Located in the Western part of Canada in the province of Alberta, the city of Calgary is a tourist’s wonderland. There’s much to do in this young and dynamic city, right from getting lost in the remarkable landscapes that surround it, to the rich art and culture that it offers and the wild encounters that it makes possible. Book a flight to Calgary now and experience the madness that awaits!
One thing that is iconic to the city of Calgary is the landmark Calgary Tower that was built in the year 1968 to mark Canada’s centennial. Though overshadowed by multiple modern skyscrapers, it still is a must visit for tourists who want to get a 360 degree view of the city, the Rocky Mountains and its foothills, and definitely the prairies.
Right across the Calgary Tower lies the Glenbow museum, housing not only permanent museum collections that allow major throwbacks to the past but also many floating items that may be of great interest to connoisseurs of art, history or pop culture.
More of a show to be experienced than a place to visit, the Calgary Stampede is an annual festival which probably has one of the grandest rodeo shows in the world. Millions of visitors come every year to witness what is known as the “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, which features many other elements like concerts, stage shows, parades and chuckwagon racing.
Into the Wild
Banff National Park
If you’re planning a trip to Banff, you are likely to cover everything from the mountains, to lakes to wildlife. Spread across a whopping 6641 square kilometres, the Banff is situated in the lap of the Rocky Mountains and has 56 officially recorded mammals in the region. Grizzly bears, black bears, cougars, red foxes and coyotes are some of the major predatory mammals.
If the Banff National Park is too big an arena for you, you can visit Calgary Zoo which is rated as one of the best zoos in North America. This zoo has special and well regarded teams that drives efforts for protecting endangered animals across Canada. The zoo has more than 700 animals brought from all over the world, a botanical garden and a ‘Prehistoric Park’. You could also be a part of various events that the zoo hosts, like a breakfast buffet while meeting Giant Pandas or an adult night with some beer and music at the Zoo.
Sip and Drink
Last Best Brewing & Distilling
This is the place to go to if beer is what quenches your thirst the best. They make their brew in house and also host beer tasting sessions on Wednesdays, coupled with some ‘beer-y’ interesting discussions. They have an outdoor patio where you can laze around with your drink while you order some snacks from their ‘pub favourites’.
If sipping on a fancy cocktail just isn’t enough for you, visit this stylish bar where you can get a haircut and a shave while you choose from the amazing variety of cocktails, wine and lip smacking food that they have. You could make your way to the small patio or choose a cosy corner to chill with your drink.