The Canadian city of Calgary is home to plenty of splendid and popular tourist attractions. We have picked the top 10 spectacular attractions in the city that you should definitely visit if you go to Calgary.
Heritage Park Historical Village
One of the most popular attractions in Calgary, the Heritage Park Historical Village is a historical park and Canada’s largest living history museum. The museum is divided into two sections – The Historical Village and the Gasoline Alley Museum. The former is famed for reconstructed historical buildings, while the latter displays vintage vehicles.
Calgary’s landmark building Calgary Tower is a 191 metre-high observation tower in Downtown Calgary. The tower features a revolving restaurant known as Sky 360, which offers beautiful scenic views of downtown Calgary particularly at sunset or dusk.
Canada Olympic Park
The Calgary Olympic Park is popular for adventure sports such as skiing, snowboarding, bob sledding, zip-lining, tobogganing, and mountain biking. It was the primary venue for various sports such as ski jumping, bobsleigh and luge during the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988.
Visit Fort Calgary to get an insight into the history of Canada’s North West Mounted Police. The wooden fort was built in 1875 near the confluence of the Elbow and Bow rivers. Today, it houses historical displays, foundations of the original fort, the Calgary Fort Museum, and a gift shop.
A great attraction for families with kids and science freaks, the Telus Spark is a science museum housing numerous interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations, and educational demonstrations.
The Devonian Gardens is an indoor garden spread over one hectares of space on the 4th floor of the Core Shopping Centre in Calgary. The floral garden is adorned with around 1000 plants, sculptures, fish ponds and a living wall.
A must-visit for kids, Calaway Park is an outdoor family amusement park in Springbank, Alberta. The park has around 33 rides, 22 food stalls, and 27 games.
The Glenbow Museum is a historical museum showcasing rare exhibits that explain the growth of western Canada. This museum is also known for hosting temporary global exhibitions.
The Military Museums
As the name suggests, The Military Museums concerns the Canadian armed forces – its navy, army and air force. Visitors have interactive experiences such as walking via WWI trenches or routing from a wheelhouse, apart from observing numerous military vehicles including tanks.
Aero Space Museum of Calgary
Get an insight into the history of aviation in Canada by visiting the Aero Space Museum of Calgary. The museum displays aircrafts, simulators, aviation art prints and radio equipment.