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Military Museums
The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence.
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What travellers are saying

  • stuartyoneknobi
    co. donegal398 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cannot say enough good about this place
    We had a spare day in Calgary before we picked up the RV and it was a fantastic way to spend it. The park is wonderful and the staff are very nice and informative the restaurant was good and the cafes the same. They have a proper steam train going through the park. For young kids or old this is a top attraction
    Written 18 December 2023
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  • Phil N
    Cootamundra, Australia280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The signage outside the entrance to the Stampede states the obvious and is pretty close to the truth!
    Was lucky enough to attend the 2nd and 3rd last days of the 2023 Stampede and found it to be an unforgettable experience!
    The rodeo was non stop action and the evening chuck waggon races and light show 2nd to none in entertainment value.
    Apart from the main arena, the overall fair ground was massive and held over 100.000 people each day I believe.
    Anyone with an interest in rodeo or cowboy events should certainly put this
    rodeo on their "bucket List".
    Written 12 October 2023
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  • Michele E
    Alpharetta, GA125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent winter day at the zoo. Not all of the exhibits were open but the penguin walk was so fun to see! The wolves and polar bears were enjoying the snow too
    Written 10 February 2024
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  • Southtrack
    Canberra, Australia241 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are taller towers in bigger cities, but you can’t necessarily see as much from them. Calgary Tower offers a unique view over the city, on the edge of the prairie, to the Rocky Mountains in the distance. We found ourselves so absorbed that we walked several laps, and watched the short history film as well.

    One feature, offering another unique perspective, is an area of transparent floor with a view straight down to the street, 157m below. Not everyone will feel comfortable standing on it, but it’s still in place after countless visitors.

    Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 30 January 2024
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  • Lea
    Houston, TX97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such a peaceful visit coming here! There's paid parking available across the road, and a small bridge connecting the two together make it great for a leisure walk. There's cute little sculptures around the park, so see if you can find them along your trail! Plenty of benches to rest on, so you can also watch the cute little ducks waddle around or maybe a squirrel climb a tree. All in all, this was a great stop to smell the roses as some would say.
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • Darryl D
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's been twenty years since I last toured the galleries. The addition of the Naval Museum makes this a great afternoon out.
    Although I have never been to the War Museum in Ottawa which honours Canada's extensive military past, but from what i see here at the museum today , it makes me feel like if its almost as good on smaller scale . Very educational indeed.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Bow River was a major waterway of Calgary. I walked over some bridges of this River, and I took multiple walks which paralleled this River.
    Written 12 July 2023
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  • Eddie T
    Calgary, Canada109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We attended one of the jumping competitions at Spruce Meadows. The grounds are very beautiful, immaculately maintained. There are some good (though pricey) options for food and drink, as well as some souvenir shops focused on horse riding memorabilia, as well as the professional soccer club (Calgary Cavalry) which plays its home games at the premises.

    I did enjoy once again the experience of watching the horses jumping and walking around the very picturesque premises, especially after the grounds were basically closed for a couple of years due to covid. It is one of a type kind of experience in Calgary, and a great activity for children too!
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • TennisStar602
    New Jersey619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Since it was difficult to park in Calgary, I found it very advantageous to walk around this major city. Once I parked my car, I became a pedestrian. There were many paths in which to walk throughout the city and I enjoyed the great gardening skills exhibited throughout Calgary. The architecture of the skyscrapers and of the residential buildings were fascinating. There were also many waterways to cross by a number of bridges.
    Written 12 July 2023
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  • HNDRSN
    Toronto, Canada103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This historic museum is a must see also in Calgary, well preserved and fully restored antiques of cars signage and all type of gasoline pumps thrugh the years
    Written 24 August 2023
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  • Moochie-La-La
    Calgary, Canada480 contributions