Orientation

Calgary is one of the largest cities in western Canada situated close to the came Rocky Mountains in what is known as the foothills.  

It is the oil Center of Canada for the past 50 years. With the population nearing almost two million, it is now the fourth largest city in Canada. It’s kind of me has diversified from energy over the past years becoming a financial, film, television and technological center. Calgary scores as one of the most livable cities within the world, as well as within Canada.

Things To Do In Calgary

Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower is over 600 feet and mimics the CN Tower in Toronto. It is over 50 years old and provides views up to 100 km away, providing great views of the Canadian Rockies which are west of the city.

 Fort Calgary

For Calgary was the original settlement of Calgary going back almost 250 years. This is where the Hudson Bay Company created with the local Indians. Today it is refurbished and the initial wooden structures of the Fortress remain. It provides an excellent idea of what living 20 years ago was like in the area.  

Canada Olympic Park

The park is where the 1988 Winter Olympics held the ski jumping and bobsledding competitions. Today the park is still used for skiing and trainings for the Canadiens team bobsledding and luding the park also provides Trails for mountain biking hiking. the Park is open year-round and is free of charge.  

Calgary Saddledome

The Calgary Flames have played here for over 40 years. It is also home to all concerts and other large event venues, like the Calgary Stampede, are held. 

Calgary Stampede

The 10-day event which happens in July let’s the cowboy spirit of the city come alive. The Stampede has rodeos, Derbies, a midway, kiosks, and beer tents.

Trips From Calgary

Banff 

About 1 hour away from Calgary to the West. Banff National Park was established in 1885 when the CPR Railway was being constructed across Canada. In the town of Banff – the center of the Park –  is the hundred-year-old Banff Springs Hotel

Kananaskis

Kananaskis Nordic Spa, just 1 hour west of Calgary. Aside to offering world class skiing on Mount Allan, the spa has an outdoor pool, saunas, and steam room and hydrotherapy.

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is another iconic location west of Calgary. About 30 minutes from the town of Banff Lake Louise is world famous emerald lake  situated in front of it is the Lake Louise Lodge. Lake Louise is also home to the world-renowned Lake Louise Ski Resort.