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Landmarks & Buildings Attractions & Entertainment

While Canada is a relatively young country, there are many architecturally significant buildings and landmarks for you to explore in Alberta. Our oldest building is a chapel built in 1861 by Father Albert Lacombe as the heart of the settlement of St. Albert. Here, and at many other historic sites, costumed interpreters will take you back in time. From Edmonton’s Legislative Assembly of Alberta, built of marble and local sandstone in 1907 in the Beaux Arts style popular at the time, to the Calgary Tower built 60 years later of concrete and steel, you’ll discover fascinating architecture around the province that expresses our evolving history and culture.
Calgary Tower
Calgary Tower
Edmonton City Hall building
Edmonton City Hall

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McHugh Bluff Park

Calgary, Alberta
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The bluff runs along the northern bank of the Bow River as it flows through the centre of the city. It was named after Felix McHugh, who homesteaded this property and was a prominent early entrepreneur. In 2004, Calgary launched a project to restore and develop the bluff into a natural park. Though the park is close to the city centre, because of the steep grade it does not have a history of intensive human use. Currently however, on any given day, there is an extremely high volume of commuters, joggers and dog walkers using the lateral pathways and trails.

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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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World’s Largest Lamp

Donalda, Alberta
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Visit the town of Donalda to view the world's largest oil lamp replica. Built as a millennium project in 2000, the lamp is 12.8 m high and 5.18 m wide. The impressive structure, which is made of steel and fibreglass and lights up at dusk, overlooks the Meeting Creek Coulee and is open for viewing during the Donalda & District Museum operating hours.

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