Calgary, Alberta, a beautiful city located on the banks of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, just 60 minutes from the Rocky Mountains, or just a short 3 1/2 hour drive from Edmonton. The Okanagan is 7 hours away while Vancouver is about 11 hours. Flying is the best travel mode coming from other places. With amenities such as dining, luxurious accommodations and a wealth of four-season outdoor activities, the city has the best of both worlds.
Newly opened in the fall of 2018, this modern facility, a 10-15 minute walk east of the hotel, has fascinating interactive exhibits relating to the history of music. A fascinating place to visit.
Newly opened in the fall of 2011, this modern facility near the Calgary Zoo has fascinating interactive exhibits.
Located on the Bow River just east of downtown (hop on the C-Train). Has great animal displays.
An incredible cultural experience that takes place 18-27 August. Events including six different nights of fireworks competition, cultural pavilions with ethnic foods and presentations.
The Military Museums of Calgary is the largest tri-service museum in Western Canada and the second largest military museum in the country.
Learn about western Canada’s aviation history. The museum is located in a drill hall that was built as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War.
Canada's only national museum of sport preserves and celebrates Canada’s sport history.
Art gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
Calgary offers outdoor activities along the bike trails or on the Bow or Elbow rivers. CalgaryWalks & Bus Tours provides a variety of city tours. We're longtime Calgarians who love showing locals and visitors alike around our amazing city.
Fly fishing on the Bow River is fantastic. Check out a guided fly fishing tour.
A great place to watch birds, 10 minutes from downtown on the Bow River. Great place to go for early morning or evening bird watching.
World Heritage sites.
Travel 60 to 90 minutes west to get to the Rocky mountains and go hiking or view nearby sites. Walk on the Columbia Icefields (3 hours from Calgary). See the famous Canadian Pacific spiral tunnels.
Hammerhead Scenic Tours offers full-day and multi-day tours to the most beautiful and memorable attractions in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
The convention is in the heart of downtown Calgary. Stroll the mall on Stephen Avenue adjacent to the hotel and shop at the many stores.
There is NO provincial sales tax in Alberta.
In Drumheller, about a 2 hour drive east of Calgary. This is a world class museum for dinosaurs.
Contains some of the most important fossil discoveries ever made from the "Age of Reptiles", in particular about 35 species of dinosaur, dating back some 75 million years.
World Heritage site. 2 hours east of Calgary by car.
Illustrates the communal hunting techniques of Plains people that subsisted on vast herds of bison. There is a visitor interpretation centre built into the cliff side.
World Heritage site. 2 hours south of Calgary by car.
Extends across the boundary between Alberta and Montana. The park contains plentiful plant and mammal species and offers prairie, forest, alpine, and glacial landscapes.
World Heritage site. 3 hours south of Calgary by car.
To discover more about what Calgary has to offer, visit the Calgary Tourism website.
The Travel Alberta website has suggestions for many things to see and do in Alberta.
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