Population: (Metro) 1,214,839
Saddling the border between cosmopolitan oasis and cowboy-country, Calgary is a thriving city that dishes out an extra serving of down-home hospitality to every visitor. So grab your cowboy boots and wander through Calgary's green rolling foothills or explore the city's high-end shopping scene and transform into your own version of a modern day cowboy.
Things to Do
The Calgary Stampede
Make sure to practice your 'yeehaw's' and 'stick 'em ups' before visiting The Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July.
Reconnect with your inner animal at the Calgary Zoo. With over 1,000 animals from around the world, you'll feel right at home with the hippos in the savannah and the gorillas in the rainforest.
Canada Olympic Park
Canada Olympic Park was the 1988 Winter Olympic Games venue for ski jumping, bobsleigh, and luge. Visit for thrills of your own!
Heritage Park Historical Village
Travel back in time to a pioneer town staffed by costumed "villagers" and see how this town between the praires and towering Rockies came to be.
1883 - The Canadian Pacific Railway reaches Calgary.
1912 - The first Calgary Stampede takes place.
1914 - Oil! Calgary strikes liquid gold.
1988 - Calgary hosts Olympic Winter Games.