Calgary, Alberta - Itineraries 3 Hours or Less

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Calgary Tower

Located adjacent to The Fairmont Palliser, the Calgary Tower offers one of the best view’s in Calgary.  Visitors to the Observation Deck are able to literally "step out into" space on the glass floor experience, 525 feet above the ground.  Imagine standing on a glass floor that is 36 feet in length and more than four feet wide, the experience is thrilling and awe-inspiring.  From the Observation Deck you will be treated to the incredible experience of literally being suspended in mid-air.

At the base of the Calgary Tower and within a two-minute walk from the hotel you will find the Visitor Information Centre where knowledgeable team members are pleased to assist you with itinerary planning in and about Calgary, Heart of the New West.

For more information please visit www.calgarytower.com or call 403-266-7171.

Glenbow Museum

At the Glenbow Museum learn about the intriguing stories from Western Canada, and experience a museum, art gallery, library, and archives all under one roof.  One of the largest museums in Canada, the Glenbow Museum proudly offers visitors the opportunity to view more than a million artifacts and 28,000 works of art.  Through a variety of programs, changing exhibitions, and a large collection of artifacts, art, and historical documents, the Glenbow Museum is committed to preserving western heritage while providing visitors with a wonderful experience.

For more information please visit www.glenbow.org or call 403-268-4100.

Fort Calgary

Watch history unfold before your eyes.  Touring through the exhibits you will experience the way life was while learning about the events that have shaped Calgary's history.
Calgary's past is enriched with lively characters and a myriad of fascinating facts and events.  The city’s colourful history saw booms and busts, heroes, moments of glory and times of tragedy.  Throughout it all the men and women who settled in Calgary lived with a spirit of remarkable optimism.  That spirit continues to thrive in our city today.

For more information please visit www.fortcalgary.comor call 403-290-1875.

Stephen Avenue Shopping

Stephen Avenue is an historic district only steps away from The Fairmont Palliser.  This National Historic District boasts over 1,000 shops and facilities where you will find everything from specialty items to department stores to some of Calgary's finest restaurants and pubs.

The east end of Stephen Avenue is home to the theatre district that is within walking distance from The Fairmont Palliser.  Take a 10-minute stroll and experience a murder mystery at Vertigo Theatre, enjoy a performance by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at Jack Singer Concert Hall, or take in any one of Alberta Theatre Projects at the EPCOR Centre.

Prince’s Island Park

Named after Peter Anthony Prince, the founder of the Eau Claire Lumber Mill, Prince’s Island was built on land donated in 1947 to the city by the Prince family.  Linked by three bridges, and only a 15-minute walk from The Fairmont Palliser, guests can enjoy the serenity of a park within downtown Calgary.  A pathway and trail system offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a casual stroll alongside the Bow River.  Throughout the summer season, Prince’s Island Park is home to many festivals such as the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, Carifest, Afrikadey and Barbecue on the Bow.

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