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Pleasant Surprises

What do ballet, tapas and fly fishing have in common? They’re but three of the hidden surprises you’ll find within Calgary’s city limits. You can truly expect the unexpected here in terms of the vibrancy of Calgary’s cultural scene, the beauty of Calgary parks and the diversity of menu choices.

Heritage Park: SS Moyie
All aboard! Conducting trips every 35 minutes on the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary, the SS Moyie is a small scale replica of the SS Moyie in Kaslo, Briitsh Columbia.

Heritage Park: Vintage Midway 
Step into a bustling street scene, experience the magic of a drive-in theatre, explore a 1930s service station or learn the rules of the road while driving peddle cars and more.

Holt Renfrew/Core Shopping Centre
Located in the heart of downtown along Stephen Avenue, the CORE/TD Square features four storeys of shops and services, a large food court, and an indoor tropical garden.

Vin Room
The Vin Room’s award-winning wine cellar has something for even the most discriminating wine connoisseurs. Contemporary décor and a rooftop patio create an ideal setting to enjoy fine wine and sparkling conversation.

Theatre Junction Grand
Contemporary live arts including local, national, and international theatre, dance, and music. Western Canada's oldest theatre in the heart of downtown Calgary.

Beakerhead
Beakerhead brings together art and engineering from across the city, province, country and world to build, compete and exhibit interactive works of art and engineered entertainment during a week-long smash up of art, science and engineering each fall.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Bring your binoculars to this wildlife preserve popular with birdwatchers and nature lovers. Visit the Nature Centre or hike the trails along the Bow River.

Prince's Island - Summer Festivals
Located in the central part of Downtown Calgary, the park offers several picnic sites, playgrounds, pathways, hiking trails, large art sculptures, flower gardens, water fountains and a cafe. Several festivals and events are also held here each year. When the summer hits, Prince's Island Park is the place to be.

River Café
Beside the Bow River in Prince's Island Park, the River Café features regional and seasonal cuisine in a rustic fishing lodge setting. The River Café is nestled amongst a grove of poplars, beside a sparkling lagoon.

Plus 15 Walkway
Take a look up when you're walking in downtown Calgary and you'll notice the buildings are linked with enclosed suspended walkways 15 feet above the ground. To keep warm in the winter, the 60 suspended bridges connect 100 buildings, creating a 18 km walking route for circulating the core of the city without having to go outside.

Fly fishing in the Bow / Bow River sports
You don't have to go far to find a place to reel in your catch of the day. Calgary's Bow River is world-renowned for its trout fishing, and you'll find other great trout-filled lakes in the area.

Outdoor Pathway Systems/ Parks
With over 500 km of pathways within Calgary’s city boundaries, walking, jogging, and cycling are the most popular activities on the city's pathways. People of all ages enjoy for exercise, recreation and/or commuting to and from work or school.