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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. 

Churchill Square, Edmonton | Edmonton Tourism

The Bow, Calgary | @wakinguppains

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ICE District

Edmonton, Alberta

Canada's largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district is taking shape in the heart of Edmonton.

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The Norland

Lethbridge, Alberta

Private gardens surround the estate, adjacent to the Gaol lake.The Norland has expanded to include a new ballroom, with 80' of floor to ceiling windows with views to the garden for retreats, conferences, wedding receptions, and personal celebrations. VIP accommodations available.

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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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Calgary Fall Getaway

Get ready for a fantastic getaway in the Heart of the New West! Enjoy the cooling temperatures and excellent colours of the mountains in Canmore and experience the fall festivities in Calgary.

Expires: 2018-12-31
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Best of Big E

This is a highlight tour of Edmonton available throughout the year. Come learn some of the stories from the characters and politics that have made this city a northern gem. 90 minutes duration.

Expires: 2018-06-30
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Roots and Resources Tour

This is a journey 90 minutes in length describing Edmonton through time in its economic history and some amazing views and surprises along the way. Come in our 24 passenger air conditioned bus to explore another side of the capital of Alberta.

Expires: 2018-03-02
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