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WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park

Discover Winter Activities in Calgary

By RACHAEL FREY

Family winter activities Calgary

Take the kids and head to the nearby ski hills! Photo courtesy WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park

Calgary is known as the gateway to the Rockies, but there’s no need to leave the city to find outdoor activities in the winter. World-class Olympic sports facilities and a keen sense of seasonal nostalgia combine to create a variety of family-friendly cold weather fun.

OLD-FASHIONED ICE
Ice-skating is an integral part of Canadian cold-weather life, and while indoor rinks may be practical, nothing beats gliding across outdoor ice under the vast Prairie sky. (more…)

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…)