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Top 5 Must Do Calgary Museums

Top 5 Best Calgary Museums

Best Calgary MuseumsWhen was the last time you went to a museum? You will probably say too long ago… nevertheless we live in a city and have access to amazing information, exhibitions and museums!

Sometimes by putting some time aside for you and or your family, you can replenish your energy and enrich your mind with something historical, artistic and cultural.

The following museums are all a part of Calgary and offer an expansive variety to accomplish some replenishment and relaxation as well as intellectual stimulation good for the whole family! So what are you waiting for!!!

Here are some of the best Calgary museums!

Military Museums Calgary EntranceMilitary Museums of Calgary

Share some of the past with veterans from the First and Second World War by visiting The Military Museums of Calgary.

Dedicated to the representation of all divisions of the Canadian Army, you will learn about the role of the army, navy and air force during some of the most important events in recorded history!

You will find eight different gallery and museum rooms each dedicated to a different topic as well as in depth explanations of each display. Bring the young ones and let them play commander in the tanks, or perch on the airplanes. It’s all part of the fun!

  • 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB
  • Phone Number – 403-974-2869

Canada Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park

The Canada Sports Hall of Fame has recently been moved from Toronto, Ontario to Canada Olympic Park. This new hall of fame was to absorb and include the whole collection of the Olympic Hall of Fame previously located at COP. Today, the new Canada Sports Hall of Fame is home to more than 95,000 important sport artifacts! It truly is an inspiring place to be and is great for the whole family! Read more at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

  • 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, AB
  • Phone Number – 403-247-5452

Glenbow MuseumGlenbow Museum Downtown Calgary

Glenbow Museum is home to approximately 30,000 different artifacts and art pieces that will surely stimulate your imagination. Pieces are classified into three different types; modern, contemporary and historical.

Three floors are dedicated to the culture and past history of Native Canadians, to the great migrations of the European nations and to the construction of a national asset, the great Canadian Pacific Railway.

There are new and exciting adventures to be found at the Glenbow Museum regularly. Within the museum is also a memorabilia shop, archives, a library and a food concession.

  • 130 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB
  • Phone Number –  403-268-4100

Nickle Arts Museum

The Nickle Arts Museum is dedicated to the study and exhibition of historically important artifacts, knowledge and other worthy information. Wide varieties of different kinds of objects are on display including rugs, scrolls, pottery and artwork to name a few.

The goal of the Nickle Arts Museum is to inspire the imaginations of people and students alike with the fantastic displays and information available at exhibits. New exhibitions are open regularly, so make sure to come back every once in a while! This museum is innovative in creating new discussion and insight into the past, present and future.

  • 250 University Drive, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
  • Phone Number – 403-220-7234

Heritage Park Historical VillageHistorical Heritage Park Calgary Alberta

Heritage Park is where you will discover the 5 w’s for the history of Calgary and how it was living in the past in the western frontier. Heritage Park Historical Village has an awesome selection of displays and events that are fun for the whole family.

Deemed as a top-class attraction for tourists and local residents alike, Heritage Park is a year round facility that offers catering, educational opportunities and hosts conventions in its own massive ball room!

Some things to do here include riding a real steam-train learn how to drive on bicycles and experience some of the old wild west that was the foundation for such a great place like Calgary!

  • 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB
  • Phone Number – 403-268-8500

Best in CalgaryBest Calgary Museums

Each of these museums have their own niches that do well to capture the imagination and interest of visitors. Experience one of them soon to relax and replenish the mind from the hustle and bustle of an urban lifestyle!

Find more of the best our city has to offer at our Best in Calgary section!


  1. Fluevog Shoe Museum on Stephen Avenue Walk at Fashion Central wins for coolest museum in Calgary.
    Well worth visiting.

  2. The Olympic Hall of Fame no longer exists at COP. Now the brand new Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (moved from Toronto in to a brand new purpose built museum) is open at COP. CSHoF opened July 1st, 2011 and absorbed the Olympic Hall of Fame Collection. The museum houses over 95,000 artifacts and is an amazing and inspiring place.

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