Calgary is situated near the confluence of the Bow and Elbow River, close to the foothills and less than an hour away east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll also find four UNESCO World Heritage Sites nearby within 90 minutes of the city: Banff National Park, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
Over the decades, Calgary has matured into a vibrant and modern city. The City is internationally recognized for its high quality of life and great outdoors, and is home to a population of about 1.3 million people. Calgary is Canada’s energy centre and that energy goes beyond our natural resources. Calgary is charged with opportunities. It thrives on welcoming people from around the world and the city’s most palpable energy is its people: young, diverse, educated, affluent and innovative.
Whether you’re here to experience the energy that takes over the city during the Calgary Stampede or wind-down and relax from a bucket list outdoor adventure in the breath-taking Canadian Rockies, you are sure to have a good time!
Did you know?
- Calgary is a Canadian leader in technology start-up companies and internet connection with over 187,000km of installed fibre optics
- Calgary has over 8,000 hectares of parkland within the city limits
- Calgary has the youngest, best educated workforce in Canada – 60% of Calgarians have post-secondary education
- Over 1 million people visit the Calgary Stampede, every year
- 700 km of pathways run along the Bow and Elbow rivers, and another 260 km of on-street bikeways, make the urban path system the longest in North America
- Canada’s best-selling cocktail, the Bloody Caesar, was invented in Calgary