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.... more
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... more
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... more
Today I visited the Calgary Zoo, purchasing a post-secondary student annual pass for the cost of two regular adult admissions. The zoo is open daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, with the last ticket... more
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... more
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????... more
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... more
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 $8-9. Visiting the museum takes about ninety minutes for... more
I've never traveled to Wyoming in the US, so this might be familiar to those who have, but I would call this "Gods Country" on the western outskirts of the city of Calgary. The land is flat and the... more
In the summer Bowness Park located in NW Calgary offers a multitude of things to do. The park offers a spray pool for the kids to cool off, mini golf, picnic areas, bbq pits and both canoes and paddle... more
The Scotiabank Saddledome is the primary indoor arena of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 19,289 people.
Located on the Stampede Grounds, on the east end of downtown Calgary,... more
No this isn’t La$ Vega$, or even Atlantic City. You probably wouldn’t travel to Calgary just to gamble at the casinos, but once you’re here, you might as well be aware that they’re available for an... more
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... more
If you have kids, Calaway Park is worth a visit. It is an amusement park - primarily with rides suitable for kids. They have a roller coaster which I once rode 15 times in a row -- look Ma, no hands... more
Western Canada's largest military museum. Opened in 1990 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Museum of the Regiments offers you the opportunity to understand the role that the Canadian Armed Forces... more
Some people prefer Lake Louise but I prefer Sunshine resort. Both are easy day trips from Calgary or stay in Canmore or Banff. The terains are very different from each other so visit both places and... more
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...
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 city. Here are some great ways to keep busy while you're in town!
Calgary, Alberta, Canada is a large, vibrant city located in the Bow River valley at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The population of Calgary has reached 1 million and it is the largest city in...
I like traveling because then I really enjoy coming home to Calgary. If I’m in Calgary for several months without a break it trends to get a bit boring. But if I’m out traveling, I really appreciate...
Flew into Calgary just in time to see the Stampede Parade.
Great city with a very western feel - the locals were great with a friendly greeting "Hi Guys - How you doing?"
Friendly, relaxed, busling &...
In July, 2006 my wife and I returned to Alberta for another go-round of Calgary! This time we started our journey in the city, then drove north to Cold Lake for a week before returning for a few days...
The unpredictable weather, the wanna be cowboys trying to do the two-step during Stampede, the red mile...who wouldn´t want to live in my City!!!!
We are close to the mountains, lakes and BC, and the...