Calgary Attractions coupons
Planning a trip to Calgary can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s a lot to see and do in my city, and as a local, I know the very best Calgary attractions. Even better, I’ve got the low down on how to get major discounts for your group. Read on to find out which attractions are best suited to your crew, and how to score Calgary Attractions coupons. Oh, be sure to read the full post for information on how to claim these coupons.
Bow Habitat Station
There’s more than fish swimming around Bow Habitat Station. This interpretive wetlands centre is also home to a variety of urban wildlife such as birds, deer, muskrats, porcupines, coyotes and most recently a bobcat! Inside the Discovery Centre, visitors travel through the six different aquatic ecosystems found across Alberta – all without stepping outside.
Insider Savings Tip: Visitors can receive 20% off four Discover Centre admissions.
Located a mere 10-minute drive from the city, Western Canada’s largest amusement park is a hoot no matter your age. They’ve got over 32 family friendly rides, but only true thrill seekers should step aboard the Vortex Rollercoaster. That baby gets up to 80km/hour in just 3 seconds! You can even camp here (full service and tents) starting May long weekend.
Calaway Park coupons: Save 40% off for up to four people.
If your kids love farm animals you’ve got to take them to Aggie Days. This free, fun family event takes place from 10 am to 4pm, April 14-15, 2018 in the Nutrien Western Events Centre. Every week there’s cool events running at Stampede Park, not just during July’s Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. We’re already bookmarking Royal West, an international show jumping competition October 18-28, 2018.
Money Saving Tip: Did you know you can get 15% off at the Calgary Stampede Store in the BMO Centre?
If you’re looking for panoramic views of the city AND the Rocky Mountains, you’ll want to visit this local landmark. Fun fact: on windy days the Calgary Tower can sway up to 7.5 inches and withstand winds up to 161 km/hour. It’s kinda scary, but be sure to step on the glass floor to peer down over 4,000 ft.
Calgary Tower Coupon: Why pay full price when you can receive $1 off one general admission?
Situated on an island smack dab in the middle of Calgary, the Zoo is home to over 1000 animals. The most exciting new inhabitants are the four giant pandas arriving May 7, 2018. Panda Passage will be their state-of-the art habitat for the next five years.
Calgary Zoo Coupons: I know how you can score a promo code for 10% off admissions.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
First opened in Toronto in 1955, Calgary now hosts this prestigious facility that sports way more than sporting paraphernalia. Within its collection of 100,000 artefacts, you’ll find art from Olympic figure skater Toller Cranston and some bizarre taxidermy given to Ken Read after winning the Hahnenkamm – the craziest, most demanding demanding ski course on the World Cup circuit.
Score a 50% coupon! I know a little secret on how to snag buy-one get-one general admission…
This legit fort built by the North West Mounted Police in 1875 is set between two of Calgary’s coolest neighbourhoods – Inglewood and the East Village. The Fort sits on acres and acres of land, so it’s an ideal spot for kids to burn off energy. Of course there’s interpretive exhibits to suss out, but folks need to know about their Sunday brunch – more specifically, their scones (they make 64,000 a year!). These babies are majorly addictive, especially when dolloped with their house-made preserves.
Fort Calgary Coupon: Visitors receive 25% off regular priced admission.
The Glenbow is a much bigger deal than people realize. With over a million artworks, artifacts and photographs in their collection, they’re often loaning out parts of their collection to museums and galleries around the world. It’s worth taking one of their behind-the-scenes tours and hitting up their gift shop, where you’ll find incredible items for all occasions.
Want to save money? Buy one-get one-free admission can be yours anytime of year.
You don’t have to be a musician to rock out at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Visitors can play the drums, guitar, or even a synth with the help of tutorials for all skill levels. Speaking of synths, TONTO (The Original New Timbral Orchestra) is one of the world’s largest analog synthesizers. It was made famous by Stevie Wonder, and is on display here. Just imagine the fun you could have Instagramming that!
Studio Bell Coupons: Music lovers can score 20% off admission.
Part public market, part totally tricked out playground, it’s hard to pigeonhole Granary Road. Three km of winding paths connect almost a dozen exhibits on picturesque, pastoral land. There are giant animatronic animals, active learning play stations and a market filled with over 40 vendors dishing out homemade goodies.
Coupons for Granary Road: Buy one child’s single day admission and receive a second child’s admission 50% off.
Hangar Flight Museum
Both military and civilian aircraft are on display at Calgary’s only aviation museum. This is the place to see a Lancaster Bomber up close and personal. Also of note, the museum’s showpiece wall displays loads of unusual stones and fossils collected by Bullock helicopter pilots. If I’m being honest, I’m not all that into the aircrafts themselves, but the personal stories of the men and women who helped develop and fly these planes is awe inspiring. Make movie night more memorable by catching a classic flick here the second Thursday of each month until May 10, 2018.
Savings Tip: Visitors can receive 25% off regular priced admission.
The past comes alive at this historical village in a very real (read: not boring) way. There’s a festival vibe emitted throughout the property – especially around the 7 antique midway rides that pre-date 1928. For a treat, hit the Alberta Bakery to wolf down either a butter tart or one of their famous cheese buns. Fun fact: In the Victorian era, human hair wreaths were super popular. Hair was woven into small flowers, then arranged together to form a wreath. Victorians would frame and hang these (slightly creepy) works of art, which you can view for yourself inside Thorpe House.
Heritage Park Coupons: Buy-one get-one 50% off.
Skyline Luge Calgary
This, my friends, is the world’s longest luge track. It’s 1.8 km long, and you don’t have to be an Olympian to ride it. To tackle this wheeled gravity ride on your own, you need to be over 110 cm or ride with an adult. It’s a major adrenaline rush, but you control the brakes, so the speed is up to you. Opens for the season May 18, 2018.
Score a deal: Get three rides and a photo for $28 with Calgary Attractions.
How to get your Calgary Attractions coupons?
Want to save major bucks on your next visit to Calgary? Check out Calgary Attractions to print off discounts for all these top attractions. Pssst…. even if you’re a local Calgarian, you can still score these deals. And if you’re looking for an easy, accessible way to get to these must visit sites, check out how they’re all conveniently mapped out for you here.
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