Calgary – Heart of the New West - is a great place to visit, live, work and play. Calgary combines a thriving metropolis with Western roots and friendly small town hospitality.
Some quick facts about Calgary:
- Population: 1,019,942
- Location: in the foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers
- Comparative size: largest city in Alberta, fifth largest city in Canada
- Area: 726 square kilometres
- Elevation: 1,128 metres above sea level
- Number of major parks: 29
- Major local daily newspapers – 2
Attractions in Calgary
- Heritage Park is a historical village in the style of Calgary between 1880 and 1920.
- The Glenbow Museum hosts among others a collection about western history and special exhibitions.
- Calgary's Zoo is home to a large number of animal species from everywhere in the world.
- Fort Calgary is the historical heart of the city.
- Calgary Tower, one of the first towers of its kind, offers the best views of Calgary.
Attractions near Calgary
- The famous Banff National Park in the heart of the Canadian Rockies is just an hour drive away from Calgary.
- The Town of Banff in Banff National Park is a popular destination for sightseers.
- The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is a 90 minutes drive away from Calgary and hosts one of the largest collections of dinosaur artifacts in the world.
- Alberta Attractions provides more information on the province's natural and cultural highlights.