Calgary, Heart of the New WestTM
Calgary is a vibrant and growing city that offers the best of all worlds - a cosmopolitan city of nearly one million with outstanding outdoor adventure and pristine wilderness only an hour away in the Canadian Rockies.
Nearly 5 million visitors each year find a wealth of cultural attractions, diverse restaurants and award-winning cuisine, parks and pathways, specialty shops and trendy nightspots in Calgary. Our wide, blue sky and moderate climate beckons year-round outdoor enthusiasts to golf, hike, fish, mountain bike, ski or dog-sled.
Our parks offer some of the finest natural areas in North America. Our shopping is a paradise - we are the only province in Canada with no provincial sales tax. Our dynamic arts scene will indulge your passion for culture. Our western heritage and legendary hospitality will make you feel welcome. Main festival is the Calgary Stampede, a ten day event in July attracting over a million visitors.