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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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Churchill Square, Edmonton | Edmonton Tourism

Landmarks & Buildings to See

Cold Lake Marina

Cold Lake, Alberta

Sailboats in the Cold Lake Marina always present the prettiest summer picture. Walking along the breakwater you might glimpse the “Legend of the Kinosoo”, the big fish that the Dene Suline believe lurks in the depths Cold Lake. The Marina provides launching access to Cold Lake. There is fuel, a pump out system, sail boat lifting mast and a fish cleaning station available for boaters. Fishing is allowed on the outside of the breakwater. Take an ice cream break after your jaunt along the lakeshore or stop for a bite to eat at any of the restaurants along the lakeshore.

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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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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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