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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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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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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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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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Calgary Pathway System
Calgary Pathway System
A series of paths used for recreational purposes.
Attraction type: Jogging Paths & Tracks; Biking Trails
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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne
Ranked #1 of 3,191 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $15 - $21
Cuisines: Italian, French, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Ranked #2 of 3,191 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Asian, Nepali
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream
Ranked #3 of 3,191 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $2 - $6
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
OEB Breakfast Co.
OEB Breakfast Co.
Ranked #4 of 3,191 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Diner
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Una Pizza + Wine
Una Pizza + Wine
Ranked #5 of 3,191 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
$52 - $104 (CA$72 - CA$145)
Ranked #2 of 52 Calgary B&B and Inns
Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
$54 - $68 (CA$75 - CA$95)
Ranked #8 of 52 Calgary B&B and Inns
HI-Calgary City Centre
HI-Calgary City Centre
$44 - $75 (CA$61 - CA$104)
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
$108 - $322
Ranked #1 of 107 Hotels in Calgary
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Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport
3.5 of 5
Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport
$71 - $167
Ranked #2 of 107 Hotels in Calgary
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Residence Inn Calgary Airport
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Calgary Airport
$85 - $183
Ranked #3 of 107 Hotels in Calgary
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Le Germain Calgary
4.0 of 5
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
$139 - $342 (CA$193 - CA$475)
Ranked #9 of 107 Hotels in Calgary
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Grey Eagle Resort Hotel
4.0 of 5
Grey Eagle Resort Hotel
$89 - $194
Ranked #10 of 107 Hotels in Calgary
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Kensington Riverside Inn
4.0 of 5
Kensington Riverside Inn
$165 - $371
Ranked #11 of 107 Hotels in Calgary
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