Calgary Southern Alberta

Calgary’s got small-town heart and big-city diversions. Between street festivals, nightlife and all the things to do outside, the work-hard, play-hard approach is in this city’s veins. Need proof? Every July, the Calgary Stampede transforms the city into a Wild West-inspired playground. It’s 10 days of infinite free pancakes.

  • Day Trip: Pedal the city’s 800 kilometres of paved pathways. The path winds past public art and through protected parks and riverside retail neighbourhoods.
  • Eat up: There are enough beer halls, cocktail bars, top-notch restaurants and casual dining options to keep you for fed and watered without repeats for a long, long time.
  • Explore: Do like the locals do: Make the city your home base for adventures in the Rockies and Badlands.
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Calgary Tower

Calgary, Alberta
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Located in the heart of the city, the Calgary Tower offers a truly spectacular 360 degree view. The foothills and majestic Rocky Mountains roll out to the west, as the picturesque prairies stretch to the east, surrounding the Tower with a panorama of Alberta’s beautiful landscape as far as the eye can see. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of Calgary on our incredible glass floor. Go right to the edge, step into thin air and see the bustling streets below. An informative and inspiring multi-media tour is available for $4.00 CAD and can be enjoyed in seven languages: English, French, Mandarin, German, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Explore the city’s magnificent landmarks, and go on a journey through Calgary’s past and present. This award-winning tour provides a panoramic view of the city which matches the views from the Observation Deck. Highlighted landmarks provide unique stories, interesting facts, and an overview of Calgary and its Tower. New in 2018: extreme wide-screen theatre room featuring an original short film, Calgary Tower – Building and Icon, as well as Travel Alberta's most recent fly-through video capturing breathtaking footage of the province. Admission is included with all elevation ticket purchases.

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CF Chinook Centre

Calgary, Alberta
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CF Chinook Centre is Western Canada’s premiere shopping experience. With 250 stylish shops to choose from, you can fully embrace your inner fashionista. Whether it’s a stop at the iconic Hudson’s Bay or a visit to Canada’s first Nordstrom location, Apple or Microsoft there is something for everyone. Indulge in luxury brands and stores exclusive to CF Chinook Centre in Calgary including Kate Spade, Burberry, Tory Burch, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and Anthropologie. The centre offers a break from shopping with 7 restaurants, a vibrant food court with over 19 eateries and a 17 screen Cineplex movie theatre.

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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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Tours

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Calgary River Experience

Calgary, Alberta
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Embark on Calgary’s only guided river experience, view downtown Calgary from the original highway, The Bow River. There are lots of amazing architecture in Calgary, old and new bridges, as well as new and historic office and residential high-rises which we have the opportunity to see as we float down the river. It is a view of the inner city that even long-time residents of Calgary have never experienced. The trips start by Pump House Theater and end at Pearce Estates Park.

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Alberta Food Tours, Inc.

Calgary, Alberta
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They provide first-class hospitality to our guests while sharing their passion for the world’s best food producers, markets, artisans, chefs and restaurants. Whether guiding guests on a walking tour in Alberta or leading an adventure to the world’s most fascinating culinary destinations, Alberta Food Tours caters to people of all ages who are looking for three things: excellence in food, joy and fun in life and new adventures with food. Their guests are wealthy in their capacity for enjoyment of life.

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River Valley Adventure Co. Calgary Segway Tours

Calgary, Alberta
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Glide along the beautiful award-winning pathways of downtown Calgary. Their guides will provide a safe and memorable experience, while providing fun facts about their amazing city. Their Segway tours run every day all week long, so c'mon down to East Village to see how they roll!

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Events

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Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta
2019-07-05 To 2019-07-14 MST

The Calgary Stampede is called The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth for good reason. For 10 days every July we welcome the world to a spectacular celebration of western heritage and values. It’s North America's premier rodeo and western festival. The year-round multi-purpose facility is also used for agricultural, trade, entertainment, sporting and special events, as well as meetings and banquets.

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Halloween Horror: A Night at the Grimmies Comic Mystery

Calgary, Alberta
2019-10-31 To 2019-10-31 MST

October 31 join Pegasus Performances at Fort Calgary, 750 – 9 Ave SE, Calgary, for the Comic Murder Mystery, HALLOWE’EN HORROR: A NIGHT AT THE GRIMMIES. The cast and crew of the worst horror film ever made would just KILL for one of the Grimmy Awards! © 6:15 pm Cocktails, 7:00 pm Buffet Meal & fun show. $85 + tix fees includes meal, comic show & entrance to the Fort Calgary Museum. Book EARLY, this Halloween show always SELLS OUT quickly! Tix & info https://www.showpass.com/murder-mystery-dinner-theatre-october/

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Beacon Original Art Fall Show & Sale

Calgary, Alberta
2019-10-19 To 2019-10-19 MST

1-Day only with over 30 artists in attendance showing: Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Textiles. Beacon Original Art is committed to creating an environment of belonging for artists and art enthusiasts alike; and invites you, your family and friends to join them in building community spirit through the arts in Calgary. Free parking, admission and draws. They hope to see you as they celebrate their 10th year of bringing artists and art enthusiasts together!

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