Cowboy Country If you come in July, you can’t (and won’t be able to)
miss the Calgary Stampede, a local annual rodeo and agricultural fair
that includes al kinds of activities.
Fever Calgary was host to the Winter Olympics
in 1988 so your first stop might be Canada’s
Park. You can tear down the slopes
in a bobsled or soar across the sky on the 90
meter ski jump. Visit the Calgary
Tower where the Olympic Flame burned
during the Olympics and get a spectacular view
of the city. You might also want to check out
Hall of Fame and Museum for even
more Olympic trivia.
Kids of all ages Heritage
Park contains a historical village that replicates one that
would have existed in the west of Canada in the 1800’s. There are
also rides from the era and a train the goes through the town. The Calgary
Zoo is another stop you’ll want to make. The Zoo houses
over 1000 animals from all over the world including a few dinosaurs in
the Prehistoric Park. Also located on the grounds are the lovely Botanical
Outdoor Activities Fish Creek Provincial Park has over 54 miles of trails for hiking,
biking or running. And Banff is a just a short two hour drive away through
the beautiful Rockies. It is well worth a day trip.
Health and Safety While West Nile Virus is active in Alberta, the risk of being
infected is very low. The disease is transmitted primarily by getting
bitten by an infected mosquito. Your best bet is to avoid getting bitten
altogether. Use a bug deterrent that contains DEET. There are wild animals
in the west, (especially if you head off to Banff and hiking in the mountains)
so avoid taking trails that are not marked. If you are travelling solo
make sure someone knows where you are headed and when you expect to return.
Buy Travel Insurance before you leave home to avoid unnecessary expenses.
Visit www.voyages.gc.ca for more safety tips for travellers.
Calgary Vacations Video Playlist
See our video playlist above for videos about vacations to Calgary.
Skip to the end of a video to see the next one.