Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Calgary

The biggest city in the province of Alberta and the third largest in Canada, Calgary has a diverse landscape: it finds itself nestled between the Bow River and the Elbow River, which run across the wide prairies that characterise the region. The metropolis also grants access to the Canadian Rockies and the surrounding national parks, which are excellent for visits year-round thanks to the region's continental, dry climate.

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Stephen Avenue Walk

Often defined as the beating heart of Calgary, Stephen Avenue Walk is a pedestrian mall located in Downtown Calgary. You'll not only be able to shop in its many retail stores and boutiques, but you'll also find a Hudson's Bay department store and The Core Shopping Center. Plenty of cafes and restaurants will be ready to welcome you, in case you needed a place to rest.
Adresse: 8th Avenue Southwest, Calgary


With its wide green spaces merging with multiple coffee shops and occasional art installations and exhibitions, Inglewood is one of Calgary's most characteristic neighbourhoods, housing many local small businesses. You can pay a visit to Cody & Sioux for Western apparel, The Knitting Tree if you're searching for items made with yarn and The Next Page Bookstore to find your next good read.
Adresse: Inglewood, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 266 6962

17th Avenue Retail & Entertainment District

This district of 17th Avenue, also called The Red Mile, is a good destination for those who are looking for fashion accessories: here you can find boutiques selling scarves and ties, jewelry, eyewear, but also stores selling music equipment and Indian carpets. There are plenty of bars and cafes as well if you need a quick stop.
Adresse: 17th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

Calgary Farmers' Market

Calgary Farmer's Market aims to support the city's growers and small businesses, by providing a space where they can sell locally grown products. It has more than 70 vendors selling not only fresh produce, meat and all things food, but also crafted goods, pet products, art and jewellery items. They also host season-themed events, often featuring live music.
Adresse: 510 77th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 240 9113
Åpningstider: Thu–Sun 9am–5pm

CrossIron Mills

The CrossIrom Mills shopping centre was built also as an homage to Alberta itself: it is divided into six "neighborhoods" with designs and architecture themed around the province's landmarks and well-known spots. The retailers here sell a range of items that include fashion products for men and women, kids' toys, furniture and technology. The tour culminates in a food court, but there is also an entertainment centre equipped with a cinema.
Adresse: 261055 CrossIron Boulevard, Rocky View County, Balzac
Telefon: +1 403 984 6800
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11am–6pm

Chinook Centre

The largest shopping mall in Calgary, Chinook Centre mostly features high-end boutiques like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Saks Fifth Avenue, but more affordable deals are offered by the local Old Navy and H&M stores. The centre also includes a food court, as well as a bowling alley and a movie theatre as entertainment options.
Adresse: 6455 Macleod Trail Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 259 2022
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 9.30am–9pm, Fri 8am–9pm, Sat 9.30am–9pm, Sun 11am–7pm

The Core Shopping Centre

Natural light shines on The Core's interiors thanks to the suspended glass skylight, which also allows the mall to house its own botanical garden in the fourth floor. The stores that you can find here supply apparel, clothing and cosmetics items as well as electronics, food and books. Many of them host limited events and workshops that you can join, plus you can always make use of the free Wi-Fi available here.
Adresse: 333 7th Avenue Southwest, Suite 900, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 441 4940
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10am–6pm, Thu–Fri 10am–8pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun Noon–5pm

Alberta Boot Company

Whether you're looking for something that could help you blend in during the Calgary Stampede or just for a souvenir to bring home, you can find it at Alberta Boot Company, the only Western boot manufacturer of the province. They offer leather footwear for both men and women, but also accessories such as hats, belts and necklaces.
Adresse: 50 50th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 263 4623
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 9am–6pm

ReWorks Upcycle Shop

Defining itself as a green lifestyle shop, ReWorks is a store selling recycled products such as faux taxidermy heads made with cardboard, bendable lamps in steel alloy and paper bowls and coasters. They also offer a bike rental service year-round, with the possibility to book themed guided tours to visit the city in an environment-friendly way.
Adresse: 1325 1at Street Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 263 4366
Åpningstider: Tue–Fri 11am–6pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun–Mon Noon–4pm

