City Guide: Calgary

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Calgary is a quick drive from Edmonton - 3 hours on the QE2 (or 2.5 if you have a heavy foot "cough, Z, cough"). Since it's so close, I've been lucky enough to rip down a few times.

Obviously - if you can make it down for The Calgary Stampede, do it! Cowboys (yum), horses (yee- haw), carnival rides (screams), concerts (whoo hoo), beer garden (cheers!).

Normally I stay with family, but we went down for a concert at the Scotiabank Saddledome and decided to treat ourselves to a night out. We decided to get a hotel room as there was four of us - and it was GREAT. Check out Hotel Elan (and my review on Trip Advisor). The location is great and you can get good deals sometimes if you sign up for alerts.

The Calgary Zoo - this place is FAVOURITE amoung every single person to go to Cow Town. It's a beautiful zoo and a fun way to spend the day.

Studio Bell - National Museum of Music: Naturally the music museum would be right up my alley! I loved the exhibit they had in the museum in Seattle, but a WHOLE museum dedicated to music? So much winning.

Cross Iron Mills: C-town has a ton of malls. But outlet malls are my jam. Now, the first time I went there, we drove in a circle around  the outside thinking all the store names were on the outside. I was like they don't have much, let's go. That was dumb. There are a ton of stores and I still laugh when thinking of the mall.

Where is your favourite place in Calgary?