Calgary is known for its diverse culture, stunning natural landscapes and vibrant communities. While many flock to the downtown core and neighbourhoods in the southwest, the northeast quadrant often gets overlooked.
That’s a big mistake.
From beautiful parks to a rich culinary scene, the northeast is hopping. Here are seven experiences you shouldn’t miss.
1. The Hangar Flight Museum
The Hangar Flight Museum is a fascinating destination for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs. This museum showcases an impressive collection of aircraft from vintage planes to modern jets.
The museum often features interactive exhibits that give you a chance to climb into the cockpit of a restored plane. It’s the kind of hands-on, flaps-up experience that makes it fun to learn about the history of aviation in Western Canada.
Address: 4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary
2. Village Square Leisure Centre
Village Square Leisure Centre has something for everyone. The state-of-the-art rec facility boasts a wave pool, waterslides, fitness areas and more. It’s perfect for families and those looking to get (or stay) active.
Address: 2623 56 St NE, Calgary
3. Telus Spark
Telus Spark captivates visitors with interactive exhibits and educational programs. The science centre offers hands-on experiences that make learning fun and accessible for all ages.
Whether you're intrigued by astronomy, robotics or virtual reality, TELUS Spark has something that will leave you smiling and get you thinking.
Address: 220 Saint George's Drive NE, Calgary
4. Calgary Zoo
The Calgary Zoo is where the wild things are. (It’s also right next door to Telus Spark.) Visitors can see animals from around the world. The exhibits allow for up-close encounters that blend education with entertainment. The grounds also feature eye-popping gardens and beautiful green spaces.
Address: 210 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary
5. Indoor Skydiving
Free fall in total safety. iFLY features state-of-the-art wind tunnels that recreate the sensation of skydiving. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Expert instructors are on hand to teach you the ropes.
iFLY offers a unique and memorable experience that is ideal for birthdays, team-building events or just hanging out—in a gravity-defying way—with friends.
Address: 811 64 Ave NE, Calgary
6. A destination for foodies
From authentic Indian and Nepalese restaurants in the Castleridge area to mouthwatering Somali cuisine in Falconridge, northeast Calgary offers great food that will satisfy all tastes.
Here are some of our favourite spots:
Clay Oven has been serving up great Indian food in Calgary for more than 35 years. The buffet (lunch, Monday to Friday; dinner, Thursday) is not to be missed.
An extensive menu is complemented by elegant service at Namskar. No detail is overlooked—the kitchen even grinds its own spices.
House of Kabob
Persian cuisine takes centre stage at House of Kabob. Charbroiled kabobs and hearty stews can take the edge off even the chilliest day.
Quynh Vietnamese Cuisine
An institution for more than 20 years, Quynh serves up tasty Vietnamese staples from spring rolls to pho to subs.
7. Prairie Winds Park
Prairie Winds Park is a fantastic place for family gatherings and outdoor activities. This park features a large playground, picnic areas, a spray park and even a toboggan hill during the winter months. It's an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll, a picnic or letting the kids burn off some energy.
Address: 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary
OK, there you have it—a few of our favourite spots in northeast Calgary. Take your pick and then go out and explore this exciting area. Whatever your destination you’ll find a good time and plenty of reasons to keep coming back.