Things to Do in Calgary
Calgary is filled with attractions of all sizes. Rising 623 feet from the skyline, Calgary Tower is the city's most famous and identifiable landmark where you can take in panoramic views of the whole city. To see the birthplace of the region, visit Fort Calgary, a National Historic Site that has an interactive center and museum. Another engaging museum is the Military Museum: Mural Mosaic that allows visitors to experience life at the helm in a World War II wheelhouse or walk through a World War I trench. If the subject of war is too heavy for your vacation, the Lougheed House and Beaulieu Gardens provide stunning flowers on a 2.8-acre estate.
Don't miss the Canada Olympic Park, the premier venue of the 1988 Winter Olympics that now serves as a training center for athletes and the general public. This is your chance to train like an Olympian! There are activities for the whole family year-round, including skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, luging, mountain biking, ziplining and more. After you work up an appetite, head to the intersection of Mission and Fourth streets, one of the city's best-known dining destinations.