Calgary, the largest city in the province of Alberta
, rests in a deep river valley where the prairies end and the foothills begin. As the eastern gateway to the Canadian Rockies
and a well-known destination for winter sports and ecotourism, Calgary and its surrounding area is home to numerous mountain resorts.
World class festivals, including the famed Calgary Stampede and the Folk Music Festival, are annual events.
Calgary is ever growing. With new suburbs sprouting rapidly, the city has grown to embrace a thriving all-ages music scene and a diverse population, while still retaining much of its traditional culture of hotel saloons, western bars, hockey and football fans.
With its long snowy winters and comfortable summers, this Canadian
city is surrounded by awesome natural beauty, attracting outdoor adventurers, skiers and conservationists to visit and often settle down.
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- In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games.
- Calgary was ranked the world's cleanest city by Mercer Quality of Living in a survey published in 2007 by Forbes magazine.
- Calgary is known as Cowtown for its rich history of farming, rodeos and cattle drives.
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