Below is a list of the top and leading Landmarks in Calgary. To help you find the best Landmarks located near you in Calgary, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Calgary’s Best Landmarks:
The top rated Landmarks in Calgary are:
- Bowness Park – is highly used for accessing the Bow River and picnicking
- Heritage Park Historical Village – is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm
- Bowmont Park – is a large natural environment park in the northwest of Calgary
- Glenbow Museum – is committed to expanding the accessibility and impact of art and culture
- Lougheed House – is a house of story, a place where they engage individuals and community in meaningful ways
Bowness Park is situated along the Bow River between Stoney Tr. and 85 St. N.W. A superficial lagoon runs along with the park’s southern edge, a favorite spot for ice skating in the winter and paddle boating in the summer. It is highly used for accessing the Bow River and picnicking. It was built by John Hextall before the First World War, a local land developer. It was built in the town of Bowness as a weekend retreat for close Calgarians. Bowness Park once had a swimming pool, carousel, and orthophonic device on the lagoon.
Tea House, Boat House, Skate Shop, Train Rides, Paths, Playground, Shelters, Washrooms, Lagoon, Bow River Access, Picnic Areas, Firepits & BBQ Stands, Outdoor Ice Skating, Wadling Pool, Cross Country Skiing, Parks
“Great place for an afternoon hike. We parked down by Valley Ridge Drive NW and walked down to the River. Beautiful landscape, lots of mature trees and we finished it off with some time at the park.” – Alexina W.
Heritage Park Historical Village
Heritage Park Historical Village depicts life as it was from the 1860s through the 1930s. Costumed interpreters help tell the story of the Canadian West, while guests can enjoy a variety of activities including steam train rides, a paddle wheeler boat, and an antique midway. It is open seasonally (late May to mid-October). During summer, Heritage Park Historical Village is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. The Historical Village is made up of three distinct areas: the 1880s Pre-railway Settlement, c.1910 Prairie Railway Town, 1860s Fur Trading Fort, and First Nations Encampment.
Ride & Tour The Park, S.S Moyie Paddlewheeler, Ride Antique Steam Train, Antique Midway
“Heritage Park has something for everyone. From my youngest son to my teenagers everyone enjoys themselves. The price for admission is fair and includes many perks. It’s best to get an annual pass because if you live nearby you will want to visit more than once. It’s magical at the holidays but truly amazing all year round. And be sure to stop in at the bakery!” – Rahnaz K.
Bowmont Park is a large natural environment park in the northwest part of Calgary. It is lies along the northern bank of the Bow River in the northwest part of the city. The park was created in the early 1980s and occupies about 164 hectares. The name is a contraction of the names of the nearby communities of Bowness and Montgomery. It contains grasslands, valleys fed with permanent sources of water and bushy off-shore islands. There is also a mature Balsam Poplar riverine forest. This type of forest was once very common along riverbanks across the North American prairies.
Playgrounds, Hiking Trails, Picnic Tables, Designated Off-Leash Areas, Baseball Field, Soccer Field
“A great place to get some outdoor fun done. There’s hiking trails, rafting, picnic areas, canoe rentals, Douglas Fir forest. The trails were quite busy with people trying to get out after being cooped up.” – Joe B.
Glenbow Museum is a place of merging, a meeting point for people and communities to join a flow of ideas, knowledge, opinions, and experiences. Its exceptional collection of art and historical objects represents the people and ideas that have shaped its region. That collection is complemented and contextualized by traveling exhibitions that explore historical and contemporary art, fashion, design, and innovation from around the world. They are committed to expanding the accessibility and impact of art and culture in their community through exhibitions and programs that provide meaningful experiences for all visitors.
Admission, Parking, Visitor Information, Children & Families, Group Visits
“I had a lot of fun when I visited this place. I couldn’t see everything, so I will go again soon. Everything was great. It contains a lot of historical items which are so precious. I loved the old clothes, armors, and badges. There were also a lot of paints, so I took a picture for one of them, and it is attached to this review.” – Ehab K.
Lougheed House is a house of story, a place where they engage individuals and community in meaningful ways to share and honor its diverse experiences. They innovate, interpret, and explore the many dimensions of their past while fostering dialogue about the future. They are caring and inclusive in what they do and how they make things happen. Collaborative in their programs and activities, and respectful of their complex past, of its stakeholders, the community, and each other. They are responsible for good governance, prudent management, and fiscal practices, they are accountable to its stakeholders and sustainable.
Outdoor Tours, Exhibits, Guest Wellness, Gardens, Restaurants, School Programs, Shop, Venue
“After months of searching for the perfect wedding venue, we finally found Lougheed House. It’s historic, it’s iconic and it’s beautiful. We initially planned to have a traditional wedding with family and friends but we were forced to change our plans due to the pandemic. We were very pleasantly surprised when the venue agreed to work with us to help create our special day with just us and our two witnesses. They were thoughtful and cooperative.” – Michael L.