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Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

1. Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

Calgary is a blend of a brash frontier town and a lively metropolis. Explore the downtown with a tour guide who will introduce you to this dynamic city. Enjoy the public art and historical buildings along the route. Begin at Municipal Plaza and learn about the origins of Calgary. Continue on to see the newly-revitalized East Village buildings. Pass by more public art and many historic buildings. Travel along the most extensive pathway system in North America and into Chinatown. Work your way back towards the historic Stephen Avenue where your tour will end.

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Calgary: 2 Hour Stampede Park Art & Wild West Tour

2. Calgary: 2 Hour Stampede Park Art & Wild West Tour

View the public art located in Stampede Park as your tour guide weaves the story of Western Canada, the First Nations, and the origins of the Calgary Stampede. Art pieces include bronze monuments, murals, and other mediums. Hear the struggle and persistence of Guy Weadick, the founder of the Calgary Stampede and what has made it the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Learn why rodeos were started and how the First Nations became involved in the Calgary Stampede. Gain an understanding of what the future holds for Stampede Park. Begin under the Tipi art instillation; listen to the history of the First Nations and origins of the tipi. Walk the Park and discover why the Northwest Mounted Police arrived in Calgary and what their role was in acquiring land to build a railway in the area. View the settlers bronze monument and hear how they opened up Western Canada for all settlers. Stand immersed in rodeo history as you view where the excitement of the outdoor rodeo takes place. Learn how building a railway affected the First Nations and their culture. View the murals and hear the story of how the Calgary Stampede began…. and almost didn’t. Immerse yourself in the Western Culture as you interact with a life-size monument of 15 horses (pictures are a must). End the tour with an understanding of the future vision of Stampede Park.

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Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

3. Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

Complete your trip to Calgary with a visit to the Heritage Park Historical Village. Spend an incredible day at a 127-acre living history museum. Explore the historic buildings and antique machinery, ride authentic attractions, interact with costumed improvisational actors, learn about the history of Western Canada and have lots of fun. The park encompasses 4 distinct areas that you can reach by train or by feet: • 1880s Pre-Railway Settlement • 1860s Fur Trading Fort and First Nations Encampment • 1900s Living Historical Village • 1930s to 1950s - Heritage Town Square Each area is full of exciting things to see and do, taking you back in time to the early days of Western Canada's history. Visit the exhibitions of Calgary's Electric Streetcar System, Standard Gauge Railway, Gasoline Alley Museum with an impressive vintage car collection, Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort and many others. Explore inside the historical homes and saloons, see a blacksmith in action, visit the farm animals in the Ranch Area, and much more. Don't forget to ride the antique midway rides, including the Ferris Wheel, Bowness Carousel, the Caterpillar and the Whip - the world's first thrilling attraction. Finish your day by riding the S.S. Moyie paddle-wheeler boat or take a horse-drawn wagon tour. Food and drinks are available in various locations throughout the park, along with several shopping opportunities to find the perfect souvenir.

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Calgary: Gasoline Alley Museum Admission

4. Calgary: Gasoline Alley Museum Admission

Explore Gasoline Valley Museum that showcases the introduction and popularization of the automobile. Gaze in awe at the classic cars, trucks, and working vehicles from the 1900s to the 1950s. Explore the unique antique gasoline pump collection and many signages from a wide variety of historical petroleum companies. Learn about the history of the automobile and the far-reaching social changes that resulted from the transition from horse and carriage to the motor car. Be sure to also visit the lower showroom, which offers even more incredible artifacts to see.

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What people are saying about Calgary

Thé tour guide was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our tour and learned so much about Calgary. Thank you for making this tour available.