City of Calgary

Information Hiding 2010, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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


General Information:

- 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.

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