This vivid town is situated in Alberta in the South of Canada. It is surrounded by an overwhelming landscape: Foothills and prairies. In the background you can see the impressive Rocky Mountains. The population of 988,193 inhabitants enjoys living in the largest town of its province in the Grassland region. The big city is well known for hosting the Olympic winter games as first Canadian City. So dive into this sport paradise that leaves nothing to be desired. Let the image of Calgarys’ skyline in the middle of admirable nature take away your breath. In the many parks of Calgary, one of the warmest cities in Canada there are maple trees, the symbol of Canada. Come to visit Calgary to feel cowboy's lifestyle !
Districts of Calgary
In Calagry downtown area you can see some of the tallest buildings in western Canada. They are linked with a 18 km long elevated walkway which is called the +15. It is the largest indoor walkway in the world.
By shopping through Steven Avenues you will probably recognize some Sandstone buildings. You can also find there galleries, cinemas restaurants and indoor shopping malls: the Core Shopping Centre and the Scotia Centre – everything you need to hqve a perfect day in the city.
Here you can go on festivals during summer time like the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, Carifest and many street performances.
This Area is situated at the Elbow River and at Victoria Park, named after queen Victoria. Visit the 17th Avenue with the Red Mile - it is the place to be for party animals! The fans of the Flames, Calgarys’ National Hockey League used to celebrate there. Book one of the Hotels in Calgary now and enjoy your stay in this amazing town.
5 top attractions of Calgary
Calgary Tower: Visit the landmark of Calgary – its 190 high tower. You can have a great 360 degree view on the 160 meter high observation deck. Due to the glass floor you can see the houses and streets with cars beneath you. Furthermore you can have a gorgeous view on the Rocky Mountains.
Canada Olympic Park: The Park for the Olympic games is open now to the public. You can try bob sleigh, mountain bike trails and downhill or Snowboarding and skiing.
Fort Calgary: Visit this place to find out more about the Northwest Mounted Police.
Heritage Park Historical Village: Travel back in time to how Canada and its inhabitants looked like between 1864 and 1950.
Lougheed House: This beautiful old house is worth visiting and the ideal place for weddings.
10 travel tips for Calgary
1. Aero Space Museum of Calgary: It is interesting for young and less young. There you can see a range of aircrafts used for military as well as for commercial and civilian use.
2. Sport: the beautiful snow-covered landscape in the mountains serve a great place for skiing, luge and snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
3. Skyscraper: See the impressive sky line of Calgary.
4. Calgary Zoo: The zoo with over 1,000 animals is worth visiting for children with parents.
5. Calgary Stampede: You shouldn’t miss this corking event which attracts millions of people from all over the world. For ten days in July, the city steps back into the Wild West with Rodeos and Chuckwagon Races only as example.
6. Calaway Park: This Adventure Park with roller-coasters offers a lot of fun for one day.
7. Party: If you are a party animal, Roadhouse Night Club is definitely the right place to go to on Thursday nights or at the weekends
8. Good Luck Tours - Headdress Pow Wow Games: Experience an unforgettable night in a tent with the Blackfoot Indians who will tell you stories from ancient times.
9. Blue Sky Tours Ltd.: This company shows you all the places you want to see in the mountains or prairies for example beautiful lakes.
10. Calgary Food Tours Inc.: Taste the tasty food during the culinary tour.
Fun facts and tips for Calgary
Calgary was the first city in Canada that hosted the Olympic Winter Games (in 1988).
The two rivers that flow are named Bow and Elbow.
Calgary is known as “Cowtown”.
Shopping: the largest shopping mall in Calgary you will find at 58th Avenue. It is the Chinook Centre and got his name from the warm wind which rises temperature up to 15 degree Celsius.
The average of the inhabitants is 35.7 years old.