Families visiting Calgary have just as many exciting options, but most Calgary tourism experts would agree that the best of the bunch are Glenbow Museum and the Calgary Zoo. The huge Glenbow Museum in the centre of Calgary houses impressive collections of art, ethnology, military history, mineralogy and cultural history. It’s open all year-round, except on Mondays, and is free for children aged six and under. The zoo is also open year-round and gives youngsters the chance to get up close and personal with giraffes, bears, hippos and gorillas. It’s the second-largest zoo in Canada, and is home to around 800 species of animals.