Lifestyle & Recreation

Calgary Sports & Outdoor Activities

Calgary is definitely a four-season city. Blessed with an almost overwhelming choice of leisure-time activities and opportunities, the city offers both seasonal endeavours year-round pastimes.

Year-round indoor sport options include skating (there are artificial ice rinks in every quadrant of the city and the best speed skating facility in the country); swimming at one of the many indoor pools; fitness classes; rock-climbing; racquet sports; and any team sport you might imagine.

In the winter, outdoor sport-loving Calgarians ski, skate and snowboard, while some continue to hike or cycle along the many snow-cleared areas of the city’s pathway system.

In the spring, downhill or cross-country skiing continues at many resorts and in the back country of the nearby Rocky Mountains. This is also a time when Calgarians are jogging, outdoor training, hiking and roller-blading.

Summertime in Calgary is a celebration that’s all about enjoying the warm weather and the outdoors, the accessible and well-maintained parks and playgrounds, golf courses, pools, and the pathways that are so treasured by Calgarians.

Fall – which can be glorious in Calgary – marks the start of the new activity year, with many indoor team sports leagues kicking off new seasons.

Parks & Pathways

Green spaces abound: learn about the city’s parks and pathways.

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Recreation Facilities & Programs

From skating ovals to fitness centres, learn about facilities and programs.

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Professional Sports

Hockey, football, baseball, lacrosse and more hockey.

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Team Sports

If you’re looking to play a team sport there are a number of leagues for all ages.

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