Welcome to Calgary
With a population of about 1.1 million, Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta Canada. It is perched along the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers and offers a thriving retail, energy and tourism sectors. The metropolitan area is home to the second-most corporate head offices in Canada among the nation's 800 largest corporations. The city's main pedestrian districts each have their own character - the original Main Street, Inglewood, packs plenty of history while Uptown 17th Avenue is a young, vibrant neighborhood. Interestingly, Calgary was the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games.
If you're wondering what to pack, keep in mind that summers are warm and dry, and even winters in Calgary have more hours of sunshine than any other major city in Canada. The famous "Chincook," a mild westerly wind, brings a balmy atmosphere to the city during the cooler months. To get around town, you can capitalize on Calgary rental cars, use the bus system or take the light rail train - all of which run on Mountain Standard Time.