CalgaryWalks offers both walking and bus tours of Calgary, during which visitors have the chance to learn more about the city's architecture and rich tradition of art along with fascinating tales built into Calgary's downtown. The walking tour offers guests an opportunity to see Calgary in an up-close and personal experience as they wander down the city's streets and pathways. The company's bus tours provide visitors with a way to discover the farther reaches of the city, listening to knowledgeable guides who offer authentic and often personal insights into the areas visited during the tour. Custom tours are also available with CalgaryWalks.

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The CalgaryWalks Downtown Intro Walking Tour takes visitors through Calgary's downtown area, as they explore areas such as Stephan Avenue Mall, where cars aren't allowed between 6:00am and 6:00pm, and the Bow River Pathway, among other downtown locations. Every building in the downtown area tells a story, a tale of how a brash frontier town grew into a bustling urban center. Guests have the opportunity to follow a "ribbon of steel" through the heart of Calgary and stand with one foot in the present and one in the past. During the 2-hour guided tour, visitors find out where the locals dine and where some of the best shops are located in downtown Calgary.

The 7-hour Calgary City Tour, including the Heritage Park Bus Tour offered by CalgaryWalks, takes visitors on a relaxing journey through the city. The 2-hour bus tour explores modern Calgary, contrasting it with a bygone era. The guide during the tour provides background, stories, and insights as the bus journeys through Calgary's downtown area, highlighting locations related to the buildings and exhibits that guests will see during their 5-hour visit to Heritage Park Historical Village. Upon arrival at Heritage Park, visitors will experience an enjoyable ride on a streetcar.

Heritage Park contains more than 108 exhibits and attractions. What visitors experience during their visit differs depending on the time of the year. During the high season, admission to Heritage Park includes full access to everything the park has to offer; this includes a food voucher, amusement rides, and Heritage Town Square. Throughout the shoulder season, guests can enjoy entry to Heritage Town Square and the Gasoline Alley Museum. During both seasons, visitors are able to explore Heritage Park at their own pace on a self-guided tour.

CalgaryWalks' XploringCalgary Bus Tour lasts 3 hours and explores the sites of booming and diverse Calgary, rich with both modern influences and history. While the city is often considered as the next cosmopolitan city of North America, it has still kept its country roots at its core. The tour guide provides an interactive and engaging experience that brings Calgary to life as guests learn about the public spaces and landmarks that make the city an interesting combination of a new urban center and the Old West. Those on the tour will enjoy diverse tales that offer an entertaining perspective of Calgary.

800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5EG, website, Phone: 855-620-6520

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