Fair's Fair Books

The modest entrance to Fair's Fair Books hides lines of shelves filled with books of different genres that you can browse at your leisure. DVDs and accessories are also available, and they offer trade and sell services, where you can bring in your own used books to get either cash or store credit in exchange for them.
Adresse: 907 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 237 8156
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 10am–5pm

Passport / Visa

Citizens wishing to visit Canada must obtain a visitor visa issued by one of the Canadian diplomatic missions unless they hold a valid passport issued by one of the EU countries, Australia or New Zealand. From 2016, visa-exempt countries (except for the US) must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) when arriving to Canada by air. However, travelers don't need an eTA if traveling to Canada by land or sea. Generally, you can submit your application online but for some countries, after the online application, fingerprints and photo (biometrics) are required. Find more information about visa requirement at:

Best Time to Visit

The months going from June to September are the ones during which most of the city's events take place, like the famous Calgary Stampede and the firework show of GlobalFest. Summertime is also when Calgary is most crowded and accommodation prices peak though, so booking in advance is advised. If you're into winter sports, the period between November and February is the best choice to visit the nearby Rocky Mountains and go skiing down its slopes. This is also when most of the locals leave in search of warmer climates, leaving the city in a quieter state where the prices on rooms are also lower. If you prefer to have the city all to yourself and aren't really into winter sports, the autumn and spring seasons are your best bets: low accommodation prices and tourist influx couple with mild temperatures to give you the ideal setting for exploring Calgary's neighbourhoods. Just be mindful of bringing warm clothes with you, as the weather can be quite unpredictable with its sudden snowfalls.

Calgary International Airport (YYC)

Calgary International Airport comes equipped with eateries that make for a fine stop after your arrival, and even two in-terminal hotels. From the airport you can either take a shuttle, bus, taxi or rent a car in order to get to the city. Many Hotels in Calgary offer the "Hotel Courtesy Shuttle" service that will be able to pick you up, provided that you request it after your landing by calling. In alternative there's the Allied Downtown Shuttle Service, offering rides every 30 minutes; tickets are available at the Allied Shuttle counter at the Arrivals level. For a list of bus operators that have rides going through the airport: Either by shuttle or bus, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Downtown Calgary. The on-demand taxi service at Calgary International Airport is provided by Associated Cab, with the trip to Downtown Calgary lasting 25 minutes and costing around $40. On the Departures level of the airport you can find in-terminal car rental companies, while there are also off-airport ones that offer shuttle services to their premises, provided that you call and arrange the transportation with them. You'll be able to reach the city in about 20 minutes this way, and for a list of the available companies:
Adresse: 2000 Airport Road Northeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 735 1200
Åpningstider: Daily 24 hours

Public Transport

Calgary Transit is the public transit provider of the city. The main mean of transportation is the CTrain, a light rail system that operates on two lines: Route 201, connecting the southern and northwestern parts of the city, and Route 202, going from east to west. Both of them go through the Downtown area, which doesn't require any payment as long as you stay within its boundaries. Complementing this system are the 160 bus lines that connect various parts of the city. Fare payment options include cash, tickets, day or monthly passes. In order to plan your trips, you can use the planner on the Calgary Transit website or their mobile app, Calgary Transit App.
Telefon: +1 403 262 1000


There are plenty of taxi companies in Calgary. They all charge a flat rate for rides to and from the airport, but always remember to ask what the rate is before departure in any case. Delta Cab Ltd Address: 304 4655 54 Avenue Northeast, Calgary Phone: +1 403 278 9999 Website: Calgary United Cabs Address: Unit8 - 5660 10 Street Northeast, Calgary Phone: +1 403 777 1111 Website:


The most common pharmacy chain is Remedy'sRX, staying open 6am to 8pm Monday through Saturday, and from 11am to 6pm on Sunday. There are also many stand-alone pharmacies, but many of them are closed on Sunday. The biggest hospital in Calgary, as well as one of the most renowned medical centers in Canada, is the Foothills Medical Clinic.


Canada Post handles the post services in Calgary, and has many offices around town where you can buy stamps and send your mail. You can also make use of the many red mail boxes.


Country Code: +1 Area Code: 403


In Canada the standard voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60Hz. Power plugs and sockets are of type A and B.

