An ever-evolving and dynamic cosmopolitan city, Calgary still maintains the tranquility of the Rockies. It is fairly easy to take a gondola ride or hike along a trail to reach a secluded spot in the mountains beside a lake, capture panoramic views and get back to the city in a few hours. The staggering Calgary Tower also offers stunning bird’s eye views of the city from its 56th storey observation deck. One of the best ways to capture the essence of the city is to simply stroll through it. This is especially true of the downtown area, where you can’t miss the eclectic mix of music, food, street art, culture and sights of youngsters on their colorful scooters. Speaking of music, Studio Bell with its stark modern façade is a music-lover’s paradise, showcasing music-related attractions and hosting live performances. Heritage Park Historical Village, on the other hand, takes you back in time to Calgary’s past with a steam engine ride and a vintage vehicle museum. One of the highlights of the city you just can’t miss is a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer railway, that takes you through scenic mountain routes right up to Banff where the picturesque Banff National Park stuns with its pristine natural beauty.
Olympic Park & Zoo
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Fairmont Palliser is a grand luxury hotel in downtown Calgary that has hosted many famous guests including royalty. This landmark hotel is connected by a skywalk to the Telus Convention Centre, the Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum.
Le Germain Hotel, Calgary, offers an elegant stay in the urban hub of this cosmopolitan city. Located right at the foot of Calgary Tower, this boutique hotel is just a few steps from cultural destinations such as Arts Commons and Stephens Avenue Walk.