A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2, Calgary

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.
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A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2 Map

Guide Name: A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2
Guide Location: Canada » Calgary (See other walking tours in Calgary)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: AnnaO
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Chinese Cultural Centre

1) Chinese Cultural Centre (must see)

In the early eighties, a plan was put in place to redevelop the Chinatown Area after intense negotiations with the City of Calgary. After completion of this process, the Chinese Cultural Center came into existence.

The goal was to construct a cultural center that will aid with the development of the fast disintegrating Chinese community in Canada. This center today serves as a motivation to infuse life and help the Chinese community to expertly integrate with the mainstream society. All...   view more
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Prince's Island Park

2) Prince's Island Park (must see)

A visit to any city is incomplete without an enjoyable evening at its most popular park. Prince’s Island Park is one of the most famous parks in Calgary frequented by thousands of tourists and locals every day. This park is the ideal place for relaxing and watching a wide variety of tourists and locals enjoying themselves.

Catch some Vitamin D on hot summers at this 20 hectare park even as you soak in the vibrant atmosphere around. Prince’s Island Park is situated behind Eau Clair...   view more
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Eau Claire Market

3) Eau Claire Market

One of the popular markets namely the Eau Claire Market is located to the north of downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. You will find Bow River to the north of the market and 4th Avenue to its south. This market is extremely popular among tourists who come here to enjoy browsing through shops, urban parkland, public plaza, hotels, restaurants and riverside condominiums. You will also find Calgary’s Festival District at Eau Claire Market.

This market was created in an industrial land that was...   view more
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Wallace Galleries

4) Wallace Galleries (must see)

For those who are fond of contemporary art Wallace Galleries should become the main place to visit in Calgary. Visitors will have chance to admire a variety of painters, printmakers, ceramicists and sculptors who represent the most talented and outstanding artists of the XXI century. The gallery is located on the main floor of the grandiose Chevron Plaza and is open Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:30...   view more
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Trinity Lutheran Church

5) Trinity Lutheran Church

Any travel itinerary includes important ancient religious establishments in the city. These are places where tourists get a deep feel of the intrinsic culture and essence of the city. Your visit to Calgary, Alberta, Canada is incomplete without a visit to the historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

Constructed in 1899 and located in Eau Claire area, this church has been serving communities here for over hundred years. This charming little church located at a street corner takes you right back to...   view more
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Mewata Armouries

6) Mewata Armouries

Calgary is home to the reserve armoury of Canadian Forces. Also known as Mewata Armouries, this armoury is housed in a building that was constructed between 1915 and 1918. Designed by architect T.W. Fuller, it was built at a cost of Canadian $282,051.

This armoury is home to King’s Own Calgary Regiment, Calgary Highlights and other local militia units. A unique feature of the building housing the Mewata Armouries is its red brick structure with a cut stone foundation and the sandstone...   view more
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Millennium Park

7) Millennium Park

One of the largest outdoor parks in North America, Millennium Park is located in 1220 9 Ave. S.W, downtown Calgary. This skate park is open 24 hours and is spread over 75,000 square feet area.

The park is frequented by tourists and locals and has a variety of amenities and features. Here you will find an enchanting waterfall, amphitheatre and stage, clock tower, landmark building, basketball courts and laser lights.

People come here with their families to enjoy hours of exciting fun. Also...   view more

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.
A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 3

A Walk in 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 walking tour and enjoy Calgary's downtown area.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
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
A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 1

A Walk in 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
Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

Sculptures in Calgary Walking Tour

This tour is all about Calgary's outdoor sculptures: some of them weird, some of them outstanding, some of them merely amusing. You won't find imposing grey monuments with tones of history behind them. It's all about those small unrevealed sites in tourist handbooks, those colourful places captured in photos. Take this tour and discover Calgary's creative spirit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation 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 orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km