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Calgary Zoo295 locals recommend
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Calgary Stampede150 locals recommend
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Calgary Tower112 locals recommend
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Prince's Island Park196 locals recommend
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Peace Bridge63 locals recommend
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Olympic Plaza31 locals recommend

Things to do near Chinatown

10 locals recommend

Floating Calgary's River
Arrive at bowness park, meet guide and get fitted for life jackets. Next you'll Launch into a nearby eddie and learn the basics of paddling, river saftey and navigation. Then we'll enter into the main flow of the bow, pass by baker park, shouldice park, and enjoy the stunning views of Calgarys city skyline. After two and a half hours we will take on the Kensington wave and see the peace bridge for photos. End at the boat launch in downtown Calgary and enjoy the rest of the day.
Discover Banff National Park Day Trip
Your adventure starts the minute I pick you at your front door starting from 8:30AM in Downtown Calgary or in Canmore from 10:00AM. Get ready for a day filled with awes and ahs! Not only are we going to cover all the main sites including Canmore, Banff, Lake Minnewanka and Lake Louise but in addition you will visit many great hidden spots that avoid crowds and give million dollar views!!! We'll figure out the group's dynamic of who wants to do what or where, so we can get it done! If you like to hike, stroll along one of the beautiful lakes, sit down and relax, take postcard worthy pictures, look for wild life or do it all; it's possible! I will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, and mostly to your wants. This experience is about wowing you all day! And if you like; I'll be your personal photographer for the day!!! We'll have lunch at around 12:30 and will have a few coffee or pit stops in between Banff and Lake Louise. We will visit many scenic points throughout the day but will arrive at Lake Louise close to 5PM. You will take home unforgettable memories. Make sure to charge your phones and cameras as the average person goes home with more than 100 photos! This experience last between 8 to 10 hours depending where you are picked up and dropped off. My goal is to make sure you get the best tour of your life, so let's beam you up! Other things to note Skill level is set to beginner but if you like to raise the bar is also possible. Weather can change, bring extra layers in case you get cold. Make sure your camera, phone or any other device are fully charged or bring a charger with you. The vehicle has a charging station.
Explore Calgary's hidden Secrets on an eScooter with a Local
Welcome to the ultimate scooter tour of Calgary Alberta Canada on this tour you’ll experience all of the best most culturally rich destinations the city of Calgary has to offer. We will showcase the past, the present and the future on this fun filled scooter tour along the Bow River pathway and into the downtown core and uptown trendy areas. There are many art murals, urban exhibitions, tastings, sightings, meetings, photography, conversations and all kinds of exploring that will be happening, while we cover all of the personalities downtown Calgary has to share, get your Camera ready Lol. We will explore approximately 15 to 20 different interesting Calgary neighbourhoods, venues & areas during our journey and we will go over some of the urban legends and absolute best Calgary has to offer in the uptown and downtown scene of all the cultural arts districts. We will visit the Bow River, Inglewood, Esker Art Gallery, Kensington, The Peace Bridge, Mission on 4th, Uptown 17th, The Bow Building, Stephan Avenue, The Calgary Tower and much more!
Soak the beauty of Banff and surrounding areas with me
FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE PRIVATE TRIP (Minimum 2 people booking required) 730 am pickup from guest's location First stop will be world's famous instagramable Lake Louise. There is scenic walk which has views of rocky mountains, Lake and Fairmont Hotel. Then, we will have a quick coffee break. Then, We will go to Lake Minnewanka loop which is very scenic and we can 3 lake stops for Picturesque views. It is offbeat but I guarantee, you will love this drive and stops. Ater that, We will take a stop at Bow Falls which is incredibly beautiful. Then we will stop at Banff DT for Lunch and street walk (60 mins) You can choose your last stop either Banff Gondola or Banff Hot Springs. Both are at same location. Banff Gondola ($60 tickets and can be purchased over there, highly recommended. It has the best views and 40 mins top of the mountain peak hike. 100% worth or Banff upper Hot springs (around $10 ticket - you can relax in natural hot pool). Will be back by 6.30ish depending upon stops you choose. Note - You can add&cut stops based on your preferences - Doesn't include tickets to any attractions. - This wont be a guided tour at the stope we make. Will give you brief intro to the place and you will have your own time at the place. - Minimum 2 people booking required.
