10 Historical & Heritage Tours in Calgary That You Shouldn't Miss

July 31, 2021 Viva Honore

The sophisticated city that grew out of the Canadian West, Calgary balances the modern and the traditional with pioneer charm. For the full western experience, show up in time for the annual Calgary Stampede, complete with rodeos. Year-round you'll find abundant shopping, dining and nightlife; a short drive away are some of Canada's finest national parks.
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1. Creepy Calgary Ghost Tour

Calgary Tower, 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J9, Canada Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures
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Join us on this 3 hour spooky sidecar adventure exploring the ghosts, spirits and dark stories of Calgary's past. Stop at local taverns for a beverage and a ghost story.  Travel through the most historic parts of Calgary and experience the talents of a professional storyteller. Adults only 18+.

Inclusions: GST (Goods and Services Tax), Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled water, Driver/guide, Professional Storyteller providing Live Narration, Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points, Use of Helmet and Communicators, Gratuities

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified

Reviewed By soniabK6488OG

My husband and I asked for a custom tour of downtown Calgary and the surrounding country-side. The tour guides arrived promptly, were very hospitable and personable. They reviewed the COVID safety precautions and even provided neck warmers for added protection. They were knowledgeable about the area and the motorcycles, as we asked lots of questions about both! We had a wonderful time exploring in the side car and felt safe and comfortable throughout the whole trip. We would highly recommend this tour company for anyone!

2. Drumheller & Horseshoe Canyon 1-Day Tour

Sandman Signature Calgary Downtown Hotel, 888 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J3, Canada Calgary Tours
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Uncover your inner archaeologist as you look for fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the hills and grasslands outside of Alberta's capital. Visit Drumheller on this full-day excursion, explore rugged canyonlands, and get-up close looks at monolothic hoodoo rock formations.

Inclusions: GST (Goods and Services Tax), Air-conditioned vehicle, Bilingual Tour Guide Service, Gratuities, Traffic Accident Insurance (10M liability)

Exclusions: Lunch, Personal expense and travel insurance, Royal Tyrrell Museum Admission

Reviewed By minuag

I had a memorable trip to Banff, Alberta with Calgary tours. Our tour guide Jesse was fun and also took amazing photos of us. I am definitely going to book another tour with them if I visit Calgary again.

3. Mohkinstsis Walking Tour - Calgary's Indigenous History

George C. King Bridge, Calgary, AB, Canada Many Chief Tours
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This is Calgary's only Indigenous walking tour where you will hear traditional stories and learn about Indigenous culture and history from your guide who is from the Blood Tribe of southern Alberta and grew up on reserve. Tarra Wright Many Chief is the owner and head tour guide of Many Chief Tours. She’s a successful tourism consultant who grew up on nearby Kainai Reserve (Blood Tribe) and now she has created her own tourism business. Tarra walks guests through St. Patrick’s Island and shares personal stories, explains some cultural traditions of her family, and explains the cultural significance of this location to the Blackfoot people where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet.

Inclusions: Stories of growing up on reserve, Indigenous traditions and stories

Exclusions: Does not include transportation to the start of the walking tour.

4. Listen to a Tour Guide as you Drive between Lake Louise and Calgary

Lake Louise, AB, Canada GPS-Guided Audio Driving & Walking Tours
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Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one way stand alone tour. Hear about stop-worthy things to see & do, local animals, popular people, historical events & more. Over 45 points of interest will keep you entertained and take your road trip to the next level! Route. Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Lake Louise & Calgary. Travel in either direction. Freedom. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Start/stop anywhere. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun trivia question included in the audio. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.

Inclusions: Hands free (audio plays automatically), Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS, Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour), Customer Service via Phone & Email

Exclusions: Attraction tickets, Smartphone or tablet, Transportation (use your own vehicle)

5. The Best of Calgary Walking Tour

1900 Heritage Dr, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3, Canada Fun Top Fun Canada

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city, while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Do you consider yourself an animal lover? How about festivals? The 10-day Calgary Stampede can trace its roots back to the 1880s and is the highlight of Calgary's summer, cementing this Alberta city's reputation as Canada's "Stampede City”. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings and corners of Calgary. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!

