Hit the city's hot spots then get away to the beautiful Canadian Rockies. In Calgary you can seriously do a lot in 72 hours.
After dinner, catch a production at one of the largest theatre companies in Canada. Theatre Calgary is known for casting local talents and also borrows talent from fellow theatre houses nationwide. Their ambitious programming is created to stimulate, provoke and ignite your senses.
As soon as you leave the last traffic light on Canada Olympic Drive, you are immediately transported to another place. You will travel through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies on your scenic path to Banff National Park.
On your way to Banff, stop by the Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary where you’ll gain a better understanding of wild wolves and the importance they play in the environment by interacting with some at the sanctuary. Take advantage of the best photo opportunities as wolves eat straight out of your hand while you learn about the non-profit organization and their important initiatives.
Want to experience some of Banff’s famous hikes such as Johnsons Canyon, but you’ve come in the winter? Don’t worry. It’s the perfect time to strap on a pair of snowshoes that are available to rent all around town, and the landscape becomes yours to explore.
Finish off your evening with an ice skate rental. From public skating at the state-of-the-art Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre, to man-made outdoor rinks and frozen lakes, Banff is a skating paradise. Enjoy a leisurely skate, or grab some friends or family for a game of hockey. Most outdoor ice rinks are lit up at night, and include a cozy bonfire to keep you warm.