Checking out some of the great attractions is so easy when your Canberra Airport Hotel is so close.
Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial Distance from Calgary Airport: 5.7km
The Australian War Memorial is the nation’s tribute to its 102,000 war dead, whose names are listed on the Roll of Honour. Officially opened by the Governor General Lord Gowrie in 1941, the building was the result of an international competition. The competition resulted in the collaboration between John Crust and Emil Sodersten for the design of the building. The Memorial was officially opened on 11 November 1941 by the Governor-General, Lord Gowrie. Completion of the Roll of Honour and Hall of Memory were deferred due to the Second War and further extensions to the Memorial were completed and opened in 1971.
Anzac ParadeDistance from Calgary Airport: 6.2km
The National Capital’s major ceremonial avenue is set along the magnificent land axis which forms a key feature of the original 1912 plan for Canberra by Walter Burley Griffin.
National Capital ExhibitionDistance from Calgary Airport: 7.9km
The National Capital Exhibition is regarded as the perfect spot for visitors to start their visit to the National Capital. It is both educational and very informative.
Captain Cook Memorial JetDistance from Calgary Airport: 7.7km
The Captain Cook Memorial Jet was constructed on behalf of the Commonwealth Government by the National Capital Development Commission to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain James Cook’s discovery of the East coast of Australia. It was officially inaugurated on 25 April 1970 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Blundells’ CottageDistance from Calgary Airport: 7.2km
Built about 1860 and located in the National Triangle overlooking Lake Burley Griffin, the cottage was originally part of the Campbell family’s "Duntroon" estate, and was home to three families of farm workers. Visitors are invited to handle its historic furnishings and equipment.Government buildings and suburbs have replaced the paddocks and open space. Its neighbours are now national institutions including the National Gallery, the High Court and the National Carillon.
National CarillonDistance from Calgary Airport: 7.9km
Located on Aspen Island, Lake Burley Griffin, the National Carillon was a gift from the British Government to the people of Australia to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital. Queen Elizabeth II accepted the National Carillon on behalf of Australians on 26 April 1970. John Douglas Gordon, after whom the Aspen Island footbridge is now named, played the inaugural recital.
International Flag DisplayDistance from Calgary Airport: 8km
The International Flag Display in Canberra’s Parliamentary Zone colourfully acknowledges the international presence in Australia’s National Capital.
Questacon (National Science and Technology Centre)Distance from Calgary Airport: 6.9km
Questacon is Australia’s leading hands-on science and technology centre. Over 200 interactive exhibits fill six galleries where visitors of all ages can enjoy a full day of adventure and exploration.
National Gallery of Australia
National Gallery of AustraliaDistance from Calgary Airport: 8.1km
The National Gallery of Australia houses the national collection of art. Designed by Edwards, Torzillo and Briggs, the Gallery opened in 1982. The Gallery has a continuing exhibition program including major travelling exhibitions from collections from international museums and galleries. Facilities include a shop, brasserie and outdoor restaurant. The Gallery aims to enhance our understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts and to provide access to works of art information, locally, nationally and internationally.
Old Parliament HouseDistance from Calgary Airport: 6.5km
Old Parliament House was built only as the provisional home for Federal politicians. However, the building continued to be used from its opening in 1927 until 1988 when the new Parliament House was opened! The Commonwealth Architect J S Murdoch designed a building of simple lines "decorous and embellished internally with restraint".
National ArchivesDistance from Calgary Airport: 6.4km
The National Archives of Australia looks after Australia’s valuable Commonwealth records. These records trace the events and decisions that shaped the nation, Australian stories, big and small. history as it happened and the people involved.
Prized items in the collection include the personal papers of former Prime Ministers including Billy Hughes, John Curtin, Harold Holt, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Gough Whitlam and Paul Keating.
Parliament HouseDistance from Calgary Airport: 6.8km
At the apex of the Parliamentary Triangle is Parliament House. Parliament House was designed by the American architectural firm Mitchell Giurgola and Thorp as a result of an international design competition. Parliament House, opened on 9 May 1988, is regarded as one of Australia’s most acclaimed buildings and the meeting place of our nation.