Nestled at the meeting point of the Bow River and Elbow River, Calgary is located in the southern half of the Canadian province of Alberta.
Equally renowned for the Calgary Stampede rodeo, the city also has modern chic urban attractions that can win over both cowboys and city slickers.
With a population of 1.3 million, it’s the largest city in Alberta and the fourth largest in the nation. Surrounded by foothills and grasslands, Calgary is a metropolitan oasis at the edge of some of the most astounding natural settings in the world. The neighborhoods that make up the core of town include Eau Claire, the Downtown West End, the Downtown Commercial Core, Chinatown, the Downtown East Village, and the increasingly trendy Beltline – the most densely populated part of the city. Just beyond the city limits lay some of Canada’s greatest national parks such as Banff, Kootenay, Peter Lougheed and Height of the Rockies.