Collected by Keph Senett, AFAR Local Expert
1440 17a St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4T9, Canada
Bow Habitat Station is an interactive educational facility designed to give visitors a hatchling-to-harvest experience with a guided tour, exhibits, aquariums, an interpretive wetland, and a discovery center (where kids love to crawl through the...
111 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4, Canada
Blink Restaurant & Bar is housed in a 100-year-old saddlery, and though it's been thoroughly renovated (there's nary a saddle to be found), the historic building is a pleasant place for dinner and drinks. The menu has some standouts. Try the wild...
211 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B8, Canada
Lammle's Western Wear & Tack is Canada's largest western retailer and the official supplier for the Calgary Stampede, so mosey in and outfit yourself. Go big with a 10-gallon hat or a pair of Boulet boots. This is the perfect place for some...
197 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4M4, Canada
The Chinese Cultural Centre offers courses and programming for residents, but there's also a lot to see even if you're just passing through. The Dr. Henry Fok Hall was modeled after the Temple of the Sun in Beijing and has intricate paintings on...
1400 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0P7, Canada
Halloween Alley is billed as "Canada's Largest Halloween Store." When you enter, you'll quickly see why. This emporium is open year-round and sells not only spooky costumes and accessories, but outfits of all kinds. It also carries wigs, masks,...
1022 17 Ave SW #100, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5, Canada
Earth Gems carries a wide variety of stones and crystals, both common and rare, and you can get up close looking through the store's bins. Some of the stones are "raw" and haven't been shaped at all, while others are polished and drilled so they...
109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W5, Canada
If you're looking for barbecue and beer in a friendly, lively atmosphere, the Palomino Smokehouse is the place. You can count on standard offerings like ribs, chicken, and steak all prepared in the largest smoker in Western Canada. There's also a...