Calgary South Hotel Activities

Sandman Hotel Group features properties located within a rich mosaic of neighbourhoods and surrounding areas, each with a distinct, welcoming personality. We have compiled a list of useful information below to enhance your stay.

Sightseeing

Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living history museum gives you an authentic taste of Western Canada from 1864 through the 1950s. The Park tells the significant, vital story of the settlement of the west and how the western landscape formed the cultural foundation of Westerners today.

The Historical Village offers an authentic experience from three key periods: the 1860s fur trading era, 1880s rustic pre-railway settlement and the bustling 1910 prairie railroad town.

Heritage Park brings the sights, sounds and adventure of Western Canada's past to life. Ride the thundering steam train, take a fun-filled trip to the antique midway, visit the world-class Gasoline Alley Museum, climb aboard the S.S. Moyie paddlewheeler, savour baked treats from the Alberta Bakery, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and so much more!

Don’t forget to say hello to the friendly period-costumed townsfolk who bring history to life.

Transport

Calgary lies at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and the QE2 Highway, an hour east of the Rockies.

To navigate Calgary roadways, this is what you need to know: the city uses a numbered street system laid out on a grid. Numbered streets run north-south while avenues run east-west.

Once you've got the hang of the city, you often need only know the address and the quadrant (N.W., N.E., S.W. or S.E.) and you can leave your map in the glove box, point the car, and drive. (But beware in the suburbs where an array of winding boulevards and trails, crescents and closes will have you cracking open that map after all.)

In foul weather, check the road report before driving to your destination.

Transport Calgary South

Activities

Sports Arenas

  • Fairview Arena (Ice Hockey Arena):
    Distance from hotel: 1.22 kms
  • Frank McCool Arena & Athletic Park:
    Distance from hotel: 5.15 kms
  • Rose Kohn Arena:
    Distance from hotel: 2.27 kms
  • Jimmie Condon Arena:
    Distance from hotel: 2.27 kms
  • Acadia Arena:
    Distance from hotel: 1.87 kms
  • Calgary Soccer Centre:
    Distance from hotel: 5.61 kms
  • Trico Centre:
    Distance from hotel: 3.77 km
  • Jack Setters Arena:
    Distance from hotel: 2.22 km 

Ski Slopes

  • Canada Olympic Park (Calgary): 
    17km northwest of hotel
  • Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village (Banff): 142km west of hotel
  • Lake Louise Ski Area (Lake Louise):
    193km west of hotel
  • Nakiska Resorts LTD (Kananaskis):
    60km west of hotel
  • Sunshine Village (Banff): 
    136km west of hotel

Entertainment

Cinemas

  • Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre – Chinook Centre:  7km northwest of hotel
  • Canyon Meadows Theatre: 
    5km south of hotel
  • Empire Theatres 10 Macleod Trail:
    8.6km south of hotel 

Theatres

  • Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts (includes Max Bell Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Alberta Theatre Projects, Martha Cohen Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit and The Jack Singer Concert Hall): 7km northwest of hotel
  • Stage West Dinner Theatre:
    3.6km north of hotel
  • Jubilee Auditorium:
    18km northwest of hotel 

Convention Centre

  • Telus Convention Centre:
    13km northwest of hotel
  • Metropolitan Convention Centre:
    15km northwest of hotel
  • Stampede Park (Pengrowth Saddledome, BMO Centre, The Corral Centre and The Big Four Buildings): 13km northwest of hotel

Major Business Centres

  • Harry Hays Building (federal government):
    13km northwest of hotel
  • McDougall Centre (provincial government):
    14km northwest of hotel
  • University Of Calgary:
    18km northwest of hotel
  • S.A.I.T. (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology): 18km northwest of hotel
  • Mount Royal University:
    10km west of hotel

Shopping

  • Deerfoot Meadows: Hotel is located in the centre of Deerfoot Meadows
  • Southcentre Mall: 8km southwest of hotel
  • Chinook Shopping Centre (largest mall in Calgary): 7km northwest of hotel

Restaurants

Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant

24 Hour Family Restaurant located at the hotel.  Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts. Special menu items for Kids, Seniors and Late Night dining. 

Denny's

Moxie's Classic Grill

Classic dining in a contemporary upscale atmosphere, complete with dark wood interior. Enjoy fabulous food in an upbeat, stylish environment.

Moxie's Classic Grill

Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill

Calgary's premier Sports Bar and Grill, Shark Club features dozens of TVs, multiple satellite feeds and pay per view events, pool tables, video games, and awesome event nights.
 
The food is a masterful blend of Asian, Italian, and Midwest Canadian influences (and of course traditional items like burgers and wings). Plus cool cocktails, premium liquors and a major league selection of beers.

Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill