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rdp

3/16/2017 12:05:34 AM
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Feb 2014
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Calgary

I have never been to calgary or edmonton bur I am maybe wanting to go on a trip this summer/fall. So I am just wondering if someone that has been that way can tell me what are some good places to go see,visit,eat, and even stay. I am thinking stay in Edmonton for a night and spend the day at west edmonton mall, then go to calgary for maybe two nights. If there is anywhere maybe not to far from there or on the way where I should maybe check out aswell let me know. Thank you!!!

Flutterby

3/16/2017 10:44:13 AM
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Sep 2007
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We like Heritage Park in Calgary. I always enjoyed the zoo, but have no idea what it is like post flood. The Devonian Botanical Garden is beautiful. It is indoors. Of course, if you are that close to the mountains and have never seen them...go. It is free entry into National parks this year. Because of that, it will most likely be busier than usual.  
 
For eating, the Cheesecake Cafe was nice...but again, that is a long time ago and eating places can change a lot. They had locations in Calgary & Edmonton.  
 
Really, it all depends on your interests. What types of activities or attractions appeal to you? What are your interests?

PrimeConvoy

3/16/2017 11:07:23 AM
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Nov 2012
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Food

If you have never tried Red Robin, do it!! West Edmonton has a Red Robin, it's a great family restaurant with gourmet burgers. If you want to try something a little bit classier, try Milestones, real good food and amazing service, also a place you can take the kids, surprisingly

Lorna2

3/16/2017 11:29:47 AM
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Sep 2011
Total posts:40
So Much To See

Driving from Brandon on your way to Calgary, stop into Regina. Tour the Saskatchewan Legislature building then head over to the RCMP Training Centre/Museum. Cruise to Moose Jaw to see the Tudor air planes, Underground Tunnels tours, and have a dip in the Mineral Waters. When you get to Alberta, drop into the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller (amazing dinosaur - fossil museum) and Horseshoe Canyons. While in Calgary, July is the Stampede. Well worth your money... if you like crowds Heritage Park has a vintage train as well as a village of heritage buildings, Calgary Zoo, Museum of the Regiments (amazing military Museum), Calgary Tower (go have lunch at the Tower in the revolving restaurant... cheaper than dinner), check out Calgary's Crowchild library (jaw dropping library and excellent view of the foothills). Just for fun in Calgary, drive the speed limit on the Deerfoot Trail (listen to car horn honking at ya). Head out to Banff. On the way, stop in to Canmore at the Ice Cream store (I can't remember what it is called now. It used to be the Foothills Creamery). Excellent ice cream. Banff scenary is beautiful. Great opportunity for hiking areas... Johnston's Canyon, Lake Louise. Between Banff and Jasper stop and hike at the Glaciers. Don't forget the sports events in Calgary depending when you travel - football, hockey, lacrosse.  
The trip to Jasper and Edmonton is almost a whole other trip. While Edmonton does have the West Edmonton Mall, there is also the sports events..... take in a Edmonton Eskimos football game (late summer - September begins), Edmonton Oilers hockey team, I can't remember if Edmontnon has a Lacrosse team anymore. Edmonton also has the Science Museum and used to have IMax theatre there. In July (or is it August??) Edmonton used to have the Klondike Days (big fair). It isn't called Klondike Days anymore but is neat. Oh! Edmonton also has the Fringe Festival that is really really excellent. Theatres and Music performances. Sometime during the summer, Edmonton also has a Food Festival. Then there is the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton. Hope that helps. There is so much to see in each city and town!

hadi

3/16/2017 11:05:07 PM
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Apr 2009
Total posts:371
who much do you wnat to spend

this is an older list or two  
, but its a start  
http://adamchiasson.blogspot.ca/2011/05/50-awesome-things-to-do-in-calgary.html  
 
http://www.familyfuncanada.com/calgary/100-fun-things-to-do-in-calgary-with-your-family-this-summer/  
 
you can also pm me , what are your likes and dislikes and I can give you a more personal list  
 
Edited by hadi, 2017-03-16 23:06:49

 
 
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