Calgary hosted the 15th Winter Olympics in 1988, a first for Canada. At Canada Olympic Park you can see the 70m and 90m ski jumps - from the top you realize how crazy those guys are - and the concrete bobsled and luge runs. The Olympic Hall of Fame has three floors of exhibits honouring athletic achievements.
Calgary Zoo not only has close to a thousand kinds of animals, but a dinosaur park (yes, they’re replicas). Fish Creek Provincial Park offers the chance to get away from it all on hiking trails in an enormous mid-city wilderness, or you can rest easy in the tranquillity of Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
Calgary is shaking off its redneck ‘Cowtown’ image and showing off how much it has to offer. Why not get up in the air to get a perspective on this up-and-coming metropolis? Take a trip up to the top of Calgary Tower to check out the mountains on the skyline, get high on adrenalin on the rides at Calaway Park or take in the view from a restaurant.