Canada is a large country full of diverse regions, cities, and natural lands. Calgary is one of these that is located in the province of Alberta. With over 7 million annual visitors, the city’s tourism sector is booming for a variety of reasons. To begin with, Calgary sees a whopping 333 days of average sunshine per year, despite its freezing temperatures. Additionally, it has been described as an extremely liveable and clean city with a booming job market. If Calgary has been on your radar for quite some time now, or you have already visited but need more things to see and do when the sun sets- this is the perfect list for you. Here’s how to have a fun night out in one of the Great White North’s most attractive cities.
See a Musical at the Theatre Calgary
The beautiful Theatre Calgary is Calgary’s primary venue for all things musical shows, plays, and more. Here visitors can see contemporary, world-class entertainment from a professional theatre company that has been around since 1968. Some past productions include The Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and many more. All info regarding upcoming shows and tickets can be found at the official Theatre Calgary website. A schedule for the 2021-2022 season has already been posted, including special seasonal shows, so don’t miss out and reserve your seat today!
Hit the Grey Eagle’s Expansive Gaming Floor
Another type of lively entertainment can be found just under 20 minutes south of the theatre at the Grey Eagle Casino and Resort. Here, visitors can enjoy a unique gaming experience with nearby views of the gorgeous Canadian Rocky Mountains. This expansive casino venue boasts in 84,000 square feet of gaming space, 1000 slot machines, and over 40 table titles. These include all the most popular casino games patrons know and love such as Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, and Roulette.
Additionally, because online casinos are also fully regulated in the Great White North, customers can partake in virtual gaming from their desktop or mobile phone if they can’t make it in person to the Grey Eagle. For example, nowadays the ins and outs of classic games like Roulette are replicated digitally in the online environment and display all the same features (wheel, dealer, etc.) one would expect to see in a real-life gaming establishment. So, no matter where you play, Canada has many opportunities for a fun-filled casino gaming experience.
Eat BBQ and Enjoy Live Music at Palomino Smokehouse
After you have worked up an appetite playing entertaining games, check out Calgary’s top restaurant locale for all things delicious BBQ and brisket, Palomino Smokehouse. An ideal place for a laid-back dinner with friends, this eatery is always jam-packed with guests looking to chow down on some finger-licking smoked meats. Their menu includes everything from glazed chicken to pulled pork and ribs, New Orleans style catfish po’boy, and of course, classic BBQ side dishes like coleslaw and chili. The best part: homemade sauces accompany all plates and are even made gluten-free! Not to mention there’s almost always some sort of live music on the floor at Palomino so patrons can enjoy the city’s best BBQ while singing along to songs by local artists.
Take in the View at Calgary Tower
The historic Calgary Tower first opened all the way back in 1968 and has since become a defining landmark of the city. Tourists and visitors alike enjoy going up to the top of the tower to gaze at the city skyline, especially during the evening to watch the sun set. Here there are also a selection of upscale dining options such as Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Sky 360 which is located 155 metres above the ground. The tower’s observation desk offers a breathtaking look of the entire city and all of its modern buildings, with the Rocky Mountains showing off their beauty in the distance. One thing’s for certain- no visit to Calgary is complete without a tour of the tower.