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Calgary Attractions

Of all the events you’ll find here, the Calgary Stampede is one of the most popular Calgary attractions. It’s held on the second week of July. The festivities include a parade, cattle related shows, exhibitions and games for everyone to participate in.

Among other important Calgary attractions is the Glenbow Museum. It’s the largest in Canada, exhibiting every aspect of life from tattooing to the culture and traditions of tribes. There are more than 30,000 artifacts. There’s also a gallery dedicated to the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It’s one of the favorite exhibits for all guests. At the exit there’s a small gift shop where you can purchase mementos of your visit as well as beautiful coffee table books.

Another icon among Calgary attractions is the Aero Space Museum. Its displays tell everything about the history of western Canada’s aviation. It dates back to 1914 when the first airplane was built. The souvenir shop carries an excellent selection of literature and model airplanes for the kids.

Heritage Park Historic Village is somewhat like a museum. It’s a must see of Calgary attractions. It’s home to 150 buildings and 45,000 exhibits. Tourists can enjoy the array of antiques, an old style bakery, a candy store and fun rides. You can board the train and go around the park while listening to the interesting tales told by the tour guide.

Central Memorial Park is of outmost importance on the list of Calgary attractions. It’s not only home to the first library built in the Province of Alberta, but also showcases memorials dedicated to both World Wars. Of the most visited is the equestrian statue from the Boen war. Once a year, the park is the site of the Remembrance Day Ceremony.

Peace Park was built as a monument to peace in Canada. It also celebrates the country’s 125 years in existence. At the park’s entrance one can see a big arch. It was built in honor of the soldiers who perished in the two World Wars and Korea. Don’t miss it; it’s perhaps one of the most revered Calgary attractions.

A visit to Canada would not be complete without learning about its Mounted Police. And the best of Calgary attractions for acquiring such knowledge is Fort Calgary. It’s is the site where the northwestern Mounties arrived in 1875. It’s the exact point where the Elbow and Bow Rivers meet. Travelers can enjoy the exhibits spread through the Fort’s forty acres. These are accurate representations of the culture and traditions of the region’s first inhabitants.

Visiting a militia unit bunker is perhaps not your idea of a fun Calgary attraction. However you won’t want to miss the Mewata Armoury. It was built in 1918 as a military installation. But most importantly it was the location of the 1919 Ball held in honor of the Prince of Wales. It’s really a lot of fun to see. There are four small towers, structures made from red brick and everything is modeled after a medieval fortress.

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