Tours are an ideal way to learn more about a city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with Calgary the easy way with today's Groupon: for $13, you get a one-day pass for a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus tour from Cowboy Bus, departing from Fort Calgary (up to a $27 value). Children aged 6–12 normally ride for $15, and those 5 and younger ride free.
Cowboy Bus hauls urban adventurers on continuous routes touring downtown and outer Calgary, letting them hop on and hop off to explore the city at their own pace. The one-day ticket grants passage on both the downtown-circuiting red line and outer-traversing blue line, both departing Fort Calgary between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on colourful 48-seat buses. The red line departs every hour on tours of downtown attractions, including major hotels and landmarks such as the Lougheed House, Calgary Tower, and the macaroni sculpture of a randomly selected toddler.
The blue line leaves every two hours and covers outer Calgary with stops at Heritage Park Historical Village, Calgary Zoo, and The Military Museums. Passengers can ride along and enjoy leisurely sightseeing or hop off whenever they feel the whim to explore or yodel loudly and hop back on a later bus. Stops are clearly marked with a red-border Cowboy Bus sign lassoed to street posts.
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