Captivating Calgary!

Known as the gateway to the Rockies, Calgary, Alberta is a booming oil town where people come from all over Canada to take advantage of its scenery and outdoor life. There is no shortage of things to do, with year round entertainment and clean atmosphere you are sure to always have the time of your life.

Calgary Stampede

The 10-day Calgary Stampede can trace its roots back to the 1880s and is the highlight of Calgary’s summer, cementing this Alberta city’s reputation as Canada’s “Stampede City.” This famous rodeo-billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”-is held in July and includes all kinds of cowboy- and rodeo-style entertainment and exhibitions. The population and up to a million visitors alike dress accordingly, and blue jeans and brightly colored Stetsons become the order of the day.

Calgary tower

Every major Canadian city has an impressive means to get a birds eye view of all the action and Calgary is no different. One of the best ways to orient yourself around any city is to get above it all and the Calgary Tower, some 1228 meters above sea level gives you a 360 view of the city. The 62 second trip from the bottom takes you to the first observation deck where you and 249 of your closes friends can enjoy sweeping, uninterrupted views. And once your breath has been completely stolen, head to the second observation deck and enjoy a cocktail, some appetizers and the best view in town.

Prehistoric park

Tracing its roots back as far as 1917, Calgary Zoo-one of the city’s most popular family attractions, and Canada’s largest and most visited zoological park-sits on a 120-acre site on St. George’s Island in the Bow River. The zoo is home to over 1,000 animals representing some 272 species, including many examples of rare and endangered species, as well as botanical gardens. Spring is always a fun time to visit due to the arrival of newborn animals (check the zoo’s website for news and details.

Buffalo jump

Every major Canadian city has an impressive means to get a birds eye view of all the action and Calgary is no different. One of the best ways to orient yourself around any city is to get above it all and the Calgary Tower, some 1228 meters above sea level gives you a 360 view of the city. The 62 second trip from the bottom takes you to the first observation deck where you and 249 of your closes friends can enjoy sweeping, uninterrupted views. And once your breath has been completely stolen, head to the second observation deck and enjoy a cocktail, some appetizers and the best view in town.

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