Marvel at the skyline
Marvel at the skyline in this cosmopolitan city; a product of the oil boom, its infrastructure isn’t the only thing that will catch your eye. Follow the cool crowd downtown for innovative eateries and unique boutiques, soak up the café culture in vibrant Kensington Village and browse antique stores and cutting-edge galleries in Inglewood, the original Main Street.
Soak up the café culture in vibrant Kensington Village and browse antique stores and cutting-edge galleries in Inglewood, the original Main Street
Don your cowboy hat
Don your cowboy hat at the Calgary Stampede, taking place every July. Expect ten days of steer-wrestling and chuck wagon races featuring some of the world’s best competitors and animals. Whatever you do, don’t miss the legendary stampede pancake breakfasts.
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Lace up your walking boots
Lace up your walking boots and head to the towns of Banff and Lake Louise for an inspirational mountain adventure. Banff National Park has 1,600km of well-marked walking trails or you can hire a guide, who will show you the hidden gems. Alternatively, saddle up on a horseback tour, which offers ‘cowboy cookouts’ at a remote cabin or outpost.
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Hit the waters of Lake Louise
Hit the waters of the tranquil Lake Louise, either by canoe or kayak. Glide through the startlingly turquoise lake, with the Canadian Rockies rising either side, before stopping for lunch and a swim at one of the sandy beaches. Or sit back and let someone else do the hard work for you on a Bow River Safari, where you’ll spot an array of wildfowl and wildlife.
Up your camping game on a backcountry adventure
With its impressive network of campsites all linked by hiking trails, Banff National Park is ideal for backpackers who like to sleep under the stars and wake to breathtaking vistas.