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Explore southern Alberta and you’ll discover charming hamlets, tight-knit farming communities, historic towns and idyllic lakeside villages. Activities and attractions in this part of the province are vast and varied. Immerse yourself in Alberta’s rich western heritage at family-owned working ranch. Catch a world-renowned theatre production in a spectacular outdoor amphitheatre. Experience the history and culture of our First Nations. Sleep under the stars in a tipi or trapper’s tent. Take a historic walking tour through a lovingly restored high street. Indulge in field to fork fare at a farmers’ market. Party with the locals at a festival or event.
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Plenty of Oscar worthy feature films have been shot in Alberta. Put yourself in the scene on a self-guided road trip to some of the most famous locations

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Spruce Meadows

Calgary, Alberta
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Spruce Meadows, in south Calgary, hosts a series of world-class show jumping tournaments throughout the year, including the National in June, Pan American in July and Masters in September. The picturesque equestrian and event centre also features beautiful gardens with an outdoor children’s playground and offers affordable family fun year round.

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Eau Claire Market

Calgary, Alberta
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Eau Claire Market is a favourite place to stroll shop and savour. Eau Claire offers visitors an indoor playground, shops, restaurants, bars, and a cinema.

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Glenbow Museum

Calgary, Alberta
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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.

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Dinosaur Provincial Park Comfort Camping

Brooks, Alberta

Experience an unforgettable camping experience with comfort camping. Premium units are riverfront, with a spacious floorplan. Standard units have park views and a standard floorplan. All units feature handmade furnishings.

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Elkwater Lake Lodge and Resort

Elkwater, Alberta
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Explore the incredible outdoor playground of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park when you stay in a suite, condo or cabin at this lodge in Elkwater. There's also an onsite restaurant.

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Super 8 Motel - Strathmore

Strathmore, Alberta
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Super 8 Strathmore hotel is the perfect spot to launch your exploration of southern Alberta. Quick access to Trans-Canada Highway 1 and Highway 817 means you can easily get to the best local attractions like Calgary Tower, Calgary Zoo and Royal Tyrrell Museum.

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Calgary Stampede Extravaganza Holiday

The Calgary Stampede is known as ‘the greatest outdoor show on earth’. Combining this remarkable show and a trip to the majestic Canadian Rockies.

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2017-09-16
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Alberta’s Summer Sensations Self Drive

A ten-day self-drive tour through the cities and resorts of Alberta. We've included a number of exciting excursions and entrance to a number of the region's star attractions.

Offered By: Wexas Travel

Expires: 2017-09-01
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Calgary Brewery Tours

Calgary, Alberta
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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.

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Calgary Walks

Calgary, Alberta
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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.

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Canadian Photo Adventures

Calgary, Alberta

Explore a new adventure in the scenic Canadian Rockies. Accompanied by professional photographers, you will learn new photography skills while you capture your own breath taking photos - creating memories for a lifetime.

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Events

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Calgary International Film Festival

Calgary, Alberta
2017-09-20 To 2017-10-01 MST

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.

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GlobalFest

Calgary, Alberta
2017-08-15 To 2017-08-15 MST | Show All Dates

Every August in Calgary, locals and visitors gather for GlobalFest in Elliston Park to cheer on their favourite firework performances at the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival. Adding to the excitement is the festival’s OneWorld – a night market featuring colourful multi-cultural pavilions, lively dance shows and an array of ethnic cuisine. The Human Rights Forum, which promotes diversity, cross cultural respect and equality through a series of presentations, completes this annual award-winning event.

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Calgary International Salsa Congress

Calgary, Alberta
2018-04-05 To 2018-04-08 MST

Be mesmerised by a theatre-style production featuring some of the best salsa dancers in the world, including local professionals and troupes from all over North America. An exciting after-party dance in the elegant Hyatt Regency Ballroom follows the performance.

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