If you've been pining for the great outdoors, this is the place for you. Calgary sits just east of the beautiful Canadian Rockies and it was here that Ang Lee filmed Brokeback Mountain. While you are here, you might even want to visit some of the locations where they shot. As far as a real life gay scene, Calgary has some of that too. Like any town of its size, Calgary offers a fun mix of gay bars and has a new big dance club.

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Popular Gay Events and Venues in Calgary:

  1. Calgary Pride - This is one of the most significant events in the city, celebrating lgbtq+Q+ culture and community. It includes a parade, festival, and various other events.
  2. KINK KAMP - This event is focused on the kink community and offers a unique experience for attendees.
  3. Queerly Festive - This event, organized by Calgary Pride, offers a festive celebration for the lgbtq+Q+ community.
  4. SkiOUT - For those interested in winter sports, SkiOUT offers a fabulous opportunity to enjoy skiing and snowboarding with the lgbtq+Q+ community.

Gay Bars and Hotspots in Calgary:

Calgary, Canada, offers a vibrant and diverse lgbtq+Q+ nightlife scene with various gay bars, clubs, and hotspots. Here are some popular venues:

  1. The Backlot - Located in Calgary, The Backlot is known for its friendly vibe and is a well-known spot in the lgbtq+Q+ community. 
  2. Texas Lounge - The Texas Lounge is a well established gay bar in Calgary. It attracts a varied though mainly older crowd. Throughout the week The Texas Lounge hosts a variety of events, including karaoke, DJs, and live performances.
  3. Twisted Element - Twisted Element exists to promote equality by celebrating diversity in a unique nightlife experience. We provide a safer space for Calgary’s historically marginalized communities by creating an environment where everyone enjoys the same universal rights. Each night we offer something different; karaoke, drag, burlesque, dancing and so much more!
  4. Infinity Ultra Lounge - Calgary’s premier underground lounge. Relax, Eat, Drink, Enjoy a drag show, live music, burlesque and so much more. We are safe space welcoming to everyone! We’re not just your average gay bar, we like to stay diverse!
  5. Wild rose Brewery - This bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and is another popular spot in the lgbtq+Q+ community. 
  6. Cowboys Dance Hall  - While not exclusively a gay bar, Cowboys Dance Hall is known for its inclusive events and vibrant dance scene. 
  7. Ship & Anchor Pub - This pub is another inclusive spot that's popular with the lgbtq+Q+ community. 

Recommended Gay-friendly Hotels in Calgary

  1. Hotel Le Germain Calgary Hotel Description: Hotel Le Germain Calgary is a boutique hotel known for its sophisticated design and personalized service. Located in downtown Calgary, it offers elegant rooms, upscale amenities, and a lgbtq+Q+-friendly environment. Check Availability and Prices.
  2. The Westin Calgary Hotel Description: The Westin Calgary is a well-appointed hotel located in downtown Calgary. It offers comfortable rooms, a fitness center, a restaurant, and easy access to popular attractions. The hotel is lgbtq+Q+-friendly and provides a welcoming environment. Check Availability and Prices.
  3. Hotel Arts -Hotel Arts is a stylish and modern hotel located in the heart of Calgary. It features an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant. The hotel is known for its vibrant art pieces and contemporary design, making it a popular choice among travelers. Check Availability and Prices.
  4. Hyatt Regency Calgary - Hyatt Regency Calgary offers a luxurious stay with spacious rooms and a central location. The hotel has an indoor pool, a spa, and multiple dining options. It's ideal for those who appreciate a blend of modern amenities and historical touches. Check Availability and Prices.
  5. Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire - This all-suite hotel offers spacious accommodations and is located near Prince's Island Park. It features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and dining options. The Sheraton Suites is ideal for those looking for extra space and comfort. Check Availability and Prices.
  6. Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel - The Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel boasts newly renovated rooms and is conveniently located near major attractions. It offers an indoor pool, fitness center, and dining options. The hotel is known for its excellent service and comfortable stay. Check Availability and Prices.
  7. Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown - This hotel offers modern rooms and is situated in the vibrant downtown area. It features an indoor pool, fitness center, and on-site dining. Delta Hotels by Marriott is a great choice for those seeking a contemporary and convenient stay. Check Availability and Prices.
  8. Kensington Riverside Inn - This boutique inn is located in the trendy Kensington area and offers a cozy, intimate experience. It features beautifully appointed rooms and personalized service. The inn is perfect for those seeking a quaint and charming stay. Check Availability and Prices.
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