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Things to do in Sunnyside, Calgary

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A downtown treasure with great biking and walking paths that run along the Bow River. Not to be missed is the River Cafe. The park is the destination for music, theatre and fairs during the summer months. It's surrounded by great restaurants.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Bridge
“Iconic "Peace Bridge" Great for an afternoon stroll, an instagram photoshoot, or just some city site seeing ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“River Café began as a small full-service café, operating summer only, with just a roof sheltering the tables from the elements. In 1995, it was transformed the open air space, enclosing it with windows and walls to expand the seating and operate year-round. They repurposed found materials and worked with local artists. Their vision was to create a unique restaurant that would feel as though it had always existed and that belonged in this remarkable setting along the Bow River. They built a fieldstone fireplace, created an open kitchen with an oven and grill that were fueled by orchard wood, and a bar made from a real boat. They created a large outdoor terrace overlooking the lagoon and landscaped it with mostly native plants that would flourish without irrigation.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Playground
“Eau Claire Market hosts an eclectic assortment of specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Cinema
“The closest movie theatre is located at Eau Claire Market. You can get there by foot, by train, or a short car ride. Cineplex Cinemas offers discounted rates every Tuesday. Please check out their website for show times.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“European-inspired coffee shop also serving brunch fare, homemade pastries, sandwiches & wine. Nestled in the heart of Sunny side, Vendome Café offers the charm and warmth of a European café. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Sublocality
“This is a beautiful walk always filled with events. Whether its summer, fall, winter or spring, you will certainly enjoy this area.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“As part of the Teatro Group’s family of restaurants, Alforno Bakery & Café upholds our practice of offering only the finest ingredients to our guests. Since the opening of our flagship restaurant in 1993, we have been proud members of Calgary’s vibrant downtown culinary scene. Situated in the heart of Eau Claire, Alforno offers freshly baked, house-made pastries & bread as well as brunch, lunch & dinner. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Mchugh Bluff stairs located off Memorial drive offer a fantastic view of the city ( also some good exercise walking up and down the stairs)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite spot for drinks in Kensington with live music, standup comedy and a warm local atmosphere”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Gorgeous park with lots of running and bike paths. There’s tons to do with events/festivals taking place in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Checkout the River Cafe while you’re there. Beautiful spot for a date. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Café
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“The last of the original independent coffee houses in Calgary. This place has been the gathering spot for eclectic folks and interesting conversations since the 90s. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Get off here to walk to Kensington (shops, food), Peace Bridge, Memorial Dr (tourist walk), etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“JOEY is a staple restaurant in the city with amazing happy hour options from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Nature
“Once of the most photographed spots in yyc. Beautiful walk and steps to princess island park”
  • 14 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Yummy baked goods and a small market, not cheap but really good. Across from the Safeway Grocery Store.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gastropub
“River Café began as a small full-service café, operating summer only, with just a roof sheltering the tables from the elements. In 1995, it was transformed the open air space, enclosing it with windows and walls to expand the seating and operate year-round. They repurposed found materials and worked with local artists. Their vision was to create a unique restaurant that would feel as though it had always existed and that belonged in this remarkable setting along the Bow River. They built a fieldstone fireplace, created an open kitchen with an oven and grill that were fueled by orchard wood, and a bar made from a real boat. They created a large outdoor terrace overlooking the lagoon and landscaped it with mostly native plants that would flourish without irrigation.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
“European-inspired coffee shop also serving brunch fare, homemade pastries, sandwiches & wine. Nestled in the heart of Sunny side, Vendome Café offers the charm and warmth of a European café. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite spot for drinks in Kensington with live music, standup comedy and a warm local atmosphere”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“JOEY is a staple restaurant in the city with amazing happy hour options from 3 - 6 pm and 9 pm - close.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“hands down our FAVOURITE burger. The grill is well seasoned and it permeates into every charbroiled bite of your delicious burger. A big plus to their selection of condiments that complete the perfect burger. A MUST for the burger fans”
  • 7 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“The only place that you will find that Scottish on the city and id four go with 2 and 4pm you can have their famous hamburgers for half price”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“Minas brings you traditional cuisine from the heart of Southeast Brazil, under the guidance of master head chef Jose Montes. It’s Brazilian open barbecue cuisine, known as rodizio. Served tableside on skewers, their delicious selection of meats are complemented by a wide variety of delicious grain and vegetable dishes, ensuring a unique dining experience for every eater in your family, friend, group, or corporate outing.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend

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