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6. Romantic tour in Calgary

1900 Heritage Dr, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3, Canada Fun Top Fun Canada

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Do you consider yourself as a couple of animal lovers? How about adventurous festivals? The 10-day Calgary Stampede can trace its roots back to the 1880s and is the highlight of Calgary's summer, cementing this Alberta city's reputation as Canada's "Stampede City”. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!

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7. Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive between Calgary and Lake Louise

2112 AB-1, Calgary, AB T3H, Canada GPS-Guided Audio Driving & Walking Tours

Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one way stand alone tour. Hear about stop-worthy things to see & do, incredible mountains, animals, popular people, historical events & more. Over 45 points of interest will keep you entertained and take your road trip to the next level! Route. Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Calgary & Lake Louise. Travel in either direction. Freedom. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Start/stop anywhere. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun trivia question included in the audio. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.

Inclusions: Hands free (audio plays automatically), Customer Service via Phone & Email, Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS, Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)

Exclusions: Smartphone or tablet, Transportation (use your own vehicle)

Reviewed By parasuram2119

This was fun! Never knew this existed. Would do it again for sure. I love to give it five stars. Recommended

8. Listen to a Tour Guide as you Drive between Banff and Calgary

Banff, AB, Canada GPS-Guided Audio Driving & Walking Tours

Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one way stand alone tour. Hear about stop-worthy things to see & do, local animals, popular people, historical events & more. Over 45 points of interest will keep you entertained and take your road trip to the next level! Route. Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Banff & Calgary. Travel in either direction. Freedom. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Start/stop anywhere. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun trivia question included in the audio. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.

Inclusions: Hands free (audio plays automatically), Customer Service via Phone & Email, Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS, Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)

Exclusions: Attraction tickets, Smartphone or tablet, Transportation (use your own vehicle)

Reviewed By parasuram2119

This was fun! Never knew this existed. Would do it again for sure. I love to give it five stars. Recommended

9. Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive between Sunshine Village and Calgary

Sunshine Village, 1 Sunshine access Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1J5, Canada GPS-Guided Audio Driving & Walking Tours

Use your smartphone & vehicle's stereo to make your drive come alive! Using GPS, our fun game show host like tour guides will transform this beautiful drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure! Enhance your drive between destinations, or use as a one way stand alone tour. Hear about stop-worthy things to see & do, local animals, popular people, historical events & more. Over 45 points of interest will keep you entertained and take your road trip to the next level! Route. Trans-Canada Highway 1 between Sunshine Village & Calgary. Travel in either direction. Freedom. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Start/stop anywhere. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun trivia question included in the audio. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle.

Inclusions: Hands free (audio plays automatically), Customer Service via Phone & Email, Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour), Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS

Exclusions: Attraction tickets, Smartphone or tablet, Transportation (use your own vehicle)

Reviewed By parasuram2119

This was fun! Never knew this existed. Would do it again for sure. I love to give it five stars. Recommended

10. Listen to a Tour Guide as You Drive & Walk with our Discover the Rockies Package

12 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T0L, Canada GPS-Guided Audio Driving & Walking Tours

'Discover the Rockies' package includes: Two Walking Tours. Your phone becomes your tour guide as you explore Banff & Canmore with two GPS-guided audio walking tours! Each with 30 fully narrated points of interest. Driving Tour. Listen to a tour guide as you drive between Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village & Nakiska! Over 50 points of interest. Freedom. No directions or time limits. Stop at as many sights & attractions as you like. Start / stop anywhere. Travel in any direction along route. Hands Free. Fun audio clips play automatically as you drive. Live GPS map. No data used during tour. Easy to Use. Download the app. Select the tour. Go! Family Friendly. Fun Tripvia Guides keep you laughing & engaged along the way! Trivia Fun. Each point of interest has a fun multiple choice trivia question. Keep score or just listen! Inexpensive. Only 1 tour booking needed per vehicle / group. Play audio through vehicle's stereo so everyone can hear.

Inclusions: Hands free (audio plays automatically), Customer Service via Phone & Email, Lifetime Tour Access on Tripvia Tours app for Android & iOS, Download on WIFI before (no signal required or data used during tour)

Exclusions: Attraction tickets, Smartphone or tablet, Transportation (use your own vehicle)

Reviewed By parasuram2119

This was fun! Never knew this existed. Would do it again for sure. I love to give it five stars. Recommended

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