High Performance Rodeo (January)

High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, featuring performances from Canadian and foreign artists who will entertain audiences using many different spots in the Downtown as their stage. The diversity of the performances is the main draw: you can find theatrical, dancing and musical exhibitions, but also wrestling matches, cabaret and burlesque shows.
Adresse: 225 8th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 294 7411

Block Heater (February)

Organised by the Calgary Folk Fest, Block Heater is a winter music festival taking place across several locations like the National Music Centre, King Eddy, Festival Hall, and the Central Library in Downtown Calgary. Both Canadian and international performers join this annual celebration of all genres of music, from electronic to folk.
Adresse: 1215 10th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 233 0904

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo (April)

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo comes with everything a comic fan would need: scheduled autograph and photo sessions with international authors, Q&A panels with your favourite artists, over 700 retailers with articles and gadgets on sale, as well as cosplay contests that bring fictional characters to life.
Adresse: Stampede Park, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 266 1611

Calgary Folk Music Festival (July)

The Calgary Folk Music Festival has been an annual staple for both Calgarians and tourists since 1980. Set in Prince's Island Park, the festival not only gives a stage to many local and international artists, both up-and-coming and well-established, but also includes a Talk Tent where comedy shows and panels take place, as well as an artisan market and a beer garden.
Adresse: 698 Eau Claire Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 233 0904

Calgary Stampede (July)

A ten-day festival that takes its roots at the start of the 1900s, the Calgary Stampede starts off with a western-themed march through the town. It is mostly famous for having the world's biggest outdoor rodeo, with a range of activities including bull riding and barrel racing that take place during the afternoon. Every day ends with a chuckwagons derby, followed by a variety show featuring comedy, music and dancing, while a firework display acts as the grand finale.
Adresse: 1410 Olympic Way Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 261 0101
Åpningstider: Daily 8.30am–5pm

GlobalFest (August)

The GlobalFest is further split into the OneWorld Festival and the International Fireworks Festival. The first aims to showcase different cultures from around the world through on-stage performances, interactive activities and food stalls, while the latter is a competition between five countries' best pyro-musical artists.
Adresse: 17th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 569 9679

Taste of Calgary (August)

This festival does not only allow you to taste Calgary's food and drinks from the many tents and trucks, but also to engage with local artisans and get to know their craft, while the stages host live music bands and DJs. The sampling tickets come at $1 each, and can be bought either online or on site.
Adresse: Eau Claire Market Plaza, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 453 7424
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–10pm

Beakerhead (September)

Beakerhead is an annual festival that celebrates the ways in which engineering and science can create art. Recurring displays include exhibitions featuring robots, street experiments and music on Stephen Avenue Walk, workshops and panels for educational purposes and nightly events with 3D projections and dance performances.
Adresse: 1405 4th Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 587 351 7787

Calgary International Film Festival (September)

Starting from the year 2000, Calgary has hosted the largest film festival in Alberta every year, with screenings of feature and short films of any genre, coming from not only Canada but also other countries. During these twelve days the audience is able to ask question and engage with the filmmakers during panels, film talks and behind-the-scenes events.
Adresse: 999 8th Street Southwest, Suite 260, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 209 4957

Imaginairium by Wordfest (October)

Wordfest, the third-largest Canadian literary festival, hosts Imaginarium, a 10-day long celebration of national and international writers, ranging from columnists to essayists. Readings, Q&As, and panels are staple events, but there's also the annual late-night Literary Deathmatch, where authors have seven minutes to show off their wordsmith skills to both the judges and the audience.
Adresse: Memorial Park Library, 1221 2nd Street Southwest, Calgary / Central Library, 800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 237 9068

Calgary Tower

Calgary's main landmark – Calgary Tower – is almost 200 meters high and mostly known for offering a 360° view of the city, thanks to the observation deck's glass floor. Included in the ticket is the admission to their Theatre Room, featuring a short film that goes through the history of the tower.
Adresse: 101 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 266 7171
Åpningstider: Daily September–May: 9am–9pm, June–August: 9am–10pm

Calgary Zoo

African lions, Amur tigers, giant pandas and whooping cranes are only a few of the animals that can be seen at the Calgary Zoo. You will also be able to witness events such as tiger training sessions and learn more about gorilla family dynamics. Restaurants are also available if you are planning for a longer stay, as well as gift shops and playgrounds for kids.
Adresse: 210 St. George's Drive Northeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 232 9300
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–5pm

