Known for its cowboys and stampedes, its cows and neverending winters, Calgary is one of the largest cities in Western Canada. The incredible Banff and Jasper National Parks are just a few hours drive away, home to some of the most incredible mountains, lakes and waterfalls I've ever seen. But for this weekend escape, Sam and I spent time in the heart of the city of Calgary exploring all the fun activities we could get up to.
$24.95 per adult
The Calgary Zoo is huge! It's on the central train line, and I would highly recommend arriving this way to save on the crazy costs of parking! We spent hours wandering the many animal exhibits which included massive enclosures for the wide variety of animals that call the Calgary Zoo home. Personal favourites included getting up close and personal with the lions and watching the meerkats pop out of the ground.