The Aero Space Museum offers an up-close look at Calgary's place in aviation history through WWI and WWII aviation ... More
Aero Space Museum
The Aero Space Museum offers an up-close look at Calgary's place in aviation history through WWI and WWII aviation memorabilia and military aircraft displays, including a Lancaster, a Sopwith Tri-Plane and a Harvard Mark IV. Biographies of many colorful Albertan aviators are also featured, including Willie McKnight, who boasted 16 victories in WWII and Eleanor Bailey, who was one of the first female pilots to take to the skies.
This gem of an aviation museum demonstrates that Smithsonian budgets and space are not needed to tell a compelling story about a national aviation breadth and human experience. We were early for our flight back to Tennessee and had two hours to use productively. This was an ideal choice as it is convenient to the Calgary airport and the hosts are exceptional gentlemen who enthusiastically help with interpretation of the displayed aircraft, engines, and models.
During the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Olympic Plaza was the focal point of much of the event, including
most of the medal ceremonies and laser and fireworks displays. Tens of thousands of people jammed into the square ...
In south west Alberta, the remains of marked trails and an aboriginal camp, and a tumulus where vast quantities of
buffalo (American Bison) skeletons can still be found, are evidence of a custom practised by aboriginal peoples of the ...
The sandstone buildings along downtown's Stephen Avenue were constructed after a fire in 1886 destroyed much of the neighborhood. Several
of those historic buildings fell victim to developers' wrecking balls, but the few that remain are worthy of an ...
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