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Places to Explore near Calgary

Calgary has always been a cultural hub in Alberta.  Although it’s not the state capital, it might as well be with how much it contributes to the way people view the province.  There’s no end to how you can get to know the area and learn about the city and its long history: but sometimes it’s okay to get outside of city limits!

If you need a break from work or looking at Calgary homes for sale, these are the top places you can explore in the local area.

Ralph Klein Park & Environmental Education Centre

Where to find it: 12350 84 St SE, Calgary, AB.

Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 stars.

How active is it: perfect for biking or walking with a family.

If you want a reason to get out of the house, and you feel like education about nature and the things that matter could benefit your kids: consider the Ralph Klein Park and Environmental Education Center!  Not only does this park have a heavy emphasis on the importance of conservation and the health of our environment, but it also works to make the outdoors fun and exciting for kids.

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

Where to find it: 260 Century Downs Drive, Alberta.

Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5 stars.

How active is it: although you can walk between machines, this is more for mental activity!

If you need an adult night out and want to have a little daring fun, the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino is the place to go!  As an ‘A Level’ horse racing venue, it’s top-rated for your entertainment and the safety and health of the horses and their riders.  This is a fun and exciting date spot for anyone who wants something fun.

Cobb’s Adventure Park

Where to find it: 1500 84 St NE, Calgary.

Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 stars.

How active is it: that’s up to you!  Kids can enjoy running around and playing on multiple park surfaces or sitting back and taking in the clean air and beautiful views.

Cobb’s Adventure Park is a wonderful family-friendly stop for anyone who thinks they need some more time outside.  There are multiple structures for kids, and it’s a lot of fun for anyone involved.

Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Where to find it: 37 Silver Springs Dr. NW.

Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5 stars.

How active is it: as involved as you want, although it is wheelchair accessible.

If you’re dying to get away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life: the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs is the ideal destination.  Visitors can walk through some of the most incredible greenery and flowers while supporting local nature conservation efforts.  Although it can get crowded on weekends, stopping by on a weekday for a picnic can be a great way to see the gardens!

Every part of Calgary is incredible, so it makes sense that its surroundings are just as awesome!  Visit one of these awesome places soon.