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Calgary is the largest city in the Province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, approximately 50 miles east of the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is well-known as a destination for winter sports with a number of major mountain resorts near the city. There are also a number of tours into the rugged landscape around the city in summer such as, coach tours, train rides, white water rafting and horse riding on ranches.

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Flight times from UK Airports to Calgary are about 9 hours the shortest.

Calgary International Airport is situated approximately 9 miles northeast of the city. Taxi prices are between Cdn$40 and Cdn$45, plus tip, taking about 30 min's. Calgary Transit provides Public Bus transportation to and from the Calgary International Airport via Route #57 with service to and from the Whitehorn LRT Station. Pick-up and drop-off is at Bay #20. Google Map. Some large hotels offer a free Shuttle Service.

Airlines that fly between the UK & Calgary International Airport are: Air Canada . British Airways . Thomas Cook Airlines.

CarHire at Calgary International Airport can be booked through CarTrawler who will scan the best available deals from CarHire companies based at Calgary International Airport.

Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower officially opened June 30th 1968. The Tower has become the City of Calgary's most famous landmark.

One of the first Towers of its kind, the Calgary Tower offers the best view in Calgary, a must-see on any tourist's itinerary.

The Calgary Tower is 627 feet high. Originally named the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan. Also, to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967.

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The Glenbow Museum is situated only a few hundred yards east of the Calgary Tower.

This is one of Western Canada's largest museums, with over 93,000 square feet of exhibition space in more than 20 galleries, showcasing a selection of the Glenbow's collection of over a million objects.

The museum has four primary collections: Cultural History, Ethnology, Military History & Mineralogy.

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Glenbow Museum Calgary

Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary is situated only a few hundred yards east of the Calgary Tower, next to the Glenbow Museum.

Located in the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts, Theatre Calgary has a long history that began as early as the 1940s, and turned professional in 1968.

This company focuses on bringing Canadian and international plays to life on the stage, employing local talent in all facets of the production. Performances range from well-known classics, such as A Christmas Carol, to contemporary, critically-acclaimed plays. Students and seniors can enjoy reduced matinee rates.

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The Calgary City Hall is situated about 0.3 miles northeast of the Calgary Tower, just round the corner from Theatre Calgary.

This historical old sandstone town hall was built in 1911. It had become too small, so in 1986, a highly modern office complex was built.

The old Town Hall still houses the mayor's office. It has been declared a historic landmark, designed by W. Dodd in a Richardson Romanesque style. At the time it was built, it was considered one of the most modern city halls in Canada.

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Calgary City Hall

Calgary Olympic Plaza

The Olympic Plaza is situated about 0.4 miles northeast of the Calgary Tower, next to the Old City Hall.

The Plaza is an urban park and gathering place, created as the venue for the medal ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Olympic Plaza serves as a meeting place, and an outdoor event area, hosting concerts and festivals. In winter, it is used as a public ice skating area.

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Stephen Avenue is situated about 0.5 miles west of the Calgary Tower.

Stephen Avenue is a major pedestrian mall known for some of Calgary's finest restaurants, cafes, pubs and bar/diners.

The street also provides a mix of boutiques and high-end retail. Places to shop include the Calgary Eaton Centre, TD Square, Bankers Hall, Scotia Centre, and The Bay.

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Fort Calgary
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Fort Calgary is situated about 1.1 miles east of the Calgary Tower.

Fort Calgary was established in 1875 as Fort Brisebois by the North-West Mounted Police, located where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet in what is now Calgary, Alberta.

The construction of the fort was initiated April 1st 1875 by a federal order to force out whiskey traders from the area.

In 1974, the city of Calgary reclaimed the land so it could be designated a National Historic Site. The present site was reopened May 18th 1978.

Tour through the exhibits, experience the environment, lifestyle and events that make Calgary's history a truly worthwhile story.

Calgary Zoo is situated about 1.5 miles east of the Calgary Tower on St Patrick Island.

Calgary Zoo is the second largest zoo in Canada. The animal exhibits are organized by geographic region.

The current exhibits include, Destination Africa, Canadian Wilds, Australia, Botanical gardens, Eurasia, Prehistoric Park and South America. The zoo opens every day except for Christmas Day.

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Calgary Zoo

Telus World of Science Calgary
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Telus World of Science is situated about 1.3 miles west of the Calgary Tower.

The TELUS World of Science is a science museum with interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations and educational demonstrations. There are three traveling exhibits every year and more permanent exhibits designed on-site.

The Discovery Dome Theatre features films from across North America. There are more than 304,000 visitors annually, including over 54,000 students.

Heritage Park is situated about 6 miles south of the Calgary Tower.

Discover "How the West was Once" at Canada's largest living history museum. Explore our year-round exhibit, Gasoline Alley Museum, and find out how the introduction of the automobile changed our culture.

In the summer, step further back in time to our lively historical village. Meet friendly pioneers, ride our authentic steam train, enjoy the antique midway and immerse yourself in the old west.

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Heritage Park Calgary

Canada Olympic Park
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Canada Olympic Park is situated about 9 miles northwest of the Calgary Tower.

Canada Olympic Park is currently used both for high performance athletic training and for recreational purposes by the general public. During the 1988 Winter Olympics, Canada Olympic Park was the primary venue for ski jumping, bobsleigh, and luge. In winter, the park is also used for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing.

In summer, Canada Olympic Park is open for the sport of mountain biking. The high speed chairlift is used with bike racks on the chairs. Canada Olympic Park also has a large dirt jump park and trials park. Summer sports camps run all summer with activities ranging from luge to ski jumping.

The City Sight Seeing Tour visits the Olympic Park.

Calaway Park is situated about 14 miles West of Calgary centre.

Calaway Park is Western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park. The park is located west of the city of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway, in Rocky View County. The park features a variety of rides including a large log flume, the rides Chaos, Storm, the corkscrew roller coaster The Vortex, and the Dream Machine, a 56 passenger swing ride.

There are no buses to the park so you either have to hire a car or a Taxi, or contact a Shuttle Service.

Calaway Park Calgary
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Banff Canada
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Banff is one of a few tours you can take from Calgary into the rugged Canadian landscape known as The Rockies, about 80 miles west.

Banff is the largest town in Banff National Park, in Alberta's Rockies. At 4,800 feet, it is the town with the second highest elevation in Canada, the highest being Lake Louise with the Chateau Lake Louise being the main hotel.

At the Banff Gondola, you'll ride up into the mountain tops for spectacular views from a one kilometer boardwalk, or 360 degree observation deck. Then enjoy the peaceful beauty of Bow Falls. Free time is provided to lunch and explore downtown Banff.

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For more information on Calgary, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary.

For a list of guided tours from Calgary, visit: www.viator.com/Calgary/d817-ttd.

For a large list of Calgary attractions, view: www.tourismcalgary.com.

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