Banff National Parkwww.pc.ga.ca
224 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1K2
An hour and a half from Calgary, Banff is Canada’s breathtaking equivalent of Yosemite or Yellowstone. There are endless activities to explore — hiking, fishing, snowshoeing and horseback riding, to name a few.
Canada Olympic Parkwww.coda.ab.ca
88 Canada Olympic Road Southwest
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Ski, snowboard and bobsled where Olympians have tread. The site is where the 1988 Winter Games were held, and the mountains and snow is still as good as it was then.
Art Gallery of Calgarywww.artgallerycalgary.org
117 8th Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2P 1B5
There is always something interesting and unexpected in one of the five galleries here, which feature contemporary paintings, mixed media, installations and photography from mainly local and Canadian artists.
100 7 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2P 0W4
Immerse yourself not just in art, but also in artist culture, with 50 studios, galleries, shops and cafés to explore. Go on the first Thursday of each month, when there are workshops, food samplers and frequent sightings of resident artists.