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There are lots of plants and water features, some fountains have cod to look. There is beautiful indigenous wood art throughout. A play structure for 5+ yrs, attached to the food court. There are lots of tables to eat your lunch in a warm and...More
This is one Calgary's saddest cases of engineering incompetence, having had to close to the public for around a couple of years due to water features leaking to the stores below. Downtowners were justifiably upset. BUT, it is now fully open again, and I really...More
The Devonian Gardens are an oasis in the middle of downtown Calgary. Located next to the food court of The Core Plaza, on the top floor, they offer a refreshing and quiet place to have a quick lunch or just seat and relax for a...More
Visiting from the UK, we came across the gardens when out shopping. A beautiful, well maintained tranquil space in the middle of the city. A perfect place to stop and relax for a while.
We bought lunch from the food court and sat and ate...More
Although we still liked the old Devonian Gardens(from years ago), this place is still where you can find some quiet in the heart of the city. The renovated gardens now open directly onto the Core shopping centre. It is still so peaceful and quiet in...More
What a tragedy! It's been several years now that most of this potentially stunning park has been closed due to somebody's incompetence (the water features leaked), and the citizens and visitors have been paying the price ever since. There are still two small areas open,...More
I am writing this from the perspective of someone who enjoyed these gardens many times over many years before the recent renovations. When I learned about renovations going on, in my mind I hoped that they would only be minor upgrades to the wonderful gardens...More
Please can you help me? I am planning to spend a week in Calgary over the Stampede period as part of an Alberta holiday. This is to spend 2 days at the Stampede - one rodeo, one evening show. Then 2 days with our hire car, before we drive off to the Rockies for the rest of our holiday - one day to Drumheller and the dinosaur museum, and one day to Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump & Fort Macleod. So in Calgary we would have about 2.5 days to see: Heritage Park - I assume this is open during...More
December 23, 2015|
I would say you have a nice 2.5 days in Calgary. The grounds, indoor displays and general 'goings on' will keep you interested for 2 stampede days. I don't think Fort Macleod actually has a lot for you. Stick to Fort Calgary. Also, if you are going from HSIBJ just before you hit the rockies, consider Drumheller to HSIBJ, then Frank Slide (instead of Fort McLeod), and then return north on Hwy 22 to Longview, and west into the mountains - Kananaskis, Canmore then Banff. You will 'check'...More
Devonian Gardens closed until Spring 2010 (7 Replies)
Today, Calgary's downtown rooftop gardens closed for extensive renovations. The 30-year-old oasis, a favourite with office workers, was beginning to show its age. The City of Calgary, in coordination with the site's landlord, is embarking on an 18-month renovation project. Fish and turtles are being moved offsite, while most of the plants will remain in their current location. When the gardens reopen, the animals will return, along with the winter skating rink and playground.
August 30, 2008|
Inglewood historic area and bird sanctuary? Other ideas? (4 Replies)
We have a day free with a car in Calgary on Sept 25 th. Wanted to see Inglewood bird sanctuary and historic district. Looks like sanctuary is closed. Historic district open and worth a visit? Any other suggestions? Heritage park sounds a little too touristy--is it? Maybe we should do Glenbow Museum and Devonian Gardens? Any other spots you recommend? Thanks!
September 23, 2013|
Thank you so much! We are not birders so much as we just enjoy being out in nature, gardens, getting to know a place and doing as the locals do when traveling. These all sound lovely--much appreciated!