Are you a classic vanilla or a decadent chocolate peanut butter? Maybe you’re an exotic rosemary rhubarb sorbet. Whatever you choose, who doesn’t love a good ice cream cone on a hot day? Sweet and creamy, cool and refreshing, going for ice cream can be the crowning touch on a family outing or an event all its own. Calgary has great ice cream shops in every quadrant so find your favourite!

If you’re looking to buy a tub of ice cream (stay on budget with a bigger family!) try Foothills Creamery. They have been serving Western Canada with old-fashioned, barrel-churned ice cream, for a richer, creamier, and more full-bodied ice cream. Foothills Creamery is 100% Canadian-owned, with operations based in Calgary, and you can find out where to buy it here.

Abbey’s Creations

With delicious flavour combinations, Abbey’s Creations brings you ice cream, ice cream cakes, milkshakes, and bubble tea.

Address: Bowness: #13, 4703 Bowness Rd NW; McCall Way: 4925 Barlow Trail NE, Unit 112; Inglewood Crossing: 1109 9 Avenue SE: Sage Hill Quarter: 345 Sage Valley Drive NW; Southwood Corner: 10233 Elbow Drive SW; Kensington: 401 10th Street NW; Greenwich: 101 – 45 Greenbriar Lane NW; Mission: 106 – 1800 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB

Amato Gelato

Head to Amato Gelato in Kensington and you can try authentic Italian gelato and sorbetto with over 70 rotating flavours, all made from traditional Italian family recipes.

Address: 2104 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB

La Diperie

With ice cream, mini donuts, and even cheesecake, there is everything to love about La Diperie. They are also known for soft-serve dipped in amazing flavours and topped how you like it.

Address: 519, 500 Country Hills Blvd NE, Calgary, AB

Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop

Grab one of 40 flavours from Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop, known as Lics, and you can enjoy a summer stroll by the Bow River, ice cream in hand. You can also find no-sugar and lactose-free options.

Address: 3410 3 Ave NW, Calgary, AB

Made by Marcus

Now with four locations in Calgary, Made by Marcus is a popular ice cream stop that loves to bring out unique flavours. Think rosemary rhubarb sorbet or garden mint and avocado. Don’t worry if you’re not that adventurous, they have traditional flavours, too!

Address: 17th Ave: 1013 17 Ave SW; West Hillhurst: 221 19 St NW; Bridgeland: 1105 1st Ave NE, Inglewood:#105 1119 10 Ave SE, Calgary AB

My Favorite Ice Cream Shop

You’ll find a 1950’s vibe and loads of nostalgia at My Favorite Ice Cream Shop, plus ice cream memorabilia and around 75 flavours of ice cream.

Address: Marda Loop: 2048 – 42 Ave SW; West 85th St Mall: 1114 – 8561 8A Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream is the original home of rolled ice cream in Calgary. You can enjoy the creamy, intense treat in customized flavours and dairy-free options.

Address: 206 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB

Village Ice Cream

You’ll find Village Ice Cream at five locations in Calgary. It has become a Calgary staple with their ‘always’ flavours and their specialty seasonal flavours like peach jam or honeydew.

Address: Victoria Park: 431 10 Avenue SE; Britannia Plaza: 820 49th Ave SW; Garrison Corner: 2406 34th Ave SW; Bridgeland: 69 7A St NE; University District: 4019 University Ave NW, Calgary, AB

XO Ice Cream & Waffles

Inspired by the ice cream parlours of the past, XO Ice Cream & Waffles brings you 20 ice cream flavours and delicious waffles. Combine them for an even tastier treat.

Address: 808, 100 Auburn Meadows Dr SE, Calgary, AB

Y Not Today

Y Not Today is a unique new location that sells ice cream and bubble tea, and offers ‘brainy games’ to enjoy. They serve bingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert that comes adorned with an array of toppings. Play games with your family or friends as you treat yourself.

Address: 4339 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB


MacKay’s Ice Cream

MacKay’s Ice Cream in Cochrane gets an honourable mention on our list of Calgary ice cream shops. This family business has been around for generations and makes ice cream in delicious small batches with fresh ingredients.

Address: 220 1 St W, Cochrane, AB