A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 3, Calgary

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.
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A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 3 Map

Guide Name: A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 3
Guide Location: Canada » Calgary (See other walking tours in Calgary)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: AnnaO
Stampede Corral

1) Stampede Corral

If you are interested in rodeo and ice hockey, you must visit Stampede Corral or Calgary Corral in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This arena was constructed in 1950 to replace the Victoria Arena. Since then it has been a home to the Calgary Stampeder’s Hockey Club.

This arena hosts the annual Calgary Stampede and has a seating capacity of 6,475. Currently, the arena also houses the United FC indoor soccer club and is managed by the Calgary Stampede non-profit organization. This soccer club...   view more
Scotiabank Saddledome

2) Scotiabank Saddledome

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...   view more
Grain Academy Museum

3) Grain Academy Museum

On your trip to Calgary, take time off to visit the famous Grain Academy Museum. This museum is within a walking distance from downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Located on Stampede Park’s Plus 15 level in BMO Center, this museum is open on all week days from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM.

Many bus tours bring groups of visitors to Grain Museum which offers a deep insight into the process of grain cultivation: how it is harvested, handled, stored and transported.

You will learn about the types...   view more
Stephen Avenue

4) Stephen Avenue (must see)

Downtown Calgary is where all the action is and this is the hub of Calgary shopping and sightseeing. On your trip to this city, you must not miss a visit to the major pedestrian mall Stephen Avenue.

This street features some of the best cafes, bars and pubs and finest restaurants. If you love shopping this is where you must be. Stephen Avenue is a shopper’s delight with its high end retail stores and exclusive boutiques.

Some of the major shopping centers here include The Bay...   view more
The Grand

5) The Grand

The GRAND as it is corporately styled is an ancient theatre building used today as a hub for contemporary performing arts. This building is Calgary’s culturehouse and is a part of Lougheed Block.

Also known as The Sherman Grand Opera House, The Grand, owned by Lougheed and Taylor, was constructed in 1912 by architect L.R. Wardrop. Originally, this building served many purposes and housed a variety of offices, retail stores and living quarters on the ground level and the Sherman Grand...   view more
Devonian Gardens

6) Devonian Gardens (must see)

On the top floor of The Core Shopping Center, you will find a beautiful indoor garden called Devonian Gardens. This garden is maintained by the City of Calgary Parks and is one of the major tourist attractions in the city. After a major, big budget renovation, Devonian Gardens will be all set to be opened to the public in the summer of 2012.

This interesting and unique park is spread over 2.5 acres and is completely covered by glass. It was designed by J.H. Cook Architects and Engineers and...   view more
Central Memorial Park

7) Central Memorial Park

Also referred to as Memorial Park or Central Park, the Central Memorial Park is in Beltline district, Calgary. At this park, you will find the Memorial Park Library, a cenotaph and R.L. Boyle’s equestrian statue.

This park is spread over 18,900 square meters over an entire city block. It was designed in the year 1889 in Victorian style landscape. Central Memorial park was reopened in May 2010 after it underwent a big budget renovation between 2008 and 2009.

Today it is a hub of...   view more
First Baptist Church

8) First Baptist Church

Opening its doors for the community back in 1888, First Baptist Church is part of Calgary's historic heritage. The sandstone building, constructed in the neo-Gothic style, can seat 900 people. The prominent feature of the inner design is the original amber-toned stained glass. Another remarkable thing is the church's three-manual, 42-stop pipe organ that dates back to...   view more
Lougheed House

9) Lougheed House

Lougheed House is located in Beltline district, Calgary. This National Historic Site originally known as Beaulieu was constructed in 1891. Over the years, Lougheed House has served as a family residence, women’s military barracks, young women training center and a blood donor clinic. Until it was restored in 2000, this house was left unused but continued to be well cared for.

It was built for his wife Isabella and his two sons Norman and Clarence by Senator James Alexander Lougheed. After...   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.
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
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
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
A Walk in Downtown Calgary, Part 2

A Walk in 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