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Travel Bucket List: Calgary

December 1, 2014



Calgary is a city in Canada which can boast many experiences and a great history. It held the Winter Olympics in 1988 and the Calgary tower was the home of the Olympic flame during this time too. It has many beautiful views, parks and a huge zoo with over 1400 animals inside.

Stay at the Residence Inn Calgary South and truly delve into this magnificent city and everything it has to offer. Here are some of the best things to do in Calgary during your stay in this huge city.

Prince’s Island Park

Princes island park is located near Calgary zoo, and consists of trails to walk lined with cottonwood trees and the bow river. Enjoy a quiet walk away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, or simply sit in the fields and enjoy outdoor concerts which take place throughout the year.

Heritage Park

Heritage park is located just next to the reservoir and is the perfect place to feed your love for history. Calgary has a Wild West history which is shown in this unique part of the city. You will be able to feel as if you have traveled back in time. Explore the 1860s with a perfect replica of the village from back in the day. Take a ride on a horse drawn wagon or a steam locomotive and feel as if you are part of the old west.

Glenbow Museum

To understand the full history of Calgary, you can visit the glenbow museum and let your inner history buff come out to play for the day. The exhibits in this museum mostly focus on the Wild West culture of this part of Canada, and feature lots of interactive displays on the First Nations tribes and even military memorabilia. The museum also has sections for history around the world, with art and artefacts from Europe, Africa and Asia within its walls.

Spruce Meadows

If you love nothing more on a sunny day than to head over to the horse races, then you are in luck with this next location. Spruce meadows is an equine sports facility which gains its name from the trees which surround the perimeter. You will be able to see seasoned jockeys training and racing with their horses in a number of different events. There is regular racing, cross country racing and even showjumping events to see in this park. Jockeys come here throughout the summer and race for fun as well as compete in national titles.

Calgary Zoo

For the animal lovers amongst you, there is nothing better than visiting a food zoo and seeing some of the most stunning creatures in the world right in front of your eyes. Calgary zoo is a huge place which house over 1400 animals, each in their own unique habitat which reflects the real world. You will be able to see tigers, gorillas, kangaroos, moose’s and more in this place.

If you want to take a break from the wildlife, you can take a walk in the zoos botanical gardens and visit the prehistoric exhibit which shows the history of Canada and what dinosaurs they had in the area.

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