Have you heard of the famous Calgary Stampede? Well, if not, you might want to see the venue of 1988 Winter Olympics! Rent a car in Calgary and explore the city with ease!
History of Calgary.
Calgary is situated between Canadian Rockies Foothills and the Canadian Prairies in Southern Alberta. Pre-Clovis people inhabited in Calgary at least 11,000 years ago. The city began to grow into an important commercial and agricultural centre when the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area in 1883. Oil was discovered in 1902 and after 1947 it became a significant industry which changed the face of Calgary. Calgary earned fame by being the first Canadian City to host The Winter Olympics.
Agriculture and ranching are key components of the local economy in Calgary. World famous Calgary Stampede is held annually in July .It was started in 1912 by certain ranchers, then grew from a small agricultural show to the greatest outdoor show on earth.
If you are interested in skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking, Calgary is the perfect place for you! The city is a destination for winter Sports and Ecotourism. There are a number of major mountain resorts near the city. The proximity to the Rocky Mountains ensures lot of recreational activities are available.
For music lovers it would be interesting to know that Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium has hosted hundreds of Broadway Musical, theatre, stage and local productions. Calgary International Festival is held in the city annually as well as the International festival of Animated Objects.
A visit to any city would be incomplete without a visit to its art galleries and museums. Glen Bow Museum, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Military Museum etc. would help you to peep into the city’s history. Not to be missed is the ‘Heritage Park Historical Village’ depicting life before 1914 in Alberta. It features working historical vehicles such as steam train, paddle wheel boat and electric street car. Historic structures and the exact replica of buildings relocated from South Alberta will take you back in time. Hire car Calgary airport will open up all these possibilities and also to make a personalised tour around the city.
Now why don’t you explore the city to get special gifts for your beloved ones? The malls will offer you lot of choices. The skyscrapers and malls stand as specimens of modern architecture. Sotia Bank is one such unique building. The pubs and restaurants are excellent and have a choice of different cuisines. It’s an ideal setting for a special dinner with your family!
Taking a walk in a park with your family will boost up your spirits and will give you much needed relaxation. There are many urban parks in the city. Connecting these parks and the neighbourhoods is one of the most extensive multi use pathway for walking, biking and roller skating. Children will love this place! Another place to take children is The Telus Science Centre. They have indoor and outdoor activities which will make learning science fun!
The Calgary city has earned fame in other fields too. Devonion Gardens in Calgary is one of the largest urban indoor gardens in the world. According to the Forbe’s magazine, Calgary is the world’s cleanest city. Mercer ranked Calgary as the world’s best eco city for 2010.
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