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Explore southern Alberta and you’ll discover charming hamlets, tight-knit farming communities, historic towns and idyllic lakeside villages. Activities and attractions in this part of the province are vast and varied. Immerse yourself in Alberta’s rich western heritage at family-owned working ranch. Catch a world-renowned theatre production in a spectacular outdoor amphitheatre. Experience the history and culture of our First Nations. Sleep under the stars in a tipi or trapper’s tent. Take a historic walking tour through a lovingly restored high street. Indulge in field to fork fare at a farmers’ market. Party with the locals at a festival or event.
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Plenty of Oscar worthy feature films have been shot in Alberta. Put yourself in the scene on a self-guided road trip to some of the most famous locations

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Stampede Park

Calgary, Alberta
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Home to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Stampede Park is comprised of multiple venues that host concerts and events throughout the year, including July’s 10-day Calgary Stampede. The BMO Centre, Calgary's largest venue, Agrium Western Event Centre, the biggest agricultural showcase and competition space in Canada, and Boyce Theatre, which hosts theatre and small concerts, are some of the highlights. Conveniently located in Calgary's city centre, next to the Victoria Park/Stadium C-Train station, Stampede Park is one of the city's most unique and versatile event venues.

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CORE — TD Square — Holt Renfrew

Calgary, Alberta
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The CORE — TD Square, in the heart of downtown Calgary, features more than 160 shops and services. High-fashion boutiques and department stores, brand name retailers, full service restaurants and the urban oasis Devonian Gardens—Calgary's only indoor public park—are just a few of the highlights. Centrally located on Stephen Avenue Walk, the CORE offers valet and underground parking and can be accessed via the 3rd Street SW C-Train Station platform.

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St. Patrick's Island

Calgary, Alberta

Just a skipping stone away from East Village, across the George C. King Bridge (formerly St. Patrick's Bridge), St. Patrick’s Island opened in 2015, offering East Village residents and all Calgarians a beautifully revitalized 31-acre backyard. Nature lovers, families and urban explorers alike can revel in the natural beauty that has been restored through mindful renewal and a biophilia master plan – a landscape design approach that nurtures the bond between people and nature.

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Elkwater Lake Lodge and Resort

Elkwater, Alberta
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Explore the incredible outdoor playground of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park when you stay in a suite, condo or cabin at this lodge in Elkwater. There's also an onsite restaurant.

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Fort Motel

Fort Macleod, Alberta
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Where history comes to life and smiles are free.

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Heritage Inn & Suites

Brooks, Alberta
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Our boutique-style hotel in Brooks, AB, the Heritage Inn & Suites features contemporary décor and upscale amenities in a smoke-free environment. Our professional staff will ensure a pleasurable and stress-free stay, whether you’re here for an important meeting, a romantic getaway, or a family excursion. While staying at our hotel, you can enjoy the following amenities: complimentary Wi-Fi access, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast (hot and cold items), 24-hour front desk assistance, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre (with Life Fitness cardio equipment and free weights), business centre, meeting facilities and coin-operated laundry.

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Rocky Rail & Alaska Cruise

See the best of Western Canada on this flexible itinerary utilizing scheduled tours – ideal for independent travellers. Fly into Calgary, travel by coach to Banff and onto Jasper. Board the Rocky Mountaineer Rail to Vancouver. Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage.

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Calgary Walks

Calgary, Alberta
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Calgary’s walking tour experience. Discover what makes Calgary such an exciting place; history, architecture, river walks, public art, secret sculpture gardens, cool public spaces, restaurants, shopping and more! All tours start at Calgary City Hall

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Canadian Photo Adventures

Calgary, Alberta

Explore a new adventure in the scenic Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by professional photographers, you will learn new photography skills while you capture your own breathtaking photos - creating memories for a lifetime.

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Calgary Stampede Train

Calgary, Alberta

Canada Rail Vacations offers a broad assortment of fabulous Canadian vacation packages, all intended to make memories that will last for a lifetime.

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Events

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Calgary International Salsa Congress

Calgary, Alberta
2018-04-05 To 2018-04-08 MST

Be mesmerized by a theatre-style production featuring some of the best salsa dancers in the world, including local professionals and troupes from all over North America. An exciting after-party dance in the elegant Hyatt Regency Ballroom follows the performance.

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Calgary International Film Festival

Calgary, Alberta
2017-09-20 To 2017-10-01 MST

The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre films from Canada and more than 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations. We welcome a large number of local and international film-makers and connect them with the audience through post-screening question and answer periods, events, as well as panels and film talks that are open to the general public.

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Calgary International Children's Festival

Calgary, Alberta
2017-05-24 To 2017-05-27 MST

Each year in May, more than 60,000 people flock to Arts Commons and Olympic Plaza for Calgary’s largest celebration of theatre for younger audiences. From the free outdoor stage performances, to a host of interactive activities and award-winning local and international theatre, Calgary International Children’s Festival has something for everyone!

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