About Calgary

Calgary is a vibrant city nestled in the heart of Alberta, Canada. Known for its warm hospitality, stunning natural landscapes, and thriving urban culture, Calgary offers a captivating blend of tradition and modernity.

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, Calgary is a paradise for outdoor enthusiast and adventure seekers, offering four UNESCO World Heritage Sites within 90 minutes of the city: Banff National Park, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.

Calgary is not only blessed with natural wonders but also boats a dynamic urban scene. The downtown skyline, dominated by iconic skyscrapers, sets the stage for a bustling metropolis filled with business opportunities, world-class dining, and exciting entertainment options. 

Calgary is a city that embraces diversity and fosters a string sense of community. Festivals, markets, and events throughout the year bring people together to celebrate and showcase the city’s multicultural fabric.

With a thriving economy and a high quality of life, Calgary ranks as one of the best places to live in the world. The city is internationally recognized for its high quality of life and great outdoors, and is home to a population of about 1.6 million people. 

We invite you to explore Calgary’s charm, soak up its natural beauty, and experience the warm hospitality that awaits you in this remarkable city.

 

Here are some fun facts to get you excited about visiting Calgary:

  • Canada’s best-selling cocktail, the Bloody Caesar, was invented in Calgary
  • Calgary is the sunniest city in Canada with around 2,396 sunny hours a year
  • Calgary has over 8,000 hectares of parkland within the city limits
  • 700 km of pathways run along the Bow and Elbow rivers, and another 260 km of on-street bikeways, making the urban path system the longest in North America
  • Calgary has the youngest, best educated workforce in Canada – 60% of Calgarians have post-secondary education
  • Calgary has a world-class public library. It’s the sixth most used library in North America and was ranked as one of the top 52 things to see by the New York Times in 2019.