- The list below includes 24 free or cheap things to do in or near Calgary, Alberta, including 21 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Horse Races, Art Museum and Science Museums.
- From Fish Creek Provincial Park to Prince's Island Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Calgary and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Bragg Creek, Cochrane and Airdrie.
85% 104 votes
Hwy 66 | 8208 Flint Road S.E, Bragg Creek, Alberta MoreLess Info
Elbow Falls Provincial Recreation Area includes various hiking opportunities and scenic walks along the river. Although much of the area was wiped out during a 2013 flood, the location features several waterfall and swimming area for kids.
89% 38 votes
40 kilometers west on Highway 22, Bragg Creek, Alberta MoreLess Info
With various picnic areas, a well-paved highway, and hiking opportunities, Brag Creek Provincial Park offers visitors access to the region's landscapes. Movie buffs will also enjoy the location's yearly film festival.
80% 10 votes
4th Avenue & 1st Street West, High River, Alberta MoreLess Info
Learn all about the community by walking and viewing the High River Historic Murals. From ranching to the history of medicine, these murals tell a complete story. Located in the downtown area, visits to shops and eateries is possible while touring the murals.
Explore the creative works of various local artisans at the Evanescence Gallery. A plethora of artwork is displayed and sold at this gallery including paintings, sculptures and jewelry. Schedule a class or purchase art supplies and tools while visiting.
Spend the day relaxing and exploring nature at the Sheppard Family Park. Offering 13 acres of land, it provides a tranquil place for an outdoor picnic, wedding or family gathering. There are also various historical buildings and sites to see including a barn, log cabin and garden.
Housed inside the Heritage Inn of High River, Spitzee Post Bar & Grill offers a comfortable and casual place for dining. A complete sports bar, it is also a convenient spot to grab a drink or catch a sporting event on one of their many big screen televisions.