New to Calgary? Here are our Top Things to Do/See


Moving away for post-secondary comes with so many fun, new experiences. As a newbie to Calgary, Alberta, there’s so much to see and do and we don’t want you to miss out! Whether you enjoy being in nature, the bustling Downtown, or a peaceful area to rewind, we know just the spots you should visit.

Activities

  • Make a furry friend and enjoy coffee and treats at the Regal Cat Cafe
  • See over 1,000 animals from across the world at the Calgary Zoo
  • Get outside your comfort zone at the adult-only event series with shows, specialty-themed cocktails, snacks, Astronaut Ice Cream and more at Spark After Dark at Telus Spark
  • Dine, shop and tour the heart of YYC, the Calgary Tower
  • In the Spring and Summer, hike at Fish Creek Provincial Park a 24-minute drive from SAIT
  • Enjoy outdoor roller blading at Deerfoot City (check website to see the months they’re operating)
  • Enjoy activities year-round at the Canada Olympic Park/Winsport
  • For shopping and movies, visit Chinook Mall (18 minutes south from SAIT) or CF Market Mall (9 minutes northwest from SAIT)
  • Visit Spruce Meadows, a leading venue for international horse sports, offers riding lessons, Christmas Market, shopping, and tournaments including Oktoberfest



Places to See
  • See modern architecture that you’ve never seen before at the Calgary Public Library
  • Walk on the beautiful Peace Bridge, a 5-minute drive from SAIT
  • Explore Prince’s Island Park, a beautiful urban park located 6-minutes of a drive from SAIT
  • Check out cool historic buildings and modern architecture on Kensington Road, a 4-minute drive away
  • Get outside of your comfort zone just outside of Calgary at the Dinosaur Capital of the World, Drumheller, a 1 hour and 30 minute-drive away