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Home Student Life Reg Erhardt Library 2019-08-06 Staycation in the City

2019-08-06 Staycation in the City

Lougheed House by Torvalm on Wikimedia under a CC-BY-SA license

Uploaded Photo of Lougheed House by Torvalm on Wikimedia under a CC-BY-SA license.

If you are unable to get away from the city for the summer, we have some great suggestions that will help make your summer fun and exciting. 

For daytime outings around town, you should check out places like The Calgary Zoo , Telus Spark, or Studio Bell .

Andrew Hempstead’s short pocket-sized book about Calgary highlights the best sights, museums, and historical parks in the city.

Calgary book cover

If you are a history buff, you can visit The Glenbow Museum, Heritage Park, Fort Calgary, or Lougheed House.

Calgary's Grand Story book cover

Calgary's Grand Story: The Making of a Prairie Metropolis from the Viewpoint of Two Heritage Buildings shows how two historic buildings in Calgary’s downtown (the Grand Theatre and the Lougheed Building) were a huge part this city’s political, economic, and cultural history.

Maybe you want to take in a play at Lunchbox Theatre or Vertigo Theatre or maybe take in Shakespeare by the Bow “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” at Prince’s Island Park.

Shakespeare and Modern Culture book cover

Shakespeare and modern culture explores how Shakespeare continues to influence modern society today.

You might want to hang out at a beautiful city park (some of the more popular parks include: Fish Creek Provincial Park, Edworthy Park, Nose Hill Park, Prince's Island Park or Stanley Park).

Calgary's Best Walks book cover

Calgary's Best Walks is an excellent guidebook with detailed maps of 35 different walking and hiking tours in Calgary.

With a little planning, you can have a wonderful summer in the city!

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