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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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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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Gasoline Alley Museum
Gasoline Alley Museum
Owner description: Gasoline Alley Museum is a celebration of industrial design illuminated by a storyline that follows the far-reaching social changes that resulted from the introduction and... more Owner description: Gasoline Alley Museum is a celebration of industrial design illuminated by a storyline that follows the far-reaching social changes that resulted from the introduction and popularization of the automobile. The museum contains thousands of automobile memorabilia items, most dating from before the Second World War. Local businessman, Ron Carey,generously donated the items to Heritage Park so that they could be put on display for public enjoyment, while being properly maintained. The artifacts displayed at the museum date from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s and include vintage vehicles, unique gasoline pumps and many products and signage from a host of petroleum companies. Most of the items on display in Gasoline Alley Museum were painstakingly restored by Mr. Carey and his staff. less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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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: When you have the choice of everything from a thundering steam train to antique midway rides to beautifully preserved heritage buildings and homesteads, deciding what to do first... more Owner description: When you have the choice of everything from a thundering steam train to antique midway rides to beautifully preserved heritage buildings and homesteads, deciding what to do first isn't easy. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Heritage Park is Canada's largest living history museum, with hundreds of exhibits, rides, shops, restaurants and daily demonstrations and activities to keep the young and the young-at-heart captivated in the past. No two days at the Park are the same, so come back as often as you like for a history lesson you won't find in any textbook. Our operating season is from mid-May to early October each year. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Parks
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Bow River
Bow River
This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne
Ranked #1 of 3,768 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 16 - US$ 23
Cuisines: Italian, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gaga Pizza
Gaga Pizza
Ranked #2 of 3,768 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream
Ranked #3 of 3,768 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 2 - US$ 7
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Workshop Kitchen + Culture
Workshop Kitchen + Culture
Ranked #4 of 3,768 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Ranked #5 of 3,768 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

HI Calgary City Centre
HI Calgary City Centre
US$ 33 - US$ 118 (CA$ 43 - CA$ 152)
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Centro Motel
2.5 of 5
Centro Motel
US$ 58 - US$ 138
Ranked #59 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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City View Bed And Breakfast
City View Bed And Breakfast
US$ 53 - US$ 145
Ranked #10 of 60 Calgary B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Applause Hotel by CLIQUE
3.5 of 5
Applause Hotel by CLIQUE
US$ 105 - US$ 179
Ranked #2 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
3.5 of 5
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
US$ 97 - US$ 162
Ranked #3 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites
3.5 of 5
Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites
US$ 98 - US$ 173 (CA$ 126 - CA$ 223)
Ranked #4 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
US$ 120 - US$ 286
Ranked #1 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
4.0 of 5
Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
US$ 156 - US$ 261
Ranked #5 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
4.0 of 5
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
US$ 143 - US$ 440 (CA$ 184 - CA$ 567)
Ranked #6 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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