The city of Calgary is situated on the Bow River in southern Alberta, about 220 km north of the American border at the meeting point of the Western prairies and mountain foothills. It is the financial center of western Canada, based on its key role in the development of the region's oil and gas industry.
Calgary is home to more than 1.4 million people. Our citizens are young: the median age of Calgarians is only 37.2 years. Calgary is the third most diverse major city in Canada with more than 120 languages spoken in the city. Calgary is 848 square kilometers in size or 327 square miles.
Calgary is one of Canada's most famous cities, thanks to its annual Stampede and its importance to the oil industry. It was also host to the 1988 Winter Olympics, which didn't hurt either. Home to more than a million people, Calgary has a lot to offer as a place to live. Calgary, a city in southern Alberta, Canada, situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. It is the administrative and financial headquarters of Canada.
Some of the things Calgary is known for include:
The Canadian Pacific Railway Headquarters.
The Calgary Fire of 1886.
The Calgary Stampede.
Calgary Flames - NHL Hockey Team.
Red Mile - Sea of Red Jerseys during the NHL playoffs of 2004.
Hosting the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Hosting the 2009 World Water Ski Championship.