CPS 2022 BNAPEX - Calgary 2 - 4 September 2022

Activities and attractions
Les activities et les attractions

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.

Heritage Park

In southwest Calgary. Has steam trains, paddle wheeler, and an early western town.

National Music Centre - Studio Bell

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.

Telus Spark World of Science

Newly opened in the fall of 2011, this modern facility near the Calgary Zoo has fascinating interactive exhibits.

Calgary Zoo

Located on the Bow River just east of downtown (hop on the C-Train). Has great animal displays.

GlobalFest

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.

Military Museums

The Military Museums of Calgary is the largest tri-service museum in Western Canada and the second largest military museum in the country.

Hangar Flight Museum

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 Sports Hall of Fame

Canada's only national museum of sport preserves and celebrates Canada’s sport history.

Contemporary Calgary

Art gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Bike, Raft, Walk

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.

https://calgarywbtours.com/

Fly fishing on the Bow River is fantastic. Check out a guided fly fishing tour.

Arts Common

A cultural centre with plays and shows just down the street from the hotel.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

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.

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

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.

https://www.calgarytourcompany.com/.

Shopping

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.

The Royal Tyrell Museum

In Drumheller, about a 2 hour drive east of Calgary. This is a world class museum for dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

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.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

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.

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park

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.

Calgary Tourism

To discover more about what Calgary has to offer, visit the Calgary Tourism website.

Travel Alberta

Explore Alberta!

The Travel Alberta website has suggestions for many things to see and do in Alberta.


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