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:
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
- Tourism Calgary provides general tourist information about Calgary and Alberta.
- Tourism Calgary 2009 Visitor Guide
- Alberta Tourism provides additional tourism information throughout the province.
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 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.