2. The Smithbilt Hat Factory
Want a hat like the ones seen in the Lonesome Dove, Heartland or the Broken Trail television series? Then you want a Smithbilt hat. The white hat originally produced in the 1940s has become an iconic symbol of Calgary. They can only be purchased in 2 places - from Tourism Calgary or from the Smithbilt factory. Educational tours of the facility are available for groups of individuals or for companies, where you can learn about the hats, the raw materials used to make them, and how they use 1920's machinery to make modern hats. Tours are about $30 per person.