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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
Attraction type: Equestrian Trails; Sports Complexes; Horseback Riding Stables
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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
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... 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
Attraction type: Symphonies
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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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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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Skyline Luge Calgary
Skyline Luge Calgary
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Gaga Pizza
Gaga Pizza
Ranked #1 of 2,897 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Pizza
La Brezza Ristorante
La Brezza Ristorante
Ranked #2 of 2,897 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $28 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
downtownfood
downtownfood
Ranked #3 of 2,897 Restaurants in Calgary
Price:
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
OEB Breakfast Co.
OEB Breakfast Co.
Ranked #4 of 2,897 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream
Ranked #5 of 2,897 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
English Bed, Breakfast and Day Spa
$66 - $132 (CAD 72 - 145)
Ranked #2 of 52 Calgary B&B and Inns
HI-Calgary City Centre
HI-Calgary City Centre
$52 - $65 (CAD 57 - 71)
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Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
Bonaventure Bed and Breakfast
$68 - $87 (CAD 75 - 95)
Ranked #12 of 52 Calgary B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Residence Inn Calgary Airport
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn Calgary Airport
$129 - $284
Ranked #1 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
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Courtyard Calgary Airport
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Calgary Airport
$129 - $285
Ranked #2 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
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Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
$151 - $365
Ranked #3 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
4.0 of 5
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
$142 - $183
Ranked #6 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
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Hotel Le Germain Calgary
4.0 of 5
Hotel Le Germain Calgary
$203 - $428 (CAD 223 - 469)
Ranked #7 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
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Kensington Riverside Inn
4.0 of 5
Kensington Riverside Inn
$220 - $439
Ranked #11 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
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