Things To Do

Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South is located in a distinctly welcoming destination surrounded by an abundance of things to do and see in Calgary. To enhance your stay, we have compiled a local guide of nearby attractions and activities to thrill every member of your family.

Studio Bell - National Music Centre

Immerse yourself in one of Canada’s most iconic buildings, Studio Bell: National Music Centre. The history, stories, exhibits and sounds will have you humming tunes all the way back to your room at our Sandman Calgary Hotels.

Calgary Stampede

Calgary explodes with excitement every July. The Calgary Stampede, also known as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, takes over the city for 10 days of yahooing fun! And, when you stay at the Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South, you’re just a 15-minute drive from all the cowboy and western fare. Once on the Calgary Stampede grounds, there are events for every age, including shows and concerts at the Scotiabank Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames.   

Heritage Park

Head out from the modern amenities of Sandman Hotels in Calgary and see what the old West was truly about. Heritage Park, Canada’s largest living historical village, is a working theme park that transports visitors, no matter their age, back in time.

The Glenbow Museum

Sometimes you just want a little quiet time to get lost in your thoughts. Do that while taking in the world of art and culture that the renowned Glenbow Museum has carefully curated. A Calgary mainstay for 50 years, this venue is a must-see experience. And, it’s just a 17-minute drive from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South.

Tsuut'ina Nation Culture/Museum

It’s just a quick 20-minute drive from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South to Tsuut'ina Nation/Culture Museum. This centre was established to preserve and promote cultural history. Engage in indigenous stories and genuine artifacts presented here. Upon departure, be sure to visit the gift shop for hand-made, locally-crafted goods.

Deerfoot Meadows

When you stay at Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South, you’re only a three-minute walk from getting your shopping fix in at Deerfoot Meadows—one of the largest open-air shopping districts in Canada. Over 360 acres of retail goodness awaits you, including big box stores IKEA, Best Buy and Nordstrom Rack. Plus, high-end vehicle dealers Ferrari of Alberta, Porsche Centre Calgary, Alfa Romeo of Calgary are nearby.

CF Chinook Centre

Not too far from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South is Calgary’s largest shopping mall, CF Chinook Centre. This is every shopaholics dream with 200 retail stores, a Cineplex movie theatre, and a ridiculously huge food court.

Cross Iron Mills

When you stay at Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South, you’re only a 25-minute drive to Cross Iron Mills, Alberta’s largest one-level shopping centre. Lose yourself in the 200 premium brand and outlet stores. And if you need an escape from shopping or don’t have shopping on your mind, hit up Cineplex XSCAPE for a movie.  

Bow River Fly Fishing

If fishing is your game, then you’re not too far from an angler’s retreat, right in Calgary’s city limits. The famous Bow River can be fished year-round and isn’t far from your stay at Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South. Don’t have gear? Not to worry, there are many outfitters in the area that can set you up while you’re here. The Bow is also popular in the summer months when you can rent a raft and float down the river at a leisurely pace.

TELUS Spark Science Centre

Located just 15 minutes from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South, TELUS Spark Centre Centre is a great spot for the entire family. It’s fun and no matter your age, you’re guaranteed to learn something new.

St. Patrick’s Island

Only an 11-minute drive from the front doors of Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South is one of Calgary’s most inviting outdoor gathering spots: St. Patrick’s Island Park. A true urban oasis, with city views in every direction and nestled near the trendy East Village. This is definitely a go-to place for Calgarians and visitors alike. Also, you can access the park via the city’s well-known bike path system.

Prince’s Island Park

Another inner-city destination is Prince’s Island park, a hub of activity in warmer months. It’s also home to the annual Calgary Folk Music Festival, held every July. You can take a quick 15-minute drive here from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary South, or get to it via the city’s bike path system.