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169 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 6B7, Canada
The world often thinks of Canada as the land that hockey built, but the truth is, Canada has a rich, diverse sports heritage that extends well beyond the stick and puck. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, established in 1955 and opened at its new...
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88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5, Canada
One of the best things about Calgary is the winter playground in the center of town. Canada Olympic Park, on the western edge of the city, features a ski hill, snowboard park, cross-country trails, an Olympic luge track, Canada's Sports Hall of...
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Elbow River Pathway & MacDonald Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4J8, Canada
Riverfront Park, tucked onto a flap of land over the Elbow River, is a great place to get acquainted with the bright lights of the big city if you're a first-time visitor to Cowtown. The long strip of open green that makes up the park backs onto a...
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698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P, Canada
A two minute walk from the bustle of downtown Calgary, Prince’s Island Park—which is surrounded by the Bow River—is home to festivals all summer long. The Calgary Folk Music Festival and 52,000 of its closest friends rock and/or folk out on the...
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25 Prince's Island, Calgary, AB T2P 0R1, Canada
River Café is a well-loved Calgary restaurant in the middle of Prince’s Island Park downtown. In the summer, enjoy the beautiful patio, or watch the leaves turn or snow fall from near the roaring fire inside. Regardless of the season, you will...
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220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary, AB T2E 5T2, Canada
Little scientists can’t wait to get into this brand new science center, with its climbing playground, indoor water park (complete with plastic shirts to keep the little ones somewhat dry), and a giant atrium, with hula hoops just waiting for...
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1440 17a St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4T9, Canada
Bow Habitat Station is an interactive educational facility designed to give visitors a hatchling-to-harvest experience with a guided tour, exhibits, aquariums, an interpretive wetland, and a discovery center (where kids love to crawl through the...
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197 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4M4, Canada
The Chinese Cultural Centre offers courses and programming for residents, but there's also a lot to see even if you're just passing through. The Dr. Henry Fok Hall was modeled after the Temple of the Sun in Beijing and has intricate paintings on...
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Downtown, Calgary, AB, Canada
Stephen Avenue, located downtown, features some delicious restaurants, bars, and unique shopping experiences for the cowboy/cowgirl in all of us. Even I, hesitantly, admitted to being attracted to at least one pair of cowboy boots with matching...
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The Peace Bridge shows up on a bunch of lists of top public spaces. Designers love it, and so do pedestrians—about 6,000 people use it to get across the Bow River every day (and we think more than a few of them just walk back and forth because it’...
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1212 13 St SE #104, Calgary, AB T2G 5R3, Canada
This home of modern design is part gallery and part store. It’s full of innovative abstract art and functional contemporary decor such as John Greg Ball’s subsonic chair with built-in subwoofers, Eveline Kolijn’s sculptural installations, and...
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The Bow, Calgary, AB T2G 0E3, Canada
Take a trip through the human psyche outside the iconic Bow Building in downtown Calgary, the tallest building in Canada west of Toronto. You can walk around and through the 12-meter wire sculpture of a woman’s head, and many visitors do. The...
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1006 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0M4, Canada
Calgary’s Inglewood neighborhood has come a long way from its trading-post roots. Founded in 1875 as a commerce hub along the Bow and Elbow rivers, it emptied out as residents moved to the suburbs. Now it’s seeing a revival, with shops, galleries,...
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750 5 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5B4, Canada
It’s a new take on an old favorite—a drive-in movie without the car. Instead of a car, you bring a blanket and settle in to watch a classic film on the side of one of the oldest buildings in Calgary, just east of downtown. And if not a movie, you’...
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120 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B3, Canada
Wander through downtown Calgary’s main shopping and dining street, Stephen Avenue Mall. Olympic Plaza—with a skating rink in the winter—is at the east end, and you’ll find plenty of great stores, public art, and patios toward the other end.