Ziplining in Calgary
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I looked up campgrounds in Calgary, because there were no provincial parks close enough to see the city without a 2 hour commute. I headed for the Calgary west campground while I hastily phoned my contact in Calgary. My great friend A has a brother (confusingly also an A) who lives in Calgary and would hopefully be up for showing around.
Mr A phoned back, and soon I had a place to stay for the night, thanks A!
Saturday morning we headed out for breakfast, picking up A's friend M on the way. M recommended a dutch pancake place called Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus. An immense menu greeted us and was promptly followed by three very tasty pannenkoeken. Mine had bacon. It ruled. M's had Saskatoon berries.
Next onto a Classic car show, after dropping M back to her place. The car show was quite cool with lots of muscle cars from the 50s and 60s and some chopped, lowered and restored pickups too. We wandered around, asked some silly questions and listened to the proud ramblings of the owners.
Then onto the Calgary Olympic park for summer tobogganing and zip-lining. I was desperate and had to visit the luge, after that we discovered that the summer tobogganing was closed for another week, so we got some zip-lining tickets and grabbed a bear while we waited for our session.
Zip-lining at the Calgary Olympic park is divided into three separate lines. In increasing order of awesomeness we start with the practice line, about 50 metres in length and maybe a drop of 5 metres from the ground.
Calgary City centre is much like any major modern city, lots of shiny skyscrapers amidst a forest of one way streets. There's a tower, with undoubtedly a great view and many other great attractions that given the time I'm sure I would investigate. I may make a detour on my return to take in the Calgary Stampede.
Randomly A and M took me to a Yoga class this morning, which turned out to be really good, and afterwards we found an irish pub and had brunch.