Where can you meet Canadians (or new friends) in Calgary?

Fortunately in Calgary there are easy ways to practice your English, explore Canadian culture or just have some fun. As well, there is a lot of variety available to help you meet new people like sports or special focus meet-ups.


Recreation Centres

Recreation centers are located in different parts of Calgary and offer many sport and leisure activities. The activities can be drop-in (just show up at specific time) or require pre-registration for a longer commitment. 

Activities include martial arts, swimming, Zoomba, general fitness, dancing, art classes and more.  You can search the City Of Calgary Recreation guide by clicking here.

Calgary Social Groups

Social networking and online communities have definitely made meeting new people easier.  Apart from Facebook there are a couple other websites that help people find special interest groups or social groups to join in Calgary.

Meetup.com is one website that has many social events available if you want to meet with people interested in different languages, immigration, dancing, coffee, business, food, or a whole lot more.  Click here to visit the Calgary group listings and events.

If you are more interested in sports then meetup.com has sports groups as well but there is also the Calgary Sport & Social Club. Many different sports are available to choose from.  These activities can definitely make the long winters a lot more fun.

Language Meet Ups

There is the Calgary Conversation ESL Group plus groups for Spanish and German. 


Please Note: For safety, it is best to meet in public places and with more than just one or two other people. Also, tell a friend where you are going.

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