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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: Equestrian Trails; Sports Complexes; Horseback Riding Tours
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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. 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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The Calgary Zoo
The Calgary Zoo
Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. Open year round, it... more Owner description: This zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to nearly 6 acres of Botanical Gardens and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. Open year round, it is never the same trip twice! Penguin Plunge opens February of 2012! less
Attraction type: Zoos; Parks; Gardens
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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne
Ranked #1 of 3,321 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 16 - US$ 22
Cuisines: Italian, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Canadian, Gluten Free
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Ranked #2 of 3,321 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Gluten Free, Asian
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
OEB Breakfast Co.
OEB Breakfast Co.
Ranked #3 of 3,321 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisines: American, Canadian, Gluten Free
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream
Ranked #4 of 3,321 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 2 - US$ 7
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Una Pizza + Wine
Una Pizza + Wine
Ranked #5 of 3,321 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free, Canadian
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
US$ 55 - US$ 111 (CA$ 72 - CA$ 145)
Ranked #2 of 52 Calgary B&B and Inns
HI-Calgary City Centre
HI-Calgary City Centre
US$ 27 - US$ 96 (CA$ 35 - CA$ 125)
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Wicked Hostels - Calgary
1.5 of 5
Wicked Hostels - Calgary
US$ 23 - US$ 115 (CA$ 30 - CA$ 150)
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport
4.0 of 5
Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport
US$ 92 - US$ 155
Ranked #1 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
US$ 119 - US$ 365
Ranked #2 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Wingate by Wyndham Calgary Airport
3.5 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Calgary Airport
US$ 81 - US$ 164 (CA$ 106 - CA$ 214)
Ranked #3 of 110 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
US$ 158 - US$ 390 (CA$ 206 - CA$ 509)
Ranked #7 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Grey Eagle Resort Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grey Eagle Resort Hotel
US$ 115 - US$ 257
Ranked #12 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
US$ 143 - US$ 379 (CA$ 187 - CA$ 495)
Ranked #13 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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