So, being slightly bored on a Sunday afternoon, I wanted to start a thread on one of my favorite cities close to home for me. The home of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, Calgary, Alberta! I wanted to see about those who live there, have visited there, what are your favorite things about it? Your not so favorite things about it? I grew up near there but I've lived in Edmonton for almost 20 years now and I hope to relocate in the next year or two. I plan on heading back for the Easter long weekend and hitting up the Calgary Zoo and Canada Olympic Park, and maybe Prince's Island Park. I got the Palliser Hotel for relatively inexpensive by Fairmont standards so I'm going to be a tourist again and become re-acquainted with the city. The festivals, the culture, the restaurants and the proximity to the mountains make this one of my favorite cities out there. To me, the shopping as compared to Edmonton isn't even close. Calgary will win 99 times out of 100 even if we do have West Edmonton Mall, the quality in Calgary is much superior to that of Edmonton.
So to those who have been, what are your favorite parts of the city to explore? Favorite things to do? Favorite places to eat out? Festivals? Parks? Shopping? Let's make this the place to discuss it all.