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Calgarians have a need for speed, like seeing chuckwagon teams pound madly towards the finish line or four guys in a bobsled zooming down a frozen track at 120 km/h (75 mph). The legacy of the 1988 Winter Olympics burns brightly, with top notch facilities where Olympic hopefuls train for gold. Immerse yourself in Calgary’s Wild West spirit at the Calgary Stampede, The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

As a recently designated Cultural Capital of Canada, Calgary has come of age with a spectrum of arts and performing arts – theatre, music and dance. Suggest heading over to one of our many parks to take in a special event, such as global fireworks competition. 

In the downtown core, dare your clients to step onto the glass floor observation deck at the top of the Calgary Tower for panoramic views of the city. Then it's time to stroll downtown's Stephen Avenue and shop cutting-edge local designers and top international labels, followed by a meal at some of Calgary's finest restaurants, pubs and cafes. 

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Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede

Every July in Calgary, your clients can experience this 10-day whoop-up also known as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. One million visitors get roped into Stampede fever every year, so encourage your clients to grab their boots and hats, and cowboy up!

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Calgary Tower
Calgary Tower

In the downtown core, dare your clients to step onto the glass floor observation deck at the top of the Calgary Tower for panoramic views of the city – and a clear view to the street, 160 m (525 ft) below.

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Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo

Your clients can get to know some of Canada’s most impressive animals in the Canadian Wilds exhibit. They’ll see bears, wolves, cougars, moose, bison, bighorn sheep and mountain goats.

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Canada Olympic Park
Canada Olympic Park (COP)

On the outskirts of the city, your clients can speed down the bobsleigh track like an Olympian, fly down the zipline, ride a go-cart parallel to the original hairpin luge track and challenge themselves on the mountain bike trails.

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Glenbow Museum
Glenbow Museum

Across the street from the Calgary Tower, your clients can delve into the history of western Canada at the Glenbow Museum. The Glenbow combines a museum, art gallery, library and archives all under one roof, boasting over a million artifacts and some 28,000 works of art.

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Heritage Park
Heritage Park Historical Village

Plan for your clients to spend at least a day exploring over 180 attractions and exhibits where costumed interpreters help bring the past to life at Canada’s largest living history museum. Four locations across the park span the 1860s fur trade era to the 1950s culture of the automobile.

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TELUS Spark

At the TELUS Spark science center, visitors find out more about how the world – and the universe – works through interactive displays, visiting exhibits, movies and planetarium shows.

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Kensington Village

A great place to find funky clothing is in Kensington – Calgary’s urban village. With over 250 unique shops, restaurants and services, it’s a short walk from the downtown core via Calgary’s beautiful river walkways.

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Stephen Avenue Walk
Stephen Avenue Walk

Schedule time for your clients to stroll downtown’s Stephen Avenue and shop the CORE for cutting-edge local designers and top international labels. And then lunch or dinner at some of Calgary’s finest restaurants, pubs, cafés and bars.

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Cochrane
Cochrane

Just 20 minutes west of Calgary, the town of Cochrane has a rich ranching history. Your clients can stroll the river pathways, check out the many galleries and studios, and indulge in the famous homemade ice cream on Main Street.

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