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Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

1. Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

Complete your trip to Calgary with a visit to the Heritage Park. Spend an incredible day at Canada’s largest living history museum, and witness history come to life. 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 Indigenous Settlement • 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, explore the origins of Alberta’s energy industry at Prospect Ridge – including the new STORYSEEKER exhibit. Visit the farm animals in the Ranch Area and find out how Veterinarians plied their trade at the turn of the century in the Vintage Veterinary Exhibit at the Nanton Livery Stable – also new for 2022. 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.

Calgary Downtown: 2-Hour Introductory Walking Tour

2. 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.

Calgary: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

3. Calgary: 3.5-Hour Bus City Tour with Gasoline Alley Museum

Begin at the base of the Calgary Tower and travel through downtown on your way to the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark Science Center. Travel in a comfortable bus through the East Village to historic Inglewood. Listen to your guide as they share stories and facts about this cosmopolitan city. The first stop will be at Scotsman's Hill, where you'll get a panoramic view of the skyline. Proceed through the Beltline to the Lougheed House and then to Heritage Park. Take time to explore Gasoline Alley, a museum dedicated to historical gravitational gas pumps and antique vehicles. Continue to Canada Olympic Park to watch some sporting activities. Following your time there, head back toward Calgary Downtown. On the way, stop for one more amazing view of the city. Travel through Downtown Calgary where the tour will conclude at the base of the Calgary Tower, where it began.

Calgary: Heritage Culinary Indulgence Bus Tour

4. Calgary: Heritage Culinary Indulgence Bus Tour

Take a culinary adventure that spans 3 fine dining restaurants in Calgary. Enjoy each course at a different restaurant and learn about the significance of each location on the way. As always, begin with the appetizer: hear a short history of the building before the appetizer is served, followed by a history of appetizers. Whet your appetite with the first course designed to tease your palate and provide anticipation of the rest of the meal.   After the appetizer, board the van and travel to the second location for your entrée. Along the way, you’ll be given a history of the next location where a special entrée has been prepared for you. Always a surprise, the entrées are carefully prepared, accommodating any dietary restrictions.   Following the entrée, board the van again and head to the final course of your meal—the desert. Learn about the history of the location while you anticipate a final topper to a delightful culinary evening. Follow your dessert with a coffee or tea to round out the evening.

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What people are saying about Calgary

Judy was nice, knowledgeable and professional. I enjoyed exploring the city with her and wish I had more time to explore more. Thank you for the amazing experience!

Such a nice and clean park. Good way to spend a leisurely day. Loved Gasoline Alley and all the old cars and gas pumps.

Our guide Judy was knowledgeable, pleasant and proud of her city. The driver was skilled.

Excellent tour. Our guide was a local resident and very knowledgeable about the area.

Our guide, Adelaide, was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the city.