Calgary is a fun mix of modern, big-city diversions with the more traditional small-town charm. They have wonderful places to shop and dine, as well as a busy nightlife. If you prefer the countryside to the city, it’s the perfect base to explore some of Canada’s stunning national parks.
The city has something for everyone! No matter what you prefer doing on your vacations, you’re sure to be kept entertained and content once you fly in to Calgary.
There are quite a few wheelchair accessible activities to do in this unique area of Canada. Read the list below to discover some of the best things to do in Calgary.
5 Wheelchair Accessible Things to Do in Calgary Canada
Glenbow is a busy place! The museum has all sorts of things going on from behind-the-scenes tours, and exhibitions, to film screenings and author talks.
It usually costs $10 to $16 per person (depending on the age of each person) but if you visit the museum on the first Thursday night of a month between 5 and 9 pm you can get in for free!
The museum is wheelchair accessible and has 2 wheelchairs available for use for free. You’ll need a photo ID or credit card for deposit if you’d like to borrow one of those. You can find more information about the museum here.
YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre
This is a fascinating stop for those who enjoy learning about crime and police work. It has free admission and is fun for kids and adults!
There are enough displays and hands-on-activities to keep you busy there for several hours. It is clean and kept well-maintained. The building is wheelchair accessible.
The centre is only open to the public a few days a week (those days change depending on the time of year) so be sure to plan out your visit accordingly. For more information about the centre, go here.
The Calgary Zoo is a well-known one! It is Canada’s most visited zoo and was awarded in 2015 by TripAdvisor with its Travellers’ Choice Award. It is also one of the best in the world for the conservation research it does and has received international recognition for that.
Impressive statistics aside, the zoo has a lot to offer its visitors! It has a plethora of different species of animals. They also have different activities, such as tiger training or penguin talks, to help educate visitors while also giving you a bit of extra entertainment.
The zoo is wheelchair accessible and they also have wheelchairs available to rent for $20. They have power chairs available for a rental fee of $25. The wheelchairs are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information about the zoo, go here.
For a day of science, take time to visit Telus Spark. This science museum has fun interactive exhibits as well as multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations.
You could spend hours going through the exhibitions so definitely plan a good amount of time there. They are a bit expensive at around $25 per person (depending on your age) but could be a fun splurge on a cold or rainy day when you feel like being indoors.
The building is wheelchair accessible, and a Care Aide can assist visitors with disabilities in the building without having to pay the admission fee. You can find more information about the museum here.
Calgary Tower offers the very best views of the city. It has an observation deck with a 360° view of the city that also gives you a glimpse of the beautiful Rocky Mountains and surrounding countryside.
The tower costs around $18 per person (depending on your age). There is a restaurant and lounge with spectacular views you can also visit and eat at if you choose to purchase a meal there.
The tower is wheelchair accessible (this includes the restaurant and lounge). Find out more information about Calgary Tower here.
Are You Ready to Fly off to Calgary?
They have a lot to offer visitors! The five options above are only a small sampling of all you can do in the town. It’s wonderful they have so many wheelchair accessible options! If you’ve been wanting a chance to visit Canada, slipping off to Calgary could be the perfect way to start.