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International Students: The Top Attractions in Calgary


For all International Students who are new to Calgary, we'd like to give you a warm welcome to our city! Initially, it may be hard to adjust to living in a different country and culture; however, we'd like to encourage you to get up and explore the city of Calgary! Here are a list of the top 5 attractions in Calgary you should definitely check out.

1. The Calgary Tower

Located on 101 - 9 Ave. S.W., the Calgary Tower is one of Calgary’s most known landmarks. Standing at 627 feet, it is one of the largest free-standing towers in Canada. It provides a beautiful view of the city and the Rocky Mountains on a clear and bright day.

2. Calgary Zoo

Opening in 1929, the Calgary Zoo still remains to be a popular tourist attraction with over 1000 animals, and 272 species. The zoo is located on 1300 Zoo Rd. N.E. and it is easily accessible through Calgary Transit.

3. Calaway Park

Known to be the largest amusement park in Western Canada, Calaway Park is approximately 10 kilometres outside of Calgary in Springbank, Alberta. The amusement park has a wide variety of rides for children, adults, and teens! Visit Calaway Park today at 245033 Range Rd. 33 Calgary, AB.

4. Calgary Stampede

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is held right here, in Calgary! The Calgary Stampede is an annual event held in the month of July with musical performances, professional rodeos, cultural experiences, several exhibits, amusement rides, and a vast variety of cuisines! This is definitely an attraction that you do not want to miss.

5. Calgary's Science Centre

The TELUS Sparks Science Centre allows for people of all ages to explore technology and science in an interactive and open environment. It is located on 220 St. George's Dr. N.E, and it also includes an outdoor park! Interested in enrolling in ABM College as an International Student? Check out the link below for more information on the International Student Application Process!

*Updated August 2021

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