TELUS World or Science is Calgary's premier destination for truly interactive science and arts learning. As we prepare to move to a new location in fall 2011, we are presentingthe world renowned exhibitions, Einstein & Darwin. This is the 2nd of 3 major exhibitions experiences we are hosting before we move.
Glass Fusion Studio and Paint-Your-Own Ceramic Studio. Our cafe/outdoor bistro style has an ambiance not found in most hole-the-wall studios. We have a public area and a private party room. The party room is great for birthdays, family gatherings, company social events and a gathering of friends. Drop in anytime
In 1988, the top of the Calgary Tower was on fire. Nobody panicked, though, and no one tried to put out the flames. If they had, and succeeded, it would have been to the disappointment of athletes and spectators the world over, because that flame burned in honour of Canada’s first Winter Olympic Games. At 191 metres above the city, the light that fire produced—flickering from a gas-fired cauldron—served to unite the city around the games, to honour the spirit of sportsmanship, and to safeguard the event from Mothra attacks.
Today, visitors can see the city from just below where that torch burned. After a 63-second elevator ride to the top, guests can explore the observation deck, take a complimentary tour, and peer from high-powered binoculars at the Rocky Mountains, foothills, and prairies. Then they can step out onto the glass floor and stare down at the Olympic Plaza, the Glenbow Museum, and the bald spots on park monuments.
Yet the tower’s height isn’t its only draw. From the ground up, it strives to showcase the best of the city. At the base, the visitor information centre furnishes newcomers with city guides that point to popular attractions, and at 155 metres, the elegant Sky 360 restaurant fans romantic sparks as it completes its 360-degree rotation every hour.
Run by designer Jenna Herbut and her brother Chandler, also a designer, the fairs showcase the work of more than 140 Canadian artisans and designers at events Merge magazine has described as "the craft sale for the next generation." The laid-back emporium?that has received tons of positive press?thrums with the energy of desingers such as Eve and Enoch, adhesif clothing, and MMS Brittles as they enthusiastically promote their wares. Music serenades ears wandering between booths, and homemade creations from vendors such as Monkey Butter sate hunger with snacks that are as sweet and savoury as a love poem written in worcestershire sauce.
As an extension of her mission to improve designers' livelihoods, Jenna channels her background in marketing into a parallel venture Make It! University, which helps artisans hone their business models.
In its 40,000-square-foot space located at Canada Olympic Park, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame chronicles hundreds of unforgettable sports stories. With nearly a dozen galleries and a collection of over 95,000 artifacts, the sprawling museum?which opened at its new location in 2011?has room to represent the greats of just about every sport in the country, from boxing to curling to auto racing. In addition to countless authentic artifacts, displays also boast interactive features; visitors can look at Dr. James Naismith's original diagrams of basketball plays or feel a fastball crack into their mitt in the 3-D "Be a Catcher" experience. An 11-minute feature highlighting memorable sports moments plays in the 120-seat Riddell Family Theatre, letting guests relive historic games and the feats of championship teams.
Blades humming, the helicopter from Rockies Heli Tours Icefield rises up from the heliport and soars away over the valley, crossing skies hung between tall mountain peaks. Rising to 9,500 feet, trips take tour-goers over the Cline Pass to breathtaking views of six glaciers, a 900-foot waterfall, and mountain lakes. Passengers watch all of these breathtaking panoramas glide smoothly by underneath during their 20-minute flight, content to let their expert pilot guide them on a leisurely loop before returning to base. Guests with more adventure in mind can also opt to land for a one-hour wilderness stop, taking a wilderness walk through an old growth forest that leads up to Twin Falls before flying away again.