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Calgary is the largest City in Alberta, Canada, situated about 50 miles east of the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is well-known for winter sports with a number of major Mountain Resorts close by. There are also a number of tours into the rugged countryside around the City such as, coach tours, train rides, white water rafting, and horse riding on ranches.

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Flight times from UK Airports to Calgary are about 9 hours the shortest.

Calgary International Airport is situated about 9 miles northeast of the city. Google Map. Some large hotels offer a free Shuttle Service.

Airlines that fly between the UK & Calgary International Airport are: Air Canada , British Airways, and WestJet.
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The Calgary Tower opened 30th June 1968, the most famous landmark in the city.

One of the first Towers of its kind, the Calgary Tower has the best views over the city.

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The Calgary Tower is 627 feet high, originally named the Husky Tower, as it was built by Husky Oil, as part of an urban renewal plan. Also, to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967.

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The Glenbow Museum is situated only a few hundred yards east of the Calgary Tower.

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This is one of Western Canada's largest Museums, with over 20 galleries, displaying a selection of the Glenbow's collection of over one million objects.

The museum has four main collections: Cultural History, Ethnology, Military History, & Mineralogy.

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Theatre Calgary is situated only a few hundred yards east of the Calgary Tower, next to the Glenbow Museum.

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Theatre Calgary began in the 1940s, turning professional in 1968.

The Company hosts Canadian and International Plays with local talent in the production. Performances range from Classics to Contemporary. Reviews

The Calgary City Hall is situated about 0.3 miles northeast of the Calgary Tower, just round the corner from Theatre Calgary.

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This historic Town Hall was built in 1911, of sandstone, with a modern extension added in 1986.

The old part of Town Hall still houses the Mayor's Office. It was designed by W. Dodd in Romanesque style, now classed as an historic landmark .

The Olympic Plaza is situated about 0.4 miles northeast of the Calgary Tower, next to the Old City Hall.

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The Plaza is an Urban Park, popular meeting place, built for the medal ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Olympic Plaza is now used as for outdoor events, such as Concerts and Festivals. In winter, it is used as an Ice Skating area.

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Stephen Avenue is situated about 0.5 miles west of the Calgary Tower, a top pedestrian mall with some of Calgary's finest restaurants, cafes, pubs and bar/diners.

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The street also has a good mix of clothing retailers. Places to shop include the Calgary Eaton Centre, TD Square, Bankers Hall, Scotia Centre, and The Bay.

Fort Calgary is situated about 1 mile east of Calgary Tower, built in 1875 as Fort Brisebois by the North-West Mounted Police, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet.

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The Fort was built to deal with Illegal Whiskey traders from the area.

In 1974, the land was designated a National Historic Site.

You can tour through the exhibits, and experience the lifestyle and events that make Calgary's history an interesting story.

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Calgary Zoo is situated about one and a half miles east of the Calgary Tower on St Patrick Island, second largest zoo in Canada, with animal exhibits organized by geographic region.

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Regions covered are: Africa, Canadian Wilds, Australia, Eurasia and South America. Also with a Prehistoric Park and Botanic Gardens.

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Telus World of Science is situated about 1.3 miles west of the Calgary Tower.

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The Museum has interactive exhibits, multimedia presentations, and educational demonstrations.

The Discovery Dome Theatre shows Films from across North America. The Museum attracts over 304,000 visitors each year.

Heritage Park is situated about 6 miles south of the Calgary Tower.

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Canada's largest Living History Museum with year-round exhibits, Gasoline Alley Museum, and information on how the automobile changed our culture.

In the summer, visit the lively Historical Village with friendly pioneers, ride our authentic steam train, and see what it was like in the old west.

Canada Olympic Park or now Winsport Arena, is situated 9 miles northwest of the Calgary Tower.

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Winsport Arena is now used by the public for athletic training and recreational purposes, such as mountain biking. In winter, the park is also used for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing.

During the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Park was the used for the ski jumping, bobsleigh, and luge. Reviews

Calaway Park is situated 14 miles west of Calgary centre.

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Calaway Park is Western Canada's largest Family Amusement Park. The Park has a number of rides including a large log flume, the rides Chaos, Storm, The Vortex, and the Dream Machine, a 56 passenger swing ride.

There are no buses to the park so you either have to hire a car or a Taxi, or contact a:
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Banff is one of a few tours you can take from Calgary into the rugged Canadian landscape known as The Rockies, about 80 miles west.

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Banff is the largest town in Banff National Park. At 4,800 feet, it is the second highest Town in Canada, the highest being Lake Louise with the Chateau Lake Louise being the main Hotel.

At the Banff Gondola, you can ride up into the mountains for views from a long boardwalk, or 360 degree observation deck.

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For more information on Calgary, visit: wiki/Calgary.

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