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5 Best Ice Cream Spots in Calgary

5 Best Ice Cream Spots in Calgary

Searching for the best ice cream places in Calgary to satisfy your sweet tooth?

Whether you’re in the mood for fancy soft serve cups or decadent gelato, there are plenty of fantastic ice cream shops in Calgary worth checking out.

Here are some of the best ice cream places to visit in Calgary, Alberta!

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Hotels in Calgary

Looking for somewhere to stay during your trip to Calgary? Here are some of the best hotels in Calgary:

  • The Alt Hotel is an eco-friendly 3 star hotel located right in the middle of downtown Calgary, in the East Village neighbourhood. It’s a quick walk over to the Bow River, where you can do all kinds of fun activities during the warmer months.
  • Hotel Arts is a beautiful and modern 4 star hotel in Calgary’s trendy Beltline neighbourhood, and there’s an indoor pool, outdoor pool, and fitness centre.
  • The Fairmont Palliser is a 4 star hotel located right in the heart of downtown Calgary, right beside the Calgary Tower. The rooms are a little more traditional, but the indoor pool is absolutely incredible.
Plan your Calgary trip

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Tours & activities in Calgary

Spending all your time in downtown Calgary? You might enjoy these tours and activities:

  • Floating down the Bow River is one of the top activities to do in downtown Calgary, and you can choose between different rafts depending on the size of your party (including your pets!)
  • If you’re looking to explore Calgary with a guide, you might enjoy this 60-minute guided segway tour that takes you around the Bow River (or the longer 90-minute version).
  • Another great guided tour in Calgary is this vintage sidecar motorcycle tour, where you get to enjoy the sights and sounds of Calgary while riding alongside your own driver!
  • This self-guided GPS walking tour is another fun option, and you can explore downtown Calgary while listening to the tour guide speak on your phone.

Looking to explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains while in Calgary? Try one of these guided day tours:

Best ice cream places in Calgary

Apricot Almond Tart ice cream from Made by Marcus in Calgary, Alberta

Made by Marcus

Made by Marcus serves up jazzed up soft serve cups, dipped soft serve cones, and unique hard ice cream flavours that change up by the seasons.

They’ve got all kinds of wild flavours like Peach Blackberry Habanero and Moonshine Brown Butter Pecan, but my favourite is the seasonal Apricot Almond Tart!

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All their ice cream is made from scratch using locally-sourced dairy from grass-fed cows, and they also use real, naturally-grown ingredients produced by local farmers, roasters, and distillers.

Fun fact: they actually started out making macarons, and when they started making ice cream with the leftover egg yolks, customers just started loving their small-batch ice cream.

They have 3 locations in Calgary (the OG one is on 17th Avenue) and one location in Edmonton.

LOCATION: Various locations

Double scoop waffle cone from Village Ice Cream in the Bridgeland neighbourhood in Calgary, Alberta

Village Ice Cream

Village Ice Cream is another fantastic small-batch ice cream shop in Calgary, and they’ve also got a selection of both seasonal and permanent hard ice cream flavours you can choose from.

They’re all about classic flavours with a twist, and some of their permanent flavours include Melted Chocolate and Salted Caramel.

They also have a couple of vegan and gluten-free ice cream flavours, including Vegan Strawberry Milk Tea and Vegan Creamsicle!

We tried the Vegan Strawberry Milk Tea (which was very good but just tasted like strawberries) and the Salty Malty Pretzel (which was incredible).

They have 4 locations in Calgary, and their original location is in Victoria Park.

I absolutely adore their Bridgeland location – it’s housed in a beautiful space, with plenty of wood benches to enjoy your ice cream!

LOCATION: Various locations

Amato Gelato

Amato is your spot for authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto in Calgary, and they’ve got over 72 rotating flavours to choose from.

Go for something classic like Dulce de Leche or Pistachio, or try something more unique like Mango Coconut Marble or Pumpkin Pie!

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You can also enjoy other Italian specialties like Affogato and Bomboloni.

LOCATION: 7-2104 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream

Sweet Tooth is the perfect spot to satisfy your sweet tooth, especially if you’re into rolled ice cream.

They were the first rolled ice cream shop in Calgary, and they’re been serving up creative flavours at their adorable shop for over 5 years.

Choose one of their signature rolled ice cream cups, or customize your own cup with different toppings!

Go for something classic like Cookies & Cream or Nutella & Chill, or something more unique like Gotcha Matcha or Mango Beary.

They also have some dairy-free options using ice cream made with coconut milk!

Another interesting thing they have is the Sweet Tooth Pro menu, which is made up of ice cream with Canadian-made protein powder, for fitness peeps counting their calories and macros.

LOCATION: 7-2104 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB

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La Diperie

This one’s for all my chocolate fans out there.

La Diperie is a Montreal-based dessert chain that serves up dipped cones in over 30 different Belgian chocolate flavours, and you can even add toppings.

You can also find other desserts like milkshakes and cakes!

They’ve got 4 locations in Calgary and one in Medicine Hat.

LOCATION: Various locations

Best ice cream places in Calgary:

  1. Made by Marcus
  2. Village Ice Cream
  3. Amato Gelato
  4. Sweet Tooth Ice Cream
  5. La Diperie

These were some of the best and most delicious ice cream places to visit in Calgary!

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