Things To Do In Calgary

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

City of Calgary's outdoor spaces

To say Calgarians are an active bunch would be an understatement. When you discover all the city has to offer outdoors, you’ll quickly see why that’s the case. And, there’s a wide variety of spots to check out that are close to Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West. In fact, just a five-minute drive away is beautiful Bowness Park. Whether you’re renting skates in the winter or bikes in the summer, this park is a must-see any time of the year. Another great spot that’s not too far away is Edworthy Park. In the summertime, it can be a good launching off point for rafting down the Bow River, or stick around the park and have a barbecue, or grab ice cream at Angel’s Café. The city’s pathway system is a great way to get your steps in 365 days per year.  

Golfing in and around Calgary

After breakfast and coffee, there are so many directions you can head out on from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West to reach some of the best golf courses in the country. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just starting out, here are a few courses in the area that come to mind: Valley Ridge Golf Course, Lynx Ridge Golf Course or Silver Springs Golf and Country Club. For that once-in-a-lifetime golfing excursion, head into the mountains and tee it up at Banff Springs Golf Club.

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

We highly recommend you take your family on a day trip out to Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary. This non-profit organization is here to educate and inform about responsible wolfdog ownership, as well as highlight why protecting wolves in the wild is important. Located just west of Calgary, in the town of Cochrane, this spot will make for a great outdoor activity. When you’re done, head back for some great indoor comfort at Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West. 

Explore Kananaskis

Any trip to Calgary should include a drive to Kanananskis. We think you’ll absolutely love it. Head one hour west from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West, and enjoy the remarkable views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in a protected provincial park. It’s a fantastic place to take in the sights and activities of this beautiful part of Alberta. There’s great hiking, snowshoeing, golfing, and even more available to you, depending on the season

Canmore & Banff National Park

Do you want to see a couple of iconic mountain towns? Drive a little farther west from Kananaskis, and find yourself in Canmore and Banff, in Banff National Park. These neighbouring communities really let Alberta’s backyard shine, both in spectacular views and seemingly endless activities. At the end of the day, enjoy a long soak in the hot tub, or dip in the pool back at Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West.

WinSport (formerly Canada Olympic Park)

Right across the street from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West is the famous WinSport ski resort (formerly Canada Olympic Park). This is a landmark in the city of Calgary and surrounding area. Of course, you may recognize it from its days as the venue for ski jumping, luge, and bobsledding during the 1988 Winter Olympics. Today, it’s also home to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. So grab your skis or board and get some runs in. Or, hop into a bobsled with a professional driver and speed down the bobsled track for an adrenaline-pumping fun time. If you’re visiting this gold-medal venue in warmer months, zip-lining and mini-golf are can’t-miss activities

Landmark Cinemas Market Mall or Cineplex Crowfoot Crossing

Sometimes you just want to get away and escape with a movie. Lucky for you, there are two great movie theatres just a short 7 km drive from our front doors. There’s Landmark Cinemas at Market Mall and Cineplex Cinemas at Crowfoot Crossing. Two excellent choices, both with enough popcorn for all. 

Jubilations Theatre and Aussie Rules Piano Bar

When you’ve got the need for some great live entertainment, there’s no better place than Jubilations Dinner Theatre and Aussie Rules Piano Bar. Grab some friends and head out for a night filled with fantastic food, singing and perhaps, dancing.

Calaway Park

Get your fill of family fun in with rollercoasters, spinning rides, flying swings, live entertainment, and more at Calaway Park. And it’s only 11 km from Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary West.  

Crowfoot Crossing

One spot that will satisfy your shopping fix is Crowfoot Crossing. There’s a variety of local shops and other retail stores, including Indigo bookstore where there’s something for everyone. Also, make sure you stop by Crave for the best cupcakes in Calgary.