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- Heritage Park is perfect for families and history buffs who enjoy an immersive experience.
- The park operates in all weather, so dress appropriately.
- There are various on-site eateries, including restaurants, cafes, a bakery, an ice cream parlor, and other concessions.
- Gasoline Alley and the Heritage Square shops and restaurants are accessible to wheelchair users, yet the buildings in the Historic Village mainly are not.
Fort Calgary takes up 40 acres (16 hectares) on the eastern stretch of central Calgary. It's about a 15-minute walk from downtown.
Divided into geographical regions, the zoo’s highlights include the elephant encounter, Canadian wilds and Eurasia. For something different, Safari Brunch is served in Destination Africa.
The zoo is surrounded by lush botanical gardens featuring rainforest, arid gardens and a butterfly enclosure. Prehistoric Park is a favorite with kids, home to life-size dinosaurs and fossil displays.
Calgary Zoo is east of downtown on St George’s Island and the eastern bank of the Bow River. Buses run here or you can catch the C-Train to the Zoo stop.
The Canadian Wilds and Prehistoric Park are on the eastern bank of the river, linked to the other exhibits by bridges.
Calgary Tower is a city landmark, teetering over the city’s downtown skyscrapers since 1968.
Atop the tower’s shaft you’ll find ‘the pod’, home to an observation deck and revolving restaurant. From here you have stunning views over the city, all the way to the snow-capped mountains fringing the horizon.
Peer through the binoculars on the observation deck, walk out on the glass floor rimming the edge of the observation deck if you dare, and dine in the revolving restaurant, Sky 360.
During special events, the Winter Olympics cauldron on the tower’s summit is lit, re-creating the Games magic.
Calgary Tower is in the center of Calgary’s downtown, opposite Centre Street. On foot, you can access the tower in the eastern section of the city’s Plus 15 walkway network.