Comfort Inn & Suites
133 Sierra Springs Dr. SE
Airdrie, AB T4B 3G6
Phone: (403) 948-3411
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Nose Creek Park attracts hoards of visitors year after year. Located in the quaint town of Airdrie, this verdant park is home to a multitude of cultural events from time to time. Attend performing arts events, dance shows, music concerts, theatrical performances among other things at this park. The park is also host to the popular Airdrie Festival of Lights. Call the parks' department for more details.
From the Nose Hill Park, the view of Calgary is incomparable. The location requires a bit of effort to hike up a gentle slope to the top of the hill. Once there, the reward is a 360-degree view spanning the Rocky Mountains, with the skyscrapers of downtown rising out of the Bow River Valley and the prairie stretching off to the east. The surrounding long-grass prairie offers glimpses of the local wildlife, as numerous deer, jackrabbits and the red-tailed hawk call it home.
The Centre Street Church is one of the most vibrant and alive church communities in Calgary. With a dedicated set of followers, they organize events all year around like Christmas parties, musical nights, classes and workshops, marriage enrichment seminars, weekday worship, drama and more. Special emphasis is laid on children and youth who have their own events. Support groups also exist for single mothers, single fathers and senior citizens.
With the plethora of restaurants, cafes and boutiques, Fourth Street is one of Calgary's most popular downtown promenades. Public artwork along the road make a walk along Fourth an even more enjoyable experience. Ten art pieces in all line fourth street from 17th to 26th Avenues. Fun and quirky sculptures such as the strolling cattle of 'Scene and Herd on Fourth' and the giant lounging frogs of 'Hanging Out' make hunting for art fun for both families and art lovers. Self-guided tour pamphlets can be picked up in various businesses along the route.
After decades in operation, this semi-private club course has a seasoned, mature feel to it in comparison to the courses surrounding it. The course plays from four different tees with total lengths ranging from 5,376 to 7,051 yards. The course winds along the Nose Creek Valley, and water comes into play on several holes. Since Calgary Elks Lodge & Golf Club is semi-private, there are some access restrictions for non-members. To round out the experience, the facility boasts a driving range, putting greens and a fully stocked pro-shop.
The stunningly peaceful Confederation Park is one of the city's most beautiful green spaces. Large shade trees tower over a slow moving stream and pathways cross over arched bridges and along the foot of a dozen rolling hills. There are picnic tables, cross-country ski trails, tennis courts and playgrounds. Visitors to this park flock here mostly on weekends and consider it their second home.
Located on the northern side of the Bow River, Bowmont is a lush natural park established in the 1980s. The park features miles of hiking trails, picnic tables, playgrounds, a soccer and baseball field. This expansive park is spread out over 164 hectares (405 acres) and attracts adventure sports enthusiasts, families, birders, dog walkers and those looking for a fun day outdoors. Be sure to check out the park near sunrise or sunset for spectacular photo opportunities!
Olympic Oval, one of the sites of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, continues to be a solid attraction for tourists. The massive silvery-white roof that covers this huge building on the University of Calgary campus is an engineering and architectural marvel. The facility remains the fastest speed skating track in the world, with records routinely shattered at World Cup competitions staged each year. Several national teams, including Canada's, train here, offering fans a chance to have very close brushes with the skating elite. The track is regularly open to the public for skating on regular or rental speed skates. Visit website for more details.
The beautiful Heritage Hall is situated in the A wing of the Heart Building at the huge and awe striking SAIT main campus. Originally it constituted the main building and later renamed into the current Heritage Hall. Designated in 1989 as National Historic Resource, the facade of this building displays an old world charm. The registration and student employment centre, business development and international training and Alumni Association work together wonderfully at the Heritage Hall.
SAIT Polytechnic or Southern Alberta Institute of Technology offers polytechnic courses. It covers diverse avenues like IT, Manufacturing and Automation, Energy and so forth. For more details, check website.
Winding its way from the Rocky Mountain's all the way to the Alberta foothills, the Bow River is an expansive waterway. Along its route, the river passes through Calgary and is a popular outdoor recreation spot for city dwellers. Many walking paths and scenic vistas can be found, as well as tourism companies that offer kayak rentals, fly fishing trips and much, much more.
Built with a lot of thought and a significant amount of resources and time, TELUS Spark is a purpose-built facility designed to elicit curiosity and facilitate innovation in children and adults alike. The sprawling facility is into various sections and features tons of interactive exhibits, presentations as well as activities aimed at making science, as interesting as possible. From the Prototype Lab, where new ideas are tested with inputs from visitors to the 'Being Human' section where visitors can truly understand what it means to be human, there's a distinct freshness to this center which differentiates it from other such facilities. The 'Digital Dome Theatre' renders a rich audio-visual experience, and the various shows should not be missed here. The exhibits span all age groups, so there's something for everyone. Check website for more details.