Calgary is considered to be the gateway to the Canadian Rockies and, with more than one million inhabitants, is the most populous city in the Province of Alberta and the fourth largest city in Canada. Spectacularly located between mountains and prairie, Calgary combines modern big-city flair and a first-class gastronomy and entertainment scene with stunning scenery. This glittering metropolis is bursting with innovative energy but is also extremely proud of its rich western heritage.
As Canada’s cultural capital, Calgary offers a wide range of art, theatre, music, and dance. Cultural festivals in Prince’s Island Park feature on the events calendar alongside the Folk Music Festival, Jazz Festival and Blues Festival. No less impressive is the cuisine available in the city’s pubs and upmarket restaurants. In winter, the parks and golf courses are ideal for cross-country skiing and visitors can go ice skating at numerous locations in the city and its surroundings – at indoor and outdoor rinks.