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Day Trips and Things to Do in Calgary
If you love city views from great heights, interactive history museums, and exciting festivals, then you’re going to love the city of Calgary, Alberta. Use our travel guide to plan your trip with our list of day trip ideas and things to do in Calgary! We’ll also provide the details you need to rent a car in Calgary and get the most out of your travel transportation with roadside assistance and unlimited navigation.
Day Trips from Calgary
Sundre Pioneer Museum
Transport yourself into the past by visiting the Sundre Pioneer Museum. Explore a 4-acre pioneer village, lose yourself in the Chester Mjolsness World of Wildlife Exhibit, and wander through the pioneer gallery. The Sundre Pioneer Museum is a fascinating and entertaining way to learn all about the pioneers of the Sundre community.
The city of Red Deer is loaded with activities that make a day trip here totally worthwhile. Stop by the Sunnybrook Farm Museum for a taste of simpler times, take a walk through Kerry Wood Nature Centre, visit Fort Normandeau for an enlightening historical experience, go whitewater rafting along Red Deer River, or attend the weekly Red Deer Farmers Market every Saturday!
Major Annual Events and Seasonal Activities
The Annual Calgary Stampede
Calgary is best known for the annual Calgary Stampede that takes place every year during the month of July. This massive rodeo/festival/exhibition was created to celebrate and preserve the culture and spirit of western heritage. This 10-day event attracts thousands of visitors every year with a colorful parade, an exciting rodeo, an entertaining concert series, and so much more. If you’re planning a summer trip to Alberta, Canada, this is one wild event that you won’t want to miss!
Heritage Park Historical Village
Heritage Park Historical Village is one of the greatest seasonal attractions in Calgary and is definitely worth a few hours of your vacation time. This 127-acre historical spread is only open in the summer, and is one of the most successful living history museums in all of North America. You’ll find a century of history displayed in more than 200 interesting exhibits across the park. Check out the Heritage Park Historical Village website before you plan your visit for a complete list of things to do while you’re there.
No matter if you want a luxury or economy car rental or how many day trips you plan, we know that you’ll enjoy your stay in the great city of Calgary. Sweeten the trip with our Travel Tab Adventurer plan for international calling, navigation in an unfamiliar city, and unlimited Wi-Fi wherever you go!