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Banff National Park

Banff National Park is in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with hiking and cycling through the park’s impressive terrain and breath-taking scenery, many visitors also enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, golfing and camping. The town of Banff is in the southwestern corner of the park, about 90 minutes west of Calgary via the TransCanada Highway. For more information on Banff National Park, visit

Drumheller – Dinosaur Country

The Drumheller Valley, about a 90-minute drive northeast of Calgary, is the heart of the Canadian Badlands and offers spectacular scenery with unique coulee landscapes and hoodoo rock formations.  The region is famous for rich deposits of fossils, including dinosaur bones that are showcased at the renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum. The museum is open seven days a week during the summer months and offers interactive exhibits, a cafeteria and gift shop. For more information and directions, visit


Nestled in the Rockies, this Mountain town 45 minutes away from Calgary offers great accommodations and restaurants.  It is a great spot to stay while adventuring through the Rockies.  For more information and directions, visit

Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was one of the largest buffalo jumps in the world.  Located approximately 90 minutes south of Calgary, this site provides a glimpse into the past practices of Canadian indigenous plains people. For more information and directions, visit

The Calgary Zoo

From the splendor of the Rocky Mountains to the heart of Destination Africa, The Calgary Zoo takes you to see almost 1,000 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim, or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with four species of penguins in our popular Penguin Plunge or visit the new greater one-horned rhino, mandrills and komodo dragons!

Along with animals galore, The Calgary Zoo also features a botanical garden and a prehistoric park filled with models of dinosaurs.
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Heritage Park Historical Village

Experience life on the frontier as Heritage Park transports you back to olden-days Calgary. Self-described as ‘History you can see, touch, smell and talk to’, Heritage Park features over 180 attractions and exhibits that span Western Canadian history from the early 1860s fur trade to the petroleum and automobile-dominated 1950s. In many cases, the houses, stores and machinery at each exhibit are original. Thousands of Western Canada’s historical treasures have been generously donated and relocated to the Park. The park’s costumed interpreters add another dimension to the immersive historical experience, bringing the attractions and exhibits to life.

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Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows is a world-renowned equestrian venue located in the southern outskirts of Calgary. The Summer Series Tournament season begins in June with five exciting weeks of international show jumping. Visitors are welcome to visit the grounds, tour through the stable areas and watch trainers exercise the horses.

You can also view the flowers in bloom, the newborn foals or enjoy fishing in the pond. Spruce Meadows is located on one of Calgary’s few remaining wetland areas - the Radio Tower Creek Environmental Reserve. Muskrats, ducks, geese and owls are just some of the many inhabitants of the wetland.

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TELUS Spark, Calgary’s Science Centre

TELUS Spark is a place for young and old to embrace the exploration and discovery of science, technology, engineering, art and math in new and amazing ways. Explore over 100 exhibits, programs and demonstrations, Calgary's only HD Digital Dome Theatre, travelling exhibitions, an Outdoor Park and more. Ignite your curiosity in the thrilling overlap of science, art and technology.

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