The Calgary experience begins in one of the world's most breathtaking landscapes. With the pristine peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains less than an hour's drive away, and surrounded by the rolling foothills, expansive prairies and dramatic badlands of the Canadian West, Calgary has it all – spectacular outdoor adventure and a heritage that can be counted in the millions of years, all combined with stimulating city life in Canada's newest urban playground.
Safe, clean and young, Calgary is a thriving business centre set in the western province of Alberta, Canada – a place where big-city energy meets Western values, spirit and hospitality. Take a look at downtown, where gleaming glass and steel skyscrapers are home to many of Canada's top companies. With one of the youngest and best-educated workforces in the country, Calgary is the energy capital of Canada and the second-largest head-office city in the country.
Does this city work hard? You bet it does. But take another look, at the historic sandstone buildings along downtown's Stephen Avenue Walk and at the vibrant art galleries that showcase the work of both emerging and well-known Canadian and international artists. This is a city with spirit, innovation and energy - and a warm welcome for visitors. Calgary features a wealth of cultural venues and activities, festivals, restaurants, live performances, specialty shops, world-class attractions and trendy nightspots, all waiting for you to discover.
The city's famously sunny, blue skies and moderate, four-season climate offers opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities year round - from golfing to fly-fishing, mountain biking to hiking, skiing to skating. And your dollar goes further in Calgary, because Alberta is the only province in Canada that does not have a provincial sales tax!
Once you're here, you'll find an amazing range of accommodations, from boutique-style inns and retreat centres to bed & breakfasts, first-class hotels, motels, hostels, furnished suites and campgrounds. So…come and enjoy your own experience in Calgary, Heart of the New West.
For more information on Calgary, visit the "Tourism Calgary" website at: www.tourismcalgary.com or call toll free in North America 1.800.661.1678.