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Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

One of the most popular indoor arenas in Canada is located in Calgary. Known as the Scotiabank Saddledome, this arena can seat around 19,000 people. Built in 1983 in downtown Calgary’s east end, today this arena is a home of National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames. It was here that the 1988 Winter Olympic figure skating and ice hockey events took place.

This arena is used by the National Lacrosse League’s Calgary Roughnecks and the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen. Many conferences, concerts and sporting events and championships are held at this facility. All of them are organized by the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.

Between 1994 and 1995, the arena was renovated and its name was changed to Canadian Airlines Saddledome. When Pengrowth Management Ltd signed a ten year agreement in 2000, the venue's name was changed to Pengrowth Saddledome. Upon arrival of a new title sponsor - Scotiabank - in 2010, the facility adopted its current name, Scotiabank Saddledome.

The City of Calgary owns the Saddledome which is on lease to Saddledome Foundation. This non-profit foundation takes care of operations here. Lease agreement with Calgary Flames expires in 2014. Until then, they will be in-charge of running the stadium. If you're a sports fan, you should definitely include a visit to the impressive Scotiabank Saddledome in your Calgary tour itinerary.

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Sight Name: Scotiabank Saddledome
Sight Location: Calgary, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Calgary, Alberta

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Create Your Own Walk in Calgary

Creating your own self-guided walk in Calgary is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Calgary Introduction Walk

Calgary Introduction Walk

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city in Canada's Alberta province, renowned for its high-rising skyline, symbol of wealth earned by the local oil industry, and the famous Calgary Stampede, massive annual rodeo festival. Among the city's main landmarks are Olympic Plaza, Calgary Tower, Stephen Avenue and more. To find your way around these and other key local attractions, follow this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Downtown Calgary, Part 3

Downtown Calgary, Part 3

Another walk in downtown Calgary, this time mostly focused on the historic aspects of the city. The Stampede Corral will take you back in time to the glorious moments of the '88 Winter Olympics, the beautiful Stephen street will reveal its rich architecture of the past century, and the museums and the historic buildings on your way will unveil the stories Calgary has to tell. Take this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Downtown Calgary, Part 1

Downtown Calgary, Part 1

As the biggest city in Alberta, Calgary has quite a few things to offer. One should definitely start getting acquainted with the city in its downtown area. Not only will you find the most prominent landmarks, but you will also get an idea of what Calgary is like. Take this walk to discover the eastern part of downtown with its rich cultural and historic heritage.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary

University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary

Officially founded in 1963, University Heights is a rather small residential district in Canada. However, the neighbourhood has its share of interesting attractions, from important landmarks that hosted the Winter Olympics of '88 to the renowned University of Calgary. Take this walking tour and enjoy the best of University Heights and its surroundings.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Downtown Calgary, Part 2

Downtown Calgary, Part 2

Let's continue our walk in downtown Calgary. Awaiting you here are such major attractions as Chinatown with its unique Cultural Center and the alluring Prince's Island Park. If you are interested in shopping, look for the Dragon Mall and Eau Clair Market. Enjoy this walking tour as it takes you to the Western part of downtown.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

Inglewood Walking Tour in Calgary

This walking tour will be mostly about Inglewood, a friendly and picturesque neighbourhood on the bank of Elbow River. Explore the natural pearls of Calgary by visiting the Bird Sanctuary or the Bow Habitat Station, and learn about the history of the city at Fort Calgary. Take this tour and enjoy a stroll in central Calgary.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles