Seniors Travel to Calgary

May 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Travel

A beautiful Canadian destination is Calgary, Alberta. A city in the foothills of the spectacular Canadian Rockies, Calgary has grown into a bustling metropolis, with a proud western heritage reminiscent of Denver’s. There are many exciting activities to pursue in Calgary. The city is most known for the Calgary Stampede and the home of the 1988 Olympics. The Calgary Stampede is undoubtedly Calgary’s best-known visitor attraction. This event features a large parade and a world-class rodeo.  Each year millions of visitors from around the world go to Calgary to partake in this annual event.  

Calgary is an attractive and dynamic city situated on the banks of the Bow River said to be among the “Great Candian Rivers” and close to Alberta’s majestic Rocky Mountains. It is often said that “Calgary is the big city, with a small town atmosphere” Certainly when it comes to recreation, there is no shortage of places to see and go in Calgary. Calgary boasts urban sophistication and a warm western hospitality. Whether you’re looking for a cosmopolitan or outdoor adventure, a fun-filled city getaway or a one-stop vacation experience to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you’ll find it all in Calgary.

Nearly five million people from across Canada and around the world visit Calgary every year. The city is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains in the heart of the Canadian oil patch. An hour’s drive to the west is Banff National Park, which boasts spectacular hiking trails, magnificent wildlife and world-class ski hills. To the east of Calgary are the badlands and Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its abundance of dinosaur fossils.  Looking for a “deal” at Banff?  Try TripAdvisor‘s site that has many hotels listed as well as their prices.

Calgary has also seen phenomenal growth in other industries including manufacturing, transportation, banking and technology. The city is home to the largest number of technology start-up companies in Canada. It is a major transportation hub for road, rail and air traffic. Some of the world’s largest energy companies have a significant presence in Calgary. The city is home to most of Canada’s oil and gas production companies, pipeline operators, oilfield service and drilling companies, and energy-related engineering and consulting firms. TalkCalgary.com lists just a few things to see and do in the city.  Mutiple packages are available here. See you at the Stampede!  jeb



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