Calgary's Downtown is a destination in and of itself and has
become one of Canada's newest urban playgrounds. Complimenting
modern day architecture are historical sandstone buildings that
existed almost a century ago including The Stephen Avenue Walk
National Historic District. Visit these areas in downtown
Tower (1 - 2 hrs) The newly renovated Calgary Tower
elevates visitors 189 meters (626 ft.) above downtown Calgary
for a stunning view of the city and the Canadian Rockies.
Gardens (1 - 2 hrs) This peaceful indoor park spans
three levels in downtown's TD Square. One of the world's largest
indoor parks housing 20,000 plants, more than 135 varieties of
flora, waterfalls, fountains, fish and turtles
Glenbow Museum (2 - 4 hrs) A
lively journey into the heritage of the Canadian West and an
exciting exploration of other cultures.
Calgary Police Service Interpretive Centre
(2 - 3 hrs) Interactive facility with educational hands-on
exhibits and games on criminal issues.
Eaton Centre / TD Square / Scotia Centre
(2 - 4 hrs) An indoor walkway system
connects a five-block downtown shopping complex that includes:
The Bay, Calgary Eaton Centre / TD Square, Bankers Hall, Scotia
Centre and Penny Lane Mall.
Avenue Walk (2 - 4 hrs) Stephen Avenue Walk is a
National Historic District boasting over 1,000 shops and
facilities including some of Calgary's finest restaurants and
Inglewood District (2 - 3 hrs)
A bustling shopping area just east of downtown featuring
antiques, home furnishings, book stores and restaurants.
Street and Mission district
(2- 3 hrs) The Mission district encompasses an area
of exciting restaurants, specialty stores and coffee shops.
Uptown 17 th Avenue (2
- 3 hrs) This scenic neighborhood and upscale shopping district
is just south of downtown and hosts over 450 galleries,
boutiques, cafes, bistros, bookstores and art galleries.
Central (1 - 2 hrs) A must visit for artists and art
lovers alike. Art Central is a new concept bringing together
artist studios, galleries, arts and crafts boutiques along with
new dining experiences all under one roof.
Gallery of Calgary (1 - 2 hrs) Contemporary public
art gallery with five exhibition cycles per year.
Artists of the World.com (1 - 2
hrs) 20,000 square feet showcasing the best local and
international artists. One of the world's largest galleries, it
includes two viewing theatres and plasma screens throughout to
showcase artists and their work.
Cantos Music Foundation (1 - 2
hrs) Established in 2003 to build better communities by
connecting people through music. One of the many featured items
is the piano used by the song-writing duo of Elton John and