Heritage Park Historical Village

The Heritage Park aims to bring back to life how life was in the years going from 1860 to 1950, making use of interactive exhibitions with costumed interpreters and historical buildings. It is split into four areas: there's the main square with cafes and restaurants, then a 1900s-inspired village, a railway settlement and a fur trading fort coming straight from the late 1800s.
Adresse: 1900 Heritage Drive Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 268 8500
Åpningstider: Daily May–October: 10am–5pm

Prince's Island Park

Located in Downtown Calgary, Prince's Island Park is a fine choice for those who are looking for a place to relax, thanks to the many picnic areas, and those who want to go on a hiking trip along scenic trails. Here you can find the Chevron Learning Pathway, which goes around a wetland and provides information about the local wildlife. This is also where many of the city's festivals are held, such as Canada Day.
Adresse: 698 Eau Claire Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Åpningstider: Daily 5am–11pm

Olympic Plaza

Built in occasion for the medal presentation of the 1988 Olympics, the Olympic Plaza is now a venue used for events throughout the year. You can walk by its reflecting pool in the summer while having an outdoor lunch, or you can head here during the winter to enjoy some outdoor ice skating, free of charge, with the option of renting the equipment on-site.
Adresse: 228 8th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 268 2489
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–9pm

Fort Calgary

Representing the birthplace of the city, Fort Calgary has a museum that showcases the ways of life of 19th-century North-West Mounted Police once stationed here. Private tours can be booked, and your visit can also include events such as murder mystery dinners, black and white movie nights and artisan fairs.
Adresse: 750 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 290 1875
Åpningstider: Mon–Sun 9am–5pm

Banff National Park

Established in 1885 Banff is the first national park in Canada. Located at a distance of 120 km from Calgary, it can be reached via the On-It Regional Transit company offering public rides. You can explore its trails either by hiking or biking, enjoy fishing by the Bow River shores, join a zipline tour or have a relaxing birdwatching session, among the many outdoor and learning activities available.
Adresse: 224 Banff Avenue, Town of Banff
Telefon: +1-403 762 1550
Åpningstider: The park is open year-round. For up-to-date business hours of the visitor centre, please check the website.

Calaway Park

Calaway Park is the biggest amusement park of Western Canada, with more than 30 rides that cater to kids and adults alike. All the classics such as the carousel, bumper cars and Ferris wheel are here, along with their own spin on the drop tower with "Free Fallin'" and on roller coasters with "Vortex". Seasonal events are also hosted all year long, examples being "Halloweekend" and for Canada Day.
Adresse: Range Road 33, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 240 3822
Åpningstider: May to October: 10am–7pm

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

There are more than 600 honoured members in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, which houses exhibits that celebrate the country's sporting achievements. You will find themed galleries such as the Glide Gallery, focusing on winter sports, the Bounce Gallery, which ranges from baseball to soccer, and the Olympic and Paralympic Gallery displaying the medals won by Canadian athletes.
Adresse: 169 Canada Olympic Road Southwest, Canada
Telefon: +1 403 776 1040
Åpningstider: September–June: Wed–Sun 10am–5pm, July–August: Daily 10am–5pm

Studio Bell

Studio Bell is home to the National Music Centre of Calgary, the ideal stop for those who want to experience the Canadian music scene. The permanent exhibitions available range from educational tours to hands-on jamming sessions with the available instruments. Guided tours can be booked, going in-depth into the Studio's history and architecture as well.
Adresse: 850 4th Street Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 543 5115
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–5pm

Glenbow Museum

The list of permanent exhibitions available at the Glenbow Museum includes a dynamic gallery depicting the lives and stories of the men who contributed to shaping Alberta, a mineralogy collection and a presentation about warriors around the world, from Maoris to Samurais. Limited events showcase art by contemporary artist not only from Canada, but from all parts of the world.
Adresse: 130 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 268 4100
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 9am–5pm, Fri 9am–8pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 12pm–5pm


Calgary's science museum, TELUS Spark, features exhibits, events and conferences for people of all ages. Highlights include a dome theatre with movie screenings and planetarium shows, live science demos and their Open Studio, where you can give life to your artistic creations through technology. Themed limited events are available year-round, as well as the adults-only show Spark After Dark.
Adresse: 220 St. George's Drive Northeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 817 6800
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu 10am–4pm, Fri 10am–4pm 5pm–9pm, Sat10am–5pm

