Calgary near the foothills of the Canadian Rockies is the gateway for many of our Canadian Rockies train trips and without a doubt our best selling Calgary train trip includes the Calgary Stampede Package.
**Besides being the gateway to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, exploring exciting tourist attractions in Calgary will guarantee to keep the whole family entertained.
Travel back in time, expand your imagination and see attractions larger than life with all that Calgary has to offer. From a thriving culinary and craft brewery scene to fascinating museums and the longest urban recreational pathway system in the world (1000 km), here are some of the top attractions in the city of Calgary.
Calgary Stampede: (Early July)The Calgary Stampede has long been called 'The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth', and for good reason. For 10 days every July, this city welcomes the world to a spectacular celebration of western heritage and values. Attracting visitors from other provinces, countries and continents, you can always be assured of a warm welcome!
Canada’s Sports Hall of FameEnjoy Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, a 40,000 square foot international award-winning facility located at Canada Olympic Park. Here you'll find 12 galleries and over 50 interactive exhibits including shadow boxing against Olympic Gold Medallist Lennox Lewis, 3D goalie and back-catcher experiences, sport challenges and more.
Canada Olympic ParkNo visit to Calgary is complete without a visit to WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, the most visible legacy from the 1988 Games. WinSport has taken the Olympic legacy to new heights, becoming a world-class Winter Sport Institute and helping Canadian athletes reach the podium at World Cup events and the Olympic Games. In the summer, you can rush down North America’s fastest zip line or rumble down the sliding track at 100 km/h in a four-man summer bobsleigh.
Studio BellVisit Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, to explore the sights, sounds and stories of Canada's music history. This architectural icon offers a new kind of cultural experience, housing exhibits of concert costumes, instruments and even hands-on areas to make music of your own. Bring the whole family - there is something for everyone at Studio Bell.
Heritage ParkDiscover ’How the West was Once’ at Heritage Park Historical Village. Entertaining both the history buff and the pl**easure seeker, you'll find a perfect balance between historical fact, adventure, discovery and fun. Discover what makes our story of western Canadian settlement so distinctive across 127 acres, 180 exhibits, an antique midway and more.
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