Bike beautiful Bow River Pathway & Inner City highlights
Ride like a local and discover Calgary on a two-wheeled adventure. This 3-hour city and bow river cycle tour will take you through the bike-friendly city streets of Calgary and right beside the crown jewel of Calgary: The Bow River.  Starting at Eau Claire Park we'll see wonderful sights at Poppy Plaze, and the Peace Bridge, an architectural delight. Then through Prince's Island Park, a summer delight in Calgary, with nature and city-life beautiful combined to create an aesthetically peaceful place to enjoy. We'll pop over to Chinatown and then see the neighborhood of Inglewood! Both bustling and unique with culture and history! Your expert local guide will captivate your imagination with fun and informative stories. We'll get the best city views on St. Patrick Island Park and Scotsman's Hill, then we'll get into the city and see Calgary's Beltline which includes the hip 12th Avenue, and The Red Mile - Calgary's most energetic street of 17th Avenue. We'll end the tour by biking through downtown to get you back to where we started and you'll leave knowing that you've seen it all. With a wide spread city scape, biking is the transportation method of choice for exploring all that Calgary has to offer. See you soon!

Things to do near 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District

21 locals recommend

City Highlight's Scooter Tour of Calgary
We start this experience in the heart of downtown on Stephen Ave. We'll take 10 minutes to practice on the scooters and become comfortable before we start our cruise through the city! We'll see Olympic Plaza, the incredible architecture of Central Library, the new and renovated East Village, the Bow River, The Wheel of Women, The Family of Man, Wonderland Sculpture, incredible Murals, Vienna on the Bow, The Palliser, and Central Memorial Park. I'll take time for pictures and videos throughout. I'm not a professional but I have a background in Film, and can provide a few video shorts to post to your social media accounts of your tremendous travels in Calgary. Throughout the experience you'll hear engaging and fun stories of Calgary's past and present and truly get a sense of Calgary's culture and lifestyle. We look forward to meeting you!
A Day In The Mountains
Join me in a short one day trip as we travel to the mountains. I will pick you up from downtown Calgary Tower at 9am sharp. As we head to the mountains in 1.5 hours we can enjoy some good music, chat and look at beautiful mountains on the way. The day trip will consist of stopping at both Canmore, Banff and other small spots to accommodate needs. We will sightsee some of the most beautiful places in all of Canada. A few examples are Banff Gondola, Lake Minnewanka Scenic drive, Bow falls, downtown Banff, Johnston canyon, Hoodos lookout etc. I will also make stops at some scenic coffee shops and at a nice restaurant for lunch. If you only have a day and want to make the most of it, here is your chance to explore the mountains on a budget.
Experience a Private Chef in Calgary
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Calgary without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Calgary local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Calgary dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 15% OFF — groups of +6 guests
Photojourney Through Calgary
This is an hour length activity exploring many different aspects of calgary both urban and natural. Meeting at the New Central Library. you have the option of doing the downtown tour, the scenic nature tour or the urban art tour. Other things to note: The experience is an hour long but I always recommend dressing in layers and being prepared for all weather types. Bring water to stay hydrated! Wear shoes that look good but also feel good to walk in
Visit Honey Bee Queen Inside Her Hive
We will start off talking about some of the history of Honey Bees, the different types of bees (queens, workers, drones) that we will see in the hive, the bee life-cycle, inner beehive activities, beehive equipment and more. We will then put on bee suits and visit a working beehive to see the bees in real life. Inside the hive we will find the queen and look for eggs, larva and pupa. We might even see a queen laying an egg. When finished at the hive, we will return to the house and answer any other questions about bees. Note: - Honey Bees are very sensitive to cold temperatures. In the unlikely event that outside temperatures drop to less than +5 deg C, the experience will be cancelled with full refunds. Other things to note Guests should be aware that there will be a high number of bees flying about once the hive is opened. This can be very intimidating to some people. Special Experience dates and times can be arranged, please send me a message with your preferred date/time.

