Calgary: The Coolest Places To Visit
The city of Calgary is at the heart of the oil industry of Canada and has developed into a bustling, cosmopolitan city with heaps of sights to see and experiences to enjoy. In forty years the population has almost doubled, and this a vibrant, young place is just getting started! If you find yourself in Calgary, here are the top sights you shouldn’t miss.
When people think of Canadian viewpoints, most attention turns to the CN Tower in Toronto, which stands at an impressive 553m. The Calgary Tower may only be 190m, but it is still an incredible place to get a real bird’s eye view of the entire city—on a clear day, you can even see all the way to the Rocky Mountains located to the west.
Formerly known as ‘Husky Tower,’ named for the Canadian oil company, Calgary Tower was commissioned in 1967, and was intended to celebrate the centennial of Canada. In 1968 it opened as the tallest freestanding building in North America and is still a highlight of the Calgary skyline. Head to the observation deck at the top, and brave the glass floor if you dare! Learn interesting facts which you may not have expectedand take some seriously cool photographs!
Take A Walk
There are some incredible options to take in the city on a walking tour, as Calgary is awash with parks and green open spaces. One of the most famous of these is the River Walk, located on the southern bank of the Bow River. This carries on over a two-kilometre cycle and pedestrian path which runs from the Centre Street Bridge to the East Village, which boasts a variety of quirky coffee shops and eateries.
Grab Some Lunch—And More!
Kensington Village is a key spot in Calgary and offers an Urban Village which is a total contrast to the cool glass, steel, and concrete of the rest of the city. Instead, youhave a focus on pedestrians, cute, small red-bricked buildings, buzzing boutiques, and renowned cafes and restaurants. You can view menus or even order delivery to your hotel at https://www.foodora.ca/city/calgary. This is the ideal hipster hotspot, choc-a-block with craft beers, quirky cupcakes, and that coveted first edition of your favourite novel.
Enjoy A Secret Cocktail
Cocktails are always a great way to end a day in a new city, and even more so if you have to hunt down the best places to enjoy our beverage. The Tea House is one of the most famous ‘secret’ cocktail bars, hidden in the basement of a Chinese restaurant, and offers a regular comedy night in addition to some very cool recipes!
Enjoy The Music!
Studio Bell is a seriously cool take on a traditional museum space. The building itself is an architectural wonder, and it is also home to the National Music Centre, a music museum which includes its own performance hall. Enjoy the Hall of Fame featuring the best of Canadian music, learn to play your own instrument, or try out your singing technique. More than just a museum, this is a musical experience which will change your perception of culture!