Calgary Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Rural Alberta

    In the countryside where our daughter's boyfriend was brought up on his parent's 140-acre horse ranch, we decided on a Sheep River rafting trip where it flows past their back pastures! With two rubber...

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  • 2. Mountains

    The Bow Valley Campground is about 1 hours drive outside of the city driving towards the beautiful Rocky Mountains. They have lots of sites, trees and are right on a nice blue river. Its only $17 CAD...

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  • 3. Udderly Art Legacy Pasture

    In the mid-90’s, local artists decorated life-sized cow statues and then auctioned them off for charity. For weeks, cows could be seen adorning the street...

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  • 4. Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

    One of Calgary’s larger parks (36 hectares), the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary does not receive many (human) visitors. It does play host to more than 250 species of...

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  • 5. Twelve Mile Coulee

    Twelve Mile Coulee is a natural valley located in the far northwest of Calgary, in the neighbourhood of Tuscany. The coulee stretches from the far north end of...

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  • 6. Bowness Park

    Calgary has two major rivers: the Bow River and the Elbow River. The Bow River passes through northwest Calgary in an area called Bowness, which used to be it's...

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  • 7. O Be Joyful

    You wouldn’t expect to see a medieval castle in Calgary, but we’ve got one right downtown. It’s actually the Mewata Armory, built during the World War I as a...

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  • 8. Take a stroll around Calgary

    Calgary has one the most extensive bike trails around. They wind all around the city. The below link will show you all the trails in Calgary. Princess Island...

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  • 9. Country in the city

    We took our bikes and headed to Fish Creek Provincial Park the other day. It is located at the south end of the city. Take the Deerfoot south and then follow...

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  • 10. Drive the route 66

    for a great day trip drive east on highway 22x and you will be heading to Kananaskis Country. Once you pass the turn off for Bragg Creek the road is AB66. along...

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  • 11. Meet you downtown

    The Calgary Convention Center is split across two buildings in the downtown area just east of Center street. Most often used for business presentations, there...

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  • 12. Supermodels at Work

    Just as we were finishing up our sightseeing from the Observation Deck of the Calgary Tower, we were approached by the tall gentleman in black that you see in...

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  • 13. I will lift up mine eyes

    During the spring and summer sessions (May-August) there are relatively few students on campus. This is quite a shame because it’s during these months that the...

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  • 14. An indoor garden

    After walking through the Devonian Gardens you’ll be thinking, “That was a good idea, why aren’t there more gardens like that?”. In the middle of downtown,...

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  • 15. Powderface Trail

    A some what hidden and lesser known gem of a drive near Calgary in Kananaskis country is Powderface Trail. This is a true back country road for much of it's...

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  • 16. The Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

    You can get a true feel of Calgary's ranching legacy just south of the city at The Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area. Donated from their land by the...

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  • 17. CALGARY'S ORIGINALS

    Before James MacLeod established his police fort at Ft Calgary. Before local native Americans wandered through the Plains, Buffalo and prarie dogs held court....

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  • 18. Typical residential neighborhood

    As I am/was staying at the Holiday Inn Airport on Mac Kinnon Drive, I walked around in the neighborhood..and I discovered a very nice typical residential place!...

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  • 19. Thanks to Our Hosts

    The Sales Manager for the Tower, Jerrad, introduced us to our server, Stephane, when he took us to our personal booth in The Panorama Room restaurant. Stephane,...

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  • 20. Douglas Fir Trail

    If you don’t have time to make it to the mountains, but want to experience a small refreshing hike, try the Douglas Fir Trail in Edworthy Park. This is the...

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  • 21. National Aboriginal Day

    Many people come to Western Canada hoping to experience native aboriginal culture, and here is an easy chance.Every June 21 is National Aboriginal Day across...

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  • 22. Music at Noon

    If you want to hear some excellent music and have time to spear, head on down to the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer. Located in downtown Calgary, the Music at...

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  • 23. Butterfield Acres

    Don't let the kids drive you crazy! Instead, drive over to whimsical Butterfield Acres, where they can let off some steam at this local kid's farm. Butterfield...

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  • 24. Plane Watching -- West Nose Creek Park

    What's so special about this little gem of a park is that it is located on a flight path near the Calgary International Airport. So, while you are walking or...

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  • 25. Loose Moose Theatre

    This is improv theatre at it's best. It can only be described as "theatresports". At the shows I have attended, the audience was laughing so hard, they were...

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