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Discover Banff National Park Day Trip
Your adventure starts the minute I pick you at your front door starting from 8:30AM in Downtown Calgary or in Canmore from 10:00AM. Get ready for a day filled with awes and ahs! Not only are we going to cover all the main sites including Canmore, Banff, Lake Minnewanka and Lake Louise but in addition you will visit many great hidden spots that avoid crowds and give million dollar views!!! We'll figure out the group's dynamic of who wants to do what or where, so we can get it done! If you like to hike, stroll along one of the beautiful lakes, sit down and relax, take postcard worthy pictures, look for wild life or do it all; it's possible! I will adapt and adjust our stops according to traffic, weather, and mostly to your wants. This experience is about wowing you all day! And if you like; I'll be your personal photographer for the day!!! We'll have lunch at around 12:30 and will have a few coffee or pit stops in between Banff and Lake Louise. We will visit many scenic points throughout the day but will arrive at Lake Louise close to 5PM. You will take home unforgettable memories. Make sure to charge your phones and cameras as the average person goes home with more than 100 photos! This experience last between 8 to 10 hours depending where you are picked up and dropped off. My goal is to make sure you get the best tour of your life, so let's beam you up! Other things to note Skill level is set to beginner but if you like to raise the bar is also possible. Weather can change, bring extra layers in case you get cold. Make sure your camera, phone or any other device are fully charged or bring a charger with you. The vehicle has a charging station.
A Day In The Mountains
Join me in a short one day trip as we travel to the mountains. I will pick you up from downtown Calgary Tower at 9am sharp. As we head to the mountains in 1.5 hours we can enjoy some good music, chat and look at beautiful mountains on the way. The day trip will consist of stopping at both Canmore, Banff and other small spots to accommodate needs. We will sightsee some of the most beautiful places in all of Canada. A few examples are Banff Gondola, Lake Minnewanka Scenic drive, Bow falls, downtown Banff, Johnston canyon, Hoodos lookout etc. I will also make stops at some scenic coffee shops and at a nice restaurant for lunch. If you only have a day and want to make the most of it, here is your chance to explore the mountains on a budget.
Experience a Private Chef in Calgary
Enjoy your very own private chef experience at your place! Learn the secrets hidden within each dish, and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal. Get ready to discover the taste of Calgary without leaving your own dining room! I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic. I won't arrive empty-handed! No-no, I will show up at your doorstep equipped with every ingredient needed in order to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! I am eager to share with you the secrets behind my recipes and Calgary local hidden treasures. Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you. Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Calgary dining scene from your own table. Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless for you to continue to enjoy! To have a closer look at my menus, send me a direct message and I will send them your way! Take advantage of our group discounts! ★ 10% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests ★ 15% OFF — groups of +6 guests
Floating Calgary's River
Arrive at bowness park, meet guide and get fitted for life jackets. Next you'll Launch into a nearby eddie and learn the basics of paddling, river saftey and navigation. Then we'll enter into the main flow of the bow, pass by baker park, shouldice park, and enjoy the stunning views of Calgarys city skyline. After two and a half hours we will take on the Kensington wave and see the peace bridge for photos. End at the boat launch in downtown Calgary and enjoy the rest of the day.
Explore Calgary's hidden Secrets on an eScooter with a Local
Welcome to the ultimate scooter tour of Calgary Alberta Canada on this tour you’ll experience all of the best most culturally rich destinations the city of Calgary has to offer. We will showcase the past, the present and the future on this fun filled scooter tour along the Bow River pathway and into the downtown core and uptown trendy areas. There are many art murals, urban exhibitions, tastings, sightings, meetings, photography, conversations and all kinds of exploring that will be happening, while we cover all of the personalities downtown Calgary has to share, get your Camera ready Lol. We will explore approximately 15 to 20 different interesting Calgary neighbourhoods, venues & areas during our journey and we will go over some of the urban legends and absolute best Calgary has to offer in the uptown and downtown scene of all the cultural arts districts. We will visit the Bow River, Inglewood, Esker Art Gallery, Kensington, The Peace Bridge, Mission on 4th, Uptown 17th, The Bow Building, Stephan Avenue, The Calgary Tower and much more!
City Highlight's Scooter Tour of Calgary
We start this experience in the heart of downtown on Stephen Ave. We'll take 10 minutes to practice on the scooters and become comfortable before we start our cruise through the city! We'll see Olympic Plaza, the incredible architecture of Central Library, the new and renovated East Village, the Bow River, The Wheel of Women, The Family of Man, Wonderland Sculpture, incredible Murals, Vienna on the Bow, The Palliser, and Central Memorial Park. I'll take time for pictures and videos throughout. I'm not a professional but I have a background in Film, and can provide a few video shorts to post to your social media accounts of your tremendous travels in Calgary. Throughout the experience you'll hear engaging and fun stories of Calgary's past and present and truly get a sense of Calgary's culture and lifestyle. We look forward to meeting you!
