Calgary

With stunning natural beauty and quirky amenities, Calgary will surprise you.

Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Calgary boasts small-town heart and big-city entertainment. From street festivals to nightlife, cycle paths that roam through public art, protected parks and riverside retail, cocktail bars and fantastic eateries.

The neighbourhoods of Inglewood and Kensington boast new amenities and are the origin of Alberta’s home-roasted coffee, with new bars, boutiques, restaurants and entertainment venues exhibiting modern artworks.

Calgary is famous for its annual Stampede, the world’s largest Rodeo and Canada’s biggest party. The Stampede transforms the city into a Wild West-inspired playground. Having staged the 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary has a superb Winter Sports Museum. Other ‘must sees’ are the Canadian Wild West at Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Prehistoric Park.

Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor’s itinerary. On the Observation Deck you’ll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and the prairies.

Originally named the Husky Tower, the Calgary Tower was constructed as a joint venture between Marathon Realty and Husky Oil to honour Canada’s centennial and promote the downtown core as a part of a Calgary urban renewal program. Today the Tower is a major tourist destination and popular dining spot. Though it is has been eclipsed in size, the Tower is still a proud city icon.

On the Observation Deck you’ll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stand on the amazing glass floor for a birds-eye view of the city streets below.

If the city sites aren’t the only thing you want to explore, you could use Calgary as a metropolitan base for your outdoor adventures. Explore the remarkable rock formations and fossil beds of the Canadian Badlands and hike in the footsteps of dinosaurs. Discover glacier-fed lakes, alpine meadows brimming with exciting wildlife, climb a frozen waterfall and horseback ride through the Canadian Rockies.

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