History of Calgary – 44 Years of Change!
- The Husky Tower, later renamed Calgary Tower is completed, becoming the tallest freestanding structure in Canada
- Eclipsed in height long ago, and more recently by the Bow, the Calgary Tower is still an instantly recognizable Calgary Icon
In 1968, history was made at the Stampede by these noticeable “firsts”
- Event duration extended to a full 10 days
- Cocktail Lounge at the Big Four stays problem free the full time of the Stampede
- The first quarter horse races are held
- What would we do without those delicious mini-donut? Mini-donuts debut on the strip! See our Top 10 Calgary Stampede Snacks today
- Stampede parade extends its route past a ticket vendor for the event
- Stampede now is in action on Sundays, where a free grandstand show incited visitor interests to come down to the grounds
In 1968, the Calgary Zoo finally had hired their first ever full-time veterinarian! Before this they relied on volunteers to help the animals. Come back soon for more local history and everything else to do with the city, including restaurant reviews, events and activities and more!