If you've never visited Calgary before, the first few things that come to mind might be mountains, cowboy boots and country music bars.
Stereotypes aside, Canada's fifth most-populated city has plenty to offer tourists and locals alike. That's especially true for anyone looking to break out of their comfort zone and tap into their adventurous side.
Enter "Like A Tourist" host Dan Rodo and Calgarian Yeny Lara. Together, the two team up to uncover Calgary's hidden gems that are perfect for any thrill seeker. You can join their adventure in the full episode below.
Where To Go: Skyline Luge Calgary
88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W., Calgary, Alta.
If you've got a need for speed in Calgary then you don't go go-karting, you go luging. Make your way to Calgary's Canada Olympic Park where Skyline Luge has repurposed part of the venue from the '88 Winter Olympics. The ski lifts are still there but now concrete tracks snake down the mountainside for you to challenge your friends to a race.
What To Do: Rage Yoga
Dickens Pub, 1000 9 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alta.
Yoga doesn't sound very adventurous, does it? Well, throw in some heavy metal, a few pints and a heathy number of "f*ck yeahs" and now we're talking! Rage Yoga at Dickens Pub ditches the quiet background music and scented candles for sessions that involve yelling and swearing in the pursuit of zen. Sessions happen twice a week and class sizes run between five to 15 people.
What To Eat: Native Tongues Taqueria
235 12 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alta.
Street luging has your adrenaline pumping. Rage yoga has you zen as f*ck. It's time to refuel but that doesn't mean the adventure has to stop. Make your way to Native Tongues Taqueria for small snacks like octopus tostadas or a platter of beef tongue tacos if you're feeling hungry. The upscale taco joint has earned accolades for making their corn-flour tortillas from scratch and a wide selection of Mexican spirits if you're ready to call it a day with a drink.
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With files from Sarah Rieger