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15 amazing things to do in Calgary

Calgary is a friendly and fun-loving city with a booming restaurant scene, great hotels, underground nightclubs, quirky antique shops, retro-themed bars and awesome museums. Bonus points: the locals are some of the friendliest in Canada. The very best way to see the city is to tour the historic venues and independent hotspots that make Calgary what it is. To that intent, we hereby highlight some amazing things to do in Calgary. Just a warning: you might never want to leave. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

The 20 best restaurants in Calgary

If there ever was a Texas of Canada, Calgary might be it. This west coast town set at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is known for its cowboy hats, BBQ ribs, welcoming hotels, country music and a whole lot of fun things to do. Calgary is also the largest beef producer in Canada, making meat-heavy cuisine a local expertise. But fret not: the sophisticated dining scene—the fastest growing within the multicultural country—goes beyond meat and potatoes and also boasts farmers’ market vegetables and organic entrées. From Thai to Italian, Afghani to Chinese, the best restaurants in Calgary reflect the city’s growing diversity and we are here to slurp it all up.