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Best Ways to Experience Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta. Calgary is a small cozy city with the beating heart and spirit of urban life. The city regularly ranks for the highest quality of life not only in Canada but also in the world. The unique blend of the Canadian West with modern trappings has lent a unique feel to life in Calgary.

All of that makes Calgary one of the prime destinations for tourism. If you want your family to experience life in a truly 21st-century city then bring them over to Calgary. As a first time tourist, there are a plethora of activities in Calgary to enjoy.

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 

The SAJA is the most premier institution for the arts in Calgary. If you want to bask in the splendor of the arts and artistic performances, then this is the place for you.

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It houses shows for:

  • Alberta Ballet Company
  • Calgary Opera
  • Kiwanis Music Festival
  • Remembrance Day ceremonies

Rest assured, no matter when you visit, you will find some performance to spend the day away.

Calgary Cuisine

How is a trip to any city complete without indulging its culinary delicacies?

You have to try Calgary meat if it is your first visit to the city. Alberta knows its meat and knows it well. Awaken the inner carnivore inside you and sample Calgary’s ranch grown caribou and bison. If you want to try Alberta’s world-renowned Alberta beef, then head over to Longview Steakhouse.

Calgary also has plenty of international offerings that reflect Canada’s diverse spirit. Try our Edmonton Donair or excellent Vietnamese Subs. You can’t go wrong with either one of them.

Top Places to Go:

As a first time tourist, there will be no shortage of amazing places to cross of your bucket list. Put your shoes on and make sure to take some selfies at these places.

Top of Calgary Tower

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Ride to the top of the tower and see a view like no other. It provides a bird’s eye view of the city all the way up to the Rockies.

Stroll through Central Memorial Park

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You might be thinking about what’s special about a park? How about a park which is a century old. You will feel the ancient history in the atmosphere of the park and it is one to not miss for a first time tourist.

A Trip to Drumheller

This location is in the epicenter of the Canadian Badlands and absolutely worth a trip. We recommend this over the Rockies since you can visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum as well. If you like dinosaurs, then this is one place to definitely keep on your bucket list.

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Despite being a modern city, Calgary offers all the joys of being connected with nature. The above is just a small glimpse of the things to do in Calgary. So, book your family for a vacation now and have the time of your life as we welcome you to Calgary tourism.

Calgary Stampede 

If you are visiting in the month of July make sure to put this event at the top of your list. The Calgary Stampede is one of the largest events that happen. This 10-day event gives you the opportunity to see great performers live, watch the rodeo, and eat incredible food.

Make sure you buy your tickets to watch the greatest show on dirt and see competitors on July 3-12, 2020 and see who is up for grabs for the $2 million in prize money.

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Peter the "Cowboy" is a gunslinger style writer from Bismark, North Dakota. Controversy is his middle name. He loves the cowboy lifestyle and being an American.

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