Icons & Landmarks
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Calgary is a young city with a rich history – after our founding at Fort Calgary we wasted no time erecting tall buildings and lovely wide streets. Take a tour of western history at some of our vintage landmarks, or go straight for the big vistas at attractions like the Calgary Tower and Canada Olympic Park.
The premiere venue of the 1988 Winter Olympics and is now a centre for training and recreational use by athletes and the general public. There are year-round activities for families and adventurers: skiing, zipline, snowboarding, bobsleigh, luge, mountain biking, and more.
The Tower is the City of Calgary's most famous and identifiable physical landmark. Rising 190 metres from the dynamic downtown core, the Calgary Tower offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Calgary that is a must-see on every visitor's itinerary.
A National Historic Site, the birthplace of Calgary and an interactive interpretive centre and museum. Discover how the hopes and dreams of the North West Mounted Police combined with those of early Calgary citizens to shape our city.
Fish Creek Provincial Park
The park is an extensive protected pristine nature area full of well maintained picnic sites, info centers, hiking trails, pedestrian and bike pathways. Located in South Calgary extending East to West.
Rouge Restaurant, a heritage site
An escape to France’s wine country minutes from Downtown in Calgary’s trendy Inglewood neighbourhood. Rouge occupies a historical home on a property with a beautiful garden patio evoking the French countryside, the soul of its cuisine.
Western Canada’s largest museum houses both a museum and art gallery. Visitors can enjoy world-renowned art and fascinating historical exhibitions all under one roof.
Discover the victories, tragedies and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory.
Lougheed House – Beaulieu Gardens
Built in 1891 and originally known as Beaulieu, French for beautiful place, Lougheed House is now a non-profit, National Historic Site located in the Beltline district of Calgary. Set on a stunning 2.8 acre estate, Lougheed House offers visitors a unique historic experience.
Open to spectators and horse enthusiasts from around the world, this picturesque complex has captivated the worldwide audience of the sport of show jumping.
Central space for events, performances, or just enjoying the day. Built for medal presentations during the 1988 Winter Olympics, this downtown site is still popular today for concerts, festivals and ice skating.
Stephen Avenue Walk
Enjoy a historic walk along the cobblestone streets of the vibrant Stephen Avenue Walk. Along this active strip you’ll find unique boutiques and shops, as well as vendors which carry distinctive jewellery and diverse cultural items
Heritage Park - Big Rock Interpretive Brewery Brewing Course
Enjoy a fascinating and interactive evening as you discover the basics of the complete craft brewing process. During this hands-on, 2 1/2 hour course you will gain knowledge, enjoy appetizers and a beer tasting of commercial samples similar to the beer that is being produced.
All aboard! Conducting trips every 35 minutes on the Glenmore Reservoir, the SS Moyie is a small scale replica of the SS Moyie in Kaslo, Briitsh Columbia.