What: The home to Calgary’s biggest festival will give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Stampede Grandstand’s Eye in the Sky, where the rodeo and chuckwagon announcers sit, and beneath the grandstand to the rodeo chutes and chuckwagon barns.
What: The Aero Space Museum of Calgary is housed in a drill hall once used by the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War. The museum displays various aircraft and artifacts showcasing Western Canada’s flight and aviation history. There will be guided tours during Doors Open YYC.
What: The pop-arts and culture hub for people of all ages will feature a spoken word event called “All Things Word” for Doors Open YYC. Get a peek into their shipping containers, an open air theatre, and their gardens with bee keeping.
What: A unique behind the scenes view of Calgary’s premiere gelatieria. Chefs can be seen producing gelato and sorbetto and attendees will be able to sample freshly made products. They’ll also offer a glimpse in the life of a food truck. Guided tours will take place from 10 am to 4 pm and will last about 15 to 20 minutes.
What: Constructed in 1906 and serving as a fire station until 1967, this historic building is now home to several artists the Artists in Residence program. The building is a utilitarian example of Edwardian Classicism and the tours offer the opportunity to learn about the heritage aspects of the building while spending time with the artists and discovering their work.
What: Historic Kamp Kiwanis was founded in 1951 as a camp for underprivileged or disadvantaged children and welcomes 11,000 campers yearly. For Doors Open YYC, they’ll be hosting the 2nd Annual Kiwanis Apple Festival, which will feature apple baking, apple tasting and pressing, a bouncy castle, and a farmers market.