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Best things to do in Calgary

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
“They take their time but it is well worth it. The most authentic Mexican food.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This pub has a really nice rooftop patio and the food is fairly healthy. The drinks aren't badly priced either.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Lovely local grocery with a ton of organic and local options. My favourite deil. Also a healthy and great price in-store restaurant to eat in with a number of daily features. GREAT SERVICE.”
4 locals recommend
Theatre
“This theatre hosts a variety of local talent. There are a number of plays and recitals offered at this historical theatre throughout the year”
2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
3 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Get help and sundries here. Not open on Sundays or particularly early or late, but friendly and local.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Chinese food. I recommend getting their beef roll, xiao long bao, and smoked duck. ”
1 local recommends
Store
“Large consignment store catering to the younger crowd. Great selection of all items, lots of new items also! Excellent prices.”
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I can objectively and honestly say that Calgary does some of the best Dim Sum outside of China / Hong Kong. I've lived many places in North America and Calgary has a unique way of doing some dishes such as Shiu Mai. The dumplings in Calgary are plump and fresh and often topped with extra things like roe and fresh shrimp. While Dragon is my favourite for meat and seafood, Central Grand has the traditional push carts and has a larger variety and is more speedy. They have amazing egg tarts, especially if you can get them recently out of the oven. They are also easier on the wallet. ”
3 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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“Cru meticulously blends and bottles a rainbow of raw, cold-pressed juices that are packed to the brim with the planet's most revered superfoods. My favorite are the Coffee Break Shake (almond mylk, Fernwood cold-brew coffee, banana, cacao, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, cacao nibs, sea salt) and Greenhouse Juice (Cucumber, Orange, Fennel, Pineapple Romaine, Spinach, Cilantro).”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“AMAZING Scotch menu and awesome cocktails - great food as well! A great place to go before the hockey game.”
3 locals recommend
Bar
2 locals recommend
Department Store
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“This Costco is located very close and has a gas station with the cheapest gas price in Calgary”
3 locals recommend