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 email@example.com.
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