197 1st St SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4M4 403-262-5071
AIRPORT - YYC. A punctuation of exoticism and color in Calgary's downtown, this beautiful structure plays home to a...
AIRPORT - YYC. A punctuation of exoticism and color in Calgary's downtown, this beautiful structure plays home to a museum, gallery, gift shop, gym, auditorium, restaurant and more. Its central hall rises 70 feet to a dome that's been painstakingly adorned with intricate designs and exuberant color, especially red, the Chinese color for luck. The dome, which was modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, is supported by four gold-leafed pillars that represent the seasons. Smaller columns correspond to the months of the year. The museum includes displays of porcelain, ceramics, textiles, furniture and replicas of tomb treasures. Terrific restaurants in the area serve delicious, authentic cuisine make sure you stop in for a meal or a quick bite.
Hours: Daily 9am-9pm
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130 9th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 403-268-4100
AIRPORT - YYC. This celebrated museum has received both critical and popular acclaim for its excellent displays....
AIRPORT - YYC. This celebrated museum has received both critical and popular acclaim for its excellent displays. Dedicated to tracking western Canada's history and heritage, the Glenbow fills three stories with information on native peoples, European settlers and cultures from around the world. With realistic displays, life in Canada's early years is detailed, providing a glimpse of hardships, joys and domestic life. In the museum are also a collection of minerals, an extensive archive, an exhibit on Canada's military and art from across the globe. A comprehensive look at the country's growth, this museum is a must-see for kids and adults alike.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun Noon-5pm
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2500 University Dr NW, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 403-220-7234
AIRPORT - YYC. This campus museum features both historical and contemporary works, especially those of the artists of...
AIRPORT - YYC. This campus museum features both historical and contemporary works, especially those of the artists of western Canada. Many of the pieces are works on paper, although the museum is broadening its range to include other media as well. One of the Nickle's most important features is its coin collection. Encompassing more than 16,000 objects, the collection's bulk is in coins of the ancient world, although there are select pieces from Europe and Canada as well. Along with these permanent collections, temporary exhibitions change throughout the year. The gift shop is a good resource for art-related goods.
May - Aug Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Sep - Apr Mon-Wed, Fri 10am-5pm; Thu 10am-9pm
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