Things to do Near Mount Royal University (MRU)

Whether you’re new to the Mount Royal University area like we are, or know this place like the back of your hand, you may be wondering “what can I do around here”? Especially if you’d like to make a day of it after stopping by our Calgary dispensary located right next to Mount Royal in the heart of Mount Royal. All of these spots are conveniently within 15 minutes of us and the Mount Royal campus so that no matter your starting point you’re still close by!


Lake City Cannabis (Mount Royal) – 1 minute

Lake City is an independently owned and operated cannabis dispensary in the heart of Mount Royal which is conveniently adjacent to Mount Royal University! With an expansive, exceptionally priced and customer curated menu, friendly and knowledgeable staff, you’re sure to have an excellent experience every time you visit. On top of all of that, there’s a super cool retro zone and even a guest book wall you can sign and leave a bit of your legacy here with us.

The Hub (Bow Trail) – 10 minutes

If the cold has got you down stop in at The Hub Cafe YYC for a hot drink and then check out your future bike at the bow trail location.

Weaselhead Bar and Grill – 4 minutes

Established in 1998 the Weaselhead bar and Grill is home to one of Calgary’s first wing nights. With weekly entertainment including live music, karaoke and, piano bar there are plenty of options to check out.

Amato Gelato – 9 minutes

Going all the way back to 1929, in a very small town in rural Italy, Mario, of Mario’s Gelati was first taught the art of gelato creation by his father & grandfather. Secret recipes and techniques were passed down to Mario which he kept close to his heart for many years. It was through a natural progression that those gelato secrets became a reality with the opening of Mario’s Gelati. As a wholesale gelato company, it was very difficult for the general public to get their hands on the frozen treats they had been enjoying in restaurants, hotels, and similar establishments for so many years. As a result, due to many requests from Vancouver locals, Amato Gelato was officially opened, lovingly named after the hometown and place where Mario’s recipes and passions for gelato-making originated.

Spot On Kitchen & Bar – 1 minute

Same complex as Lake City Cannabis! Spot on Kitchen & Bar is devoted to the community. They source fresh ingredients from local suppliers and make delicious food for you and yours.

Annabelle’s Kitchen – 7 minutes

Annabelle’s Kitchen is a modern Italian “neighborhood” restaurant and a loving homage to their Italian roots. Serving the food they were raised on and the food you love to eat, they offer a variety of classic pasta, antipasti, and pizza made from scratch using the freshest ingredients. They also offer great wine, innovative cocktails and local craft beer.


Things to See and Do:

To See:

Peace Bridge – 12 minutes

Also known as the “Finger Trap Bridge” for its visual similarity to those classic finger trap puzzles you know and love, the Peace Bridge accommodates people walking and cycling across the Bow River in YYC.

Olympic Plaza – 15 minutes

Olympic Plaza was built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games and has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. There is so much to see and do within the plaza, like visiting the Famous Five sculpture, among large table seating area and sitting areas, and even a stage for live performances.  

Calgary Tower – 11 minutes

Located 191 meters above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor’s itinerary. The 360 ° observation deck will give you a spectacular view of the city, the beautiful nearby mountains, the foothills and the prairies.

Stephen Avenue Walk – 12 minutes

Check out Calgary’s only pedestrian mall, Stephen Avenue features a year-round pedestrian experience featuring shopping, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

Studio Bell (National Music Centre) – 14 minutes

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, has deep roots here in Calgary tracing back to the installation of the Carthy Organ in Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall in 1987. The success of the Carthy and the success of the festival lead to the creation of the Chinook Keyboard Center, which then became the Cantos Music Museum, and then in 2012 became the National Music Centre we know and love today.

To Do:

Heritage Park – 10 minutes

Canada’s largest living history museum is right here in Calgary! Take a step back in time and discover “how the west once was”. With exhibits, shops, some rides for kids, and the famous train that offers transportation through the park there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Gasoline Alley Museum – 11 minutes

Although it is located within Heritage Park, Gasoline Alley is worth its own mention especially for automotive lovers. 75,000 square feet filled with antiques, oil and gas related artifacts and auto history.

The Military Museum – 5 minutes

With a rich history of it’s own, the Military Museum in Calgary is the largest tri-service military, history, heritage, art, research and educational institution in all of Western Canada. The Military Museum is dedicated to preserving the memories and traditions of countless Canadian’s who proudly served their country.

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino – 6 minutes

Located on the beautiful Tsuut’ina Nation serving as a doorstep to the Canadian Rocky’s for Calgary, the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is home to the newest, largest, and most luxurious adult

entertainment playground. With live table games, slots, bingo, and even concerts, the Grey Eagle is sure to have something for adults of all ages to enjoy.

Calgary Farmers Market – 10 minutes

With it’s debut being in the Currie Barrack’s in 2004, the Calgary Farmers Market has always been about for locals, by locals. They follow an “80/20” rule, meaning a minimum of 80% of their vendors need to make it, bake it, or grow it. If you love to support local, there’s no better place for you to check out.

Beautiful Outdoor Adventures Nearby:

Sandy Beach (Sandy Beach Park) – 7 minutes

Rocky beach with an “attached” dog park, a playground area, and picnic areas. Sandy Beach is a great Urban nature escape just minutes from our store!

Bow River Pathway – 9 minutes

Feeling up to a little trek? The Bow River Pathway has a 3.8 miles loop that features the Bow River. Perfect for all skill levels.

Prince’s Island Park – 12 minutes

Prince’s Island Park is a beautiful high traffic park in downtown Calgary known for holding many of the cities events, such as Canada Day. This park has its own unique history and has been considered to be an important contributor to the cultural and recreational quality of life for Calgarians.

North Glenmore Park – 8 minutes

Bordering the north side of the Glenmore Reservoir, North Glenmore Park features a tennis court, beautiful walking pathways, playgrounds, and lots of places for picnics.

Weaselhead Flats – 5 minutes

Created in the early 1980’s, Weaselhead Flats lay’s at the mouth of the Elbow River in the SW part of Calgary with a beautiful 3-mile heavy trafficked loop with a river that is great for all skill levels.

Things to do Near Mount Royal University (MRU)

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