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Alberta / CALGARY TOURING & CANMORE ACCOMMODATION Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), opened on July 1, Canada Day, 2016. More than a museum, this 160,000 square-foot international hub for music in Canada features five floors of exhibitions, three Canadian music halls of fame, and multiple performance spaces where visitors can see live music and special events. Snap photos of the building’s stunning, award-winning architecture inspired by instrument cases and the Western Canadian landscape. Or rock out to interactive activities that allow you to play the guitar, bang the drums, mix a track, or sing along in a vocal booth. Admission includes daily tours and demos on the famed Kimball Theatre Organ. New temporary exhibitions celebrating Canadian icons open quarterly. Weekly concerts are held at the restored, legendary King Eddy live music venue, bar and restaurant, showcasing a menu of Southern soul food-inspired classics. Special “backstage” pass tours are also available, allowing music fans to go deeper into Studio Bell’s artist spaces, world-class recording facilities, and NMC’s vast collection. Get a behind-the-scenes look at notable artifacts that span 450 years of music innovation and technology, including a 16th-century harpsichord, one of the largest analog synthesizers in the world, and the legendary Rolling Stones Mobile Studio! More info at studiobell.ca. From $18 Heritage Park Historical Village Heritage Park Riverforth Dining Car Explore authentic interactive history, take a ride on a thundering steam train, become an intrepid voyageur or fill a paper bag full of treats at the candy store. Visit Plains First Nations people at the encampment or the impressive collection of antique vehicles at the Gasoline Alley Museum. Gasoline Alley and the Plaza shops and restaurants are open year-round. The Historical Village is open seasonally, complete with paddle wheel boat, steam train, midway rides and horse-drawn wagon tours. This full-service, interactive attraction is located only 15 minutes from downtown Calgary. Canada’s largest living history experience celebrates the people, events and achievements that define Western Canada today. Discover why Heritage Park has been recognized by Destination Canada as a “Signature Experience”. What started out as an elegant solarium observation rail car in the Roaring Twenties, ended up as a bare-bones work car, left to rust in a rail yard. The River Forth Dining Car underwent an extensive restoration at Heritage Park Historical Village and returned to the rails as an elegant 1920s style dining experience. Guests enjoy an exclusive taste of the golden age of luxury travel with an exceptional culinary occasion aboard the River Forth. The Executive Chef creates seasonal, locally sourced, 1920s-inspired menus. Travel back to the ‘era of opulence’ aboard the River Forth Dining Car. Reserve for groups of 20 - 36 for a private lunch or dinner, or individuals can join in on the historical journey for lunch on Tuesdays throughout the summer season. Service for groups can be arranged in a stationary setting or pulled along by the authentic steam train. From $27 Pricing on request Winsport Canada Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre WinSport Canada Olympic Park is the perfect place to share Instagram moments of adrenaline-fueled activities or to snap photos capturing the legacy of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. Fall eight stories on our free fall activity, ride North America’s fastest zipline or jump into a bobsleigh with our professional pilot where you’ll hit up to 80 km/h riding down the historical track. As one of the key venues from the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, visitors can take in the rich history of the Legacy facilities while also seeing how it has evolved into a world-class training mecca for athletes from around the world. Finish your visit by taking the scenic chairlift where you’ll see the iconic ski jump tower and a stunning view of both the Calgary city skyline and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Enjoy an authentic mountain community nestled in the heart of the spectacular Canadian Rockies when you visit the Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centre. Located just 15 minutes from the town of Banff and one hour west of Calgary, the Coast Canmore Hotel provides both accessibility and respite from the hustle and bustle. The renovated guestrooms are designed to offer you a refreshing stay. All rooms feature individual climate control, flat-screen TVs, triple sheeting and complimentary Wi- Fi. The hotel also features an indoor pool and fitness centre. Come and discover a new dining experience at Table Food + Drink which boasts quality ingredients and Pricing on request From $186 www.andersonvacations.ca contemporary interpretation. Superior 107