International Conference on
Modelling, Simulation and Identification
MSI 2018

July 16 – 17, 2018
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

LOCATION AND TRAVEL

AREA ATTRACTIONS

 

Here are a few suggestions of Western Canadian attractions that should not be missed before or after the conference.

 



Calgary


 

         The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede: July 6th -15 th, 2018

Every summer for western flavour mixes with this high-tech, metropolitan city, in the form of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Known as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", the stampede attracts visitors from all corners of the world.

 

o    Stampede Rodeo

o    Chuckwagon Races

o    Stampede Park and Exhibition

o    Stampede Parade

o    Free Pancake Breakfasts

 

For more information about the Calgary Stampede, please visit:

http://www.calgarystampede.com/

 

 

        Prince's Island Park / Eau Claire Festival Market

 

Located downtown next to the Bow River, Eau Claire Market and Prince's Island Park host numerous activities during the summer.
The river pathways connected to the Eau Claire Festival Market are always alive with street performers, Shakespearian players, bikers and roller-bladers. During the Stampede, this area of downtown is sure to be bustling with entertainment and excitement.

For a calendar of events scheduled at Eau Claire Market, please visit: http://www.eauclairemarket.com

         Canada Olympic Park

 

This year-round sport and tourist attraction celebrates Calgary's 1988 Olympic Winter Games.This comprehensive centre features an Olympic museum as well as some of the best panoramic views of the city.
If you are feeling brave, take a ride down the summer bobsled track.

For more information:http://www.canadaolympicpark.ca/

        

 

     Other Calgary Attractions:

 

o    The Calgary Zoo: http://www.calgaryzoo.ab.ca/

o    Heritage Park: http://www.heritagepark.ca/

o    The Calgary Tower: http://www.calgarytower.com/

o    Fort Calgary: http://www.fortcalgary.com/

o    Glenbow Museum: http://www.glenbow.org/



Canmore

      

Located 81 kilometres (50mi) west from Calgary and nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the town of Canmore is a hidden gem. This picture-perfect mountain town offers many unique bed-and-breakfasts and cozy mountain lodge accommodations, combined with breathtaking views and abundant recreational activities. Summer activities include fishing, hiking, rock-climbing, cycling, and golf.Canmore is a small town filled with independent boutiques selling local art and collectibles, charming pubs, and excellent restaurants.Stay for a weekend retreat or for a few hours on your way between Banff and Calgary.



Banff National Park

 

 

  The oldest of Canada's national parks, it spans over 6000 square kilometres of stunning Rocky Mountain landscapes and features a variety of recreational activities for every visitor. For the more adventurous, there are a variety of hiking trails, white-water rafting, rock climbing and camping facilities.

For more information on Banff National Park, please visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/index_e.asp.
 

        Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada 

 

Located near the world-famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada features a historic exhibition, a variety of hiking and walking trails, and most importantly a natural, hot, mineral-rich pool in which to soak and relax. For more information on this facility, please visit: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ab/caveandbasin/index_e.asp

 

        Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 

 

This majestic hotel has long been a symbol of opulence in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Featuring the Willow Stream Spa, a world-class golf course, stunning vistas and excellent dining, a visit to Banff would be remiss without a few hours spent in the luxury of this famous Canadian landmark.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/

        

     Cascade Gardens 

Located at the head of Banff Avenue these gardens are not to be missed. The beautiful landscape coupled with flagstone walkways, wooden bridges, running water, and unsurpassed mountain views make this a perfect place to stop for a picnic and a quick get away from the bustle of town.

For more information check out http://banffandbeyond.com/escape-the-crowds-of-banff-avenue-in-cascade-gardens/

 

     Lake Louise and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 

 

 

 

Just a short drive from Banff, beautiful Lake Louise is one of the most famous and oft-photographed  natural landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Its turquoise waters and surrounding peaks make it a truly breathtaking scene, and the luxurious Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise adds to its charm.

    

 

Banff Gondola at Sulphur Mountain 

 

Located on the outskirts of the town of Banff, this gondola transports visitors to an elevation of 2,281m (7,486 feet) above sea level at the top of Sulphur Mountain allowing for incredible 360° views of the Rocky Mountains. For more information, please visit: http://www.banffgondola.com/default.htm

 

Columbia Icefields 

 

Located about 180 km. from Banff, the scenicdrive to the Columbia Icefields, in Jasper National Park, allows visitors to take in many of the natural wonders of the Canadian Rocky Mountains . The sheer size of the glacier, with an area of 325 square kilometres and a depth of up to 365 metres, makes this solid body of ice the largest in North America. The highlight of this glacier experience is the guided tour and ride up the icefield in an Ice Explorer and a mid-point stop to walk out on to the glacier, take pictures, and even drink the water! For more information, please visit: http://www.columbiaicefield.com/