Scotiabank Saddledome#10 in Best Things To Do in Calgary
For a taste of true Canadian sportsmanship, make your way to Scotiabank Saddledome, home of the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames. Having moved from Atlanta in 1980, the Flames won Calgary over in 1989 when they claimed the Stanley Cup. Since then, this beloved sports team has been a symbol of pride for Calgarians; they celebrate the Flames' wins on 17th Avenue SW or "The Red Mile."
The Saddledome plays an active role in city life during the offseason, hosting special events like concerts, rodeos and even visits from such notable world figures as Queen Elizabeth II and the Dalai Lama. It gets its name from its saddle-shaped roof.
Some recent visitors complained that the venue is outdated, but others cherish the sports arena. If you have any interest in visiting the beloved arena, you should make a stop here soon: In 2019, the city approved plans to build a new arena starting in 2021.
The Saddledome is located off of the Victoria Park/Stampede (red) CTrain station. For more information about upcoming events and ticket prices, visit the Scotiabank Saddledome website.
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#1 Glenbow Museum
Heralded as one of Canada's finest, the Glenbow Museum caters to history buffs and art lovers alike. Exhibits here focus mainly on the culture of Western Canada, featuring everything from interactive displays on the First Nations tribes to an extensive collection of military memorabilia. However, there are also displays of European Art, Asian sculpture and even West African artifacts, plus plenty of hands-on activities to keep children entertained.
Recent visitors praised the museum's fascinating exhibits, treatment of history and its interactive arts and crafts opportunities.
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