Local Area Attractions & Events
Located in the heart of the city, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown provides the perfect home base from which to discover Chinook Centre mall, the Saddledome and other family-friendly attractions. Visit our hotel and see what the Stampede City has in store!
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Calgary offers a wealth of world-class shopping opportunities - and none is more impressive than The CORE. This luxury shopping centre features a wide selection of 160 international retailers, including the flagship Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Brooks Brothers and Guess. Located downtown, the CORE is only minutes from our hotel.
Also nearby is the popular Chinook Centre shopping mall, home to 250 brand name stores, restaurants and entertainment. Chinook features leading-brand establishments, as well as several stores exclusive to the location. It's roughly a 10-minute drive from the hotel.
Bring Out Your Adventurous Side
WinSport is located at the Canada Olympic Park, and offers exciting sporting activities year-round, including zip lining, bobsleigh rides, luge, skating, mini-golf and more. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, honouring Canada's top sporting heroes, is also on-site. WinSport is easily accessible from the hotel via a 20-30 minute drive.
Fun For The Whole Family
There's plenty of all-ages activities here in Cowtown. One of the most popular downtown family attractions is the Calgary Zoo . Check out numerous wildlife and special exhibits including "Dinosaurs Alive."
The city of Calgary is also proud to host the world-famous Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival, held every July - and the grounds are right near our hotel.
For sports enthusiasts, the Scotiabank Saddledome hosts the NHL's Calgary Flames and the Calgary Hitmen major junior hockey team, as well as the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League. The Saddledome is only 10 minutes away.
Soak Up Some Culture
Art aficionados will be thrilled with downtown Calgary. Newly opened Studio Bell is home to the National Music Centre (NMC), a cultural organization devoted to amplifying an understanding and love for music. Explore five floors of musical history at the Canadian Hall of Fame, where you can rock out with interactive instrument installations and sing along in the sound booths.
Arts Common is a multi-venue arts centre occupying a full city block, making it one of the three largest arts centres in Canada. Located only minutes from our hotel, Arts Common features music, theatre, dance and visual arts.
Another popular cultural attraction is the renowned Glenbow Museum , showcasing impressive permanent exhibits and special traveling collections.