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Where Calgary - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The fol­low­ing list­ings in­clude in­for­ma­tion on fes­ti­vals, fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment, sports events, theatre, dance, and mu­sic that the edi­tors judge wor­thy of your at­ten­tion, in­clud­ing ad­ver­tis­ers in Where Cal­gary. The map co­or­di­nates at the end of each list­ing (E4, E8 etc.) re­fer to the city maps on pages 52 to 53. If you have an ob­ser­va­tion re­gard­ing any of our list­ings, please email ed­i­tor_­cal­gary@where.ca.

CAL­GARY TOWER Visit the ob­ser­va­tion ter­race of this 191 m tall land­mark for breath­tak­ing views of Cal­gary and the Rocky Moun­tains. A com­pli­men­tary au­dio guide is in­cluded with ad­mis­sion and is avail­able in four lan­guages. The top of the tower fea­tures the re­volv­ing Sky 360 restau­rant, which serves up­scale con­tem­po­rary cui­sine. Two blocks south of the CTrain line down­town. Open daily 9 am - 9 pm. Adult $18, se­nior (65+) $16, child (4 - 12) $9, chil­dren 3 and un­der are free. 101 - 9 Ave SW, 403-266-7171. Map 2, F5 www.cal­gar­y­tower.com

CAL­GARY ZOO The Cal­gary Zoo is home to wild and woolly crea­tures from ev­ery cor­ner of the earth. More than 1,000 crea­tures from Africa, Eura­sia, and the Cana­dian wilds wel­come vis­i­tors. Open daily 9 am - 6 pm (gates close at 5 pm). Adult $23, se­nior $21, child $15, chil­dren 2 and un­der are free. Park­ing is $10 per car, or take the CTrain to Zoo Sta­tion. 210 St Ge­orge's Dr NE, 403-232-9300. Map 1, H7 www.cal­gar­y­zoo.com

CAL­GARY CHI­NESE CUL­TURAL CEN­TRE This is the largest stand-alone cul­tural cen­tre in Canada at 70,000 sq. ft. Its great cen­tral dome is pat­terned af­ter the Tem­ple of Heaven in Bei­jing with 561 hand­crafted dragons on the ceil­ing. Five blocks north of the CTrain line down­town. 197 - 1 St SW, 403-262-5071. Map 3, D10 www.cul­tur­al­cen­tre.ca

FORT CAL­GARY In 1875, the North West Mounted Po­lice built Fort Cal­gary. Today, in its orig­i­nal strate­gic po­si­tion where the Bow and El­bow rivers meet, it brings his­tory to life through ex­hibits and in­ter­pre­ta­tion. Open daily 9 am - 5 pm. Ad­mis­sion: adult $12, $11 se­nior, $7 youth (7-17), $5 child (3-6). 750 - 9 Ave SE, 403-290-1875. Map 2, F9 www.fort­cal­gary.com

HER­ITAGE PARK HIS­TOR­I­CAL VIL­LAGE The historic vil­lage is closed for the sea­son, but open for spe­cial sea­sonal events. Year-round at­trac­tions in­clude the Gaso­line Al­ley Mu­seum with a display of historic vin­tage cars, Selkirk Grille restau­rant, which serves up­scale West­ern Cana­dian cui­sine, and Haskayne Mer­can­tile Block, which of­fers five unique re­tail stores. Haskayne Mer­can­tile Block: Daily 10 am - 6 pm. Rail­way Café: Daily 10 am - 5 pm. Selkirk Grille: Tue - Sun 11 am - 3 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm (10 pm on Fri & Sat). Sun­day brunch buf­fet is avail­able 10 am 2 pm. Gaso­line Al­ley ad­mis­sion: adult $10.75, se­nior $8.50, youth (7-14) $6.75, child $5.50, chil­dren un­der 3 are free. Park­ing is $5 per car for up to 7 hours. 1900 Her­itage Dr SW, 403-268-8500. Map 1, J5 www.her­itagepark.ca

SCO­TIA­BANK SADDLEDOME Home of the Cal­gary Flames and Cal­gary Hit­men hockey teams and the Cal­gary Rough­necks lacrosse team. This arena hosts concerts, cir­cuses, ice shows, rodeos, and motor sport events an­nu­ally, in ad­di­tion to NHL and WHL hockey. Fa­cil­ity in­cludes meet­ing space and restau­rants. Ac­ces­si­ble via the Vic­to­ria Park and Erl­ton CTrain stop. 555 Saddledome Rise SE at Stam­pede Park, 403-777-4646. Map 3, J14 www.sco­tia­banksad­dle­dome.com

STU­DIO BELL, HOME OF THE NA­TIONAL MU­SIC CEN­TRE Stu­dio Bell, home of the Na­tional Mu­sic Cen­tre, is a state-of-the art fa­cil­ity and at­trac­tion that is an in­ter­na­tional hub for mu­sic. The 160,000 square-foot build­ing in­cludes five floors of ex­hi­bi­tion space and 22 ex­hibits, a 2000+ piece col­lec­tion of ar­ti­facts, in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, and other fea­tures in­clud­ing record­ing fa­cil­i­ties, work­shops, class­rooms, an event space, and a 300-seat per­for­mance hall. Closed Mon - Tue, open Wed - Sun 10 am - 5 pm. $18 adult, $14 se­niors/stu­dents, $11 youth (3-12), chil­dren un­der 3 are free. 85 - 4 St SE, 403-543-5115. Map 2, F8 www.stu­dio­bell.ca

TELUS SPARK, CAL­GARY’S SCIENCE CEN­TRE This all-ages fa­cil­ity houses four ex­hibit gal­leries, an HD Dig­i­tal Dome theatre, a Creative Kids Mu­seum for tod­dlers, and an out­door play­ground. The hands-on ex­hibits and pro­gram­ming aim to in­spire cu­rios­ity, risk­tak­ing and prob­lem solving. March 9 and April 13 are Adults-Only nights where adults can en­joy the ex­hibits and spe­cial pro­gram­ming. Star Trek: The Starfleet Acad­emy Ex­hi­bi­tion is on un­til June 4; ad­di­tional ad­mis­sion for timed en­try is re­quired to ac­cess this op­tional ex­hibit. Sun - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm; Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; ev­ery sec­ond Thu, 10 am - 4 pm fol­lowed by Adults Only Night 6 - 10 pm. Ad­mis­sion: $19.95 adult; $17.95 se­nior; $15.95 youth; $12.95 child; chil­dren un­der 3 are free. 220 St Ge­orge’s Dr NE, 403-817-6800. Map 1, G7 www.sparkscience.ca

WINS­PORT The site of the 1988 Olympic Win­ter Games con­tin­ues to func­tion as a year-round recre­ation and train­ing fa­cil­ity. Win­ter at­trac­tions in­clude luge, bob­sleigh, ski­ing, skat­ing, tub­ing, and more. Open daily. Prices vary by ac­tiv­ity. 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, 403-247-5452.

Map 1, F2 www.wins­port.ca

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