Attractions in Calgary

Here's a partial listing of the top Attractions in Calgary

Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This event claims to be the "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions. In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick organized his first rodeo and festival, known as the Stampede. Calgary's national and international identity is tied to the event. It is known as the "Stampede City".

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Calgary Tower

Calgary Tower was constructed as a joint venture between Marathon Realty and Husky Oil. The Tower was built to honour Canada’s centennial and was also intended to promote the downtown core as a part of a Calgary urban renewal program. The Tower was designed to withstand the elements (climate, high winds, shock, etc.). Although Calgary is not an earthquake zone, this structure was the first in the Western provinces designed to withstand earthquakes. On a windy day the Tower can, and will, sway up to 16.5 centimetres or 7.5 inches and can withstand winds up to 161 km/hr.

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Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is located in Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A large portion of the zoo is located on St. George's Island in the Bow River. The zoo is operated by the Calgary Zoological Society, an independent not-for-profit organization.

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Calaway Park

Calaway Park is Western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park. The park is located in Springbank, west of the city of Calgary. Calaway Park currently has 33 rides, 22 food stalls, 27 games, and covers 90 acres.

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Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary is located just east of downtown Calgary on a 40-acre site. It marks the original location where the North West Mounted Police built their fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in 1875.

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Telus Spark

The Telus Spark is a science museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which conducts interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations.

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Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow Museum is an art and history museum in the city of Calgary in the province of Alberta Canada. Glenbow's collection began with the remarkable vision of its founder, Eric Lafferty Harvie.

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