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Ranked #1 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Symphonies; Performances
Owner description: Led by internationally renowned Music Director Roberto Minczuk, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has been a cornerstone of... 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
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Ranked #2 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Equestrian Trails; Sports Complexes; Sports
Owner description: Based in Calgary, Canada, Spruce Meadows is the brainchild of the Southern family who built a Show Jumping complex at the... 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
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Ranked #3 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Introduction Heritage Park Historical Village is designed to give visitors a taste of the past. Covering 127 acres of land next to Calgary's beautiful Glenmore Reservoir,  it is a... more »

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Ranked #4 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Owner description: With more than 50 twist and turns and covering a distance of over 1800 metres on a continuous downhill trajectory, the... 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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Ranked #5 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Military Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm... 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
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Ranked #6 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Parks; Outdoors
One of the largest urban wildernesses in the world, with over 54 miles of trails for hiking, biking and running.
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Ranked #7 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Biking Trails; Sports

Calgary has a very extensive system of pathways (multi-purpose) and bikeways (bicycles only). In 2007, a local CBC radio show named Calgary pathways as one of the "Seven Wonders... more »

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Ranked #8 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Sports

Stampede Park is best known as the location for the main events of the huge 10-day Calgary Exhibition and Stampede (or Calgary Stampede for short): the rodeo, chuckwagon races... more »

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Ranked #9 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
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Ranked #10 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Gardens; Parks; Zoos/Aquariums
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... 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
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Ranked #11 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Islands; Parks; Outdoors
This recreational island is located in the Bow River, providing stressed-out urbanites opportunities to bike, hike and fish.
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Ranked #12 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: ; Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more often. We aim to provide visitors with a new kind of... more » Owner description: Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more often. We aim to provide visitors with a new kind of art museum experience. Glenbow showcases world-renowned travelling and permanent exhibitions that are meaningful to many diverse groups in our community, boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada and provides access and care to our collections. Glenbow also tells the story of Southern Alberta and the West to thousands of visitors to our city each year through permanent exhibitions on our third floor. Glenbow is a member-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental arts and culture organization located in the heart of Calgary's cultural district. « less
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Ranked #13 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Parks; Outdoors

Nose Hill Park is a Natural Environment park that covers  2,784 acres (11,267 hectacres) of mostly grassland, and wasn't protected until the 1980's, in the 1940's development of... more »

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Ranked #14 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Parks; Hiking Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Health Clubs; Sports
Owner description: Talisman Centre is a world class sport and fitness facility that inspires individuals and teams to achieve their goals and... more » Owner description: Talisman Centre is a world class sport and fitness facility that inspires individuals and teams to achieve their goals and dreams through innovation, expertise and passion.As the largest multi-sport complex of its kind in Canada, Talisman Centre enables all Calgarians at any age, at any skill level and within almost any sports activity to train for excellence, compete with champions and play hard all under one roof. « less
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Ranked #16 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Theaters; Performances
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Ranked #17 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers; Amusements
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Ranked #18 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Health Clubs; Amusements
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Ranked #20 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Bridges; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
Owner description: Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any... more » Owner description: Located 191 metres above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in the city and is a must-see on any visitor's itinerary. On the Observation Deck you'll experience a spectacular 360° view of the bustling city, the majestic Rocky Mountains, the foothills, and the prairies. « less
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Ranked #24 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Museums
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Ranked #25 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Health Clubs; Sports Complexes; Sports
Once the training grounds of the 1988 Winter Olympics, this 450-meter indoor track is now open to the public.
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Ranked #26 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Parks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #27 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Museums
Owner description: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park is now open from 10AM-5PM, seven days a week during July and August! Come... more » Owner description: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at Canada Olympic Park is now open from 10AM-5PM, seven days a week during July and August! Come enjoy our 40,000 square foot international award-winning facility. We have 12 galleries and over 50 hands on interactive exhibits including shadow boxing with Lennox Lewis, 3D goalie and back-catcher experiences, sport challenges, rowing, wheelchair racing and more. Some of the items on display include Terry Fox’s shoe, a hockey stick with Wayne Gretzky’s name misspelled as “Gretsky” and the Calgary #1 torch which was used to light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremonies at the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary. « less
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Ranked #28 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Explore hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre, feed the fish on a Fish Hatchery tour, go fishing in the Trout Pond, and... more » Owner description: Explore hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre, feed the fish on a Fish Hatchery tour, go fishing in the Trout Pond, and take a stroll along the trails of the Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked! Located five minutes east of downtown Calgary, Bow Habitat Station is a unique destination featuring Alberta's fish, wildlife and water. Open year-round, the facility is completely wheelchair accessible and fun for all ages. Free parking is available in the main lot for Pearce Estate Park. « less
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Ranked #29 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Museums
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Ranked #30 of 237 attractions in Calgary
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Malls; Cultural

Stephen Avenue Walk is an historic downtown pedestrian mall which is one of the few National Historic Districts within Canada. Many of the well-preserved buildings date to the... more »

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