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Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

Featuring a restaurant and pub, this Calgary hotel includes a pool with waterslide and a hot tub. An on-site fitness center is open to all guests. HDTV is provided in each guest room. A seating area is offered in air-conditioned suites at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire. A microwave and a work desk are also included. Free toiletries are provided for added convenience. A hair salon, a gift shop, and a business center are on site. Ski storage is available. CORE Shopping Centre is 2 km from Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire. Calgary International Airport is 18 km away.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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The Grain Academy Museum

The Grain Academy Museum has been educating visitors about Canada's grains since 1981. This museum give its visitors an in-depth knowledge into the production, transportation and trade of grains. The exhibits replicate the whole interesting process, right from harvesting of grains to the delivery of grains at various stores. Visitors can try their hands at various interactive models, and browse through the rare artifacts, photos and videos that celebrate the farmer's pride.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Devonian Gardens

When a cold north wind is howling and the mid-winter temperature is too frigid, this downtown greenhouse is a welcome oasis of greenery and warmth. It showcases many local and tropical plants, fountains, waterfalls, reflecting pools stocked with carp, wooden bridges and a small playground where harried parents can let loose their children.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Glenbow Museum

One of Canada's great museums and Western Canada's largest, this treasure trove houses artifacts of the west, dating back to the first white settlers of the 1800s and the history of the area's First Nations. Visitors can take delight in exhibits that delve into the history of the region and its people, celebrating their lifestyles and art, and also that record contemporary life in western Canada. Along with permanent displays, the Glenbow Museum presents a variety of temporary exhibitions. Visitors also explore an art gallery and archives on site.

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Arts Commons

Hosting myriad performances yearly, Arts Commons is Canada's premier cultural space. The center is a six-level facility occupying a full city block in Downtown Calgary, and comprises many distinct event spaces like the Jack Singer Concert Hall and the Max Bell Theatre.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Vertigo Theater

Located right in the center of downtown Calgary inside the Calgary Tower, the Vertigo Theater is comprised of two separate performance areas; The Studio and The Playhouse. Well known for its production of a mystery theater series, Vertigo Theater aims to entice the artistic sides of children with an emphasis on performances for a young audience. A stunning visual arts gallery, Vertigo Theater provides rental opportunities for all types of arts organizations that wish to showcase their works on a grand scale.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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National Music Centre

National Music Centre, formerly known as Cantos Music Foundation, is a famous hang out for music lovers of the city. Located near the city center, this is a space for live musicals, performances, concerts and other entertaining events. Equipped with state of the art technology and perfect acoustics throughout the rooms, this event space is the perfect launch pad for every artist. Visitors can participate in various jam sessions irrespective of their caliber. The museum houses a vast collection of more than 2,00 objects all related to music, right from a magnificent grand piano to popular musicians outfits like Ray Saint Germain's suit and Lucille Starr's dress. Visitors can participate in enlightening tours about the world of music and peruse the antique, one of a kind collection that this center houses.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary gives visitors a hands-on look at early Calgary life. Fort Calgary lies on 16 hectares (40 acres) of riverside park. The interpretive center reconstructs the original 1875 fort, a facility North-West Mounted Police built after being dispatched from the settled east to establish law and order among pioneers, and to stop the culturally devastating whiskey trade. Children will love trying on the officers uniforms that have been laid out, and exploring the interiors of the old prison. Visitors can grab a bite, or indeed a shot of whiskey at The Deane House, the on-site restaurant.

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Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

All forms of art, such as musicals, ballets, plays and concerts have been performed at the grand Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. This state of the art auditorium annually welcomes national as well as international artists, touring shows and also hosts the Calgary Opera and Alberta Ballet. School graduations, community galas, trade shows and other special events are its other offerings.

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Stampede Park

Stampede Park is a sprawling outdoor event venue that is reputed for hosting the major events and happenings in the city. Although it hosts a plethora of formal as well as informal events throughout the year, it is mostly remembered for hosting The Calgary Stampede Festival, a ten-day event dubbed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” that draws about a million visitors to Calgary every year.

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Creative Kids Museum

Creative Kids Museum as the name alludes, is a space where children are given the freedom to learn through their own experiences. This museum houses various exhibits in which children can get involved and explore and learn. Water-babies will love the 'Water Play Area' where they can recreate a waterfall. The adventurous kids will love crawling through the climbing structure as they find their way out. Those with a scientific sense can immerse themselves in innovating and creating their own machines. Those with a flair for theatrics can work with their own production. Children who love some quiet time can relax with their favorite book at the 'Reading Nook'. This is one museum a child will never want to leave.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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TELUS Spark

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 divided 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.

Calgary, AB, Canada
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