Calgary Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Calgary

  • 1. Calgary Stampede

    During Stampede, all of a sudden the drinks are more expensive, the cover charge is more, or if there wasn't cover charge before, there is now!!! One of the best examples of this is Cowboys, which is...

  • 2. Heritage Park

    Heritage Park - a theme park in Calgary that gives visitors an authentic look at life in a Canadian town in the early 1900's. First of is really expensive to go for what you get. However if...

  • 3. Calgary Tower

    I like the Calgary Tower. At the time of it’s building, 1967, it was the tallest free standing structure in North America. I remember seeing it slowly rise into...

  • 4. Fort Calgary

    Calgary began as a fort built between the Bow and Elbow rivers. On the original site, the part of the fort has been rebuilt, the front wall (what Hollywood...


    I got roped into lowering the flag and wearing a redcoat when at Fort Calgary.It was fun and I believe I played my part well.Allow yourself to be roped in and...

  • 6. Calgary Tower

    Supposedly one of the "must do's" when in Calgary, but after you pay your $5-10 for parking and the $13 per person to get in, there really isn't much to do up...

  • 7. Airport shops=rip off...

    This is probably true of every city (I know it is in Mexico), but unless you are buying from the Duty Free, restrain yourself from getting Canadian Flags or...

  • 8. Calgary Tower, Nice Views But Expensive Prices!

    Like many cities there is a great lookout point to see the surrounding area. This is no different, and you can be hit pretty hard when buying at the local...

  • 9. The Calgary Tower

    If for some strange reason you have the overwhelming desire to know what Calgary looks like from an arial-esque perspective, by all means, go up the Calgary...

  • 10. Calgary Tower

    Calgary Tower to Calgary is like Space Needle to Seattle or Harbour Centre to Vancouver. After visiting both Seattle and Vancouver on the same trip, I really...

  • 11. If you spend most of your time...

    If you spend most of your time hiking or biking, you'll avoid this aspect. Hit the crowded spots like Moraine Lake or Lake Louise early and take off on a trail...

  • 12. Lake Louise and Moraine Lake...

    Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are 'Tourist Traps', but you have to see them anyway - they are beautiful. Also while you're there you can leave the crowds behind...

  • 13. The Calgary Tower. Once it was...

    The Calgary Tower. Once it was the tallest building in Calgary but that distinction was taken away many years ago. Now it is purely a tourist trap. Pay money to...

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