Calgary

  • The most famous city in Alberta is Calgary, which held the Winter Olympic Games in 1988. Like many large metropolises in North America, Calgary mingles skyscrapers with historical buildings and immense green spaces. The footpaths of the parks beside the river Bow lead visitors across the city. The Calgary Tower provides a magnificent panorama of the city or, to the west, of the snowy tips of the Rocky ...
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  • One of the biggest cities in Canada, its economy is based largely on the exploitation of oil
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  • The city boasts some contemporary architecutre such as these skyscrapers in the downtown area
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  • A man looks down over the city with the Rockies in the background
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  • A shot of downtown Calgary at night, its buildings alight, reflected in the river
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  • A cityscape of Calgary with the Bow River flowing in the foreground
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  • This indoor stadium is the home of the NHL team the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Canada

The most famous city in Alberta is Calgary, which held the Winter Olympic Games in 1988. Like many large metropolises in North America, Calgary mingles skyscrapers with historical buildings and immense green spaces. The footpaths of the parks beside the river Bow lead visitors across the city. The Calgary Tower provides a magnificent panorama of the city or, to the west, of the snowy tips of the Rocky Mountains. To prolong the view, a trip in a hot-air balloon, a city classic, guarantees a fabulous spectacle. Calmer, but just as exciting, the Glenbow museum retraces the history of the country's pioneers. The Stampede, a famous rodeo, livens up and arouses the city in the first two weeks of July.

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