Repsol Sport Centre
Repsol Sport Centre is a world class sport and fitness facility located in Calgary's Mission district. The building's unique design makes it easy to spot from the Observation deck.
Since June 1, 1914, Fairmont Palliser hotel has been the city's premier address, the cornerstone of Calgary's hospitality industry and a landmark building that is rich in history and architecture. The Boulevard, located on the boulevard level of the hotel, is an intimate dining space open daily from 6:30 a.m. until midnight. Serving hearty breakfasts, a flavourful all-day menu, Monday to Friday happy hour, classic cocktails and a fabulous wine list.
Eighth Avenue Place
Eighth Avenue Place, built in 2008, is marvel of architectural and sustainable design - making it one of Calgary's most prominent business addresses. Eighth Avenue Place is home to Cucina bistro and E.A.T.
Bankers Hall shopping atrium is home to some of Calgary's most fashionable retailers. Bankers Hall retail is at the crossroads of two of Calgary's main downtown pedestrian malls - connecting us to Prince's Island Park to the north and to the Olympic Plaza Cultural District and City Hall to the East.
The Edison, formerly Encana Place, was redeveloped in 2016 to become Calgary's headquarters for the growing tech sector. The building features many unique amenities uncommon to the typical office building, including a tenant lounge, golf simulator, dog park and basketball key. The building was the first in downtown Calgary to become Dog Friendly.
The Core Shopping Centre
The Core Shopping Centre is the dominant shopping complex located in the downtown core of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It spans three city blocks and contains approximately 160 retailers on four levels. It is the hub of downtown Calgary's +15 skywalk system, and as such is the busiest shopping centre in the City. The centre's architectural focal point is a vast suspended glass skylight which spans the length of the complex.
The historic downtown Hudson's Bay location opened on Monday, August 18, 1913, officially becoming the first of HBC's original six modern flagship department stores. The shop offers a wide selection of designer fashion labels and of the some of the biggest brands in cosmetics and fragrances. This store also features a fur salon, men's custom suit tailoring in the menswear department, a toy department, and The Guild, an Oliver & Bonacini restaurant with one of the largest patios in Calgary.
Brookfield Place is currently Calgary's tallest building. Canadian oil company Cenovus Energy occupies the east tower as the anchor tenant. The development includes a ½ acre public plaza featuring restaurants, public art displays, cultural activities and programmed activity provided by Brookfield's Arts & Events program. The building was designed by London and Toronto based Architecture firm Arney Fender Katsalidis. The Delivery Architect was Calgary based Dialog.
Telus Sky is a 761,235 square foot office, mixed-use tower currently under construction in Calgary, Alberta Canada that will incorporate office, retail and residential space. The building is set to open in early 2019 and upon completion will be the third tallest building in Calgary, behind Brookfield Place and The Bow. This will make Telus Sky the thirteenth tallest building in Canada.
The Bow, standing at 236 metres, (774 ft), is currently the second tallest office tower in Calgary, since construction of Brookfield Place; and the third tallest in Canada outside Toronto. The Bow is also considered the start of redevelopment in Calgary's Downtown East Village. It was completed in 2021 and was ranked among the top 10 architectural projects in the world of that year according to Azure magazine.
YYC Calgary International Airport is located approximately 17 km (11 mi) northeast of downtown and covers an area of sq km (8.25 sq mi). With 16.27 million passengers and 233,017 aircraft movements in 2017, Calgary International is the busiest airport in Alberta and the fourth-busiest in Canada by both measures. The airport has nonstop flights to an array of destinations in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. YYC Calgary International is also a hub for two major Canadian airlines: Air Canada and WestJet.
Built in the late 1930s, the site has since growth to house four runways, two terminal buildings with 5 concourses for passengers, warehouses for cargo handling, and other infrastructure.
Olympic Plaza is an urban park and gathering place located just West of City Hall. The plaza was created as the venue for the medal ceremonies at the 1988 Winter Olympics. It has since become host to several festivals and outdoor events, including the City's annual New Year's Eve celebrations. In the winter months it is used as ice skating area, and becomes a splash pool in the summer. The plaza is accessible by Calgary's CTrain system at the City Hall station.
The Glenbow-Alberta Institute was formed in 1966, when Eric Harvie donated his vast historical collection to the people of Alberta. It was initially funded by $5 million each from Harvie and the Alberta Government. Located across from the Calgary Tower, the Institute maintains the Glenbow, open to the public, which houses not only its museum collections, but also a very extensive art collection, library, and archives. In 2007, a permanent exhibit entitled Mavericks opened on the third floor; this exhibit traces the history of Alberta through a series of 48 influential and colourful personalities.
The Calgary Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals, excluding individual fish and insects, and 272 different species. The 120-acre zoo is organized by into six distinct zones: Destination Africa, Canadian Wilds, Penguin Plunge, Dorothy Harvie Botanical Gardens and ENMAX Conversatory, Eurasia, and Prehistoric Park. The zoo is open every day except for Christmas Day.
The Calgary Zoo has received international recognition as one of the top zoos in the world for conversation research. It is accessible via Calgary's C-Train light rail system, by car via Memorial Drive, and by bicycle and footpath via the Bow River pathway. A large portion of the zoo is located on St. George's Island in the Bow River.
The historic Calgary City Hall is currently the office of the Mayor and city councillors for the Calgary City Council. The building was completed in 1911. In 1962, a four-storey brick addition was added to the rear of the building. In 1985, the Calgary Municipal Building was built adjacent to the City Hall to house the offices of 2,000 civic administrators.
The Calgary City Hall was designated a national historic site in 1984. The reasons cited by Heritage Canada include that it is the only surviving regional example of the monumental civic halls erected in several Prairie cities before 1930 and its lofty clock tower, prominent round-arched entry and extensive decoration in the Romanesque Revival style made it an imposing visual symbol of community progress.
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, opened on Canada Day, July 1, 2016. The National Music Centre's new space showcases a collection which includes over 2,000 rare instruments and artifacts including the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, the TONTO synthesizer, and one of Elton John's pianos, along with the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame collections. Its interior is class with 226,000 custom glazed terracotta tiles which were made in Germany and fired in the Netherlands.
New Central Library
The New Central Library (NCL), is the flagship branch of the Calgary Public Library. It is located in the Downtown East Village neighbourhood and opened on November 1, 2018, replacing the existing central branch in Downtown Calgary. The four-storey building was designed by American-Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and Canadian firm DIALOG. Their design features an oval-like form and an interior with a large central atrium with a skylight. The building is elevated one floor above street level to accommodate a light rail trackway below as well as a public plaza.
Arts Commons is a multi-venue arts centre in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada, located in the Olympic Plaza Cultural District. Occupying a full city block, Arts Commons is a six level complex measuring over 400,000 square feet (37,000 sq. m). It is one of the three largest arts centres in Canada. In addition to a variety of performance spaces, Arts Commons also houses rehearsal halls, theatre workshops, offices, meeting rooms, a café, and art works from community groups and galleries displayed throughout.
Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-use indoor arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Located in Stampede Park in the southeast end of downtown Calgary, the Saddledome was built in 1983 to replace the Stampede corral as the home of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League, and to hose ice hockey and figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
The facility also hosts concerts, conferences and other sporting championships, and events for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.