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10 New Year’s Eve Events in Calgary

By MICHAELA RITCHIE and SILVIA PIKAL 

Start the new year off with a bang with the City of Calgary’s legendary fireworks show at Olympic Plaza. (Photo courtesy of the City of Calgary.)

It’s the final countdown of the year! From traditional parties complete with fireworks and fizz, to more quirky festivities for family and friends alike, here’s some fun ways to ring in 2018 in Calgary. (more…)

Where to Eat at Calgary’s Top Attractions

By CAROLINE GREEN

Sky 360 restaurant in the Calgary Tower. Photo Courtesy of Sky 360

You might already know of these places as some of the must-see spots in Calgary, but did you know they also have some of the must-eat restaurants? Here are some dining hot spots within attractions you won’t want to miss.
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The Biggest and Best: 6 Calgary Attractions

By RACHAEL FREY

Family fun at Calaway Park. Photo: courtesy Travel Alberta

Family fun at Calaway Park. Photo: courtesy Travel Alberta

Visit Western Canada’s most exciting urban attractions.

#1 ATTRACTION FOR VISITING THE WILD WEST
Heritage Park

The historical buildings and costumed townsfolk of Heritage Park Historical Village bring this bustling Alberta pioneer railway town to life. Old-fashioned attractions include a bakery, ice cream parlour, blacksmith shop, aboriginal encampment and antique midway complete with Ferris wheel.
Must See: Three vintage modes of transport afford unique views of the park’s charming scenery. Tour Glenmore Reservoir on working paddlewheeler the S.S. Moyie, catch a ride on a fully operational steam train or hop on a horse-drawn wagon.
Must Do: Outside the main gate, admire the antique autos at Gasoline Alley Museum and shop the boutiques of Haskayne Mercantile Block. Attend special aboriginal cultural performances presented throughout the summer on the main grounds. (more…)

Weekend Roundup: September 28 to 30

Fun free events going on at Olympic Plaza on Saturday. Photo: Adele Brunnhofer.

Friday, September 28 TELUS Spark celebrates its first birthday with Monster Mash-up. This family-friendly special event will include a scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a station for children trick out their Halloween costumes. This celebration is great for the whole family

Check out Alberta Culture Days 2012 Kick Off Tailgate Party from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. The evening will feature live music by Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Collective, Calgary Youth Chorus, Kugakai Lion Dance Team as well as b-boys Grim Reminder. The event takes place at the East Tailgate Parking Lot of McMahon Stadium. No football ticket needed to join in the festivities!

Don’t miss the closing weekend of Next to Normal at Max Bell Theatre, at the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts. The much-talked-about Broadway musical Next to Normal was the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play follows a family as they deal with the struggles of a mother’s mental illness. Tickets start at $25. (more…)

SMASH! at Telus Spark

Telus Spark. photo: Courtesy Telus Spark.

This weekend, TELUS Spark hosts the destruction-themed SMASH!event, from 9 am until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The event focuses on the science behind destruction with trebuchet launches and karate demonstrations. Museum staff will also spectacularly take a hammer to objects frozen solid with liquid nitrogen. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own objects to destroy.

In what’s sure to be a “smashing” success, members of the Calgary Stampeders join the fun for a special appearance on Saturday, 2 pm until 4:30 pm.

The event is included with museum admission, visit the Telus SPARK website for more information.