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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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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: Parks; 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: From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s... more Owner description: From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with 4 species of penguins in our popular Penguin Plunge or visit endangered red pandas and amur tigers in Eurasia! Wind down your trip with a walk through our fragrant Dorothy Harvie Gardens or sit with the butterflies in ENMAX Conservatory. You'll love knowing that every visit helps protect endangered animals at home and in the wild. NEW in 2017 is the unique and immersive permanent Land of Lemurs exhibit. Coming in 2018 are the iconic giant pandas! less
Attraction type: Zoos; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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
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 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 16 - US$ 22
Cuisines: Italian, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream
Ranked #2 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 2 - US$ 7
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Ranked #3 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
OEB Breakfast Co.
OEB Breakfast Co.
Ranked #4 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisines: American, Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brooklyn Pizzeria and Taps
Brooklyn Pizzeria and Taps
Ranked #5 of 3,537 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: US$ 7 - US$ 21
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

HI-Calgary City Centre
HI-Calgary City Centre
US$ 27 - US$ 107 (CA$ 36 - CA$ 144)
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Wicked Hostels - Calgary
1.5 of 5
Wicked Hostels - Calgary
US$ 25 - US$ 73 (CA$ 34 - CA$ 98)
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Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
US$ 56 - US$ 71 (CA$ 75 - CA$ 95)
Ranked #11 of 54 Calgary B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
3.5 of 5
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
US$ 88 - US$ 146
Ranked #2 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
US$ 113 - US$ 289
Ranked #3 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites
3.5 of 5
Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites
US$ 89 - US$ 166 (CA$ 120 - CA$ 224)
Ranked #4 of 109 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$ 159 - US$ 346 (CA$ 214 - CA$ 466)
Ranked #8 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
US$ 132 - US$ 372 (CA$ 178 - CA$ 501)
Ranked #11 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Grey Eagle Resort
4.0 of 5
Grey Eagle Resort
US$ 116 - US$ 202
Ranked #12 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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