Calgary

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  • 1. Glenbow Museum

    Downtown Commercial Core | Museum/Gallery

    Western Canada's largest museum has three annual special exhibitions and more than 20 permanent galleries chronicling the history of the Canadian...Read More

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  • 2. Stampede Park

    Victoria Park | Arts/Performance Venue

    Throughout the year, the Roundup Centre, Big Four Building, and Agriculture Building host trade shows, and the Grandstand hosts Thoroughbred...Read More

  • 3. Calaway Park

    Springbank South | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Here in the foothills of the Rockies and about 10 km (6 mi) west of Calgary is western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park. It includes...Read More

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  • 4. Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

    Chinatown | Museum/Gallery

    The focal point of this ornate building in the heart of Chinatown is the Hall of Prayers of the Temple of Heaven ; the column details and paintings...Read More

  • 5. Calgary Stampede

    Arts/Performance Venue

    International attention focuses on Stampede Park each July for the rodeo events of the Calgary Stampede. ...Read More

  • 6. Calgary Tower

    Downtown Commercial Core | Observatory/Planetarium

    The views from this 626-foot (191-meter), scepter-shaped edifice take in the city's layout, the surrounding plains, and the face of the Rockies...Read More

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  • 7. Calgary Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and Prehistoric Park

    Inglewood | Zoo/Aquarium

    The zoo, on St. George's Island in the middle of Bow River, is one of Canada's largest, with more than 1,400 animals in natural settings. The...Read More

  • 8. Canada Olympic Park

    Aspen Village | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The site of the 1988 Winter Olympics is a year-round attraction. A one-hour bus tour goes over, under, around, and through the 89- and 114-meter...Read More

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  • 9. Devonian Gardens

    Downtown Commercial Core | Garden/Arboretum

    Above Toronto Dominion Square and atop the Toronto Dominion Centre shopping complex, a 2½-acre enclosed roof garden holds 20,000 plants, nearly...Read More

  • 10. EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Commercial Core | Arts/Performance Venue

    The complex of four theater spaces and a state-of-the-art concert hall was pieced together in the 1980s incorporating the historic Calgary...Read More

  • 11. Fort Calgary Historic Park

    East Village | Museum/Gallery

    The fort was established in 1875 at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers by the North West Mounted Police. Designed to stop Montana whiskey...Read More

  • 12. Grain Academy

    Museum/Gallery

    You can wander the Stampede Park grounds and visit the free Grain Academy, an interesting small museum in the Roundup Centre that proclaims...Read More

  • 13. Heritage Park

    Eagle Ridge | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    On 66 acres of parkland beside the Glenmore Reservoir, Heritage Park is Canada's largest living-history village. More than 150 exhibits, hundreds...Read More

  • 14. Municipal Building

    East Village | Government Building

    Reflected in the angular, mirrored walls of this building are several city landmarks, including the stunning City Hall, a stately 1911 sandstone...Read More

  • 15. Olympic Plaza

    Downtown Commercial Core | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The site of the 1988 Olympic Games medals presentation, the plaza is a popular venue for festivals and entertainment. The wading pool is turned...Read More

  • 16. Stephen Avenue Walk

    Downtown Commercial Core | Store/Shop/Mall

    In this pedestrians-only shopping area, a National Historic District, stores, nightclubs, and restaurants occupy the ground floors of Calgary...Read More

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  • 17. TELUS World of Science–Calgary

    Downtown West End | Museum/Gallery

    Interactive exhibits present the wonders of science in an entertaining way. Shows at the multimedia Discovery Dome, Alberta's largest indoor...Read More

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