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Landmarks & Buildings Attractions & Entertainment

There’s no denying Albertans are good at building new things. Take a look the glittering downtowns of the big cities. The structures from the past tell stories of Alberta’s booms and busts. ● Now you know: Sandstone was the building material of choice a century ago. Check it out in the Beaux Arts style provincial Legislature Building in Edmonton and throughout Calgary’s downtown. ● Ask the pros: The Historical Society of Alberta makes sure nobody forgets the good old days and the stories behind heritage buildings. Check out their Alberta playlist, especially on Heritage Day in August. 

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Landmarks & Buildings to See

Stampede Park

Calgary, Alberta
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Home to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, Stampede Park is comprised of multiple venues that host concerts and events throughout the year, including July’s 10-day Calgary Stampede. The BMO Centre, Calgary's largest venue, Agrium Western Event Centre, the biggest agricultural showcase and competition space in Canada, and Boyce Theatre, which hosts theatre and small concerts, are some of the highlights. Conveniently located in Calgary's city centre, next to the Victoria Park/Stadium C-Train station, Stampede Park is one of the city's most unique and versatile event venues.

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Jean-Luc Deba Memorial Park

Slave Lake, Alberta

In May 2012, the Jean-Luc Deba Memorial Park was created on the shore of Canyon Creek to honor the sole casualty of the devastating May 2011 wildfires that ravaged the Lesser Slave River region. Deba, 54, died the year prior when his Bell 212 helicopter crashed into the waters of Lesser Slave Lake while trying to drop water on the flames from a bucket attached to his helicopter. Located near a collection of popular local camping and recreational facilities, the park offers a place of enjoyment and quiet reflection. Playground for children nearby at the Canyon Creek Wildfire Legacy Park.

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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 tour is complimentary with admission to the Observation Deck and is available 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.

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