Ten Don’t Miss Things to Do

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  • TELUS SPARK: Combination science and creative centre, state of the art planetarium: they have three new shows or exhibits every year! Don’t miss the studio on the second floor- great for hours of fun! Great for a rain day or just any day…www.calgaryscience.ca
  • Cupcakes: The innocent treat of childhood all grown up. Crave Bakery is often filled with a line-up and sells out early. Just our luck, these little caloric treats are located just around the corner…..yumm! www.cravecookies.com
  • Drumheller: Rent a car or take a tour but don’t miss the The Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada’s only museum completely devoted to paleontology. Hundreds of thousands of visitors just can’t be wrong. You know what they always say- If it looks like a dinosaur and smells like a dinosaur- then it must be on exhibit in Dinosaur Hall……www.tyrrellmuseumcom

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  • De’s Walk: This walking tour of Calgary starts at River Lee and takes you through the river parks to the Chinese Cultural Centre, past the Calgary Tower and on to the Glenbow Museum. Watch the buskers perform and buy souvenirs from the many carts that line the street on the Stephen Avenue Mall. End with a visit to Devonian Gardens, our indoor city park, just reopened after a 35 million dollar renovation. In all, a great overview of our neighbourhood and a great way to walk and eat your way through Calgary’s downtown core. Just follow the blue sheet and attached map in your room, the walk can take from three hours to all day!
  • Alberta Beef: Buy a AAA steak, light our barbecue, add some trimmings and enjoy…Enuf said! Recipes? www.barbecueweb.com
  • Festivals: We celebrate everything…..really! Jazz Festival, Folk Festival, Fireworks Festival, Lilac Festival, WinterFest…I’m sure you get the idea. For a complete listing of fantastic events: www.calgary.ca.
  • In a word- Chocolate….Master Belgian chocolatier Bernard Callebaut  has found a creative home here….with a shop located right around the corner, it might be tough to explain to loved ones why there are no Callebaut treats in your luggage! But then again, who said you had to share? www.bernardcallebaut.com
  • Bright Lights, Big City! Come and enjoy our theater season! Whether you prefer Broadway themes or musical dinner theater, Calgary offers it all. Enjoy an intimate production by a local playwright or take in an elaborate staging of the latest ballet, touring Broadway hit or opera. Use our concierge service to book the tickets for an unforgettable Calgary theater experience or find your own here.  Arts Commons Companies and Information

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  • Stroll the neighbourhood in search of the perfect meal….Ethiopian, Indian, Lebanese, Thai, Korean,  Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian, Fusion, the list goes on and on and …..You’ll be really full……don’t miss Globefish for great sushi on 14th St. and make sure to enjoy the casual elegance of Winebar Kensington. Thin crust Italian pizza and a fine bottle of red at Pulchinella’s is a special way to spend the evening. If you’re just looking for a quick burger, fries and a great shake then make sure to swing by Flipp’n Burgers and grab a seat in a  red vinyl booth. You will never be hungry in Kensington!
  • De’s Walk #2: This one is uphill but takes you to the ridge above Kensington for some dramatic cityscapes, perfect photo opportunities, nice dogs, peaceful neighborhoods and a beautiful spot to eat a take-out lunch ( oh, great….more food).

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