The Calgary Zoo, in Calgary, Alberta, gives you a walk on the wild side during your vacation. Hotels near the Calgary Zoo give you a central location to explore this city since there's plenty to do after you're done checking out the exotic animals on display.
Calgary is a city with a lengthy history, as it's been around in one form or another for over 11,000 years. It was named after the Scottish town of the same name, with a Gaelic origin meaning "cold garden." The Canadian Pacific Railway put a station in the area in 1883, which started the city's growth and status as an important industrial center.
Cheap hotels in Calgary put you in the center of the action. The Calgary Tower is an observation tower downtown, which allows you to see the entire cityscape from a panoramic view. From this perch, you see other landmarks such as the Chinese Cultural Center, the Devonian Gardens, and the historic Stephen Avenue.
Calgary Transit offers buses and light rails, and the C-Train is one of the oldest public transit systems in North America. This city is also very bike- and pedestrian-friendly, with 395 miles of riding and walking paths throughout the area.
While Calgary has activities year-round, you might want to stick with the summer and fall seasons for your visits unless you enjoy ice fishing, skiing, and snow snowmobiling. You owe it to yourself to try poutine at least once at a poutinery, as well as enjoying some maple candy. The long history of this city provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy historic exploration, although more modern attractions such as a vibrant modern art scene also draw your attention.
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