Travelling is often an outstanding expertise. Regardless of whether it means flying to go across the globe or driving 2 hours to a nearby city, the experience is always a new one. Travelling is an excellent chance to eat new foods, to learn a brand new language, to make new friends and also enjoy fun adventures. During Calgary you would like to make sure you don’t overlook the historic Olympic Plaza. History and culture could be the reasons people will go to Calgary. While you happen to be there, don’t forget to check out the fantastic Prince’s Island Park – it offers you the chance to reconnect with nature.
Calgary has wonderful and informative cultural centres for instance The Military Museums and the Art Central, for you to delight in the creativity and intelligence of the human race. Or why don’t you indulge yourself to a little something? The down-town shopping district has something for any taste.
Olympic Plaza is a beautiful addition to our city. Having originally been built as the venue for the medal ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, it feels like we’ve come full circle after having celebrated the cross-country Olympic Torch Relay here last week.
I swear to you, every single person who lives in Calgary was jam packed in the plaza and the excitement and pride of our fellow Calgarians was unmistakable.
In the summer, The Olympic Plaza hosts concerts and festivals and in the winter, it’s used as a public skating rink.
We are very lucky to have such a beautiful area right downtown Calgary and we’re even more lucky that it is accessible via the C-Train (Via both the Olympic Plaza stop and the City Hall stop).
I’m definitely one proud Calgarian, and it’s places like these that really seal the deal for me.
Prince’s Island Park
Perfect place to walk around and relax, or a great starting place for a jog. If you are jogging, head west and cross at any of the bridges for a good loop. The park itself is an inner city jem which usually has events and activities going on during the summer.
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The Military Museums
I’ve driven by The Military Museums a thousand times but it never occured to me that this would be something to do with my kids. With their mother’s blessing, and help from a deal on TeamBuy, I decide to escape the 4 feet of snow and test the museum out.
My children are aged between 7 and 12 years old and I am amazed to say that each of them had an awesome time. It was educational AND entertaining. I could imagine spending an entire day there myself and still find myself coming back again. It gave me a greater appreciation of historical as well as current sacrifices that are made on a daily basis. If you are looking for an inexpensive activity for the whole family I would highly recommend The Military Museums.