Calgary Overview

  • Slap on the sunscreen: there are more hours of sunshine each year in Calgary than any other city in Canada!
  • Spend a day hiking the Cowboy Trail through Alberta’s high ranching country, where visitors can horseback ride, hike, attend a rodeo, festival or even a pow-wow.
  • For a family outing, check out Butterfield Acres where the petting zoo, goat milking and picnic area will keep little ones entertained.
  • The Calgary Science Center is an award-winning multi-media theatre that offers interactive learning for all ages.
  • Dine at one of many restaurants, take in a movie, shop at unique boutiques, and enjoy outdoor musicians at the Eau Claire Market. An ideal evening out!
  • Fort Calgary preserves Calgary‘s history between the years of 1875 and 1940.
  • The Glenbow museum is Western Canada’s largest museum, and focuses on the various stages of development and settlement of the West.
  • Get ready to see your favourite Canadian creatures up-close and personal. The Calgary Zoo is Canada’s second largest zoo, with several gardens and a butterfly garden, and a wild, wide array of animals of the Canadian wild.
  • The Calgary Saddledome, shaped like a giant horse saddle, is home to the Calgary Flames, Roughnecks, and Hitmen, Calgary‘s three professional sports teams.
  • The Calgary Tower reaches nearly 191 meters in height, and carries the world’s largest Olympic Torch on top, which is lit for special events such as Canada Day. Along with the observation terrace, there is a restaurant, gift shop and snack grill.
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