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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: 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: Historic Sites; Parks
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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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Bow River
Bow River
This feisty waterway is popular for its adjacent walkways used by walkers and bicyclers.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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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: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Zoos
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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

All places to eat » Places to eat

Vero Bistro Moderne
Vero Bistro Moderne
Ranked #1 of 3,603 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $17 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream
Ranked #2 of 3,603 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Himalayan
The Himalayan
Ranked #3 of 3,603 Restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepali
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
OEB Breakfast Co.
OEB Breakfast Co.
Ranked #4 of 3,603 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Brooklyn Pizzeria and Taps
Brooklyn Pizzeria and Taps
Ranked #5 of 3,603 Restaurants in Calgary
Price: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Canadian
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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 accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
3.5 of 5
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
$58 - $149
Ranked #2 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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International Hotel and Spa Calgary
3.5 of 5
International Hotel and Spa Calgary
$32 - $210 (CA$40 - CA$265)
Ranked #36 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
3.0 of 5
Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
$55 - $153 (CA$70 - CA$193)
Ranked #41 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Applause Hotel by CLIQUE
3.5 of 5
Applause Hotel by CLIQUE
$109 - $144
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
3.5 of 5
Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
$110 - $285 (CA$139 - CA$360)
Ranked #4 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
$68 - $158 (CA$86 - CA$200)
Ranked #5 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Elan
4.0 of 5
Hotel Elan
$135 - $222
Ranked #3 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
4.0 of 5
Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
$148 - $211
Ranked #6 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
$145 - $318 (CA$183 - CA$402)
Ranked #9 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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