Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University
2231 Banff Trail
Calgary, AB T2M 4L2
Phone: (403) 289-1921
Fax: (403) 282-2149
The Faculty of Medicine of the renowned University of Calgary was founded in 1967. Focusing on research and learning, this faculty is dedicated to excellence in the field of medicine that benefits the entire society.
The beautiful Heritage Hall is situated in the A wing of the Heart Building at the huge and awe striking SAIT main campus. Originally it constituted the main building and later renamed into the current Heritage Hall. Designated in 1989 as National Historic Resource, the facade of this building displays an old world charm. The registration and student employment centre, business development and international training and Alumni Association work together wonderfully at the Heritage Hall.
SAIT Polytechnic or Southern Alberta Institute of Technology offers polytechnic courses. It covers diverse avenues like IT, Manufacturing and Automation, Energy and so forth. For more details, check website.
Olympic Oval, one of the sites of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, continues to be a solid attraction for tourists. The massive silvery-white roof that covers this huge building on the University of Calgary campus is an engineering and architectural marvel. The facility remains the fastest speed skating track in the world, with records routinely shattered at World Cup competitions staged each year. Several national teams, including Canada's, train here, offering fans a chance to have very close brushes with the skating elite. The track is regularly open to the public for skating on regular or rental speed skates. Visit website for more details.
Kensington is adored for its hip shops and cafes, but if you are looking for something a little more tranquil nearby, visit this urban park. Riley Park features vast expanses of green space (perfect for throwing around a football or just lying in the sun), a cricket pitch, picnic tables, a refreshment stand, playgrounds and well-tended flower gardens. On sunny days, children find excitement in the popular wading pool, splashing around with the neighborhood kids while parents and baby-sitters watch wearily on.
Kensington is one of the popular areas of Calgary and is declared as a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ). Here, you can explore the various shopping outlets or gorge on tasty fare at the lovely dining establishments. All in all, one can really have a good time at this bustling neighborhood.
The stunningly peaceful Confederation Park is one of the city's most beautiful green spaces. Large shade trees tower over a slow moving stream and pathways cross over arched bridges and along the foot of a dozen rolling hills. There are picnic tables, cross-country ski trails, tennis courts and playgrounds. Visitors to this park flock here mostly on weekends and consider it their second home.
Situated on the Pumphouse Avenue South West, Pumphouse Park is set amidst the beautiful surroundings. A spacious space, this park is an ideal place to conduct big concerts and events and hosts numerous events throughout the year. A venue for the famous Calgary International Blues festival, this park serves as an important landmark and is extremely popular amongst the locals.
This historic memorial called the Calgary Soldiers' Memorial is a monument that is dedicated to the soldiers of Calgary who lost their lives while serving their respective Regiments during war.
There are many bridges in the city, but the Peace Bridge with its lovely design clearly stands apart. It has won accolades and awards for its excellent architecture and was opened to the public in 2012.
The Mewata Drill Hall or the Mewata Armoury exemplifies militia structures that were prevalent in the 19th Century. This landmark is also designated as Recognized Federal Heritage Building.
Situated close to the Bow River Pathway, the Edworthy Park is public park. Formerly, a part of the sandstone quarries, the area was later transformed into a splendid green stretch by the City in 1962. Today, it features facilities like BBQ stands, a playground, picnic shelters and separate picnic areas for groups. Here, you can sit all by yourself and enjoy the serenity or simply gang up with your friends for a day picnic.