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Join us for a joyous Feast of Tabernacles in Calgary Alberta, the sunniest city in Canada!
The Feast will be held at the Courtyard by Marriot Calgary Airport. Many will enjoy the convenience of the conference facilities being located within the hotel and the location near the airport, away from the busy downtown area but within driving distance from many attractions and fine restaurants. The hotel is near the airport, but it backs onto a wonderful golf course, lending itself to very peaceful views.
Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, and its altitude of 1,045 meters (3,428 feet) makes it the “highest” major city in Canada. Along with its noteworthy 333 average sunshine days per year, Calgary has been stated to be the cleanest city in the world! The city is also known for its amazing food scene with restaurants offering almost every cuisine around the world. The views of the Rocky Mountains and surreal landscapes add a unique charm to this place.
Dining: The hotel has a restaurant located onsite and there are a few other restaurants within walking distance and many within driving distance.
Housing: Housing has been negotiated at the Marriott, so please make every effort to stay on site to show our support for the Marriott allowing reasonable prices on the meeting rooms. It is becoming more difficult to find reasonably priced meeting rooms this close to the Rocky Mountains.
Activities: Although there is an abundance of things to do in and around Calgary, we plan to provide many organized activities for brethren of all ages to enjoy together! There are many cultural, historical and entertainment attractions available in Calgary to please young and old alike. Following are some of Calgary’s popular attractions:
Calgary Zoo (14 km from the hotel)—The Calgary Zoo has been rated third best in North America and one of the top five zoos in the world for conservation research. There are almost 900 animals from around the world. Trek through the gorilla’s rainforest, safari over the Savannah to watch the hippos swim or climb the Canadian Wilds to see a grizzly bear. Cool off and get beak to nose with four species of penguins or visit endangered red pandas and amur tigers in Eurasia!
Telus Spark Science Center (10 km from the hotel)—A space for people of all ages and abilities to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Exhibits and programs ignite a sense of wonder and excitement.
Aero Space Museum of Calgary (2 km from hotel)—Learn about western Canada’s aviation history at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary. Located in a drill hall that was built as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War, the museum is a must-see destination for anyone passionate about aviation and its history.
Calgary Tower (14 km from hotel)—Experience breathtaking views of the city with a tour or while dining at Sky 360 Restaurant and Lounge.
Gasoline Alley Museum (23 km from hotel)—Return to the golden age of the automobile at Gasoline Alley Museum. Boasting one of the world’s largest public collections of antique vehicles and oil and gas-related artifacts, this expansive three-story museum brings auto history to life, from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s. Immerse yourself in a bustling street scene, enjoy a blast from the past with a display of a vintage drive-in movie and enjoy some family fun and crafts in the Family Gallery. Gasoline Alley Museum is part of Heritage Park, Canada’s largest living history museum.
Devonian Gardens (11 km from hotel) is an urban oasis in the heart of Calgary that offers one hectare of botanical gardens including over 500 trees, 50 varieties of plants, a 900 sq. ft. living wall, fountains, fish ponds and a playground to climb and explore.
Parks—Outdoor enthusiasts will love the massive parks in addition to being very close to the Canadian badlands, the Kananaskis and Banff National Park. A 90-minute drive west, and you are in Banff National Park, the most visited park in Canada. The park includes many attractions and sites including the mountain towns of Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise. A short drive (1.5 hrs) north of Lake Louise takes you to the Columbia Icefields. Come early or stay late and take in these world-renowned sites!