Calgary Attractions

Attractions Near Calgary AlbertaCalgary is an absolutely beautiful city that everyone must see while in Canada. There are so many great things to do in Calgary that you could stay busy for weeks, but these are the four Calgary attractions that everyone must visit.

Calgary Zoo
The Calgary Zoo first opened its doors in 1929, which makes it one of the oldest zoos in Canada. There are currently over 1000 animals housed at the Calgary Zoo, which is more than all but one zoo in Canada. All of the animals are placed in different sections of the zoo based on where they originate from. One of the highlights of the Calgary Zoo is the Prehistoric Park. The Prehistoric Park has recreated dinosaurs living in their natural habitat.

Telus World of Science
If you are looking for an attraction for both the adults and the children, then it does not get much better than the Telus World of Science. The Telus World of Science was established in 1967, and it is currently one of the most popular attractions in Calgary with just over 300,000 visitors each year. The main highlights of the Telus World Of Science are the museum designed specifically for children, the outdoor science playground and the huge domed theater. The theater will usually play various science related films, but they also play several large budget movies throughout the year.

Calgary Tower
Construction was completed on the Calgary Tower in 1968, and it has quickly become one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. The Calgary Tower is just over 190 meters tall and there is not a taller structure in the city. A vast majority of the city of Calgary can be seen from the observation deck of the tower. Calgary is a beautiful city, but you can not fully experience its beauty until you see it from the Calgary Tower. There is also a restaurant at the top of the tower that features a great view of the city.

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
If you have any appreciation for sports, then Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is the ideal attraction for you. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame first opened in 1955, and it is designed to honor the greatest athletes born in Canada. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame was originally located in Toronto, but it was moved to Calgary in 2011. There are currently over 500 differently athletes that are honored in Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. There are also several different interactive exhibitions and galleries throughout the hall of fame.