Just a skipping stone away from East Village, across the George C. King Bridge (formerly St. Patrick's Bridge), St. Patrick’s Island opened in 2015, offering East Village residents and all Calgarians a beautifully revitalized 31-acre backyard. Nature lovers, families and urban explorers alike can revel in the natural beauty that has been restored through mindful renewal and a biophilia master plan – a landscape design approach that nurtures the bond between people and nature.
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.
Inglewood bears the distinction of being Calgary's oldest neighbourhood, having been established adjacent to Fort Calgary in 1875. The founding of the community was led by Major John Stewart, Acheson Irvine and James Macleod, including the development of 9 Ave. S.E. (formerly named Atlantic Avenue), which became the city of Calgary’s first authentic main street.
Spend a week or more exploring the spectacular national parks in Alberta.
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.