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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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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Owner description: Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955 and... more Owner description: Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been a cornerstone of Calgary’s multi-faceted arts community since 1955 and is one of North America’s finest and most versatile livemusic ensembles. A repertoire that is extensive and broad in scope consistently attracts acclaimed guest artists and conductors. From classical giants to rock and roll hits and family favourites, the CPO offers an average of 65 concerts per Season designed to fit all musical tastes. less
Attraction type: Symphonies
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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 Stables; Equestrian Trails; Sports Complexes
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Skyline Luge Calgary
Skyline Luge Calgary
Owner description: With more than 50 twist and turns and covering a distance of over 1800 metres on a continuous downhill trajectory, the Skyline Luge in Calgary is the longest in the world and is... more Owner description: With more than 50 twist and turns and covering a distance of over 1800 metres on a continuous downhill trajectory, the Skyline Luge in Calgary is the longest in the world and is certain to bring smiles to the faces of both the young and old this summer. Sounds awesome (and it is)........but what is it exactly? Invented in New Zealand in 1985, Skyline Luge is a unique wheeled gravity ride that provides the rider full control over their descent on a purpose built track. The unique braking and steering system control speed and direction - it's easy to learn and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. But most of all - it's fun, great fun! The simple enjoyment of hurtling down the track in the specially constructed Luge kart as you navigate the twists, turns and bumps never fails to make adults giggle like children. And the children will beam with excitement, before hopping back on the chairlift to the top so they can do it all again. Those under 6 years old (or less than 110cm tall) can even share a ride with Mum or Dad, so no-one misses out and the whole family gets to have some safe fun. In fact, over 30 million people have enjoyed the Luge worldwide and their comments have led to the Luge slogan; 'Once is never enough'! And it's not. Most are hooked after their 1st Luge ride. It's easy to master and soon you'll notice yourself moving to the chairlift a little quicker, not quite running, but certainly walking fast.....all so you can get back to the top and do it again as soon as possible! It's thrilling, it's exciting and it's perfect for a family, a group or a team. In fact, just about anyone can enjoy the Luges. The universal appeal is what has made Luge a success in New Zealand, Singapore and Mt Tremblant already. Skyline Luge Calgary is owned by New Zealand based Skyline Enterprises. An innovative and leading tourism company, Skyline Enterprises have a portfolio of iconic tourism products within New Zealand and international Luge sites in Singapore and Canada. less
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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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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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Gaga Pizza
Gaga Pizza
Ranked #1 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Pizza
Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne
Ranked #2 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: USD 18 - 25
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Bistro, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
OEB Breakfast Co.
OEB Breakfast Co.
Ranked #3 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: USD 5 - 15
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Ranked #4 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Nepalese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
La Brezza Ristorante
La Brezza Ristorante
Ranked #5 of 2,925 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: USD 28 - 30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
USD 62 - 125 (CAD 72 - 145)
Ranked #2 of 52 Calgary B&B and Inns
HI-Calgary City Centre
HI-Calgary City Centre
USD 28 - 63 (CAD 32 - 73)
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Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
USD 65 - 82 (CAD 75 - 95)
Ranked #12 of 52 Calgary B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Residence Inn Calgary Airport
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Calgary Airport
USD 113 - 245
Ranked #2 of 98 Hotels in Calgary
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Grey Eagle Resort
4.0 of 5
Grey Eagle Resort
USD 104 - 171
Ranked #3 of 98 Hotels in Calgary
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Courtyard Calgary Airport
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Calgary Airport
USD 105 - 241
Ranked #4 of 98 Hotels in Calgary
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
USD 141 - 280
Ranked #1 of 98 Hotels in Calgary
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Hotel Le Germain Calgary
4.0 of 5
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
USD 161 - 388 (CAD 187 - 450)
Ranked #8 of 98 Hotels in Calgary
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Kensington Riverside Inn
4.0 of 5
Kensington Riverside Inn
USD 216 - 513
Ranked #14 of 98 Hotels in Calgary
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