling at Bragg Creek

Pack a picnic and find a park

Take the kids to Sikome Lake

Go dog-sledding in Canmore

Snow tubes at Mt. NorquayRiverWalk outfront of Princeton Luxury downtown Calgary condos

Leisure by the river

Find a good hill for tobogganing

Spend a day at the river parks and pathways

Water sports at the Glenmore sailing club

Outdoor sports facilities at these best Calgary recreation centres

Bowness Park Calgary Lagoon SkatingShoot arrows at the Calgary Archery Club

Visit one of these best Calgary patios

Stroll down Stephen Avenue

Check out the downhill bike paths at C.O.P

Ice Skating at Bowness Park or Olympic Plaza

Check out one of these best Calgary winter activities for fun in the cold

Historical Heritage Park Calgary AlbertaTake in one of Calgary’s many outdoor festivals such as the Lilac Festival

Walk around Heritage Park and explore old western culture

Go play frisbee, soccer, football or baseball outdoors

Eat, drink, shop and be merry on 17th Avenue SW

Take the kids to a wading pool in one of Calgary’s parks

Have an ice cream in the sun at LICS Ice Cream

Kensington road Calgary inner cityGo for a bike ride on Calgary’s extensive pathway system

Visit Stanley park, Edworthy park or Confederation Park

Walk around Inglewood and check out the cool shopping

Walk around East Village (when completed) and check it out

Walk around Kensington and check out the cool shopping

Join a sports league like touch football or soccer or Frisbee

Calgary Spruce MeadowsPlay volleyball

Go for a walk with your pets

Play tennis, golf, disc golf or boccie ball

Go horseback riding or take in a competition at Spruce Meadows

Pack your tent and go camping ( I like Two Jacks Lakeside by Banff)

Visit the Calgary Stampede in July, the best outdoor show on Earth (on for 10 days)

Go rafting on the Bow and Elbow Rivers

Calgary Outdoor Activities

I love CalgaryPlease let us know your favourite Calgary outdoor activities. We will do our best to add them to the list!

Thanks for stopping in and hope to have you back soon! Until then, be sure to check out some of the best in Calgary before you go.


  1. Tara Noland says:

    Go for walks with my dogs.

  2. I like to play tennis :)

  3. Disc Golf :)

  4. Go rafting on the bow river

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