Calgary isn’t a city you can read about; it’s one you experience. Numerous skyscrapers dot its cosmopolitan skyline while it still retains its rustic roots as “cow town.” The capital of Canada’s oil industry, you can experience the hustle and bustle of this world-class city in its modern downtown while enjoying the western culture of rodeos and festivals that it has long been known for. If you are looking for a diverse city with tons of great indoor and outdoor options and is just a short flight away from most US cities. Get ready for Canada’s Wild Wild West when you head to Calgary on your next getaway.
Your Gateway to the Great Outdoors. Calgary’s central location makes it the perfect place to head out and explore the amazing Canadian wilderness. Not far from the city, are the incredible Canadian Rockies. These vast mountains are just ready to be explored and are home to great skiing, hiking and all kinds of activities. Most people choose to head to Banff which not only contains some great mountains but several lakes, rivers and more. They are a true boater’s paradise and a great place for you to cast out your line and see what kinds of fish you can reel in.
Discover the Joys of Lake Louise. Another dazzling spectacle located just outside of Calgary is the incredible Lake Louise. This large lake in the foothills of the mountains is surrounded by deep forests, a few small towns and is a great place for a little getaway. There are several well-known spots for camping along with a few great cabins located just off the lake where you can enjoy swimming, barbecuing and a whole lot more!
Get a Taste of Awe-Inspiring Canadian Cuisine. In most people's minds, Canada is exactly on the culinary radar, but Calgary features some truly incredible restaurants. The food scene has exploded in recent years as numerous chefs battle it out to be the best in the city. You can get enjoy a fantastic view of the river and a great meal at the River Cafe. You can also try the best in farm to table at Market Restaurant and amazing views of both the city and the nearby mountains at Sky 360. If you are a looking for somewhere fresh with great outdoor activities and plenty of cultures, then be sure to head to Calgary for your next holiday.