Things to see in Calgary

Things to see in Calgary

Calgary (often abbreviated as CGY or CAL) a city in Alberta, Canada, a product of oil culture, and lies where the prairies end and the foothills begin.

As such, it is the eastern gateway to the Rocky Mountains and an important centre of trade and tourism for the western prairies.

It is your most likely point of access for Banff and Jasper, and a worthwhile destination in its own right.

With a population of about 1.1 million, Calgary is also the hub of the country's fifth largest metropolitan area and the largest between Vancouver and Toronto.

Top Rated Tourist Attractions you can visit while in Calgary are:

1)Calgary Stampede
The site of Calgary's world-famous exhibition and rodeo, the Calgary Stampede grounds are located on the east end of the Beltline in Victoria Park. Not only are the grounds the site of the excitement of every July's Calgary Stampede, they also house a conference and exhibition centre (the Round-Up Centre) and a casino.

2)Badlands a valley carved in the plains by the Red Deer River

3)Canada Olympic Park
During the summer, waders can enjoy the water-filled plaza, while winter visitors can go skating.

4)Pengrowth Saddledome (formerly Canadian Airlines Saddledome)
Located on the Stampede Grounds, Calgary's largest hockey arena plays host to the Calgary Flames (hockey), the Calgary Hitmen (junior hockey), the Calgary Roughnecks (lacrosse), and many concerts.

5)Prince's Island Park
Is the largest inner city park is an island with a number of pleasant trails for walking and relaxing. In the summer, it plays host to Shakespeare in the Park and it is also the site of two of the city's largest annual festivals: the Calgary Folk Music Festival and Carifest

6)Calgary Tower
It may not be quite as impressive as the CN Tower in Toronto, but it still commands a great view over the city and the surroundings. On a clear day you can see the Rockies to the west. It features a revolving gourmet restaurant, a bar, and an observation deck. The tower backs onto railway tracks and some run down blocks on the 10th Avenue side and is best approached from 8th Avenue for a more enjoyable experience.

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