Discover the Top Calgary Attractions
The International is truly in the heart of downtown Calgary. From business and entertainment to dining and shopping, you’re surrounded by the best attractions Calgary has to offer. We’re connected to Calgary’s Plus-15 system of elevated covered walkways that links over 19 kilometres of downtown destinations. Also, we’re just two blocks away from the C-Train, Calgary’s Light Rapid Transit system.
For guests who want to tour a bit farther, Calgary is close to several world-class destinations. Banff National Park is just over an hour away as well as several ski resorts and other outdoor attractions that can be experienced on a day trip.
From the majestic Rocky Mountains in Banff to the otherworldly badlands in Drumheller, Southern Alberta is home to some truly stunning places, each calling out to be explored. Adventures throughout all of Southern Alberta can easily be reached from the International Hotel in Calgary, which is only a few hours’ drive from each of the different regions. To help you explore Alberta this summer, we have put together some touring packages that are sure to sell out quickly.
Our downtown Calgary location means virtually everything you need is mere minutes away. Many corporate, business and tourist destinations are walking distance from our front door. Check the map for your desired destination and if you need directions at the hotel, please ask.
Arts Commons is a multi-venue arts and performance centre located in downtown Calgary and is one of the largest arts centres in Canada
Located in Stampede Park, the BMO Centre is the largest convention centre in Calgary.
The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, The Calgary Stampede, is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival that encompasses the entire city for 10 days every July.
Standing 626 feet, the Calgary Tower is a free standing observation tower in downtown Calgary and provides 360 degree views of the city and Rocky Mountains.
The Calgary Zoo covers 92 acres of land and is home to many different animal exhibits and multiple locations for special events.
CORE Shopping Centre
Spanning three blocks, the CORE Shopping Centre is downtown Calgary's luxury shopping centre and offers both upscale and affordable shopping options as well as multiple dining options.
Fort Calgary is not just a museum; they offer school programs, public education and a space for special events with outstanding dining and catering.
For the past 50 years the Glenbow Museum has surprised and engaged visitors with remarkable art and historic exhibitions.
Heritage Park Historical Village
As Canada's largest living history museum, Heritage Park is one of Calgary's most visited attractions. With more than 200 exhibits and attractions Heritage Park offers a lot for both the history buffs as well as the pleasure seekers.
Prince's Island Park
Prince's Island Park is an urban oasis located in Calgary's downtown. Host to multiple festivals in the summer months, Prince's Island Park is a tranquil area to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
The Scotiabank Saddledome was built for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics and is now the home of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Hitmen!
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell offers exhibits on Canadian music history, hands on instrument areas and concerts in a contemporary setting.
TELUS Spark Science Centre
TELUS Spark is a science museum with interactive exhibits, live planetarium shows, presentations and educational demonstrations.
Winsport offers facilities for cold and hot weather activities including skating rinks, mini golf, zip-lining, downhill skiing and snowboarding and mountain biking among other exciting activities!