Calgary Downtown Walking Tour

Every building tells a story. Calgary’s downtown spins a yarn of a brash frontier town that has grown into a lively urban center. Walk with us (outside as weather permits – or inside using our +15 Skywalk network) as we straddle with one foot in the past and one in the present, following a “ribbon of steel” through the heart of the city.

As your tour guide navigates around such areas as Stephen Avenue Mall (no cars allowed 6 am to 6 pm), the Bow River Pathway, and other downtown areas, you’ll have an on-the-ground experience that Google Earth could never deliver.

You’ll learn where Calgarians go for fine food and dining and discover where some favourite spots to shop in downtown are located. We’ll even talk about accessing free public transit in the downtown core to make your own exploring more enjoyable. You may hear the echoes of history at the site of an 1880’s sawmill and the location of the 1988 Winter Olympics awards ceremonies – and perhaps modern day music from the Folk Fest held at Prince’s Island Park. Your tour guide will lead the group at a comfortable pace and make several stops, including bathroom breaks as needed.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Cost: $30
What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, water to drink, sunblock/hat, camera

Stampede Art & the Wild West Walking Tour

Discover the harsh realities of prairie life for the first nations; experience the excitement of early settlers; hear the “Dream” that created the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, appreciate the Art of Stampede and the Wild West up close. Art found on the Calgary Stampede Grounds tell these stories and many more.
Enjoy viewing authentic pieces up close and personal while walking the grounds of the Calgary Stampede to discover many hidden gems in plain sight. You will also receive some insights into future developments for the area.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Cost: $30
What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, water to drink, sunblock/hat, camera


Calgary Heritage Tour with Heritage Park

Relax and enjoy your journey through Calgary on the Calgary Heritage Tour with Heritage Park tour.

This bus tour will explore our modern city in contrast with an era gone by. Your Tour Guide will provide insights, stories, and background while we travel around the downtown area of Calgary highlighting those areas that are related to the exhibits and buildings that you will see during your visit to Heritage Park Historical Village. Upon your arrival at Heritage Park, enjoy a streetcar ride* that begins your experience (* based on availability).
Heritage Park has over 180 attractions and exhibits as well as full-service restaurants both inside and outside of the Park gates (not included in the price of this tour). 

Your pass into the Park will provide you full access to all the Park has to offer, including Heritage Town Square, Gasoline Alley Museum, Prairie Railway Village, 1860’s Fur Trading Fort & First Nations Encampment, 1880’s Pre-Railway Settlement, amusement rides, tasty treat snack voucher and a full day of exploring. You will discover Heritage Park at your leisure on a self-guided tour.
Duration: 6.5 hours
Cost: $70
What to bring: weather appropriate clothing, water to drink, sunblock/hat, camera

If you are already registered as a companion for the Fire Rescue Canada Conference 2019 and would like to add one or more of these tours to your registration, please email