Calgary and area is a destination with great taste. The restaurant scene includes familiar North American fast-food establishments, award-winning dining rooms, unique western heritage eateries and international restaurants with a tempting array of exotic cuisine.
While in Calgary and area, don't miss the opportunity to sample world-famous Alberta beef. During the Calgary Stampede, try a breakfast of syrup-covered flapjacks and crispy-fried bacon served daily from the back of chuck wagons.
Calgary's diverse population reveals itself in the wide variety of ethnic restaurants for the visitor to choose from - Scandinavian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Mexican, Greek, Thai and Latin American, to name a few.
Visit areas like Fourth Street, south of 17th Avenue, and 17th Avenue itself, to sample the fare from fine restaurant, bistros and coffee bars. For elegant dining with a spectacular view, take the elevator to the revolving restaurant at the top of the Calgary Tower.
Chinatown includes culinary experiences from a variety of tantalizing restaurants scattered within this lively community.
For after-dinner entertainment, dozens of nightclubs, bars, and pubs keep Calgary pulsating until the early hours of the morning. A mix of country, jazz, rock, new wave, blues and ballroom music fills night spots whose patrons' tastes range from rowdy to sophisticated.