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Games & Entertainment

From midway thrills to games of chance and skill, your trip to Alberta is going to be a walloping good time.

Throw it back. Like way back. 

Seeking out those retro vibes? Whether you’re wanting to bring back a rush you felt as a kid, or maybe dig into a little arcade history, Alberta’s retro arcades are waiting. Are you a board game person? Then our board game cafés are sure to scratch the itch for you while you strategize, collude and have a great time.

Neon bowling adds a little flare to the classic game.

Who’s keeping score anyway?

Are you the competitive type? Perfect. Every way you turn, you’ll find chances to hone your competitive edge and tally up a scorecard against friends and family. Throw axes, bowl under neon lights, dive into a game of paintball, tear it up on the go kart track or go with a classic game of miniature golf. Immersive, family-friendly competition is everywhere.

Sink a putt and celebrate with friends over a game of miniature golf.
Experience the twisting, turning thrills of WinSport Calgary’s downhill karting.
Spend an evening with a show at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre.

World-class entertainment. Incredible local talent.

Are you not entertained? Alberta offers more than its fair share of on-stage talent. Hit a comedy club and leave in stitches, or catch a Broadway Across Canada show to see an old favourite in a new place. With incredible ballet and dance ensembles across the province too, there’s shows for every taste on any given night.

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Make it a night to remember with live music.
Women signing surrounded by men during a theatre performance.
Escape into another world with a night at the opera.

Featured event

Shine up those boots for Stampede

The greatest outdoor show on earth descends on Calgary every July for 10 days of music, rodeo, western events, agriculture, rides, food and nonstop fun for the whole family. This is an event that can’t be missed.

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Northwest facing view of Stampede Park during the Calgary Stampede.
Traditional dancers performing for a crowd at a festival.

Canada’s home for festivals

With dragon boat racing, holiday celebrations and everything in between, there’s a festival or event that will excite you here in Alberta. A packed schedule all year long means that any trip you book is the right time to come.

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Busy street at night lit by building lights with mountain view lit in the background.
Celebrate the holidays in the charming town of Banff.
Crowd of people holding lanterns while listening to music at an outdoor music festival at night.
Worldwide and local talent descend on the city for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

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