Devonian Gardens

Devonian Gardens is a botanical garden located in Downtown Calgary, on the fourth floor of The Core shopping centre. You don't have to buy a ticket in order to visit its living wall, koi carp ponds, fountains and waterfall, while kids can enjoy the playgrounds. Being enclosed in glass, natural light is all that you need in order to also see the art that adorns the walls, like masks and banners.
Adresse: 333 7th Avenue Southwest, The Core Shopping Centre, 4th floor, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 268 2489
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10am–6pm, Thu–Fri 10am–8pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun Noon–5pm


VRKADE offers many different virtual reality experiences, from educational and family friendly ones to shooting and rhythm games. The staff is always available to guide you through your virtual journeys, which also include multiplayer options like a VR Escape Room set in an ancient Egyptian pyramid.
Adresse: 1221 73rd Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 587 288 1762
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 1pm–9.10pm, Fri 11.50am–10.20pm, Sat 10.40am–10.20pm, Sun 10.40am–9.10pm

Downhill Karting by Skyline Luge Calgary

Skyline Luge gives you the chance to ride down tracks that stretch for more than 1800 metres featuring 50 twists and turns, using karts powered only by the force of gravity. You can book rides for groups and get a picture of you taken during the ride as well. There are height limits for kids: those who do not reach 110cm in height cannot ride alone.
Adresse: Winsport Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Road Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 776 0617


The Pigeonhole restaurant's interiors feature exposed brick walls, leather couches and marble tables, at which you'll be able to enjoy either vegetarian dishes, like charred cabbage and roasted beets, or meat-based ones like tagliatelle with beef ragout, half chicken schnitzel and roasted pork belly.
Adresse: 306 17th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 452 4694
Åpningstider: Mon–Tue 5pm–11pm, Wed–Fri 8am–1pm 5pm–11pm, Sat 9am–2pm 5pm–11pm, Sun 9am–2pm

Ten Foot Henry

Taking its name from a comic strip character by Carl Anderson, Ten Foot Henry is a restaurant that takes pride in using freshly picked vegetables for many of its dishes. Other than the many vegetarian options, you can have pasta in the form of bucatini and tagliatelle, or pick from their fish and meat offerings, such as their spring salmon and masala chicken. They have an additional brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday from from 11am to 2pm.
Adresse: 1209 1st Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 475 5537
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–11pm

Modern Steak House

The bright white walls and sofas contrast against dark wooden tables at the Modern Steak House, where the marble counter and soft lighting add finishing touches to the interiors. They exclusively serve Alberta beef in different cuts, be it filet, rib eye or flat iron, cooked as you like. They also have seafood, pasta-based and vegan dishes, and can accommodate for gluten and lactose intolerance as well.
Adresse: 107 10A Street Northwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 670 6873
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 5pm–9pm, Fri–Sat 5pm–11pm, Sun 5pm–9pm

Blue Star Diner

Blue Star Diner's sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and steak dishes are made with ingredients that are locally sourced, and can be ordered for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A drink list that includes house cocktails, draft beer and wines complements their food offering, and they also host discount events like Taco Tuesday or Burger and Beer Wednesday.
Adresse: 809 1st Avenue Northeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 261 9998
Åpningstider: Daily 8am–10pm

John's All Day Breakfast and Lunch

John's All Day Breakfast and Lunch is a fine choice if you feel up to trying out some of what Canada's cuisine has to offer, with the added bonus of being easily accessible thanks to the free parking nearby. They're open for breakfast, brunch and lunch, with food options like poutine made with fries, cheese and gravy, omelettes with ham and eggs Benedict coupled with bacon.
Adresse: 2614 4th Street Northwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 277 0255
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 7.30am–3.30pm

Gaga Pizza

Whether you stop and have a seat at Gaga Pizza or pick from one of their Grab & Go options, you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of topping combinations made with imported goods. Their menu also includes homemade soups, sandwiches and their baklava dessert, a Turkish pastry made with dried fruits.
Adresse: 1236 12th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 264 2421
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 10am–8pm Fri 10am–10pm, Sat 12pm–8pm

