Calgary Attractions

Bow River

These are some of the attractions that I can recommend in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Calgary Map

+ 15 (Plus 15) during Stampede and Christmas the windows are decorated.
That’s our Jeep, we’re on our way to canoe down the Bow river.
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Plus 15 map

Plus 15 sign

The second floor of the buildings are part of the Plus 15
Inside are shops, restaurants, washrooms, etc.
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+ 15 (Downtown) “The world’s most extensive pedestrian skywalk system with a total length of 16 kilometers (10 mi) and 59 bridges. The system is so named because the skywalks are approximately 15 feet (approximately 4.5 metres) above street level. ”

Arts, Culture, Museums, etc.

Asian Supermarket: T & T Supermarket

Asian Mall (Pacific Place)It is not Chinatown, but it is the next best thing if you are looking for a true Asian shopping experience in the middle of Alberta.T & T Supermarket 999 36th Street NE, Calgary, AB

Bass Pro Shop (See Cross Iron Mills)and Outdoor Wow! 

Calaway Park

C Train: (Calgary Transit )

Calgary Airport

Calgary Chinese Cultural Center
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Calgary Chinese Cultural Center ( Chinatown) ( Downtown) “One of the largest cultural centers in Canada. Within, the centre features an art gallery, a museum and several businesses.The building also boasts a central dome, the Hall of Prayers, which was designed to resemble the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Its columns have paintings of 561 dragons and 40 phoenixes. The building is open daily at 197 – 1 Street SW.” Free except museum.

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
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Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
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Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm 


Calgary’s Military Museum.
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Calgary Olympic Park Zip-line in summer. Ski, Bobsleigh rides in winter.

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede:
First week in July.

Calgary Tower
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Calgary Tower ( Downtown) “Visit 101 – 9th Ave SW for beautiful panoramic views of the city. The Calgary Tower was built and opened in 1968. At 626 feet in height, this was once the tallest building in Calgary’s skyline. Not for anyone afraid of heights, the sights from the Observation will awe you, and a glass floor allows visitors to stand 525 feet above the street.” Adult $ 12.95″

Calgary Transit: (C Train) Rides taken solely within the downtown are free.

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Calgary Zoo
Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park.

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre
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Chinatown (Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre) ( Downtown) Purported to be Canada’s second largest Chinatown, this neighborhood dates back to 1910. It is located between the Bow River and 4th Avenue SW in downtown Calgary. Pedestrian traffic is always steady here, with Sunday being the liveliest. Visitors to this area will find unique and bargain gift shops, a couple of shopping centers, and grocery stores along with a plethora of bakeries and restaurants.

Chinook Centre: (Imax)Large mall

Cross Iron Mills: ( Bass Pro Shop) Large mall

Day Trips from Calgary

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Devonian Botanic Garden

“This 2.5 acre enclosed roof garden holds 20,000 plants! There is a full mile of lush walkways to enjoy, a sculpture court that will amaze you and a playground for the kids. Devonian Gardens is a peaceful indoor park located in the heart of downtown Calgary. One of the world’s largest indoor parks. The Gardens opened in September 1977 and have been a favourite destination for local and international tourists, downtown workers, and Calgarians too. It is also a venue for special events, corporate functions and weddings. Admission is FREE”

Barney’s Mill in Eau Claire Market
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Eau Claire Market (Imax)( Downtown) Located near Prince’s Island Park.”You’ll enjoy browsing around in one-of-a-kind shops and chic art galleries. Eau Claire Market features a variety of restaurants, a fresh food market with seafood, fresh produce, baked goods and exotic imports. With 8 fully-licensed, full-service restaurants, 10 food court eateries and 2 coffee shops to serve you. That’s 20 great places to get something to eat before or after a movie. Eau Claire is a favourite place to stroll, shop and savour. The pathways that wind through Prince’s Island Park and along the river form the recreational hub of Downtown. The river walk, Barclay Parade and Eau Claire Festival Market offer a children’s play area, an indoor playground, funky shops, restaurants, bars and cinemas. There is a direct link to Stephen Avenue Walk via Barclay Mall (pedestrian mall) Eau Claire market is easily located in Downtown Calgary on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street SW. Some of our neighbours include Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, Eau Claire YMCA, Prince’s Island Park, and Chinese Cultural Centre.”

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Heritage Park 2011

Heritage Park ’06

Heritage Park ’05

“Discover “How the West was Once” at Canada’s largest living history museum. Explore Heritage Town Square, which is open year-round, and includes Gasoline Alley Museum, and find out how the introduction of the automobile changed our culture. From May until October, step further back in time to our lively historical village. Meet friendly pioneers, ride our authentic steam train, enjoy the antique midway and immerse yourself in the old west.

Line dancing: Ranchman‘s Saloon Dancing

Pacific Place: Asian Mall (T & T Supermarket)

( + 15) during Stampede the windows are decoratedJul 8, 2004
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Plus 15

Prince’s Island Park and the Bow River ( Downtown) Urban Park

Ranchman’s Saloon : Line Dancing. An authentic western saloon, restaurant and dance hall complete with rodeo memorabilia and photographs. Live entertainment six days a week and a mechanical bull to test your cowboy skills.


Tony Roma, Earls, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Old Spaghetti Factory,Ranchman’s Restaurant Inc.: An authentic western saloon, restaurant and dance hall complete with rodeo memorabilia and photographs. Live entertainment six days a week and a mechanical bull to test your cowboy skills.


The Trees on Stephen Avenue

Shopping: T & T Supermarket, Asian Mall, Pacific Place,Eau Claire Market, Chinook Centre: (Imax), CrossIron Mills: ( Bass Pro Shop) Stephen Avenue Walk, etc.


Stephen Avenue Walk
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Stephen Avenue Walk: ( The Trees on Stephen Avenue)
Situated along 8 Ave SW (Stephen Avenue) and spans from 1 St SE to 4 St SW. Live performances, buskers, music, festivals, artists and culture galore.

TELUS Spark Science Centre.

The Trees on Stephen Avenue.

Wild Rose Brewery
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Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom


Calgary, Alberta, Canada ~ Peace Bridge and Heritage Park

Visit Calgary (the official tourism website)

Calgary Airport

Day Trips from Calgary

Banff National Park




  1. I seem to recall seeing Eau Claire before, was it on your blog Tok?
    Lots to absorb in these pics, love the Chinese decoration!


    • You have a good memory Cin, I did post it on L-, but I added some new stuff.

      I have a reason for re-posting it.

      It’s beautiful, M-m-m, it’s the ceiling, I see my caption is a bit misleading, I’m sorry.


  2. I consider Calgary my home city, though I lived in Red Deer and Edmonton for short periods as well. So I really am enjoying this fabulous update you are providing. I was back there a couple of years ago, but it was in/out for a wedding. Before that, it was a pass through. I visit a niece who lives in Airdrie so I often only see the city lights.


    • Souldipper,

      That’s wonderful 😉

      It is a great city we truly love it.

      We bought our Trailer in Airdrie, it’s a lovely town.


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