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Flights to Calgary
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Once known mostly for its proximity to Canada’s top mountain resorts and its signature cowboy festival, Cowtown’s attractions and distractions have dramatically expanded and proliferated.
Urban activities such as fly-fishing on the Bow River and even taking in the mountain view from the glass-floored observation deck of the Calgary Tower and its upscale Sky 360 restaurant are must dos. There’s also browsing the high-street shops of Stephen Avenue Walk and Uptown 17th Avenue as well as picnicking at a summertime music festival in Prince’s Island Park.
Centred on Stephen Avenue Walk, the city’s downtown arts district is thriving. Here you’ll find EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, which puts on hundreds of theatre, music and dance events annually. Nearby, Glenbow Museum’s western cultural exhibits focus on Alberta’s maverick personalities, local First Nations and high-profile travelling art exhibitions.
City attractions have upped their game. The new TELUS Spark science centre features cutting-edge, interactive exhibits, while the neighbouring Calgary Zoo has launched the popular Penguin Plunge. Heritage Park Historical Village now features year-round exhibits, shopping, dining and cultural events. Canada Olympic Park, the city’s alpine sport facility, also offers all-season attractions such as mountain bike trails, Skyline Luge and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Calgary’s restaurant rows are bursting with new, contemporary dining options. Internationally known spots such as Rouge, Charcut Roasthouse and Rush lead the city’s burgeoning cuisine renaissance. City nights might include notorious party stop Cowboys Nightclub & Casino, two-stepping to country hits at Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dancehall or enjoying live alternative bands and DJs at Commonwealth Bar & Stage.
Stephen Avenue Walk, the city’s historic sandstone pedestrian promenade, features shops from John Fluevog and Out There to Coppeneur Chocolate as well as The CORE, an upscale, atrium-style shopping centre whose major tenant is designer department store Holt Renfrew. Boutiques and fashion franchises mingle along Uptown 17th Avenue, while the Inglewood neighbourhood’s blooming indie boutique strip is proudly mall-free.
Located 626 feet (191 metres) above downtown Calgary, Calgary Tower offers the best views of the city and is a must see. With this admission ticket, you will be whisked up to the top of the tower to admire incredible 360-degree views of the bustling city and majestic Rocky Mountains from the glass-floor observation Deck. You can also tour the tower to learn about the city's history and landmarks.
Enjoy bird's eye views of the Canadian Rockies as you soar high above and around them in a helicopter. You will fly over a variety of incredible scenery, from waterfalls, to the peaks of Mt Assinboine and Mt Sparrowhawk, to the 1988 Olympic Park. The heliport is located a short distance from Banff (transfer included) and Calgary, and you can choose from a 20-, 30-, 42- or 55-minute flight.
Experience the beauty of the Canadian Rockies with its backdrop of the glistening Victoria Glacier on a full day guided coach tour from Banff. Marvel at Lake Louise, the jewel of the Canadian Rockies and see the reflecting Ten Peaks. You'll visit scenic Yoho Valley and witness the Takakkaw Falls, Kicking Horse Pass and Spiral Tunnels.
Join this small-group Banff guided tour and hike on steel walkways which have been built into the canyon walls. Travel through prime wildlife habitat and learn how Johnston Canyon was formed. You will be led past lower falls and end up at breathtaking upper icefalls.
Take a full day to explore the Rocky Mountains and travel along Tunnel Mountain Drive, with its wind carved rock formations. Then ride to the mountain top on the Banff Gondola for amazing views. Take the scenic Tunnel Mountain Drive, where you will see the town of Banff and often find wildlife such as deer, elk and bear. At Banff National Park, take the Banff Gondola to ride up into the mountain tops for spectacular views from a one kilometer boardwalk or 360 degree observation deck. Then enjoy the peaceful beauty of Bow Falls.