Jimmy's A&A Deli

Jimmy's A&A Deli has won many awards for their shwarma: chicken meat or beef cut into thin slices and then served in a salad or with pita (a slice of round, thin bread). Their menu is based on Mediterranean cuisine, featuring also falafel, fatayre, which is a Middle Eastern meat pie, and empanadas, turnover pastries filled with beef or vegetables.
Adresse: 1401 20th Avenue Northwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 289 1400
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–10pm, Sun 10am–8pm

Minas Brazilian Steakhouse

Minas Brazilian Steakhouse offers rodízio, an all-you-can-eat service featuring skewered cuts of meat that follows the culture of Southeastern Brazil. Dishes are complemented by vegetables like beans, squash and okra, as well as fruits like pineapple and banana. They also offer take-out service if you want to have a taste of Brazilian cuisine in the comfort of your home.
Adresse: 136 2nd Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 454 2550
Åpningstider: Daily 11.30am–9pm

Vero Bistro Moderne

Vero Bistro Moderne has menus for brunch, lunch and dinner featuring Italian meals with a Canadian twist to be enjoyed in a softly lit setting. Their signature dishes include mushroom fricassee skillet, bison sausage with wild boar ragu and their grass-fed steak & frites, with the option of additional sides like croissants and Vita eggs.
Adresse: 209 10th Street Northwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 283 8988
Åpningstider: Tue 5pm–10pm, Wed–Sat 10am–2pm 5pm–10pm, Sun 10am–2pm 5.30pm–9pm


The Himalayan is a fine choice for those who want to have a taste of Nepali cuisine. You can start your meal with steamed dumplings named momo, and then order a rice and lentil soup-based 'dal bhat', with your choice of either lamb or chicken meat or paneer cheese. Grilled seafood and vegetarian dishes are available as well, with some options being gluten free.
Adresse: 3218 17th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 984 3384
Åpningstider: Tue–Thu 5pm–9pm, Fri–Sat 5pm–10pm, Sun 5pm–9pm

Santorini Greek Taverna

Santorini Grek Taverna has been open for more than 30 years, letting Calgarians and visitors savour the typical flavours of Greece. In its bright pastel blue, red and white interiors you can order traditional dishes like skewered beef, chicken or prawn called 'souvlaki', 'arni psito', a roast rack of lamb, or 'moussaká' made with layered eggplants, minced meat and potatoes.
Adresse: 1502 Centre Street North, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 276 8363
Åpningstider: Tue–Fri 11am–10pm, Sat Noon–10pm, Sun 4pm–10pm

Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus

Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus is a corner of Calgary where you can have a taste of Dutch cuisine. Pannenkoek is the traditional dutch pancake which can be either savoury, with a prime example being their potato, onion, bacon and cheese pannenkoek, or sweet, such as their Black Forest with cherries, ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Adresse: 2439 54th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 243 7757
Åpningstider: Wed–Sat 8am–8pm, Sun 8am–3pm

Shokunin Izakaya

Shokunin Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant that focuses mainly on yakitori, different cuts of grilled chicken meat, but also has a selection of deep fried dishes called agemono, featuring either eggplant and goat cheese or squid. Your dishes can be accompanied by a variety of drinks, including sake, whiskey, wine as well as signature cocktails such as their rum and coconut milk-based 'shiso colada'.
Adresse: 2016 4th Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 229 3444
Åpningstider: Sun–Mon 5pm–10pm, Tue–Sat 5pm–1am

Pho Hoai Vietnamese Noodle House

Pho Hoai offers both pickup and delivery services in addition to the option of eating its Vietnamese dishes at its location inside the Dragon City Mall. The menu includes bowls of soup and noodles with or without meat, rice in satay sauce with pork or beef, seafood wonton soup and house specials featuring rice vermicelli with spring rolls and chicken.
Adresse: 132 3rd Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 264 8174
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 10am–6pm

Higher Ground

Higher Ground is a local coffee house that promises to serve guests with fresh organic coffee. You can couple your hot beverage, be it a decaf or an espresso, with a selection of side meals such as soups, gluten free vegan chili, salads and chicken quesadilla, a stuffed tortilla.
Adresse: 1126 Kensington Road, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 270 3780
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 7am–11pm Fri 7am–Midnight, Sat 8am–Midnight, Sun 8am–11pm

