Calgary Sports & Outdoors

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  • 1. Football

    There are about ten ski resorts within a two hour drive of Calgary but you don’t have to leave the city limits to strap on some boards. Canada Olympic Park hosts a series of hills for skiing and...

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  • 2. Rafting & Tubing

    In July and August rafting is popular on the Bow and Elbow Rivers. The Elbow is quite tranquil and is popular for tubing because in most places you can literally walk across the river. The Bow river...

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  • 3. Hockey

    Canadians are a bit Hockey crazy, somewhat like Europeans are with soccer (or should I say football). Calgarians support their local hockey team, The Flames at the Pengrowth Saddledome on the Stampede...

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  • 4. Skating

    For any displaced Dutch skaters, Calgary has a canal that freezes over every year and is suitable for outdoor ice skating. Located in the west of Calgary along the Bow river, a thin finger of water...

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  • 5. Golfing

    Golf courses are only open half the year in Calgary, so during the winter, some cross country clubs take over the courses to provide tracks for their members to enjoy skiing within the city. The...

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  • 6. Fitness Centers

    With two Olympic size pools, a dive tank, indoor track and gym, the Talisman Centre has become the second most widely visited multi-sport facility in North America. Run by a the non-profit...

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  • 7. Tennis

    If you like tennis, there's no reason to miss a game in Calgary. There are approx 160 free tennis courts located all over the city, and it's first come, first served. As a courtesy, if there's others...

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  • 8. Cricket

    Cricket is almost unknown in Calgary but the Calgary and District Cricket League has been playing for over 100 years. The 300 members play at Riley Park on weekends from late May to September....

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  • 9. Tobogganing

    With snow on the ground and sun in the sky, every kid’s heart turns to tobogganing. What greater joy than hurtling downhill on a metal/plastic/wood sheet intent on going as far and as fast as...

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  • 10. Yoga

    For all the yogis and yoginis coming to Calgary - Heaven's fitness has a great facility and lots of variation in classes, including Hatha, Ashtanga styled classes, as well as Pilates fusion. I'd...

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  • 11. Equipment Rentals

    If you need an equipment rental for your sport, the Outdoor Centre Equipment Rental in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary offers the most cheapest rates. For example, if you...

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  • 12. Baseball

    Calgary hasn’t been good to its baseball teams. We’re working on our third team, since the stadium was built. Currently up to bat, it’s the Calgary Vipers professional baseball team, a member of the...

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  • 13. Stampede

    I have very found memories of the Calgary Stampede and for a great dose of western Canadian culture you should take it in. There is more than the rodeo, but it is a huge event!!! It is usually in...

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  • 14. Outdoor Trails

    Calgary has ~580km of pathways and ~260 km of on-street bikeways. The most beautiful (and popular) routes are along the waterways (Bow river, Elbow river, Glenmore reservoir, Fish creek). In high...

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  • 15. Swimming

    The Village Square Leisure Centre is a great place to go with a family or with children. ITs an Activity Centre with a skating rink, fitness area, as well as a huge swimming pool with waterslides. The...

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