Inglewood bears the distinction of being Calgary's oldest neighbourhood, having been established adjacent to Fort Calgary in 1875. The founding of the community was led by Major John Stewart, Acheson Irvine and James Macleod, including the development of 9 Ave. S.E. (formerly named Atlantic Avenue), which became the city of Calgary’s first authentic main street.
Skyline Luge at Canada Olympic Park on the outskirts of Calgary is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides the rider full control over their descent on a purpose-built track. The braking and steering system controls speed and direction – it’s easy to learn and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. With more than 50 twists and turns, covering a distance of over 1,800 m (5,900 ft) on a continuous downhill trajectory, the Skyline Luge is the longest in the world and is certain to get your heart racing. Terrific city views.
Calaway Park invites you to experience endless family fun at Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park! Calaway Park has 32 rides, 24 food locations, 23 games, live entertainment and a 3D theatre. Located 10 kilometers west of Calgary in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains you can appreciate the spectacular view from your favorite ride. Unlimited rides, shows, attractions and parking are included for one easy daily admission price. Calaway Park is your family playcation destination! Celebrating 35 years of family fun!
Adventure though Alberta and the Drumheller Badlands, home of the famous Dinosaur Provincial Park.
See the spectacular Canadian Rockies from every angle. Enjoy panoramic views of glacier-fed lakes, crashing waterfalls and snowy mountains in comfort on the Rocky Mountaineer train. Your trip will be rounded off in style with an unforgettable helicopter ride – the best way to appreciate the beauty of the Rockies.
Take a step back in time! Head-Smashed-In Historic Site and Museum commemorates the oldest buffalo jump on the Canadian prairie. In contrast you will also visit Drumheller and see the Badlands where dinosaurs used to roam.
Mountain View Helicopters, will take you on a sky-high trip full of mountain vistas, city skylines and rolling prairie – whatever strikes you. Their four-seat R44 Raven II helicopter ensures everyone has a good view, so there's no jostling for a window seat. Offering charters and champagne and discovery flights.
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.
Calgary Brewery Tours is all about spirited craftsmanship, but more importantly, it’s about the cold, refreshing beverages our city produces through the unique vision of the locals who love to create them. Experience our good natured and welcoming breweries, eateries and distilleries with people who enjoy a satisfying brew as much as you. Our two distinct tours let you taste the flavours of the Calgary area. You will witness the region’s rich history and realize the crazy lengths our brewers and distillers go to for the love of beer, spirits and mead.
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.
The annual Calgary Folk Music Festival, which will be celebrating its 37th anniversary in 2016, features 70 artists from over 16 countries. Performances take place on nine stages in over 100 distinct concerts and unique on-the-fly collaborations at the urban, forested retreat of Prince's Island Park. With daily audiences of 13,000, the festival site boasts an interactive family area, international craft market, global culinary delights, a record tent and tree-shaded beer garden. Kids and seniors can attend for free.
Five-days of engineered entertainment creates a hands-on spectacle at the crossroads of art, science and technology. Beakerhead activities and events are hosted at various venues around the city.