Calgary - Alberta

The gleaming city of Calgary, no longer just a prairie cow town rises up over the flat farmland of south-central Alberta. To the west, just in view, are the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the grassy farmlands of the prairies spread out east for over 1,500 kilometres.

With almost a million people now living in the metropolitan area, Calgary has made a firm place for itself in Canada's economy. Calgary is home to hundreds of oil companies, the Calgary Stampede (one of Canada's biggest annual events) and is still the national centre for cattle trade.

Banff National Park and the Rocky Mountains are only 120km away and with the wide selection of visitor attractions, events and year-round activities within the city, Calgary is a popular tourist destination amongst Canadians and also attracts tourists from around the world.

Cheap Flights To Calgary

CalgaryHotel Packages and Specials

Top attractions and places to visit

  • Calgary Telus World of Science
    Aimed at children, the science centre is packed full of indoor and outdoor, hands on exhibits and activities. The Dome Discovery Theatre is worth visiting and is interesting for all the family.
  • Calgary Tower
    Calgary's symbol of the city and most recognisable structure on the skyline. The Calgary Tower, built in 1968, rises 191m over Centre Street.
  • Fort Calgary Historic Park
    Fort Calgary is the original spot of where modern day settlement began.
  • Saddledome
    The Saddledome is home to the world-famous Calgary Stampede, a real rodeo, which is held annually at the beginning of July.
  • ... More visitor attractions in Calgary ...
Random photos of Calgary
Devonian gardens Calgary at Night CP Railroad Engine Calgary and the Bow River Snow in the streets Calgary Tower in snowfall Okotoks Big Rock Calgary skyline Bankers Hall and 9th Ave Evening sun

Recent articles about Calgary

Scenic routes which include Calgary

Below is a list of scenic routes which include Calgary on an itinerary.

Add to this destination guide
Calgary

Calgary Features

Search for     
All  Photos  Forum  Maps 






Please Wait ...


Wait...

Saving Changes