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What's To Do In The Cowboy City Of Calgary

By Peter Steffany

Calgary - The World Famous Cowboy City

Calgary a Canadian city has something for everyone. It is known the world over for its cowboy and rodeo status. When large cities are overrun with crime and poverty in these times, you will be amazed by the pristine cleanliness of Calgary. Calgary remains a beautiful city to visit for your next vacation, as it seems to be untouched by these hazards of large-city life.

Calgary is most famous for the event Stampede. Stampede is an annual event and began as a rodeo many years ago to highlight the cowboys in the area. Apart from the rodeos, today, the Calgary Stampede has grown to include exhibitions of all kinds, a busy fairway with exciting rides for the young and old. This is also the venue for concerts and fireworks.

The chuck wagon races are one the favourite event at the Calgary Stampede. You will be able to see covered wagons, drawn by horses and guided by a cowboy, race around the oval. You will want to schedule more of them into your next visit once you get a taste for these rodeo events.

Visiting Calgary doesn't just mean the Stampede! There are many other attractions that will keep you busy for days on end. A trip to Heritage Park Historical Village is a definite must. This replica of a real village from the late 1800's is a great way for you and your family to experience life in those times. You can take a ride on the steam locomotive or take a wagon ride around the village. When you stroll down Main Street you can watch as blacksmiths fashion horseshoes the old fashioned way before stopping to have a meal at the Wainwright Hotel.

The Glenbow Museum is another favorite attraction to see when visiting Calgary. The Glenbow specializes in paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other pieces of art featuring a historical look western Canada. These exhibits chronicle the Native Indians crossed and the settlers moving from the east.

The Calgary Zoo offers visitors a plentiful display of birds, reptiles, and mammals. The zoo features a Prehistoric Park that recreates the history of the dinosaur. This fascinating zoo let's you spend a day walking among ostriches, bears, monkeys, and kangaroos. If you decide not to pack a picnic lunch to eat in the many picnic areas, rest assured you'll find many dining options among the many food kiosks around the park.

Depending on how long your visit is, there are many other attractions in and around the city of Calgary that you'll want to make the time to see. At your time of leisure you can spend at many parks that Calgary has. You can Rent a bike or a pair of rollerblades and roll along the pathways that line the Bow River.

Downtown Calgary offers many designer boutiques and unique shops. You'll find stores the feature the arts and crafts of the local Calgarians, as well as crafts from all over Canada.

A trip to Calgary is a trip that you and your family won't soon forget. Make sure that you find out ahead of time what concerts or other cultural events are taking place so you can plan on spending one night of your visit in Calgary at the theater.

About The Author
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