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.
Located 191 m (627 ft) above the city centre, the Calgary Tower offers a 360 degree view of the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. Stand on the amazing glass floor for a bird's eye view of the streets below. Enjoy a complimentary tour using the latest hand-held technology and learn about Calgary's history, landmarks and future plans.
The town of Trochu, located about an hour southeast of Red Deer, is home to the world's largest golf tee. The towering 12 m (40 ft) tall tee stands just outside the Trochu Golf and Country Club.
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.
Spend a week or more exploring the spectacular national parks in Alberta.
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.