Calgary is a city located in the south of the Province of Alberta, Canada. It became the first Canadian city to host Winter Olympics in 1988. Calgary is approximately 80 kilometers east of the Canadian part of Rocky Mountains and has become a popular gateway for Banff National Park and Jasper National Park, both of which a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as popular alpine ski destinations.
Downtown Calgary features a great mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, public squares and shopping malls. These include The Core Shopping Centre, Stephen Avenue, Eau Claire Market, Calgary Zoo, Chinatown, Calgary Tower, Prince’s Island Park, Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada Olympic Park and Spruce Meadows, just to name a few. Downtown Calgary also features numerous skyscrapers. Among these skyscrapers are Suncor Energy Centre and Scotiabank Saddledome.
This is a city which has ranked highly in quality of life surveys. In fact, Calgary comes fifth in the “World’s Most Livable Cities” survey conducted by The Economist.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada