Calgary is located in the Canadian province of Alberta nestled in the foothills region at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Calgary is one of the world’s safest urban centres, and one of the top cities in the world to live, work and raise a family. With a population of just over one million residents, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the fifth largest metropolitan area in Canada. Recognized as a Canadian leader in the oil and gas industry, Calgary is also an important business centre for the financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, health and wellness, retail and tourism sectors.
A city full of energy
Calgary’s arts, culture and dining scene is blossoming and the city is quickly becoming known for its diverse offering of restaurants, nightlife, shopping, concerts and events. For more information, visit Tourism Calgary. Other visitor attractions include: the Calgary Zoo, Canada Olympic Park, Heritage Park, and the Calgary Flames. The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held in mid-July. Lasting ten days, the Stampede attracts over one million visitors and is the most important cultural event in the city.
Gateway to the Rockies
About 125 km west of Calgary, lies Banff National Park, the oldest of its kind in Canada. Offering some of the country’s most spectacular views, millions of visitors flock to Banff every year to enjoy world-class hiking, skiing, horseback riding, climbing, ice skating and other outdoor sports. National Geographic Traveler magazine named it as one of its Best of the World destinations for 2017. The town of Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides a wide variety of accommodations and restaurants. Near or in the centre of town, visitors can enjoy the Banff Hot Springs, check out exhibits or performances at the Banff Centre or take a ride on the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. Just outside of town, lies the world-renowned hamlet of Lake Louise.