Visit Honey Bee Queen Inside Her Hive
We will start off talking about some of the history of Honey Bees, the different types of bees (queens, workers, drones) that we will see in the hive, the bee life-cycle, inner beehive activities, beehive equipment and more. We will then put on bee suits and visit a working beehive to see the bees in real life. Inside the hive we will find the queen and look for eggs, larva and pupa. We might even see a queen laying an egg. When finished at the hive, we will return to the house and answer any other questions about bees. Note: - Honey Bees are very sensitive to cold temperatures. In the unlikely event that outside temperatures drop to less than +5 deg C, the experience will be cancelled with full refunds. Other things to note Guests should be aware that there will be a high number of bees flying about once the hive is opened. This can be very intimidating to some people. Special Experience dates and times can be arranged, please send me a message with your preferred date/time.
Enjoy a Bob Ross Style® Oil Painting Class
No experience is required to create a beautiful oil painting in 2 hours. Beginners are welcome...no experience required...just the desire to paint and have a great time! At each Landscape Bob Ross Oil Painting Class® you will be seated and paint along with me in a step-by-step manner. You will learn how to prepare the canvas with a painting medium and the use of brushes/knives with Bob Ross oil paints using the wet-on-wet oil painting technique® as seen in The Joy Of Painting®with Bob Ross. We do not use paint thinner during the class, instead we use paper towels, which I supply, to wipe the brushes. The use of all Bob Ross supplies are included and you get to keep the painting you’ve created as well as receive a certificate for having taken part in a Bob Ross Style Experience® Other things to note: I provide a flat box to carry your painting back home since it takes about a week to dry. I have a friendly dog who is in the house but is not allowed in the studio which is near the entrance.
Soak the beauty of Banff and surrounding areas with me
FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE PRIVATE TRIP (Minimum 2 people booking required) 730 am pickup from guest's location First stop will be world's famous instagramable Lake Louise. There is scenic walk which has views of rocky mountains, Lake and Fairmont Hotel. Then, we will have a quick coffee break. Then, We will go to Lake Minnewanka loop which is very scenic and we can 3 lake stops for Picturesque views. It is offbeat but I guarantee, you will love this drive and stops. Ater that, We will take a stop at Bow Falls which is incredibly beautiful. Then we will stop at Banff DT for Lunch and street walk (60 mins) You can choose your last stop either Banff Gondola or Banff Hot Springs. Both are at same location. Banff Gondola ($60 tickets and can be purchased over there, highly recommended. It has the best views and 40 mins top of the mountain peak hike. 100% worth or Banff upper Hot springs (around $10 ticket - you can relax in natural hot pool). Will be back by 6.30ish depending upon stops you choose. Note - You can add&cut stops based on your preferences - Doesn't include tickets to any attractions. - This wont be a guided tour at the stope we make. Will give you brief intro to the place and you will have your own time at the place. - Minimum 2 people booking required.
Bike beautiful Bow River Pathway & Inner City highlights
Ride like a local and discover Calgary on a two-wheeled adventure. This 3-hour city and bow river cycle tour will take you through the bike-friendly city streets of Calgary and right beside the crown jewel of Calgary: The Bow River.  Starting at Eau Claire Park we'll see wonderful sights at Poppy Plaze, and the Peace Bridge, an architectural delight. Then through Prince's Island Park, a summer delight in Calgary, with nature and city-life beautiful combined to create an aesthetically peaceful place to enjoy. We'll pop over to Chinatown and then see the neighborhood of Inglewood! Both bustling and unique with culture and history! Your expert local guide will captivate your imagination with fun and informative stories. We'll get the best city views on St. Patrick Island Park and Scotsman's Hill, then we'll get into the city and see Calgary's Beltline which includes the hip 12th Avenue, and The Red Mile - Calgary's most energetic street of 17th Avenue. We'll end the tour by biking through downtown to get you back to where we started and you'll leave knowing that you've seen it all. With a wide spread city scape, biking is the transportation method of choice for exploring all that Calgary has to offer. See you soon!
