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  • What are the best things to do in Calgary? Calgary may not have a reputation for arts and culture, but it certainly has a reputation for outdoor adventure. If you are looking for snowshoeing, back-country skiing, spelunking (caving), white water rafting, horseback riding, cowboys, rodeos, or even dinosaurs, then Calgary just might become one of your favorite destinations. Of course, you can also find performing arts, spas, and a whole host of winter activities here as well.

    The history of Southern Alberta is preserved at Heritage Park, the 'living museum.' This park has classic rides, candy stores, farm animals, and a train that takes visitors around the park. The Zoo not only houses a large number and variety of animals, but it is also famous for its pre-historic park, which is home to many plastic dinosaurs. Spruce Meadows is a horse lover's heaven. This show-jumping facility is one of the best in the world.

    While much of the lure of this region is in the National Parks, performing art lovers should note that Calgary has some of the best acoustics in North America at the Jubilee Auditorium. There are also shows at the Epcor Centre downtown. The Globe and Uptown Theatres provide opportunity to see indie movies.

    The 1988 Winter Olympics still provide Calgarians with a chance to get out and about. The Olympic Oval is one of the world's premier speed skating facilities, and Canada Olympic Park is a multi-sport facility.

    Heritage Park Historical Village

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    1900 Heritage Dr. SW
    (At 14th Street Southwest)

    Calgary's living history... read more

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    Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden & Prehistoric Park

    1300 Zoo Rd. NE

    A wide variety of animal exhibits... read more

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    Spruce Meadows

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    18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

    World-famous equestrian tournaments... read more

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    Calgary Tower

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    101 9th Avenue SW
    9th Ave. and Centre St. SW

    Calgary's most famous urban landmark features a rotating dining room from which to take in the best view in the city... read more

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    Canada Olympic Park Ski Hill

    88 Canada Olympic Park Rd. SW

    Skiing and snowboaring in the city... read more

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    Calaway Park

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    245033 Range Rd. 33

    The Calgary's only theme park... read more

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    Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

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    1410 Olympic Way South East
    (Stampede Park)

    The "greatest outdoor show on Earth" - Calgary's biggest and most popular tourist attraction... read more

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    TELUS World of Science

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    701 11th St. SW

    Host of a variety of scientific exhibits... read more

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    Glenbow Museum

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    130 9th Ave. SE
    At 1st St

    Calgary's premier art museum, with a rotating selection of world class exhibits... read more

    Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

    1415 - 14th Avenue Northwest

    Calgary's home of performing arts... read more

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    High Performance Rodeo

    225 8th Avenue SE

    Calgary art & culture at its very finest - an exciting, innovative and diverse festival featuring performers from around the world, in every medium imaginable!... read more

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    Art Central Calgary

    100 7th Ave SW

    Calgary's downtown Art Mall - home to a variety of local artists' studios and shops... read more

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    Calgary Farmer's Market

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    510 77th Avenue SE

    Delicious, locally-grown food, one-of-a-kind gifts, music and more!... read more

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    North Glenmore Park

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    7305 Crowchild Trail South West
    (84 hectares surrounding the north side of the reservoir)

    Perfect for picnicking, close to Canoe and Rowing club... read more

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    Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail

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    Off Sarcee Trail Southwest
    Spruce Drive

    A river-side picnic area with hiking trails...
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    Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

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    197 1st Street

    A vibrant glimpse into the Calgary Chinese community, located in the heart of Chinatown. Make sure you explore the neighborhood afterwards!... read more

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    Prince's Island Park

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    1st Ave and 4 St SW

    The park for lunch-time picnics... read more

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    Bowness Park

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    8900 48th Avenue Northwest
    (Bowness)

    Year-round outdoor activities... read more

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    Canada Olympic Park Bobsleigh Rides

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    88 Canada Olympic Road Southwest
    Canada Olympic Park

    Professionally-driven, public bobsleigh rides...
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    Fish Creek Provincial Park

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    13931 Woodpath Road Southwest
    Parkland

    A unspoiled natural area with an expansive pathway system... read more
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