Explore Calgary

Hotel Arts is where you want to be; a short walk from the Saddledome, National Music Centre, Telus Convention Centre and other downtown attractions. From cool eateries to boutique shopping and bustling nightlife, the entire creatively charged city is at your disposal.
























  1. Studio Bell, National Music Centre

    15 mins

    Studio Bell is home to the National Music Centre where you can explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of Canadian music, celebrate music icons and rock out via interactive installations. A short walk or bike ride from Hotel Arts, spend a few hours or a day exploring Canada’s music scene at this iconic new venue. Also open for artist in residence events, concerts and private functions. Learn More

  2. Stampede Park & BMO Round Up Centre

    Home to the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” held every July, the Stampede also hosts concerts, conventions, exhibitions, rodeos and more year-round at their diverse venues like the BMO Round Up Centre, Agrium Western Event Centre, the Big Four Building, the Stampede Corral, Archie Boyce Theatre and more. Hotel Arts is the closest downtown hotel to Stampede Park and is a short 15-minute walk or less than a five-minute drive. Learn More

  3. Scotiabank Saddledome

    The Scotiabank Saddledome is Calgary’s leader for entertainment excitement. Hosting big ticket concerts, world-class tournaments, conventions and more, the Saddledome is home to the NHL’s Calgary Flames, the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen, and the NLL’s Calgary Roughnecks. Hotel Arts is the closest downtown hotel to the Saddledome and is within short walking distance. Learn More

  4. Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC)

    10 mins

    Hotel Arts is equidistant to both of Calgary’s major convention facilities; the Stampede’s BMO Roundup Centre and the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC). It’s a short 10 to 15-minute walk or less than five-minute drive to either venue. Located in downtown Calgary, the CTCC has 122,000 sq ft of dedicated convention space hosting more than 250,000 visitors per year. Learn More

  5. Calgary Food Tours

    2 mins

    Calgary Food Tours is a fun way to connect people with local food, chefs, artisans and farmers. Karen Anderson and her team have developed several walking tours in the Calgary marketplace, including two that start at Hotel Arts and our sister property, the Kensington Riverside Inn. They are great ways to explore Calgary’s “taste of place” and gain a delicious understanding of our exciting culinary scene. Learn More

  6. Palate to Palette

    2 mins

    Palate to Palette starts off with a delicious brunch at Yellow Door Bistro, before exploring several of the contemporary art works at Hotel Arts and then venturing out to different galleries and eateries in the Beltline District. Learn More

  7. Arts Commons

    10 mins

    Music, theatre, dance and more. Occupying a full city block on historic Stephen Avenue, Arts Commons is one of the largest arts centres in Canada and is home to the Jack Singer Concert Hall, theatre workshops and arts exhibits throughout. Learn More

  8. Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD)

    2 mins

    DJD recently moved into their brand-new facility a half-block away from Hotel Arts and hosts live performances throughout the year. They are also home to Calgary’s largest recreational dance school. Learn More

  9. Cowboys Casino

    15 mins

    Located beside Stampede Park, Cowboys Casino and Events Centre is a popular choice for visitors who want to double down on their fun with concerts, gaming and nightclub offerings. Learn More

  10. Glenbow Museum

    10 mins

    At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring.  Western Canada’s largest museum offers fascinating historical galleries, including an extensive exploration of Aboriginal Cultures, internationally-renowned travelling exhibits and hands-on art activities. Located a short walk from Hotel Arts on historic Stephen Avenue. Learn More

  11. Stephen Avenue

    11 mins

    Historic Stephen Avenue showcases a late-nineteenth-century retail streetscape in a growing prairie urban centre, and is now home to a bustling retail district including the Core Shopping Centre, major offices, arts district and convention area. Stephen Avenue is a short four-block walk north of Hotel Arts. Learn More

  12. WinSport

    WinSport is part of Calgary’s rich legacy of hosting the 1988 Winter Olympics and is home to adrenaline seekers of all ages. WinSport operates at Canada Olympic Park (offering bobsleighing, freestyle skiing/snowboarding, ski jumping), WinSport Arenas, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, high performance training facilities, as well as attractions like their Zipline, and Skyline Luge. Learn More

  13. Repsol Sports Centre

    Repsol is one of Canada’s largest multisport fitness facilities, hosting provincial, national and international competitions located just a few blocks south of Hotel Arts. It contains two Olympic-size swimming pools, diving platforms, gyms, fitness facilities, cardiac rehabilitation training centres and more. Learn More

Located in the Heart of Downtown Calgary

Hotel Arts is where you want to be; a short walk from the Saddledome, Studio Bell (National Music Centre), TELUS Convention Centre and other downtown attractions. From cool eateries to boutique shopping and bustling nightlife, the entire creatively charged city is at your disposal.

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