If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is it worth actually being there and seeing it for yourself?
Few things we do can produce a calming quiescence like that of a beautiful walk — strolling leisurely at your own pace, taking in the sights, sounds and wonders of the beauty that surround you while learning some history about some fascinating place you are visiting. Those walks are special indeed.
With downtown walking tours in Calgary, AB, you can experience the fun and beauty of such a walk and learn a bit about the rich and rugged history of Calgary on a tour that is relaxing, interesting and informative, not to mention, good for the cardio.
The tour itself encompasses about 4.5 km (a skosh less than 3 mi.), but could take up much of the day with its numerous restaurants, sculpture gardens and wonderful shopping opportunities.
The unexpected would probably say it best. In a downtown city filled with architecture, museums, shops and restaurants, and so much more to do and experience, prepare to be dazzled, entertained and enlightened.
Fort Calgary: When you do take the walking tour of downtown Calgary, some of the more historic places you’ll see include a stop at Fort Calgary, the former northernmost outpost of the Old Forts Trail. There you will learn about the early pioneers and settlers as well as Indigenous Peoples and about Canada’s famous North-West Mounted Police.
Calgary Tower: Standing 190.8 meters (626 ft.), the Calgary Tower offers an unparalleled view of this majestic city along with a 360-degree view of the Rocky Mountains and the colourful prairies and plains.
Glenbow Museum: Just across the road from Calgary Tower lies the Glenbow Museum. Here you can learn about life in Western Canada from the 19th century to the present day. It also houses artwork, sculptures and historic artifacts from around the world.
Devonian Gardens: A must-see indoor botanical garden replete with koi-ponds, waterfalls and bridges. You will also find many interesting boutiques and shops as well as a multitude of restaurants. Devonian Gardens was declared a Canadian Historic site in 2002.
Therefore, the next time you’re in town with a little time to spend, enjoy a fascinating stroll downtown and experience some of the richness that is Calgary.
All are located within walking distance of the Regency Suites Hotel.
For more information about the walking tours visit the Calgary Walks and Bus Tours
“We had a lovely stay and enjoyed our room at Regency during our conference, the room was very clean, parking was great and the front desk was excellent. We even got a chance to use the exercise room!” -Janet B.