Calgary has several famous attractions, including the Calgary Stampede and the Calgary Ζoo. Little do visitors know, this city also has several hidden gems for those who enjoy venturing off the beaten path.

The Regency Suites hotel gives guests the perfect vantage point to explore everything that Calgary has to offer.

1. Crescent Height Stairs

The famous Crescent Height Stairs are located in McHugh Bluff Park, located north of the downtown core. This park is the perfect place for a walk or run, where citizens often take their dogs for some exercise.

The Crescent Height Stairs are wooden and winding and make for quite a sight. The stairs boast 167 steps and are known for giving runners a killer workout. The top of the stairs provides a great view of the Bow River, the mountains, and downtown Calgary.

2. Aquila Books

Aquila Books is a beautiful bookstore located 20 minutes from the Calgary Airport. This bookstore specializes in books on Polar Exploration, Western Canada, Mountaineering, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and more.

The store, which has been open for more than 25 years, also offers a range of antiques including maps, prints, bookcases, and scientific instruments. Lovers of Canadian history and old books can get lost in this store's volumes and historic ambiance.

3. Crossroads Market

The Crossroads Market is Calgary's largest year-round market and has been open since 1987. The market offers shoppers a unique range of fresh produce, authentic foods, and shopping. The Market is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday to Sunday.

Need more inspiration? Check out our other list featuring more popular things to do while staying in downtown Calgary.

  Posted: Thu Mar 28th 2019 10:00am  a year ago

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We had a lovely stay and enjoyed our room at Regency during our conference, the room was very clean, parking was great and the front desk was excellent. We even got a chance to use the exercise room! -Janet B.