Esker Foundation Contemporary Art Gallery


This small, private art gallery hosts fabulous temporary exhibitions in its beautiful 4th-floor location. Past exhibitions have considered everything from immigration to the Northwest Passage. Check the website for workshops and be sure to check out the very cool boardroom nest.

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1. Fort Calgary Historic Park

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2. Calgary Zoo

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3. National Music Centre

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4. Bow Habitat Station

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5. Telus Spark


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6. Calgary Tower

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7. Bow

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8. Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre

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