Calgary is a cosmopolitan destination in Alberta province, Western Canada. The city is popular for its many beautiful skyscrapers and a vibrant nightlife scene that many visitors and locals like to enjoy. The city owes it’s quicker than normal growth to its major role as the main center of Canada’s thriving oil industry. Still widely embracing the western traditions, it got itself a nickname “Cowtown,” owing to the world-famous Calgary Stampede that was held here. Other than the many downtown restaurants and bars, cultural venues, and public squares, the city also boasts of fine tourist attractions such as the Calgary Zoo, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower and the Art Gallery of Calgary. Still, Calgary will surely make your night unforgettable. Don’t miss any of these top 10 things to do at night in Calgary that will spruce up your evenings.
1. Marvel at the city’s beauty from Calgary Tower
The historical Calgary Tower was constructed to mark the 100th birthday of Canada in 1967. The entire construction was completed in 1968. It is now over 50 years old, but the magical tower still stands as an iconic landmark symbolizing Canada’s past and present. In fact, the locals’ love for their amazing landmark keeps on growing every year. If you are in Calgary for the first time, you will also be charmed by it for many reasons. From 191 meters (626.64 feet) above the ground, you will be in a position to spot many attractions like the Chinese Cultural Centre built in the design of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, the historic Fort Calgary or the world-famous Heritage Park. Other than the panoramic views of the city, the tower is decked with 132 stunning LED lights that turn it into a magical beauty from dusk until midnight.
Address: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J9, Canada
Website: Calgary Tower
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)
2. Enjoy evening of fun fare at Shakers Fun Centre
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Other than just fun, treating yourself to various activities once in a while ensures you stay happy. Sometimes, the daily hectic hustle and bustle needs to be put on hold for a well-deserving experience to unwind and relax. Shakers Fun Centre, located on 9900 Venture Avenue, Calgary, makes for the perfect destination to achieve exactly that. This centre features more than five attractions and has something for everyone ranging from mini-bowling to laser tag challenge. This house of fun boasts with free entrance and parking; though you have to pay for the attraction you play. With free Wi-Fi connection, amuse yourself while browsing or perhaps just chatting with your friends as you update them on the fun you are having. You will also find fine eateries to grab a quick bite.
Shakers Fun Centre
Address: 9900 Venture Ave SE, Calgary, AB T3S 0A1, Canada
Website: Shakers Fun Centre
Opening hours: Fri: 12pm - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 7pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm (closed from Mon - Thu)
3. Participate in leisure sports at Olympic Plaza
As it is open till late in the evening, end your day with a well-deserved dose of ice skating at the Olympic Plaza in Calgary, Canada. The beauty of it all is that you will not be charged any fee to take part in the sport. You will only need to hire a pair of fine fitting skates from Skate Hut at the plaza. Olympic Plaza was built for the specific purpose of medal presentation celebrations during the Olympic Winter Games of 1988. The fantastic plaza features a reflecting pond, the Famous Five statue, a large area for sitting, a stage, and waterfalls. Please do note that personal scooters, smoking, or dogs and other pets are not allowed at the plaza.
Address: 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2P 2M5, Canada
Website: Olympic Plaza
Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)
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4. Play a game of minds at The Locked Room
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Find your way downtown on a fine evening to The Locked Room and stir up your senses in a thrilling game with your friends who make for perfect teammates. Escape rooms offer perfect opportunities to challenge your mind; teams enjoy the thrills of racing against time till the final moments of the ultimate escape. By challenging more escape rooms, your skill levels, and experience as a puzzle solver increases. The Locked Room offers several challenges to participate in ranging from more challenging puzzles that require multiple steps to unlock to quite an easier and approachable puzzle-solving experience.
