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Heritage Town Square & Entrance

Railway Garden

This garden was inspired by the Canadian Pacific Railway gardens that once graced Calgary and other cities. During the 1890s, many station agents voluntarily began beautifying their surroundings by planting flower gardens in an effort to cover the unsightly landscape left after construction. Railway officials encouraged the gardens and supplied agents with seed packets and instruction booklets. Friendly competition soon developed between agents vying for the best gardens...

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Engineered Air Plaza

In the 19th century, many people came to believe that exposure to nature led to a healthier, more productive life. Planners and architects alike embraced the "City Beautiful" movement, while philanthropists donated land for parks and corporations created ornate gardens...

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Engineered Air Bandstand

Many western towns (Calgary included) built bandstands in public parks or squares. These elevated structures made it easier for people to see and hear the musicians during the very popular free concerts held both in the summer and at winter skating parties. The Park gladly carries on this tradition today...

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Canadian Pacific Railway Station - Calgary c.1893

This railway station houses the Park’s Railway Café and Orientation Centre. It is a re-creation of the station the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) built in downtown Calgary in 1893. The original station complex consisted of a train station and a restaurant connected by a breezeway...

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Engineered Air Plaza

In the 19th century, many people came to believe that exposure to nature led to a healthier, more productive life. Planners and architects alike embraced the "City Beautiful" movement, while philanthropists donated land for parks and corporations created ornate gardens.

Generally, parks were established either for games of sport or for the sedate enjoyment of nature and culture, not both.

Heritage Park's Engineered Air Plaza is home to the Music In The Plaza summer concert series.
 

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