Another interesting site I visited in Calgary last month was "The Military Museums." It is an odd name for a military museum, but looked like a single museum to me and probably needs a different name in the future. The museum has all the Canadian forces represented and was a great museum to visit.
Initially trying to get to the museum was a bit challenging since the nearest highway exit to the museum was under construction. I spent two hours visiting in the morning and unfortunately I did not have enough time to really take it all in. I recommend more time. Maybe 3-4 hours.
The best parts of the museum are the regimental history sections and the naval section. The weakest areas in my opinion are the gallery and air force. Maybe I just had less interest in the current art on display and the aviation history (lots of model airplanes though).
There is an additional building that houses three airplanes: a F-86 Sabre, CF-18 and a CF-104. Also, there is a tank park with a few WWII tanks. It looks like the T-34 tank is a new one, which needs a new fresh paint job.
A disappointment for me was the gift shop, it was really lacking in all departments. The best surprise was the naval section. It was so much bigger than I was expecting, plus has had lots to look at. Also, tucked away in a room was display cabinets of all the Canadian Army regimental uniforms of WWI (I think). That was impressive.
I really enjoyed this museum and hope to visit it again in the future. I recommend visiting this museum if you are in Calgary. Don't be rushed like I was. Give yourself enough time.
A lot of my photos show uniforms and model ships, I guess for reference at some point, but I tried to get a good variety of pictures.
Here are all the 46 pictures I took: Photos Link