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  • 1. Mountains

    If you fly to Calgary for business, try to get in a day early or stay a day later, and give yourself enough time to take the 90 minute drive into Banff in the mountains West of the city of Calgary....

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  • 2. Calgary Stampede

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Calgary Stampede is a rodeo festival that is held in Calgary and also the largest annual festival in Canada. It is at the beginning of July and lasts 10 days held. During the festival, Calgary's...

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  • 3. Calgary Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    right there in downtown... just get off the train in centre st station... and there you'll see it... it's like a block or two from there... it has a restaurant and an observatory... the price is 16...

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  • 4. Canada Olympic Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Canada Olympic Park provides activies for individuals and families all year long. During the winter it is a small ski hill where the kids can learn to ski and snowboard. There is also a luge/bobsled...

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  • 5. Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Love the zoolights and so glad that the zoo is reopened after the flood! Found out there's a promotion going on to get 2for1 entry to Zoolights! Just have to buy a Fiasco Gelato pack at Co-op and...

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  • 6. Glenbow Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Glenbow Museum is open daily from 9:00 - 5:00, and it stays open until 9:00 on Thursday night. Adult admission is $12, reduced rates are $8-9. Visiting the museum takes about ninety minutes for...

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  • 7. Devonian Gardens

    So I visited the Devonian Gardens in November and I have to say it was less than impressive if you saw the former incarnation. I even asked at the customer service “what happened”? And they confirmed...

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  • 8. Chinese Cultural Centre

    4 out of 5 stars

    There is a nice pedestrian street just a block from the Tower, on Stephen Ave. And if you walk north (I think!) from there, you'll find a can't be missed Chinese Cultural Center building at the...

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  • 9. Downtown Calgary

    A fire in 1886 destroyed many of Calgary’s largest buildings. City council of the time enacted an ordinance stipulating that sandstone, fireproof and locally available, would be used for all new large...

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  • 10. Olympic Plaza

    Calgary's Olympic Plaza was built in downtown Calgary for the 1988 Winter Olympics. People gathered here nightly to watch the medal presentations to the althletes. During the winter from mid-November...

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  • 11. Heritage Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Heritage Park is a "historical village", showing how the pioneers lived as they settled in Western Canada. The park is open daily through the summer and on weekends through parts of the spring and...

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  • 12. Calgary views

    I've never traveled to Wyoming in the US, so this might be familiar to those who have, but I would call this "Gods Country" on the western outskirts of the city of Calgary. The land is flat and the...

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  • 13. Prince's Island Park

    This park just North of downtown was also severely affected by the recent floods but effort are underway to get the park back to its former state. Its still a great place to stroll in a green oasis a...

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  • 14. Fort Calgary Historic Park

    Visiting Fort Calgary Historic Park is like being in a time machine. Not so long ago, though. My family had so much fun there we didn't notice the time. We spent about 3 hours there. Doing what????...

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  • 15. Steven Avenue

    Stephen Ave is the place to go if you are looking for shopping. Typical shopping with a mix of local boutiques and trendy name brand stores. There is a shopping mall tucked away with 3 floors and pubs...

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  • 16. Science Center

    Unfortunately like many Science centers these days, this is more of an educational playground for kids that anything instructive for adults. there are no real artifacts here, only a series of...

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  • 17. Sports - NHL Flames, CFL Stampeders

    The Scotiabank Saddledome is the primary indoor arena of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 19,289 people. Located on the Stampede Grounds, on the east end of downtown Calgary,...

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  • 18. Rural Alberta

    The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) is an offshoot of the University of Calgary's Department of Astronomy. The Observatory is located just outside of Calgary, off Highway 22X. It takes about...

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  • 19. Bowness Park

    In the summer Bowness Park located in NW Calgary offers a multitude of things to do. The park offers a spray pool for the kids to cool off, mini golf, picnic areas, bbq pits and both canoes and paddle...

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  • 20. Big Rock - Okotoks Erratic

    About a half hour drive south of Calgary is the bedroom community of Okotoks, and just a few miles outside its limits these two huge rocks sit alone in the middle of a field. 'Big Rock' has its own...

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  • 21. Eau Claire Market Mall

    During the summer months Eau Claire Market is a nice place to hang out. It is located right over the bridge from Princes Island Park. There are buskers located around the Market making balloon animals...

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  • 22. Nose Hill Park

    Nose Hill Park is a massive park that spans across Calgary's northwest. I entered from what I believe to be the southeast corner, right off 14th Street at John Laurie Boulevard. As far as I can tell...

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  • 23. Farmer's Market

    Open all year 9-5. The garden center and gift shop is a wonderful place to pick up gifts, artwork and jam! "Giddy Up It's Jam" is my favourite host/ess gift for anyone, but especially friends and...

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  • 24. Inglewood

    The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary is one of my favorite places in Calgary. This is a small riverside park about ten minutes from the city center. In addition to the over 270 species of birds that pass...

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  • 25. Festivals

    Every year, the City puts on the Sun and Salsa festival in Kensington. You pay 3$ CANADIAN for a bag of chips (proceeds go to the Interfaith food bank) and then you proceed to go and test the dozens...

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Calgary Things to Do

Many of Calgary's most popular tourist attractions are either located close to the center and Stampede Grounds, or located outside city limits in the beautiful natural areas around the...

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