Cooling my heels in Calgary

So a day off in Calgary to have a look-see. First impressions of the city are pretty good! As with a lot of Canadian cities that I have been to the river side area has been revitalised into a public park and is used heavily by everyone; families, bikes, rollerblades and skateboarders… as you can imagine, you need to keep your wits about you!

The city is built on the back of the petroleum industry and suffered hard times in the 80’s due to the drop in the price of oil. After a period of readjusting economy recovered and culminated in in the city hosting Canada’s first Winter Olympics in 1988. The success of these Games essentially put the city on the world stage.

While in town I visited a couple of the sites including the iconic Calgary Tower which was the Olympic Torch back in the day and has a rather impressive view of the city.

 View over Calgary

Don’t look down

I also visited the Glenbow Museum, which has a large exhibition on First Nation culture and recent history and how they feel that they have been treated by the European Settlers, we don’t come out looking very good I must admit…

As cities go I kinda like Calgary…

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