Sightseeing Map: Calgary, Alberta
Check out these 5 must-see spots for Calgary
Home of the Calgary Stampede and close to Alberta’s majestic Rockies, the city of Calgary is a wonder in and of itself. While Calgary’s cowboy image is still alive and well, this Canadian Wild West has become more of a modern metropolis, while keeping its laissez-faire attitude in tact. Nestled on the banks of the Bow River, Alberta’s largest city is both an urban and natural oasis, with superior shopping and majestic natural beauty.
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1) Stephen Avenue Walk
Take a walk down memory lane on Stephen Avenue. This national historic site is juxtaposed between old and new; with a brick pedestrian walkway, and elaborate sandstone buildings nestled among modern skyscrapers. Home to Calgary’s finest boutiques, restaurants and pubs, you will also find unique galleries, cinemas and the odd music and art festival along the way. This area, named after the first Canadian Pacific Railway president, Lord George Mount Stephen, was named an official Canadian Historic site in 2002.
Address: Stephen Avenue Walk is 8th Avenue S.W. from 1st Street S.E. to 4th Street S.W.
2) Metropolitan Grill
With an outdoor patio on the second floor, and live jazz, blues and dancing from Thursday to Saturday nights in the lounge, it’s hard to find a more encompassing hot spot in Calgary. With a menu featuring Calgary’s famous Triple-A Alberta Angus beef, a fusion of California and Mediterranean Cuisine, and an extensive wine list, the Metropolitan Grill is a full-blown experience.
Address: 318 – 8th Avenue SW, Stephen Avenue Walk T2P 2Y9
With a private dining room available for that extra-special night, and a modern and upscale setting throughout the rest of the venue, Capo lives up to its Italian namesake – it means top. Chef Ciuseppe Di Gennaro’s chic Italian cuisine boasts not only the freshest ingredients and imported Italian products, but with menu items such as house-made ricotta and lobster dumplings, Capo manages to be both rustic and exquisite at the same time.
Address: 1420 – 9th Avenue SE, T2G 0T5
4) Prince’s Island Park
This downtown oasis is nestled between the Bow River and a shallow lagoon in the heart of Calgary. Throughout summer and fall you will find Calgarians riding, walking or jogging through the lush green patch. Bustling with activity such as music festivals and a variety of performers, this popular destination for city dwellers is the perfect spot to relax.
Address: Take 3rd Street north in downtown or park north of Memorial Dr. and take the foot bridge across the river.
5) Glenbow Museum
With over 93,000 square feet of museum space, the Glenbow is able to boast being Western Canada’s largest museum. With over 20 galleries and permanent exhibitions on western and Indigenous culture, it’s the perfect place to spend a rainy Saturday.
Address: 130 – 9th Avenue SE, T2G 0P3
Phone: (403) 268-4100
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