Calgary -A Growing Canadian City
Calgary is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city located in the Canadian province of Alberta. Calgary begins where the prairies end and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin. Initially an early centre for oil and gas, Calgary has grown into a major player in the energy industry. With a population of over 1.2 million, Calgary is a modern city with an increasingly diversified economy.
Post Secondary Schools in Calgary
Calgary has several post secondary schools. They include the following:
University of Calgary
Mount Royal University
St. Mary's University
Ambrose University College
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Bow Valley College
Professional Sports Teams in Calgary
Calgary offers two professional sports teams. A visit to Calgary's famous Saddledome to see the Calgary Flames is a must for winter visitors. While tickets to the games can sometimes be hard to come by, being part of the "sea of red" jerseys and shirts worn by some of the most avid fans in the NHL is an experience in itself.
Calgary also has the Calgary Stampeders, a professional football team in the Canadian Football League. The Stamps are Calgary's summer team. Touchdowns are commemorated by a horse racing across the length of the McMahon Stadium field with the Stamp's banner flying proudly. A must see!
The Calgary Stampede
If you are visiting Calgary in early July, attending the Calgary Stampede is a must. Calgary celebrates its Western heritage with the world's largest rodeo. Known as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", cowboys (and girls) from around the world compete in bronc riding, steer wresting, calf roping, barrel riding, and much more. There is a large midway and expansive agricultural exhibition. Each day is capped off with a show at the Grand Stand and fireworks!
Cultural Events in Calgary
Held on Calgary's Prince's Island in late July, the Calgary Folk Festival brings together an eclectic gathering of performers that cross genres and reflect musicians from around the world.
The Calgary International Film Festival celebrates the best in independent film making and documentaries.
The Glenbow Museum celebrates art and history. Check its website to find out more!
Things to Do in Calgary
The Calgary Tower offers panoramic views of the city and fine dining. Be brave and step out on the glass floor to see the city below.
The Calgary Zoo is a leader in animal conservation. In addition to over 700 live animals, it also has a dinosaur park. Fun for the entire family!
Nose Hill Park in NW Calgary offers over 11 sq kilometres of hiking and off leash trails. Free parking and multiple entrances.
Fish Creek Provincial Park is a large park in south Calgary full of hiking and bike trails. Bring your swim suit and go for a dip in Sikome Lake!
Telus Spark offers science fun for all ages.
Heritage Park is an historical village located in Calgary's SW that allows visitors to travel back in time. Ride a steam engine or a paddle wheel and stroll with Mounties down main street. Walk through homes and businesses to see what life was like in the early days of Alberta's settlement.
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