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Sightseeing and landmarks in Calgary

Art museums

Museum
“1) The permanent collection. I have a soft spot for this. It is has the settler perspective of settlement, much of it in slightly Impressionistic late 19th century style, canoes in the mist, heroic conversions of prairie to fertile farms, the mountains, the wildlife, the First Nations. 2) Niitsitapiisini - The Story of the Blackfoot People. The counter narrative in the same building in Blackfoot and English. There are incredible things here, winter counts including the first captured horse and first Smallpox epidemic, the medicinal botany, the teachings of cultural geography, the story robe of a hero, the history of assimilation projects such as residential schools that came with the newcomers, a deep Blackfoot perspective, pretty much up to the present. 3. A stupendously good gallery of 'capital H' historic South East Asian sculpture. Hindu deities, Gandhara and Mathura representations of the Buddha and, Tibetan tantric representations of mastered emotions.”
  • 147 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“Heritage Park Historical Village is a historical park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 127 acres of parkland on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir, along the city's southwestern edge. As Canada's second largest living history museum, it is one of the city's most visited tourist attractions.”
  • 115 locals recommend
History Museum
“Wooden fort, built in 1875 by the North West Mounted Police, with history displays & offering tours.”
  • 33 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is the largest tri-service museum in western canada and the second largest military museum in the country. See www.themilitarymuseums.ca”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“Amazing interactive museum right in the heart of YYC. The car museum is a must see for gear heads. Ride the vintage steam train through the park or earn you steps by walking along the many paths and old fashioned street scales. This is fun for all ages. Fully accessible facility for those with mobility issues. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Park
“Nestled on the bank of the Bow River, Bowness Park is one of Calgary's hidden gems. A great place to enjoy a nice sunny summer day with a picnic, or take a ride on the old miniature train. You can rent canoes and paddle through the picturesque lagoon or just read a book under one of the many large trees. In the winter time the lagoon is an excellent place to go ice skating. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Mchugh Bluff stairs located off Memorial drive offer a fantastic view of the city ( also some good exercise walking up and down the stairs)”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“great veiw of the city, its an open leash dog park as well, and the area 15minute walk is a cute area to check out. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Trail
“My favorite place to walk or jog! This path goes a long way and connects to many of Calgary's greatest parks and outdoor spaces!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Sled Island 2019 passes are now available at a special early bird rate! Discover 250+ bands, comedy, film and art in 30+ venues, plus enjoy perks like exclusive discounts, limited-edition merch and more. Save up to 25% when you purchase by January 15, 2019 at SledIsland.com/Passes, Sloth Records (736b 17th Ave. SW) or Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE)!”
  • 1 local recommends
Historic Site

Libraries

Library
“An absolutely gorgeous library. The design itself is worth the visit! It’s a great place to bring a laptop and do some work as well! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Library
“The CPL offers free printing and internet access, guidebooks for the city (and the mountains) if you need some ideas, and a piano and chessboard if you want to kill some time. The library also has great free programming for all ages - lectures on interesting topics, plays/musicals over lunch, storytime for kids, etc.”
  • 5 locals recommend
General Travel
“Simply amazing! World class architecture, astounding interior and so lively! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“"Home of the Historic Calgary Library! Excellent place to relax, take a load off and enjoy the scenery."”
  • 5 locals recommend
Library
“For my long term guests that may be interested in going to the local library. A Membership to The Calgary Public Library is FREE and it isn't just a great resource for books, music and movies but they also offer free Programs for all ages. Bonus that you can use their online tool to pre-order books, magazines, music & movies and have them ready for you to pick-up at any library branch in the city. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Free computers to use, books, newspapers, magazines, photocopier, library stuff.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 3 locals recommend
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