Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Calgary, Canada


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 2 km
Ascend 26 m
Descend 18 m

Explore Calgary in Canada with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in CalgaryIndividual Sights in Calgary

Sight 1: PPCLI

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Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry is one of the three Regular Force infantry regiments of the Canadian Army of the Canadian Armed Forces. Formed in 1914, it is named for Princess Patricia of Connaught, daughter of the then-Governor General of Canada. The regiment is composed of three battalions, for a total of 2,000 soldiers. The PPCLI is the main lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton in Alberta and CFB Shilo in Manitoba, and attached to 3rd Canadian Division; as such, it serves as the "local" regular infantry regiment for much of Western Canada. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (LER), a Reserve Force battalion, is affiliated with the PPCLI but is not formally part of it. As part of this affiliation, the LER carries the designation '4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry'.

Wikipedia: PPCLI (EN)

6 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 2: Andrew Hamilton Gault (PPCLI)

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Andrew Hamilton Gault (PPCLI)

Andrew Hamilton Gault was a Canadian Army officer and British politician. At his own expense, he raised the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the last privately raised regiment in the British Empire. Hatch Court in Somerset today once housed a small museum commemorating Gault's military career. From 1924 to 1935 he was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Taunton, Somerset. Returning to Quebec after World War II, Gault vigilantly defended his estate of Mont Saint-Hilaire from expropriation by mining interests and bequeathed it to McGill University to help ensure its preservation.

Wikipedia: Andrew Gault (EN)

11 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 3: Lord Strathcona

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Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (LdSH[RC]) is a regular armoured regiment of the Canadian Army and is Canada’s only tank regiment. Currently based in Edmonton, Alberta, the regiment is part of 3rd Canadian Division's 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group. Members of the regiment are commonly called Strathconas or Strats as a short form. It was one of the last regiments in the British Empire to be created and raised by a private individual, Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal.

Wikipedia: Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (EN)

337 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: The Military Museums

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The Military Museums is a reorganization of the former Museum of the Regiments in Calgary, Alberta, announced by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on June 3, 2006. The new museum comprises the former Museum of the Regiments as well as the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and an Air Force Wing consisting of artifacts being acquired.

Wikipedia: The Military Museums (EN), Website

1612 meters / 19 minutes

Sight 5: Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts

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The Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts is performing arts centre located on the campus of Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Completed in 2015, it is home to the 787-seat Bella Concert Hall.

Wikipedia: Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts (EN)


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