A beautiful city in the province of Alberta, Calgary undoubtedly is one of the happening cities in Canada. Standing on the confluence of the Bow and the Elbow rivers, it's material growth owes to the prospering oil industry and cultural growth owes to the annual Calgary Stampede - a stunning rodeo show that is widely popular across the country. The city has also derived a nickname 'Cowtown' due to this annual extravaganza of rodeo festival. The city is known for its numerous skyscrapers and clear waters and it is only around 50 miles away from the Candian Rockies what accounts for even more fascinating escapes into the wild within a day. This stupendous city is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Lake Lousie and Banff National park and usually receives the high volume of visitors with the dawn of the springs. This economic city has the fifth largest population in the country and is well connected through railway and flights. Calgary International airport is only around half an hour drive from the city centre and serves as a good mean to commute to the city.
While the winters almost seize the majority of activities in the city, the best to visit around is preferred to be May through September. These are the most happening months to be in Calgary as during this duration most of the annual festivals take place - Calgary Stampede (July). Though winters offer good spots for ski lovers and allow children to have some fun in the snow, however, it also restricts most of the outdoor activities. You may find some cheap hotel booking deals during offseason in winters, however, there are not many hotels those stay active due to less activity. April and October are a bit less crowded months, so if you are a solitude lover, that should be the option for you. Nevertheless, as always advisable, book your hotel and flights tickets well in advance to save on ticketing costs and have fun while the city is in its full bloom.
Calgary is the gateway to the many ecstatic outing spots and has numerous places to explore within and around the city. The famous Banff, Lake Lousie and the Rocky Mountains have long been fascinating the outdoor enthusiasts and this place prepares you thoroughly for your hiking expedition. You can also explore the historic Dinosaur Provincial park that is about a few hours drive from the city, the marvellous Calgary skyline including the mammoth Calgary tower is another source of attraction, or you can have some fun close the nature and wild at Calgary Zoo. Visit this beautiful city in July to witness one of the greatest rodeo show in the country - the Calgary Stampede and much more.