Between the 1880s and 1930, Calgary’s Stephen Avenue reflected the growth of a typical Canadian prairie city. Built near the rail yards and train station along six blocks of 8th Avenue, the two- to six-storey buildings made of sandstone and brick became a bustling retail hub. The avenue still serves the same purpose today. Known as Stephen Avenue Walk, it remains the heart of the city centre and Calgary’s only pedestrian mall, with nine major shopping centres, boutiques, galleries, performing arts spaces, upscale restaurants, pubs and cafés – a vibrant gathering place for Calgarians and visitors alike.
The ever-changing, award winning, Millet and District Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is located on the west side of Highway 2A at the north end of the Town of Millet, which is about 40 minutes south of Alberta’s capital, Edmonton. Open year-round in “The Prettiest Town in Alberta,” the official and accredited Travel Alberta community VIC has well-trained travel counsellors to assist with travel within the community and the province of Alberta. We provide free WiFi, a small gift shop with locally made crafts and over 279 sq m of museum displays.
Explore the Mavericks exhibit at the Glenbow to learn about the risky adventures of Alberta’s incorrigible founders. The museum, in the heart of downtown Calgary, features a series of world-renowned permanent and travelling exhibitions, informative hands-on activities, and the largest art collection in Western Canada.
From Calgary, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, enter Montana through Glacier National Park. Re-enter Canada and visit British Columbia before heading on to Alberta for 2-night stays in both Banff and Jasper National Parks.