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    Pelicans in the bird sanctuary
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    Northern Red Shafted Flicker
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  • 1. Mountains

    Anyone that comes to Calgary, must go to the mountains for as long as possible. You can ski/snowboard, hike, camp, shop, fish or pretty much anything you can think of. There are not a lot of people in...

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  • 2. Downtown Calgary

    In 1988, Calgary put on a party and invited the world. For a couple of weeks in February1988, the winter Olympians competed and their victories were often celebrated at the Olympic Plaza . These...

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  • 3. General city Information

    Calgary is also known by other names such as Cow Town - The Stampede City - The Heart of the New West and its most modern one of C-Spot. Her sister cities are Phoenix Arizona 1997 - Taejeon South...

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  • 4. Calgary Stampede

    Of course, if you are in Calgary during the first week of July, you will be dragged to the Stampede. The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede is the the city's BIG event. The city goes nuts. Shopping mall...

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  • 5. Rural Alberta

    Rabbits have become plentiful in Calgary this year. It hasn’t gotten to the point where we’ve been overrun (like Canmore)… but who is to say if they won’t take over in a couple more (rabbit)...

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  • 6. Heritage Park

    I loved Heritage Park the most in Calgary. Heritage Park is a living history museum, except it's actually a replica of a pioneer town much like back in the day when Calgary was founded. It has shops...

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  • 7. Calgary Zoo

    The official Calgary Zoo mascot is known as Dinny the Dinosaur. This 35 foot tall dinosaur statue built in 1937 is modelled after the Apatosaurus. In 1987 Dinny was declared an Alberta Historical...

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  • 8. VT meetings

    In addition to the wonderful scenery and hospitality of the people who live in Calgary, I must say that meeting fellow VT members Kai and Laurie-Jeanne was the absolute greatest. If you get the...

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  • 9. Canada Olympic Park

    You can expect to find a lot to do in the city of Calgary. Although it is used by most as a starting point for mountain journeys. Some things to see, head to the 1984 Olympic Ski-jump and bobsledding...

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  • 10. Calgary Tower

    Go up in the Tower to have a look around at the city from that height, you really can see for miles. Also, go to the Olymic stadium, even though it will probably never be used for an olymics again it...

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  • 11. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary in Calgary

    I love the many beautiful and large parks around the city, one of them being the bird sanctuary along the river Bow. A great place to see different kind of...

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  • 12. Snow Day

    A couple of times a year, the snow comes down in Calgary but there isn’t any wind. The effect is that all of the trees and fences are coated with a glossy white...

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  • 13. Calgary & Oil

    When oil was first discovered in 1902 Calgary developed slowly. In 1973 the city found itself at the centre of the Arab oil embargo. During this period of...

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  • 14. General Info

    Marketing Information/Tourism Industry500, 999 - 8th Street SWCalgary, AlbertaCanada T2R 1J5Tel.: (+1) 403 297 27 00Fax: (+1) 403 297 50 68Internet:-...

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  • 15. Rent Camping Gear & Other Activity Gear -Cheap!

    The University of Calgary has an extensive collection of outdoor, camping, climbing, kayaking, etc etc. gear available for a good price to rent. Also - they...

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  • 16. Don't say the "E" word...

    For many years, Calgarians and Edmontonians have had a sort of rivalry. Although they are only 21/2 hours apart and looking as an outsider probably seem very...

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  • 17. Calgary Stampede Chuck Wagon Races

    Our last day in Alberta (Calgary ) in 2003 was the first day of the Calgary Stampede.Someone just had to see the chuck wagon races . Although the Stampede...

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  • 18. Treasure Chest=money in your pocket....

    Every year in Calgary people sell a treasure chest book, which is about 600 pages of coupons of everything from ski waxing, to pedicures, to free meals, to...

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  • 19. Ice Cream and Cattle

    Cochrane Ranche was "the biggest operation in the Dominion" in 1881, and you can still visit this historic ranch today, as it is a designated heritage site. It...

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  • 20. Parkland

    There are hundreds and hundreds of natural environment parks and city parks in Calgary; most likely there is one close to where you are staying.The most popular...

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  • 21. Chinooks

    Just when you think winter will never end, all of the sudden, a weather front will move into Calgary called a Chinook.A chinook is basically a warm, westerly...

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  • 22. Plus 15 System

    Sounds like hair care products or vitamins, right? Actually the Plus 15 System is 16 km system of enclosed walkways around downtown Calgary, roughly about 15...

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  • 23. Heritage Park

    Heritage Park is Canada's largest historic village and recreates prairie life in the early 1900's. The exhibits are mostly historic homes and buildings that...

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  • 24. The Calgary Stampede

    The Calgary Stampede started in 1912 and "The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth" has been going strong since then. This is the only time of year you can find free...

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  • 25. The Ever Changing Weather!

    A typical day in Calgary can start with Blue sky and end up with snow in any month of the year. The challenge is dressing for the weather... you can't. A...

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