Set dramatically between prairies and peaks, Calgary is a chic metropolis known for its western hospitality, sport culture, lively festivals, classic and quirky arts scene, and innovative chef-driven culinary experiences. Surrounded by incomparable natural beauty, Calgary is a place where you can explore the magic of the Canadian Rockies or the mystery of the badlands by day and be back in time for dinner.

Sunny days are perfect for a walk, run or bike along North America’s most extensive urban pathway system. Shop in any number of eclectic neighbourhoods like Inglewood or Kensington for that perfect local find. Visit WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park - home to the 1988 Winter Olympics and North America’s fastest zipline - or Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living history museum. And of course, every July the Calgary Stampede honours Calgary’s history with 10 days of genuine western spirit embraced by the entire city.

Calgary is full of a contagious energy. Sport and cultural events are at the heart of this energy, but it’s also the public art and architecture, the young population, the growing and confident culinary and cultural scenes that combine to give Calgary a unique cosmopolitan feel.

Calgary Stampede

Sticking around after the games? Consider going to see the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth