With its vibrant energy, proud Western heritage and breath-taking scenery, Calgary is the perfect place for a Canadian adventure. Immerse yourself in the city’s lively arts scene with a visit to a performing arts, cultural or culinary festival. Or enjoy spectacular natural landscapes at one of four UNESCO World Heritage Site day tours from Calgary - the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Holidays in Canada aren't complete without a visit to an authentic western rodeo. The world renowned Calgary Stampede offers an unforgettable experience for the whole family and is definately not to be missed!
Every July, the Calgary Stampede distils more than a century of western heritage into ten unforgettable action-packed days of music, food, excitement, and the very best of western hospitality. The whole party kicks off with a colourful street parade and ends with a huge Grandstand show featuring singing, dancing and plenty of fireworks. In between, you'll get to watch expert rodeo riders, bucking broncos, barrel racing and, championship chuck wagon racing. The whole city joins in the spirit of the stampede, from pancake breakfasts to plenty of cowboy hats. This is one festival not to be missed!
July 7th - 16th 2017
July 6th - 15th 2018
July 5th - 14th 2019
One of Calgary's three Destination Canada Signature Experiences, Heritage Park Historical Village is Canada's largest living history museum telling stories of early Western Canadian history in four distinct eras. As a living history museum, Heritage Park comes alive through interpreters, hands on history, an antique midway, steam engine train and paddlewheeler boat. There are over 180 buildings and exhibits on 127 scenic acres. Browse the unique shops or stop by one of the historic restaurants for lunch or a snack. This is a must-see for history and nature lovers.
Standing over 600 feet above the downtown core, the Calgary Tower has been an icon in the city's skyline for over 40 years. Offering panoramic views in every direction, visiting the tower has become a proud tradition for Calgarians and their guests. With the highest 360˚ observation deck in the world, the panoramic city view is an experience above the rest. For the adventure seekers, step out onto the glass observation deck and look down at the streets below for a true thrill.
Calgary is the perfect choice for any luxury holiday and makes an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding Alberta region. The city features a comprehensive selection of luxury, boutique and brand hotels, from historical to contemporary. With hotels located in all four quadrants of the city, it's easy to explore world class attractions, savour a variety of eclectic dining experiences or enjoy shopping. If you're visiting the Calgary Stampede, there are many hotel options conveniently located close to the Stampede Park, so you can maximise your Stampede time and fun. Spend some quality time immersing yourself in the energy and excitement of Calgary before venturing into the Canadian Rockies for a mountain adventure.
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