Calgary is nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains at the
juncture of the Bow and Elbow rivers in south-western Alberta. Young at
heart - and in fact - Calgary is modern, clean, safe and world-renowned for
its warm western hospitality. It is a rich and vibrant home to over 730,000
people. Calgary is only 40 minutes from the splendour of one of the world's most
spectacular mountain ranges.
Sunny Alberta is famous for its long, warm summer days and the recreational
activities to enjoy them. There is everything from fly-fishing, to rock
climbing, to hiking, to all the contemporary pleasures of a modern
- Calgary Tower
Calgary Tower, a "year-round dining tradition", offers a breathtaking
panoramic view of the city and the Canadian Rockies.
- Canada Olympic Park
The premier site of the '88 Olympic Winter Games is visible from many parts
of the city.
- Calgary Exhibition & Stampede
Over one million visitors each year come from every part of the world to
discover the Stampede.
- Heritage Park
Canada's largest living historical village, Heritage Park, recreates all the
sights and sounds of pre-1915 life in Western Canada.
- Banff National Park / Lake Louise
Few places on the planet rival the Rocky Mountains for stunning beauty,
exhilarating activities, country lodges, friendly folks, charming shops and
- Royal Tyrrell Museum (prehistoric)
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology invites you to experience 4.5
billion years of the Earth's history. Hands-on displays, computer
simulations, multi-media shows and life-sized dinosaur exhibits tell the
story of the planet's development.
- Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Prehistoric Park
The Calgary Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Prehistoric Park is a world renowned
- Golfer's Delight
Calgary and the surrounding area appeals to golfers of every level. Golfers
can choose among 40 beautiful mountain or winding river courses.
Calgary's entertainment scene shines from morning to night with everything
from free street entertainment to world premieres of plays, music and dance.
From a barbecued steak enjoyed at a sidewalk cafe to the intoxicating aroma
of continental cuisine served in an elegant French restaurant, Calgary and
area serves up something for everyone.
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