The Locked Room
Address: 2015 32 Ave NE #15, Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3, Canada
Website: The Locked Room
Opening hours: Tue - Wed: 5pm - 9pm; Thu: 2pm - 9pm; Fri: 2pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 11am - 10:30pm; Sun: 11am - 9pm (closed on Mon)
5. Put your luck to test at Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Are you craving the thrill of a casino experience in Calgary? Well, Grey Eagle Resort and Casino perched on the pretty Tsuut’ina Nation in Calgary is the perfect destination for the authentic casino experience you are looking for. Come and enjoy the fun of exciting live table games, lots of awesome slot machines, and more; there is always something for everyone. The resort, located at the doorstep of the Canadian rocky mountains, packs a mean punch when it comes to luxury, elegance, and ambiance.
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Address: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary, AB T3E 3X8, Canada
Website: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
Opening hours: 9:30am - 3am (daily)
6. Unwind with some good laughter therapy at Laugh Shop
Laughter and comedy go hand in hand with each other, and where you find one you must also find the other. Generally, a good dose of laughter is good for your health and wellness, therefore, once in a while, you should attend live-mic or stand-up comedy events. What’s better than heading to the Calgary’s Laugh Shop to laugh the night away. The Laugh Shop boasts the best and funniest in live stand-up comedy with an ever-evolving list of touring comedians, local comedians, and of course, renowned international comedians who grace the occasion once in a while.
Address: 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B5, Canada
Website: Laugh Shop
Opening hours: Tue: 9am - 4pm; Wed - Thu: 9am - 4pm, 5:30pm - 8pm; Fri: 9am - 4pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 2pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
7. Challenge your friends at Laser Quest
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Laser Quest blends the old game of hide-and-seek with a modern technological twist. It provides perfect multi-level arenas complete with foggy atmosphere, eclectic music and thrilling fun at each and every corner. Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion or just have a great time, just bring your friends or family along for a challenging laser tag war.
Address: 9950 Macleod Trail Unit 18, Calgary, AB T2J 3K9, Canada
Website: Laser Quest
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 9pm; Fri: 3pm - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 8pm
8. Enjoy a game at Mini Golf at Century
The Mini Golf Century is nestled inside the Century Casino in South East Calgary. Pick up your gears and prepare for an evening of mini-golf at the 18-hole mini-golf course comprising three awesome themes. Find your way through intriguing and challenging obstacles and learn trick shots to slot your ball first and be the winner. What a perfect way to stay indoors on a cold and wet day in Calgary.
Mini Golf at Century
Address: 1010 42 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1Z4, Canada
Website: Mini Golf at Century
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri: 12pm - 2am; Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 9pm
9. Enjoy a romantic night out at The Hifi Club
A fine night out is all you need to enjoy a perfect romantic date with your soulmate. The fabulous Hifi Club located on the Beltline district of Calgary provides a perfect solution for that. Hold your soulmate close, and dance to fine tunes of club music as the night rolls on. This club is known to host various international artists like Jamie XX, Frank Black of The Pixies, Flying Lotus, Kool Keith, and Calvin Harris among others.
The Hifi Club
Address: 219 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A4, Canada
Website: The Hifi Club
Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 9:30am - 2am (closed from Mon - Wed)
10. Sample fine drinks at The Ship & Anchor
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To have an enjoyable evening, head to The Ship & Anchor, a watering oasis with a casual bar atmosphere complete with sports on TV and the occasional live music. Sip your favorite glass of wine or feast on some of the most delicious foods at this cozy haven. This joint charms everyone, therefore it is not strange to find men donning business suits sitting beside tattooed revelers. Despite being arguably the most popular bar in Calgary, finding a perfect seat is never too hard.
The Ship & Anchor
Address: 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B1, Canada
Website: The Ship & Anchor
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 2am
Explore the bustling nightlife in Calgary
Calgary during the day is beautiful, but as the sun sets, Calgarians, as well as adventurous tourists unwind with exciting activities in this pretty city. So don’t lock yourself up in your hotel room. Get up, go out and discover what Calgary has to offer you for a great time. While there, ensure you keep in mind this list of the best things to do at night In Calgary, Canada.
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