Inner-City Living Experience: What To Do In Calgary This Summer

Inner-City Living Experience: What To Do In Calgary This Summer

Many people choose inner-city living because of the vibrancy and excitement of being where a lot of the action takes place. Downtown Calgary offers an abundance of activities and attractions for residents and visitors alike. With summer in full swing, the city comes alive with a diverse range of events and experiences that cater to all interests. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a foodie, or a culture seeker, Calgary has something for everyone. Let’s explore the exciting opportunities to try something new, revisit old favourites, and take advantage of the fun right in your own backyard. From exploring the beautiful parks and river pathways to attending music festivals and indulging in culinary delights, get ready to discover the best that inner-city Calgary has to offer. Check out the exciting experiences that await you this summer in Calgary.

If you are looking for the perfect place to call home in Calgary’s inner city,
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buying and selling in the heart of Calgary.
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Live It Up In The Inner City!

Summer in Calgary is a season filled with endless possibilities, and the inner city is the perfect home base to make the most of this vibrant time. From picturesque parks to lively festivals and delectable dining options, there is an abundance of activities and attractions that await you. Here are some of the top things to do in Calgary this summer:

1. Explore the Parks and River Pathways: Calgary is renowned for its beautiful parks and river pathways that provide a refreshing escape from the urban hustle and bustle. Take a stroll along the Bow River, rent an e-scooter, or enjoy a picnic in Prince's Island Park. The park offers lush green spaces, walking trails, and even an outdoor amphitheatre that hosts various events and performances throughout the summer.

2. Attend Festivals and Events: Calgary is a city that knows how to celebrate, and summer is the perfect time to join in the festivities. The Calgary Stampede, often dubbed "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," takes place in July and offers a thrilling experience with rodeo shows, live music, and delicious Western cuisine all within walking distance. Don’t forget to rock out at the Calgary Folk Music Festival and the Calgary International Blues Festival; must-attend events for music enthusiasts.

3. Indulge in Culinary Delights: Calgary's culinary scene is a melting pot of flavours and cultures. Inner-city neighbourhoods like Inglewood, Lower Mount Royal, and Kensington are home to a plethora of trendy cafes, restaurants, and food markets. From farm-to-table experiences to international cuisines, food lovers can explore a wide range of culinary delights. Don't miss the opportunity to sample local favourites like Alberta beef and craft beers from the city's many microbreweries.

4. Immerse Yourself in Culture: Calgary boasts a thriving arts and culture scene that offers enriching experiences for all. The Glenbow Museum is a treasure trove of art, history, and culture, featuring diverse exhibits and interactive displays. The Calgary Zoo is another popular destination, where you can witness wildlife in action and learn about conservation efforts. Catch a performance at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium or explore the heritage buildings in the historic district of Stephen Avenue.

5. Experience Sports and Outdoor Activities: There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation along the river and in the inner-city parks. But it is okay to venture outside of downtown once in a while too. For sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers, Calgary offers an array of options. Head to COP/Winsport and try your hand at summer activities like mountain biking, ziplining, or bobsleighing. If golf is your passion, tee off at one of the city's many golf courses with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. And don't forget to catch a Calgary Flames hockey game or immerse yourself in the energy of the Calgary Stampeders football team. For weekend warriors, downtown living offers easy access to get on the road, get out of town, and head west to the Rockies for breathtaking adventures.

Inner-City Is The Place To Be This Summer 

As summer unfolds in Calgary, the inner city becomes a playground of excitement and exploration. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures, cultural immersion, or culinary delights, our dynamic inner-city neighbourhoods have it all. Inner-city living in Calgary has never been more enticing, so seize the moment and create an unforgettable summer filled with adventure, culture, and the warm embrace of this captivating city.

Whether you are captivated by the energy of urban life or see the potential for investment growth in these vibrant neighbourhoods, inner-city properties can be an excellent place to call home. By partnering with an inner-city Realtor®, staying informed,  and keeping an eye on market trends, you can navigate the world of inner-city real estate with confidence.

The Tanya Eklund Group are Calgary’s Inner City Real Estate Specialists. We specialize in Inner-city because we have helped many buyers and sellers close successfully in downtown Calgary. But we also specialize in the inner city because we, too, live here. And work here. And play here. And raise our families here.  An inner-city specialist is your best resource if you are seeking a home or looking to sell your property in Calgary’s core. But our team specializes in more than just the inner city, we are a dynamic, full-service team with extensive knowledge of the entire Calgary real estate market. We have cultivated a network of buyers and sellers, and support players so we can guide you through every step of the process with the most skilled professionals. And we are masterful negotiators ensuring that every offer is fair and favourable for our clients. Reach out to our team at 403-863-7434 and let’s talk about your home.


We know the inner city well. In fact, we ourselves work, live, and raise our families here. We can help you understand the amenities, features, and benefits of the inner-city communities from Altadore to Winston Heights and show you properties in the perfect neighbourhood for you!

A Realtor® who specializes in the inner city will have the experience and knowledge to navigate some of the unique challenges that can arise when buying or selling in the city’s core neighbourhoods. Zoning, valuations, housing type, offer conditions, marketing, and more can be different for inner-city properties than for those in more suburban neighbourhoods.

We recommend you consider the following: 

  • Do you want to bike, walk, or drive to work?
  • Are you someone who takes transit?
  • Do you need particular zoning?
  • Are there specific schools you would like your child to attend?
  • Are you seeking specific amenities like gyms, restaurants, shopping, childcare?

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The Tanya Eklund Group is a team of highly knowledgeable, skilled, real estate professionals. Our team concept allows us to offer a full-service, elevated buying or selling experience to our clients. But most importantly, we are dedicated to building trusted and loyal relationships with our clients. Connect with us to share your real estate goals, and we will share with you why we are the perfect team to make them happen. 

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