University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary, 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.
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University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary Map

Guide Name: University Heights Walking Tour in Calgary
Guide Location: Canada » Calgary (See other walking tours in Calgary)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Author: AnnaO
Nickle Arts Museum

1) Nickle Arts Museum

A trip to Calgary is certainly incomplete without a visit to the Nickle Arts Museum. This is where you will find a display of the city’s best artistic talents. This museum is located at the University of Calgary campus.

Founded in 1979, this museum came into existence through the generous donations offered by Mr. Samuel C. Nickle and from The Province of Alberta. Many other patrons contributed generously to enable the making of Nickle Arts Museum.

Since the time of its creation the...   view more
Olympic Oval

2) Olympic Oval (must see)

During the 1988 Winter Olympics, the speed skating event was held at the Olympic Oval. Located at the University of Calgary campus, this venue is today one of the most popular training center for the Canadian National Speed Skating team and Speed Skate Canada.

Olympic Oval features two Zamboni ice resurfacers that operate on propane. Other prominent features of this skating rink include high altitude and state of art facility to control climate.

Celebrations and exciting activities will...   view more
University of Calgary

3) University of Calgary

University of Calgary is among the top eight research universities in Canada. This university was founded in 1966 and is spread over a vast, beautiful campus measuring 200 acres. At least 100 academic programs are offered at this university that is home to 85 research institutes and scholars in 14 faculties.

University of Calgary has been in existence for the past 44 years and holds the distinction of graduating many prominent personalities including Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada,...   view more
Father David Bauer Olympic Arena

4) Father David Bauer Olympic Arena

Canada is a country passionate about ice hockey, and one of the world's best ice hockey stadiums, Father David Bauer Olympic Arena, is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This stadium has a seating capacity of 1,750 and over 2,000 standing room capacity.

This arena is aptly named after a famous hockey pioneer and a Hockey Hall of Famer, Father David Bauer. Ice surface size in this arena is 200 ft by 100 ft. Norma Bush Arena is another arena attached to this facility. This arena...   view more
McMahon Stadium

5) McMahon Stadium

Located between University of Calgary and downtown core, McMahon Stadium is one of the popular football stadiums in Calgary. Operated by the McMahon Stadium Society and owned by the University of Calgary, the stadium is very close to the Banff Trail C-Train station.

Today McMahon Stadium is used by many prominent teams, such as Canadian Junior Football League’s Calgary Colts, University of Calgary Dinos, Alberta Football League’s Calgary Wolfpack, Calgary Gators and CFL’s Calgary...   view more
Stadium Shopping Centre

6) Stadium Shopping Centre

Whether you are in search of an exclusive meal or exquisite products, Stadium Shopping Center might be just the place for you. Located on Uxbridge Drive, this place is all about food. Here you will find everything from fresh fish and meat, to a large selection of cheeses, unusual sauces, dressings and oils to divine Canadian wines. This center is a gourmand's dream come...   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
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
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
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
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
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