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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. 

The Bow, Calgary | @wakinguppains

Churchill Square, Edmonton | Edmonton Tourism

Landmarks & Buildings to See

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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World’s Largest Lamp

Donalda, Alberta
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Visit the town of Donalda to view the world's largest oil lamp replica. Built as a millennium project in 2000, the lamp is 12.8 m (42 ft) high and 5.18 m (17 ft) wide. The impressive structure, which is made of steel and fibreglass and lights up at dusk, overlooks the Meeting Creek Coulee and is open for viewing during the Donalda & District Museum operating hours.

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McHugh Bluff Park

Calgary, Alberta
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The bluff runs along the northern bank of the Bow River as it flows through the centre of the city. It was named after Felix McHugh, who homesteaded this property and was a prominent early entrepreneur. In 2004, Calgary launched a project to restore and develop the bluff into a natural park. Though the park is close to the city centre, because of the steep grade it does not have a history of intensive human use. Currently however, on any given day, there is an extremely high volume of commuters, joggers and dog walkers using the lateral pathways and trails.

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Holiday Packages

Calgary Stampede Extravaganza & The Rockies

Your holiday twins the Calgary Stampede with stays in Banff and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rockies. It includes entrance to the Stampede, all hotels - in Lake Louise staying at the Iconic Fairmont Chateau. Price correct as of 11/09/15.

Offered By: Canadian Sky

Expires: 2019-03-20
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Alberta's National Parks

Spend a week or more exploring the spectacular national parks in Alberta

Offered By: Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays

Expires: 2019-03-22
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First Passage to the West Highlights

This relaxing week-long tour has many highlights but one that will most definitely stand out is the two day rail journey from the Canadian Rockies resort town of Banff through to the coastal, scenic city of Vancouver.

Offered By: Canadian Affair

Expires: 2018-10-01
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