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Things To Do in Downtown Calgary

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel is located in downtown Calgary 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.

Contemporary Calgary Art Gallery

Contemporary Calgary Art Gallery sits in the thriving west end core and is just five minutes from Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel. The gallery offers exhibits and programming by local, national, and international contemporary artists.

Kensington Village

One of downtown’s best-known neighbourhoods for shopping, dining and hanging out is Kensington—just a short walk over the Bow River from Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel. This inner-city business district is close to the famous Peace Bridge and is connected via walking and biking routes, as well as Sunnyside C-Train station.

Calgary’s Plus-15 Network

You can explore downtown via the city’s iconic indoor Plus-15 Network, directly connected to Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel. The elevated pathway and bridge walking route, named because it’s 15 feet above street level, is a great way to get out of the elements. With a total of 62 bridges spanning 18 kilometres, it’s the longest continuous system in the world.

Bow River Pathways

Calgary’s extensive Bow River Pathway system connects you to over 48 kilometres of scenery to enjoy. All you have to do is take a short three-block walk from your room at Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel, and you’re on your way to taking in some of the best walking, jogging and biking routes the city has to offer. 

Calgary Tower

You simply must take time from your stay at Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel and look up at the thrill-seeking mainstay of the city: Calgary Tower. Find yourself on the observation deck 191 metres above it all, with views of the city’s skyscrapers and all the way to the Canadian Rocky Mountains. If you dare, take a step or two onto the glass floor section and look waaaay down from waaaay up. 

Nellie’s Breakfast Restaurant

Hit up one of Calgary’s most popular breakfast joints when you take a short walk down to Nellie’s, located on 7th Ave. SW, just two blocks from Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel.

Dark Table

Make your way to Dark Table, and prepare to let every sense except sight lead you on a true culinary journey. 

Knoxville’s Tavern

You don’t have to walk too far from Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel to experience some true western hospitality and live country music. You never know, maybe you’ll even dip your toes into some line dancing. 

Dicken’s Pub

For some of the best local bands and live trivia nights, you’re definitely going to want to hit up Dicken’s Pub

Stephen Avenue

Walk a block from Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel, and find yourself on the highly popular Stephen Avenue. Take a stroll down this eclectic pedestrian street day or night, and take in all that Calgary has to offer, including boutique shops, high-end retail, and the finest restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars. 

Greta Bar

When you don’t find yourself dining in Moxie’s at Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel, indulge your inner foodie with globally-inspired fare at Greta Bar. Plus, grab a craft beer or cocktail and hit up the arcade for hours of entertaining fun. 

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 Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel.