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Talisman Centre – Do What the Locals Do – Episode 16

  • January 10, 2013
  • By Cody Battershill

Do What the Locals Do – Episode 16 – Talisman Centre

Any devoted gym goer in Calgary who doesn’t already go to the Talisman Centre knows deep down inside he or she is missing out on one of the best indoor recreational centres there is in the city.

Talisman Centre Calgary

While we all would like to believe our own gym is the best in Calgary (and it very well might be for you), the Talisman Recreational Centre simply has too much to offer in comparison to other Calgary gyms to be considered equal. For those who want an ultimate recreational playground throughout the year, the Talisman Centre is your best bet!

And for those visiting Calgary who are staying in the inner city or downtown areas, the Talisman Centre can be reached in only a few minutes of driving and has very flexible hours of operation!

Talisman Recreational Centre Facilities

  • 5 full-sized gyms with a variety of public times and scheduled activities
  • I love Calgary2 running tracks, one of which is multi-lane and runs around the circumference of the inner gymnasiums
  • Massive fitness facility with approximately 25,000 square feet of space filled with all your needs for cardio and weight training
  • Every week Talisman hosts over 60 public fitness classes in their dry land facilities
  • 2 eight-lane Olympic sized swimming pools with daily public swim times
  • Scuba diving tank and Olympic diving platforms at 3, 5, 7 and 10 metres
  • 2 hot tubs, one with ramp access
  • Unisex steam room
  • Kiddie pool

Another amazing benefit to visiting the Talisman Recreational Centre in the spring and summer is its riverside location. Tucked away in a nook surrounded by the Elbow River, going for a riverside walk, run or jog is easier than ever with the amenities offered by the Talisman Centre only a stone throw away. Check out these Top 10 Inner City Parks you might discover on your river walk!

If you are visiting Calgary, the network of parks and pathways found on our two main rivers is worth checking out. They are a highlight of Calgary and are used by countless people!

Talisman also offers...

  • Wide range of different programs for people of all ages, abilities and talents
  • Recently renovated locker rooms 25 Reasons to Love Calgary
  • Caregiver and family locker rooms
  • Lockers for daily use in locker rooms
  • Daycare options for parents
  • Free parking provided while using the facility (maximum of 3 hours)
  • Volleyball, basketball, badminton courts
  • Jugo Juice and Good Earth Cafe at the main entrance

Want to know more? Check out these Calgary Activities at the Talisman Centre!

Whether you’re new to town, are visiting for a short while or have lived here for ages, there are always a number of fun fulled activities and events happening at the Talisman for all age groups. Check it out!

For more Calgary activities, be sure to Do What the Locals Do and experience some of the best in the city!

Talisman Recreational Centre

Address – 2225 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, ABI love Canada

Phone Number – 403-233-8393

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday - 5am to 11pm

Saturday – 6am to 10pm

Sunday and Holidays – 7am to 10pm