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Best of Calgary Guide

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Calgary
The sophisticated city that grew out of the Canadian West, Calgary balances the modern and the traditional with pioneer charm. For the full western experience, show up in time for the annual Calgary Stampede, complete with rodeos. Year-round you'll find abundant shopping, dining and nightlife; a short drive away are some of Canada's finest national parks.

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Spruce Meadows
Spruce Meadows
Owner description: Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976... more Owner description: Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains. It was in 1976 that the first Spruce Tournaments were held, with annual spectator attendances reaching over 50,000 by the end of the decade. Today, Spruce Meadows boasts one of the greatest outdoor equestrian venues in the world and offers an incredible experience for riders and fans alike. Spruce Meadows focuses on the organization and hosting of show jumping tournaments of unmatched quality for junior, amateur and professional athletes in a manner that reflects basic family values in a clean, green and welcoming environment that celebrates the horse and encourages the breeding and training of quality sport horses and the teaching and development of athletes. less
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Tours; Equestrian Trails; Sports Complexes
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The Military Museums
The Military Museums
Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a... more Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence. less
Attraction type: Military Museums
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Heritage Park Historical Village
Heritage Park Historical Village
Owner description: Come face-to-face with the exciting and significant story of Western Canada's settlement at Heritage Park Historical Village.Travel back in time from the 1950s to the 1860s and... more Owner description: Come face-to-face with the exciting and significant story of Western Canada's settlement at Heritage Park Historical Village.Travel back in time from the 1950s to the 1860s and engage with the past like never before as we bring history to life with lively costumed interpreters, historic buildings, and a huge collection of working antiques and artifacts. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Fish Creek Provincial Park
Fish Creek Provincial Park
One of the largest urban wildernesses in the world, with over 54 miles of trails for hiking, biking and running.
Attraction type: Parks
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Calgary Pathway System
Calgary Pathway System
A series of paths used for recreational purposes.
Attraction type: Jogging Paths & Tracks; Biking Trails

All places to eat » Places to eat

Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne
Ranked #1 of 3,002 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: USD 17 - 24
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Fusion, Bistro
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream
Ranked #2 of 3,002 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: USD 2 - 7
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice cream
Dining options: After-hours
Banh Mi Thi Thi
Banh Mi Thi Thi
Ranked #3 of 3,002 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: USD 5 - 10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Gaga Pizza
Gaga Pizza
Ranked #4 of 3,002 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Ranked #5 of 3,002 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Nepalese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
USD 59 - 118 (CAD 72 - 145)
Ranked #2 of 51 Calgary B&B and Inns
HI-Calgary City Centre
HI-Calgary City Centre
USD 50 - 59 (CAD 61 - 72)
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Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
USD 61 - 78 (CAD 75 - 95)
Ranked #12 of 51 Calgary B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
USD 131 - 371
Ranked #1 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
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Residence Inn Calgary Airport
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Calgary Airport
USD 104 - 220
Ranked #2 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
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Grey Eagle Resort
4.0 of 5
Grey Eagle Resort
USD 114 - 199
Ranked #4 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Le Germain Calgary
4.0 of 5
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
USD 175 - 485 (CAD 214 - 594)
Ranked #3 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
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Kensington Riverside Inn
4.0 of 5
Kensington Riverside Inn
USD 201 - 387
Ranked #10 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
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Hyatt Regency Calgary
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Calgary
USD 144 - 504
Ranked #17 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
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