City of Calgary
Average Temperature: July is the hottest month with average temperatures ranging from 23-32*C (73-90*F) with the sun rising at 0530 and setting at 2200 hrs.
Resting along a valley between the Rocky Mountains and Alberta Prairies, Calgary features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, public squares and shopping. City tourist attractions include Stephen Avenue Mall, the Calgary Zoo, the Telus Spark, the Telus Convention Centre, the Chinatown district, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC), Military Museum and the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.
Calgary's water supply is mountain-fresh coming in from the Bow and Elbow Rivers passing through the Bearspaw and Glenmore water treatment systems to ensure the highest quality drinking water.
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Heritage Park Historical Village
Located on 127 acres along the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir in the city's Southwest, Heritage Park is Canada's largest living history museum. Take a jump back in time to the 1860's...ride the antique midway, the steam locomotive or sail aboard the paddle steamer 'SS Moyie'.
The Calgary Zoo is often cited by travelers as one of the best zoos in North America. Hosting 1.457 million guests in 2016, Calgary was the most visited zoo in Canada. Home of 707 animals representing 130 species, the zoo is home to the Centre for Conservation Research where a team of biologists have earned international recognition as North America’s leaders in the science of species recovery and reintroduction.
Canada Olympic Park
Home of the 1988 Winter Olympics, C.O.P. is known for downhill skiing, ski jumping, bobsleigh and luge but in the summer, enthusiasts enjoy the dry bobsled, skyline luge, bungee jumping and the zip line.
A 9,000 square-foot place of inquiry that looks at issues, ideas and concepts related to science, technology and creativity.
The facility houses four permanent exhibit Galleries, an expanded and enhanced Creative Kids Museum, a Feature Gallery that will host travelling exhibitions, a Presentation Theatre, an HD Digital Dome Theatre, a dedicated Learning Centre equipped with two fully-functional labs and four learning studios, and an Outdoor Park.
Experience the city 525 feet in the air!
Rising from the downtown core, the Calgary Tower is a must-see for any visitor. On the observation deck, experience a 360° panoramic view of the bustling city, the foothills and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Stand on the amazing glass floor for a birds-eye view of the streets below. In addition, guests of the Tower can dine in one of two restaurants. SKY 360 and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, an upscale steakhouse known for its fantastic service and hospitality.
Glenbow's collection represents Western Canadian art and culture, both as a repository of important cultural history but also as a living record of contemporary life in this part of the world. Its collection includes over a million objects, documents, photographs and artworks, making Glenbow one of the largest museums in western Canada.
Military Museums of Calgary
The Military Museums of Calgary is the largest tri-service museum in Western Canada and the second largest military museum in the country.
It consists of the four founding regimental museums and the Naval, Army and Air Force Museums of Alberta. We are also home to The Founders' Gallery and The Military Museums Library and Archives (University of Calgary).
JULY 6-15, 2018
Calgary Stampede Parade, Friday, July 6
Sneak-A-Peek (early entrance to the Stampede Grounds), Thursday, July 5
The Stampede hosts more than 1.2 million visitors from all over the world to join in the festivities at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Throughout these 10 days, the Calgary Stampede blends Western Canadian heritage with dynamic contemporary entertainment. Whether you're lookin' to see the rodeo, bull riding, chuckwagons, grandstand shows, midway, agricultural buildings, big-name concerts or sample the crazy variety of foods...the Calgary Stampede has it all.
The City of Calgary goes a little nuts too. Downtown suddenly sports wood fronts, hay bales and jam-packed open-front bars. 'Business dress' really means jeans and cowboy boots. Free pancake breakfasts can be had EVERYday somewhere in the city...there's even a website dedicated just for that! And if you work downtown, chances are you show up in the morning only to find out where everyone's going to celebrate that day. Yep, the Calgary Stampede is definitely the Greatest Show on Earth.
For those of you considering staying for a bit after WCC18 for a Calgary Stampede experience, we have arranged for the special Grey Eagle Resort and Casino rate of $139+taxes to be available for three days after conference. Book your extended stay early...hotels book up fast. Don't be disappointed,
call the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino, 1-844-719-8777 and say you are booking the extended days rate for the Blue Knights West Coast Conference.