Calgary has a fairly dense downtown, ringed by inner city neighborhoods laid out on a grid pattern for roughly 30-40 blocks.
These inner city districts often have unique characteristics and are worth wandering through, for the visitor with some time to spend in the city. The outer suburbs are a typical sprawl of uniform housing and, except for major shopping, parks and other facilities scattered around, have little interest for the typical visitor.
Toronto Must See / Do Things
- Go Calgary Stampede
Experience a ten-day Calgary Stampede is the highlight of Calgary's summer, cementing the Alberta city's reputation as a "cowboy town".
- Experience Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journey
- Calgary Zoo and Prehistoric Park The zoo is home to many examples of rare and threatened species of animals, as well as botanical gardens. Spring is always a fun time at the zoo with the arrival of newborn animals.
- Go Heritage Park Heritage Park in Calgary is a typical village from the pioneering period, with dozens of reconstructed historical buildings and lively costumed interpreters from four different time periods - ranging from an 1860 fur-trading fort to a 1930s town square.
- Canada Olympic Park In the foothills of the mountains to the west of the city, rise the strange-looking towers of Calgary Olympic Park. In 1988, this was the primary site for the XV Olympic Winter Games.