Hotel and Travel

Visit Calgary

When you come to the 2023 Canadian Region Meeting, you not only get a chance to hang out with the best and brightest tech transfer pros in Canada, you also get to visit Stampede City! Check out the ultimate Calgary Bucket List to start planning your free time.


  • Calgary Central Library - named in the New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2019” list, Calgary’s new Central Library is an architectural marvel and worth exploring. 
  • Head up 191 meters above the downtown core at the Calgary Tower for the best view in the city. On the observation deck, experience a spectacular 360-degree view of the bustling city and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stand on the glass floor for a birds-eye view of the city streets below. 
  • Explore the sights, sounds and stories of music in Canada at Studio Bell, Canada’s National Music Centre. 
  • For a change of pace, experience how the west was once at Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living history museum. 
  • Calgary Stampede, first hosted in 1912, welcomed over 1.2 million people in 2019. For ten days each July, Calgary welcomes visitors from all over the world to experience “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”.
  • Spruce Meadows Equestrian Facility is one of the leading venues in the world for international horse sports. Each tournament season there is more than $6 million in prize money to be won! 

Food & Drink
  • Calgary is fortunate to be surrounded by the best barley growers in the world, helping to fuel the booming craft beer scene. Hop on a Pedal Pub Tour to visit a few of the 32+ breweries via a 15-passenger bike. 
  • Calgarians love a well-crafted cocktail paired with some flair and mystery. Visit one of Calgary’s speakeasies such as Betty Lou’s Library or Shelter. 
  • OEB serves the best breakfast and brunch in Calgary!

  • Surfing in land-locked Calgary? Absolutely! River surfing on the Bow River downtown is Calgary’s hottest new sport.
  • WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park offers unique adrenaline-filled activities. Get big air as you soar from the top of the ski jump tower on North America’s fastest zipline.

  • Banff National Park, just over an hour’s drive from Calgary, is Canada’s oldest and most visited national park - and for good reason! It’s home to Moraine Lake (that incredible lake you see on all our postcards) and Lake Louise (the other postcard-worthy lake). Banff National Park provides endless opportunities and breathtaking scenery - ride on a dogsled, cross-country or downhill ski and snowboard, take a gondola up to the top of the mountains, go hiking, rafting or horse-back riding, and top it all off with afternoon tea at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
  • Dinosaur buffs must visit Dinosaur Provincial Park. Join an interpretive tour and see what the paleontologists are still digging up in one of the world’s richest fossil deposits. 

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