January 22, 2020 / By: T.Carron

Things To Do In Inner City Calgary

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Things to do in Inner City Calgary

Calgary is an exciting place to live, or even visit. There are many events, buildings, and communities to visit that will keep you not only entertained but excited for the next adventure. 

Watch a Calgary Flames Game

One of the things that should be on everyone's list when in YYC is attending an NHL hockey game featuring the Calgary Flames. Scotiabank Saddledome is located in the heart of Downtown Calgary, with easy access via transit. Don't forget your flames jersey to blend in with the C of Red! 

Visit 17th Ave

17th Avenue SW is one of Calgary's major entertainment arteries. With many bars, restaurants and shopping locations littered all down 17th, this makes it an ideal location to take your friends for a fun night out or a casual lunch date. Mainstreet has apartments in Calgary on 17th Ave SW that are newly renovated and pet-friendly. 

Take A Stroll Down Stephen Ave

Stephen Avenue or (8th Ave) is another must-see when in Downtown Calgary. Another major district for entertainment in YYC, Stephen Ave has bars, restaurants, and the Core shopping center. The possibilities on Stephen Ave are endless, at one end you can shop, eat, and drink all you want and at the other end, you can visit the Olympic Plaza skating rink (in the winter).

Calgary Central Library

Constructed in 2018, the Central Library in Calgary is a showcase of innovation and architecture in YYC. The incredibly modern design makes this Library a perfect spot to capture a trendy Instagram photo in Calgary. Oh right, and there are also books you can read there too!

Prince's Island Park

Situated right in the core of Downtown Calgary, Prince's Island Park is one of Calgary's many urban parks. The park hosts many festivals throughout the year such as Calgary Folk Festival, Carifest, and Holiday celebrations. Enjoy a casual walk through the paved, or unpaved paths intertwined in the park or have a picnic in the warmer seasons next to the Bow River.


Inglewood is a trendy up and coming neighborhood located primarily on 9th Ave SW. Local shops and restaurants are scattered throughout the community. Inglewood is home to many historic buildings in Calgary, speaking of which Mainstreet has apartments located directly in the heart of Inglewood called The Junction. These apartments are located in a refurbished heritage building with modern suites.

Calgary Zoo

Calgary is fortunate enough to have one of the best Zoos in North America. Conveniently located in the community of Bridgeland. Bridgeland neighbours downtown, and the Bow River. Mainstreet has multiple apartments in Bridgeland that are within proximity to the Zoo. This is a perfect spot to bring your loved ones for an amazing experience.


These are just a few of the most popular things to do in Inner City Calgary, there are tons of other great spots to find and explore. Get out of bed, stop reading this blog and go on an adventure.