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Calgary Landmarks: Calgary Courts Centre (CCC)

Calgary Landmarks: Calgary Courts Centre (CCC) If you’ve ever been downtown to dispute a traffic or bylaw ticket, chances are you’ve been inside the Calgary Courts Centre. This is one Calgary Landmark you don’t want to visit if you don’t have to for any reason whatsoever, that’s a given. Nonetheless, its towering figure in the … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Dominion Bank Building

Calgary Landmarks - The Historical Dominion Bank Building When passersby’s unfamiliar with the history of Calgary see the old sandstone buildings standing in downtown such as the Dominion Bank, Fairmont Palliser Hotel or Knox United Church, it can definitely spark some interest into the past of “the heart of the new … [Read more...]

Best Calgary Tourist Attractions

Best Tourist Spots, Sightseeing Locations & More in Calgary... Are you planning on visiting Calgary sometime in the near future? If so, it’s possible that you’ll want to know about the best local tourist attractions and what kind of activities / events they have to offer. Having said that, you won’t want to miss our list … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Lougheed House

Calgary Landmarks – Lougheed House Calgary’s beltline neighbourhoods are full of historical surprises, like the Lougheed House, for example, a local landmark that has an incredible story over its hundred and some odd years of existence. As one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city, the government has dedicated it as … [Read more...]

Calgary Tower: Tallest Building Until 1983

Calgary Tower Dominated City Skyline Until 1983 Check out this spectacular old-school photo of the Calgary Tower shortly after it was completed in 1968. It remained the tallest building in the City of Calgary at 191 metres tall until 1983 when the 215 metre Petro-Canada West Tower was built. Do you like this old school … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Dragon City Mall

Calgary Landmarks - Dragon City Mall in Chinatown, Downtown Chinatown, a cultural gem in the heart of downtown Calgary, is home to many unique restaurants, shops and services that never cease to amaze. It is also one of the oldest parts of our city and hosts a few very distinguishable Calgary landmarks such as the Chinese … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Saddledome

Calgary Landmarks – Saddledome This hockey arena / entertainment venue may just be the second most recognized Calgary landmark there is - next to the Calgary Tower of course. Completed in October of 1983, the arena is also one of the largest entertainment venues in our city and will be for years to come. The Saddledome has … [Read more...]

Evolution of the Calgary Tower

Evolution of the Calgary Tower Construction starts February 19th, 1967 An unprecedented 24 hour continuous pour of concrete Column is finished 24 days later At 190.8 metres (626 ft) tall it becomes the tallest of its kind in North America The ‘Husky Tower’ officially opens on June 28th, … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Canada Olympic Park & Ski Jumps

Calgary Landmarks – Canada Olympic Park & Ski Jump Canada Olympic Park (COP) is an outdoor / indoor recreational sports facility located on a section of the Bow River Valley escarpment in the west side of Calgary, Alberta. COP is currently operated by WinSport Canada and is used for both recreational purposes by the … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Calgary Soldiers Memorial

Calgary Landmarks – Calgary Soldiers Memorial It is one of the most meaningful Calgary landmarks there is, a memorial to honour some of the fallen Canadian soldiers who have lost their lives in military service and war overseas during the past World War’s and in current conflicts such as Afghanistan. The Calgary Soldiers … [Read more...]

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