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Urban Exploration

As one of Canada’s largest cities, Calgary boasts a thriving downtown area filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Visit the iconic Calgary Tower for panoramic views of the city, explore the trendy neighborhoods of Kensington and Inglewood, or enjoy the bustling atmosphere of Stephen Avenue, a pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining district. The city also offers a variety of museums, galleries, and cultural institutions, such as Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, and the Glenbow Museum.

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Outdoor Activities

Calgary’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains and numerous parks make it an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Within the city, visitors can explore Nose Hill Park, Fish Creek Provincial Park, or the scenic pathways along the Bow River. For those seeking adventure in the nearby mountains, a day trip to Banff National Park or Kananaskis Country offers hiking, skiing, and wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Events and Festivals

Calgary is well-known for its vibrant festival scene, with events taking place throughout the year. The most famous of these is the Calgary Stampede, a ten-day rodeo and exhibition held annually in July. The city also hosts the Calgary International Film Festival, the Calgary Folk Music Festival, and many other cultural and sporting events that cater to a wide range of interests.

Spearheading The Olympics

Calgary was the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympic Games. In 1988, Calgary welcomed athletes from around the world for the XV Olympic Winter Games, which took place from February 13th to 28th. The event put Calgary on the international stage and showcased the city’s ability to host large-scale sporting events.

Popular Spots

Calgary Tower

Standing 191 meters (626 feet) tall, the Calgary Tower is an iconic landmark in the city's skyline.

Heritage Park

Standing 191 meters (626 feet) tall, the Calgary Tower is an iconic landmark in the city's skyline.

Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals, representing more than 100 species from around the world.

Prince's Island

Located in the heart of the city along the Bow River, Prince's Island Park is a popular urban oasis for both locals and tourists.

Tours in Calgary

Head to southern Alberta to experience some of Calgary’s popular urban adventures, cultural immersion, and stunning views. Excitement awaits in “Cowtown”! Package available May to September.
Discover the stunning West Coast, taste exquisite wines in the Okanagan, and marvel at the Rocky Mountains on a leisurely tour from Vancouver to Calgary. Tour available from May to October.
Enjoy an incredible Rocky Mountain experience, travel to the iconic sites, and discover hidden gems in the Jasper and Banff National Parks. This 9 day, 8 night package is accessible daily.

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Featured Attraction: Calgary Stampede

An annual ten-day rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July. Known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” the Calgary Stampede celebrates Western Canadian culture and heritage through a variety of events and activities, including rodeo competitions, chuckwagon races, live music, agricultural exhibitions, and a vibrant midway with rides, games, and food.

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Did You Know?

Calgary is a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts, thanks in part to its role as the host city for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. Many of the venues constructed for the Olympics, such as Canada Olympic Park and the Olympic Oval, continue to provide world-class facilities for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, speed skating, and bobsleigh.

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