It is the last day of Stampede and our special edition of Calgary related posts is coming to a close.
So you are in Cowtown wondering what to do in the city? Assuming business has recovered sufficiently from the floods, here’s our suggestions for some of Calgary’s touristic highlights:
- Glenbow Museum – An impressive museum for a small town.
- Calgary Zoo – Visit the animals; they are lonely (and probably still traumatized by the floods.) Nicely laid out though and suitable for kids and adults. Reopening scheduled to begin the end of July 2013.
- Heritage Park – Relive the ‘olden days‘.
- Fort Calgary – See where it all began.
- Calgary Tower – Get a panoramic view of the city.
- The Calgary Stampede – The self-proclaimed “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth“
- GlobalFest – A festival centred around an international fireworks competition.
- Calgary Folk Music Festival – A summer mainstay. Music and food al fresco for an entire weekend. Day and weekend passes available.
- Flames games – Watch the local hockey team win and lose. Season is October thru to April.
- Calgary Reggae Festival Society– Irie in Cowntown!? – Who knew?
- Lilac Fest – A street fair in Mission area at the time the lilacs typically bloom.
- Inglewood Sunfest – Street festival in historic Inglewood.
- Sun and Salsa Festival – ‘Cool’ Kensington inner city neighbourhood hosts street party and salsa cooking competition. Tortilla chips are free.
- Chinook Centre in the South
- Market Mall in the North
- Stephen Avenue downtown
- ‘The Red Mile‘ (so named after the euphoria surrounding the Flames run for the Stanley Cup in 2004) on 17th avenue southwest