Calgary Tourist Attractions
When you are arriving in Calgary from a far away land, it is obvious you are either coming for a job or you are coming for a vacation. In both the cases, you will definitely get interested about the local attractions. As internet has made things a lot easier for everyone, it has become quite easy to prepare your own travel plan or schedule before even you arrive into the country. There are loads of places that you may like to see. Along with the places to visit, there is the Calgary town and the adjoining areas. You will surely be impressed by the vibrancy and liveliness of the area.
Banff national park
One of the most important local attractions is this national park. Though the park is about 144 kilometers away from the airport, but Calgary is the only door to get into this park. Banff is the oldest national park in Canada, and it is situated over the Rocky Mountains. After being established in 1885, this park has catered to welcome the tourists from all over the world for more than a century. The extensive collection of the flora and fauna in huge variety is indeed the most impressive part of Banff.
Initially reaching the place was quite tough, but nowadays with railway connection, reaching and staying in this place has become easy and comfortable. If you have a few extra days in hand, and some amount of money, you can enjoy a few days among the pristine beauty and pollution free nature. The majestic chateau Lake Louise will make your stay a memorable throughout your life. Canadian rookies
The Canadian Rockies are that part of the Rocky mountain range which has got extended to Canada. This place is mostly famous for its mysterious and beautiful places and lakes. Most of the areas are protected by national parks and world heritage sights. Many of the highest peaks of Rocky are situated here. So many national parks are there, like Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho. People come to this place to enjoy the immaculate beauty and complete peace of mind. In addition to that you can also participate in various games like bungee jumping or white water rafting, etc. In short, it will be just the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Downtown
Apart from these very famous and beautiful places, there are many other local attractions and most of them are situated in and around the town of Calgary. You will get to know about a few of them here and the rest will wait for you to explore them personally. Some of the downtown attractions are Buns Building, Calgary tower, Chinese Cultural Centre, City Hall, Devonian Gardens, Fort Calgary, Glenbow Museum, Olympic Plaza and many more.
In the northwest there are places like Confederation Park, Foothills Stadium, Kensington, Nose Hill Park, Market Mall, McMahon Stadium, Olympic Oval, University of Calgary, etc. for the tourists to visit.
At the northeast of the town you will get to see places like, Aerospace Museum, Baitun Nur, Calgary Zoo, Marlborough Mall and such. Southwest
To the southwest of the town you can visit places like, 17th Avenue, Battalion Park, Canada Olympic Park, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Chinook Centre, Edworthy Park, Fish Creek Park, Glenmore Reservoir, Heritage Park, Talisman Centre and many more.
In the southeast section of the town you will find many attractions like, Inglewood, Scotiabank Saddledome, International Avenue, Max Bell Centre, Sikome Lake and such places.
It is very true that you cannot just skim through all the local attractions in just a few days. In order to find out the local color and flavor you have to spend a few weeks here. Calgary has so many things to offer you, that you will be surprised.