Landmarks & Buildings Attractions & Entertainment

There’s no denying Albertans are good at building new things. Take a look the glittering downtowns of the big cities. The structures from the past tell stories of Alberta’s booms and busts. • Now you know: Sandstone was the building material of choice a century ago. Check it out in the Beaux Arts style provincial Legislature Building in Edmonton and throughout Calgary’s downtown. • Ask the pros: The Historical Society of Alberta makes sure nobody forgets the good old days and the stories behind heritage buildings. Check out their Alberta playlist, especially on Heritage Day in August. 

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Prince's Island Park

Calgary, Alberta
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Prince's Island Park is a beautiful highly used park in downtown Calgary that holds many large events throughout the year including the Canada Day celebration and Calgary Folk Festival. Prince's Island was named after Peter Anthony Prince, a lumberman from Quebec who came to Calgary in 1886 and founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill. Since its development as a park in the 1950s, Prince's Island Park has been recognized as an urban oasis and is an important contributor to the cultural and recreational quality of life for Calgarians.

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Parks Administration Building

Banff, Alberta
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Completed in 1936, the Administrative Building is one of the oldest government-built structures in Banff and a recognized Federal Heritage Building. Wander the grounds and admire this rustic building, built in the Tudor-Revival architectural style with rubble limestone and cedar-shingled, pitched roofs. Inside the building, exhibits tell of the building’s history.

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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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The Canmore Story Map

Canmore, Alberta
2019-08-14 To 2019-09-30 MST

The ordinary well-loved trails and paths around Canmore are extraordinary places. If you navigate them just right, the paths will reveal their stories small and quiet, real and imagined.This summer at the Curbside Museum, pick up a map that marks the way to these stories, and have fun exploring tales of ravens and bunnies and feathers and more. Start your adventure at the back corner of Pinewood Crescent, where an unmarked entrance leads into a network of trails that you can follow into this whole other world.

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