This is one of Western Canada’s largest museums, with over a million objects displayed in more than 20 galleries. This cultural landmark has a permanent exhibit called “Mavericks” which traces the history of Alberta through the lives of 48 personalities. The museum also features a military collection, items used by the first nations of North America, precious and semi‐precious stones from around the world, a substantial Asian collection and an art collection dating from the 19th century to the present.
Fort Calgary is located at the intersection of the Bow and Elbow rivers. It was established in 1875 as Fort Brisebois by the North West Mounted Police to run off American whiskey traders.
In 1975, after years of abandonment, and to celebrate Calgary’s centennial, archaeologists unearthed the remains of the original wooden fort. From these efforts Fort Calgary was revived as an interpretive centre. Since then volunteers have reconstructed the 1875 fort and built a replica of the two‐storey men’s barracks.
Known as the “artsiest” zone of Calgary, Inglewood has a number of small independent art galleries and live music venues. Inglewood also boasts many unique shopping and dining experiences.