Calgary is a cultured city! It is a city that is vibrant, sophisticated and fun when it comes to entertaining it’s guests. Your experience could involve bobsledding down an Olympic course or listening to the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra or participating in one of the many year round festivals. Calgary has got it all for you!
Originally named the Husky Tower, the Calgary Tower was built to honour Canada’s centennial. At the top of the Calgary Tower, a viewing platform and revolving restaurant put sightseers 191 meters high in one of the city’s landmark buildings.
Until 1984, the tower was the tallest in the city. Though it no longer holds that title, there are still excellent views out over the city and beyond to the mountains
On the 4th level of the Core Shopping Centre, visitors will come somewhat unexpectedly upon the floral paradise of Devonian Gardens. Covering about one hectare of botanical gardens featuring over 500 trees, 50 varieties of plants, a 900 sq. ft. living wall, fountains, and fish ponds. Despite Calgary’s cold winters, they thrive under a glass ceiling.
Admission: The Devonian Gardens are free and open for the public to wander.
Distance from Hyatt Regency: 1.6km
Founded in 1912, the Calgary Zoo sits on St. George’s Island in the Bow River, just east of the city’s downtown. The Calgary Zoo is the second largest zoo in Canada and has received international recognition as one of the top zoos in the world for conservation research. The zoo is home to many examples of rare and threatened species of animals, as well as botanical gardens.
TELUS Spark is Calgary’s Science Centre. Facilitators fuel curiosity. Exhibits and programs ignite a sense of wonder and excitement. Conferences and events act as a catalyst for innovation and new ideas. TELUS Spark is a place for people of all ages and abilities to let go and embrace the desire to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Heritage Park Historical Village features dozens of reconstructed historical buildings and lively costumed interpreters from four different time periods. An old steam engine provides transport at the park, and the Gasoline Alley museum offers an interactive experience with one-of-a-kind vintage vehicles.