Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta . Calgary was the venue for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Has passed since the city whose population is booming in 2006, the million mark. The Calgary International Airport is served by several major airlines. Scheduled flights to Europe, providing Air Canada (Frankfurt, London-Heathrow ), British Airways (London Heathrow) and Lufthansa (Frankfurt, until December 2011) on. During the summer season also offer charter airlines Air Transat and Condor direct flights. There are other compounds with a stopover in the U.S. on American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.
In Calgary, Alberta crosses the southern Trans-Canada Highway to the Deerfoot Trail, Calgary 300km away with the provincial capital of Edmonton connects. About the Trans Canada Highway to reach 100km west, just beyond Banff, the Banff National Park , which is the ältesteste National Park of Canada.
Calgary has a very North American cities for good public transport network. It consists firstly of the C-Train, which split into two lines, Y-shaped by Calgary drives, and a network of buses. Most buses run at least every 30 Minunten clock, the C-Train at least every 10 minutes.
Calgary is in an interesting area, so that many activities are possible. To the east of the city begins the plains, a trip to Drumheller is a must for dinosaur fans. South of the city, however, lies in the distance, the Waterton National Park and west of the city of the Rocky Mountains begin their natural spectacle. In Calgary, there are of course even recreational activities, as in all large cities. Highlights: – The Heritage Park, a living museum in the city’s history is told entertaining. – The Fort Calgary also tells the story of the city. – The Calgary Zoo, Prehistoric Park & Botanical Garden is worth a day trip. The zoo is located at a station of the C-Train and is very easy to reach. – The Calgary Tower provides an overview of the whole city to the Rocky Mountains – In the Olympic Park are held in winter sledding and ski jumping competitions in the summer there is a large mountain system. Even for non-athletes, the Olympic Park with its interesting Olympic Hall of Fame. – The Calaway Park is the largest amusement park in western Canada and is located just outside the west of the city on Highway No. 1 – Stephen Avenue Walk – a beautifully landscaped pedestrian zone in downtown Calgary – The Saddle Dome is a stadium in the shape of a horseshoe – the Bow River flows through Calgary.
In each 10-day July will be the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede. The mega event will start each on a Friday with a grand parade which will be broadcast live on several TV stations across the country. There will be daily rodeo, car races, and instead plan a fun Evening Show. Stampede Park in addition to a large exhibition is an annual fair. Who wants to visit Calgary during the Stampede must urgently pay attention well in advance to book. It is not unusual for even half a year earlier campsites booked up already.
For shopping, there are several possibilities. The more exclusive and more individual part is located in the Kensington district of London. There you have truly European flair. There are small individual cafes and small boutiques, where you can active items. Is therefore also a bit more expensive.
Other possibilities are of course the shopping centers (including malls called) as well as downtown and Chinatown. Popular shopping malls are larger in the northwest Market Mall, Sunridge and Marlborough Mall in northeast and the huge Chinook Mall in the southwest.