City in Alberta, Canada


Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.


Area: 825.3 km²


Weather: 5°C, Wind NW at 5 km/h, 81% Humidity


Local time: Thursday 4:23 AM


Getting there: 22 h 10 min flight. View flights


Province: Alberta


Population: 1.097 million (2011) UNdata


Sports team: Calgary Flames, Calgary Stampeders, more