Monogram Coffee

Monogram Coffee's interior features white walls, wooden planks, stump chairs and tables equipped with lamps. Muffins, open sandwiches and tarts are served along with their iced or hot coffee, and before leaving you have the option of buying some of their coffee beans, brewers or mugs.
Adresse: 4814 16th Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 587 893 0444
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 6.30am–9pm, Sat 7.30am–9pm, Sun 7.30am–6pm

Alforno Bakery & Café

Located in the neighbourhood of Eau Claire, Alforno offers a menu that includes quick bites like sandwiches, yogurt parfaits and tartines that can be coupled with either hot or cold beverages, as well as more filling meals like pizza and pasta coming in the form of risotto and tagliatelle. They also have a delivery service allowing you to enjoy their food wherever you prefer.
Adresse: 222 7th Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 454 0308
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 7am–9pm, Sat 8am–9pm, Sun 8am–6pm

Regal Cat Cafe

At Regal Cat Cafe you can enjoy pastries, cookies and tea provided by local producers in the company of adoptable feline pets. They also host a variety of events, like "Cats & Yoga" and "Kitty Paint Parti", which take place mostly during the weekend. There's a gift shop as well, selling cat-related souvenirs like pillows, pins and bags.
Adresse: 303 10th Street Northwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 455 2287
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 9.30am–7.30pm, Thu–Fri 9.30am–9pm, Sat 10.30am–9pm, Sun 10.30am–7.30pm

Hexagon Board Game Cafe

More than 100 board games are available at Hexagon, ranging from classics like Jenga! and Clue to the most recent releases. Since the games can also be bought, you can try them out here before you make a purchase, all while sipping from a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and having a bite of their pastries and sandwiches.
Adresse: 200 Kensington Road Northwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 209 2881
Åpningstider: Sun–Fri 8am–11pm, Sat–Sun 8am–1am

Analog Coffee 17th Ave

Taking the name from the street in which it is located, Analog Coffee 17 Ave couples their cups of latte, espresso and tea with pastries like ham and cheese puffs, blueberry muffins and lemon scones. Their cornered position allows you to enjoy the view of the bustling crossroad, and you can also buy some of their coffee beans to bring back home with you.
Adresse: 740 17th Avenue Southwest
Telefon: +1 403 910 5959
Åpningstider: Daily 6.30am–10pm

Cornerstone Music Cafe

You can head to Cornerstone Music Cafe for either breakfast or lunch, where you'll be able to order gluten-free quinoa bowls, egg wraps and tacos, as well as beef kebab panini and grilled cheese croissants. Your meals can be accompanied by live music events by local artists, and they also offer the chance to join a music lesson for various instruments in their studio.
Adresse: 139 Deer Ridge Drive Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 278 3070
E-post: Café: [email protected] Music lessons: [email protected]
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 7am–9pm, Fri 7am–6pm, Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 10am–5pm

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar

Gravity's interiors feature dark blue walls contrasting with the bright wooden furniture and lighting, a nice setting in which you'll be able to enjoy their selection of pastries or cheesecake, as well as savoury meals like panini, quiche, soups and salads. Their list of hot beverages includes coffee, tea, ciders and wines, and the experience is further improved by the presence of live music.
Adresse: 909 10th Street Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 457 0697
Åpningstider: Mon 7am–5pm Tue–Fri 7am–10pm, Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 8am–5pm

Caffe Beano

At Caffe Beano you'll be able to enjoy your meal either sitting beside the counter, in their back room or on their outdoor benches. Their cowboy cookies and muffins are fan favourites, just like their award-winning chocolate espresso milkshake. Their savoury options include the Breakfast Sandwich featuring mozzarella cheese, coppa cold cut and sunny side up that can be coupled with their homemade dark espresso.
Adresse: 1613 9th Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 229 1232
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 6am–10pm, Sat 7am–10pm, Sun 7am–9pm

Ollia Macarons & Tea

Ollia is a cafe that specialises in macaroons coming in wildly different flavours such as earl grey, berry, vanilla and salted caramel, that can be tasted with a cup of their hot or iced tea. They offer both take-out and delivery services for their pastries, as well as macaroon baking and tea brewing classes.
Adresse: 810C 16th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 457 9775
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 10am–6pm, Thu–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11am–6pm

