The Scotiabank Saddledome is home to the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Hitmen and the Calgary Roughnecks. The Saddledome is also used for concerts, exhibitions and other sporting events, such as figure skating and curling. The Saddledome is also at the heart of the Stampede grounds.
The Canadian Pacific Railway, formerly known as CP Rail, is a historic railway founded in 1881 that helped link Canada's west and east coasts. The CPR rail network stretches from Vancouver to Montreal and also serves major cities in the United States such as Minneapolis, Chicago and New York City. An old locomotive can be seen at the intersection of 9th Avenue SW and 1st Street SW.
This world famous 10-day exhibition and rodeo is held every July and attracts more than a million visitors each year. Over the next decade the fair grounds will be expanded into the Victoria Park area, adjacent to the current park. A new casino has already opened and future plans call for a western-themed street and a Calgary campus for the Olds Agricultural College.
Heritage Park is Canada’s largest living historical village. From the middle of May to Labour Day in September you can explore a late 19th and early 20th century pioneer village.
The Glenmore Reservoir is a large artificial lake on the Elbow River in southwest Calgary and serves as the primary source of drinking water for the city. Built in 1932 as a depression era work project, the Glenmore Dam controls the downstream flow of the river. When the dam was built, it flooded the homestead and lands of Calgary’s most prominent early settler and farmer, Sam Livingston. Part of the Livingston house was preserved and now stands in Heritage Park, which borders on the reservoir.
The Talisman Centre is located just across MacLeod Trail from Stampede Park in Lindsay Park. Built for the 1983 Western Canada Games, it is the second busiest multisport recreation facility in North America. It houses five full-sized pools, an Olympic caliber dive tank, a 200‐metre running track, 25,000 square feet of cardio and weight training space, a physiotherapy and sports medicine clinic and the Cardiac Wellness Institute of Calgary. The Talisman Centre is open to the public and is also home to many Olympic and World champions – more than 200 in the last 25 years.
The Scotiabank Saddledome is home to the Calgary Flames.