Forest bathing in Waterton Lakes Biosphere Reserve area
Join me for a deeply relaxing and awe-inspiring two hours of gentle walking, nature discovery and forest bathing in ancient Niitsitapi territory - where you will delight in the sensorial wonders of beautiful and restorative mountain forest in the Waterton Lakes Biosphere Reserve region of Castle and Crowsnest Pass - amidst the breathtaking landscapes of southwest Alberta. Depending on daily weather, trail conditions and wildlife reports, we'll visit a montane or sub-alpine ecoregion: three of four which converge in this region, one of the most biodiverse areas of Canada, including numerous vascular plants and many hundreds of species of Indigenous flora and fauna. We'll meet at our destination trailhead (to be confirmed day or two prior), where public toilets and bear-proof garbage receptacles are located. We'll take about 10 minutes to introduce ourselves and go through the preliminaries before we begin. I will invite you to explore and connect to all of your senses through a series of invitations, as you unwind, breathe and let your mind and heart recalibrate in the deep mountain forest biosphere, where you will be immersed in resonance of the healing symphony of benefits of the mountain forest. We will wind up your forest biofield immersion experience with campfire espresso and forest foraged tea at the end.
Photojourney Through Calgary
This is an hour length activity exploring many different aspects of calgary both urban and natural. Meeting at the New Central Library. you have the option of doing the downtown tour, the scenic nature tour or the urban art tour. Other things to note: The experience is an hour long but I always recommend dressing in layers and being prepared for all weather types. Bring water to stay hydrated! Wear shoes that look good but also feel good to walk in
Soap Making Workshop
In this Introduction To Soap Making, you'll learn the essentials about how to make cold processed soap. You will learned about the basic composition of soap and how the soap process works. An introduction to important terminology and definitions will be given prior to beginning and you will be provided the necessary tools, equipment and safety instruction to create your very own custom soap. Guests will learn to measure, mix and pour their own soap molds and create a unique blend of essential oils to scent their custom soaps. Guests will be able to take home their master pieces where they will finish the curing process in their own homes. Other things to note Guests will be working with an essential soap making chemical sodium hydroxide. Safety precautions and instructions must be adhered to for the experience. Some fumes will be released for short time (10-20sec) guests with sensitivities may need assistance from host during mixing.
Mushroom Hunting and Foraging
Guests will meet the Host at a central location. This may or may not be at the foraging location. If needed the Host will shuttle guests to the foraged location. Each guest will be outfitted with the proper mushroom foraging tools and given a detailed explanation of what each piece of equipment is used for and how it is to be used. Guests will learn how to identify and recognize a few different species of wild mushrooms and have hands on experience learning about mycology and how to forage for wild mushrooms. Since there are thousands of species of mushrooms and fungi, only safe and edible mushrooms will be collected and learned about during this experience. Guests will spend 60-90min on a guided forage walking through mixed terrain in search of wild mushrooms. Once the experience is finished, the group will ensure we "leave no trace" and return back to the rendezvous where guests can provide feedback and be given the opportunity to purchase dried mushrooms previously foraged locally. (Mushroom Hunting is a very seasonal and temperamental activity, guests should be aware there is a small chance that fresh edible mushrooms may not be discovered during their experience however the Host guarantees that wild edible mushrooms will be integrated into the whole experience as well as a fulfilling learning experience!) Other things to note The guide will provide resources to help identify common edible mushrooms via literature and photos. There's a chance that not every foraging experience will result in edible mushrooms but be prepared to have a full day of learning and experiencing the outdoors!
Unforgettable learning with Horses that teach
Join me on one of the most incredible learner based educational experiences with horses. Participants engage in objectively driven exercises and find themselves learning valuable life skills in a fun and exciting atmosphere while working alongside a horse, creating memories you cannot forget. We will work through an EAL ( Equine Assisted Learning) program and learn alongside our horses on the ground, so NO riding involved, to develop self confidence and help move one step forward in their lives through partnering with our horses. Horses live in herds which are similar to human life. Therefore skills developed alongside the horse can be paralleled back to everyday life. Horses demand leadership, which encourages individuals to believe in themselves, and develop their own leadership skills. Horses are amazing teachers that cannot be fooled, therefore we can guarantee you will walk away with a life lesson you are not going to forget! This program is easy and fun for anyone ages 8 and up.
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