The Palace Theatre

While The Palace first opened in 1921, it went through renovations to become one of Canada's most famous theatres, hosting many events ranging from seminars and corporate events to concerts and other musical performances. The main floor is where you can join the dancing crowd, while a mezzanine is there as a place to take a break and order a drink from the bar.
Adresse: 219 8th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 587 393 6993
Åpningstider: Open only during events. Calendar:

Habitat Living Sound

A DJ-owned and operated venue, Habitat Living Sound specialises in electronic, house and techno music, but doesn't shy away from experimenting with other genres. Despite its small size, it hosts both professional and rising local artists, and you can enjoy their performances freely if you get in before 10.30pm.
Adresse: 1217 1st Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 263 5447
Åpningstider: Wed–Sat 9pm–2am

Twisted Element

Twisted Element is an LGBT club where you'll be able to enjoy a drink from their bar and join many of the events that are hosted here: there's karaoke on Wednesdays featuring board games and free pool as well, open variety nights on Saturdays and drag shows on Fridays.
Adresse: 1006 11th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 802 0230
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 9pm–2am

The Palomino Smokehouse Showroom

The Palomino, or The Pal as the locals call it, is located in the heart of downtown Calgary, a BBQ restaurant equipped with a basement where both local emerging artist and professional musicians entertain the crowd. It is a 18 and up zone where you can enjoy different genres of music, including hip-hop, folk, metal, country and rock n’ roll.
Adresse: 109 7th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 532 1911
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11am–1am, Fri 11am–2am, Sat 10.30am–2am, Sun 10.30am–Midnight

Broken City

Broken City defines itself as a "social club", aiming to support Calgary's entertainment culture and all of its forms. Weekly events include comedy Monday nights, Tuesday quiz shows, and hip-hop performances on Saturday. You can also enjoy either small or more filling meals on their rooftop patio, available to guests from April to Thanksgiving.
Adresse: 613 11th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 262 9976
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 4pm–2am, Fri–Sun 11am–2am

The Blues Can

Located in Inglewood, The Blues Can is a live Blues bar with a monthly calendar featuring events for every day of the week. Both local and well-known performers get on the stage and entertain their audience, who is also able to order dishes like popcorn prawns, sirloin steak and blackened catfish or chicken.
Adresse: 1429 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 262 2666
Åpningstider: Mon 4pm–2am, Tue–Sun Noon–2am

Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar

Gravity's interiors feature dark blue walls contrasting with the bright wooden furniture and lighting, a nice setting in which you'll be able to enjoy their selection of beers, ciders and wines, with their happy hour taking place every day from 3pm to 5pm. Their music event lineup includes emerging artists Tuesday and Wednesday, original songs by locals on Thursday and well-established performers on Friday and Saturday.
Adresse: 909 10 Street Southeast, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 457 0697
Åpningstider: Mon 7am–5pm Tue–Fri 7amû10pm, Sat 8am–10pm, Sun 8am–5pm

Greta Bar

The neon-lit interiors of Greta contain more than 50 arcade games for you to enjoy, including pinball, air hockey and Donkey Kong, as well as a dance floor. The bar has an assortment of house specials for cocktails and beers, and also serves street food coming from all over the world, from Italian arancini to Jamaican patties. The events hosted here include a happy hour lasting from 3pm to 6pm from Tuesday to Saturday and half-off prices on games from 7pm until closure on Tuesday.
Adresse: 213 10th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 984 6405
Åpningstider: Tue–Sun 3pm–2am


With multiple lines of bottles decorating its walls, Proof has an ever-changing menu that features drinks whose flavors and names are inspired by works of literature. You'll be able to couple these with snacks like steamed dumplings, vegan or pork steam buns and sugar pies.
Adresse: 1302 1st Street Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 403 246 2414
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 4pm–1am, Sun 4pm–Midnight

Last Best Brewing & Distilling

The Last Best is a fine spot for those who are passionate about beer. Here you'll be able to taste their in-house There Will Be Porter, a black English Ale, and spirits such as the Afterglow Gin. There's also ample selection of beer on tap, featured in their happy hour everyday from 2pm to 6pm, that can be coupled with their food options ranging from sandwiches and burgers to their signature Last Best Bowl with Moroccan Chicken and toasted red quinoa.
Adresse: 607 11th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Telefon: +1 587 353 7387
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11.30am–Midnight, Fri–Sat 11.30am–2am, Sun 10am–Midnight