If you haven’t heard by now, Pokémon GO is the augmented reality app game that’s extremely popular all around the world — including here in Calgary. Going on a quest to catch Pokémon has become a great way to explore the city and see some of its top neighbourhoods and attractions. Here are some places in Calgary that are popular for locals and Pokémon alike:
Most of the Pokémon action has been happening downtown, which is also where a lot of great local attractions, shops, and restaurants are! PokéStops are frequent downtown.
Stop in for a coffee or freshly baked muffin at Bumpy’s Cafe, and you can recharge and refuel in the game and in life.
Take a brewery tour or just buy some local craft beer at Village Brewery and you’ll find some (thirsty?) Pokémon, too.
Grab a pint and catch a Pokémon at Donegal Irish Pub — which is also a gym where trainers can (virtually) battle each other.
One of Calgary’s most popular attractions is also one of it’s most popular gyms. Visit the Calgary Tower for amazing birds-eye views of the city and intense battles with other trainers.
A stroll through Prince’s Island Park along the Bow River is always scenic, but now there are also Pokémon to see.
Seoul BBQ is a great place to recharge while enjoying Korean BBQ and battling it out at the gym.
Browsing the quaint shops and restaurants along 4th Street in Mission will also reveal some Pokémon.
The Barley Mill is a great place to soak in some sun on the patio and catch some Pokémon.
Canada’s largest skatepark, Shaw Millenium Park, is free to use for outdoor recreation and even Pokémon are using the space.
One of Calgary’s most notable public art pieces, Family of Man, is now one of Calgary’s most notable PokéStops.
Stroll around the beautiful Central Memorial Park and recharge at the PokéStop — or refuel at nearby Boxwood Cafe.
Not only does Chinook Centre have free wifi throughout the mall (and portable charging stations to borrow!) but there are several Pokéstop’s throughout the mall.
Get paid to play at The Core! Take photos of the Pokemon you catch at The Core, and when you’ve caught enough for a total of 500 CP, show them at Guest Services and receive a $10 gift card. When you share a photo on Twitter or Instagram @CoreShopping, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card.