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Canada Day in Calgary

Had a lie in this morning before breakfast in the hotel and out to the Calgary Tower. The views from the tower were good but as many of the buildings in Calgary are now taller than the tower it is not as impressive as it must once have been. (When it was built in the late 60's it was the tallest structure in Canada.) We had distant views of the Rockies but a bit of mist restricted the distant views.
Late lunch in town again then a wander through the 15+ walkway. This is the only one of its kind in the world. 12 miles of walkways 15ft + above ground level link many buildings, shops offices etc in Downtown Calgary. This was originally constructed to allow Calgary residents to get around following a particularly cold winter.

The amount of construction going on in Calgary is a sign that Calgary does not seem to be suffering too much in the current world financial crisis.

Having a rest in the hotel, making sure we are ready for the off tomorrow morning, before we go out tonight to watch the end of the Canada Day celebrations and the final fireworks.

Posted by Barbara S 18:23

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15 miles of walkway...that IS very impressive :).
It was fantastic to travel with you this way and we need to meet up sometime to have a USA / Canada photo's day :).
Shame that its almost over now but its always lovely to be at home again. Have a safe journey back and speak soon. xxx

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