Calgary, Heart of the New West is a vibrant city that offers the best of all worlds - a cosmopolitan city of nearly one million with outstanding outdoor adventure and pristine wilderness only an hour away in the Canadian Rockies. Nearly 5 million visitors each year find a wealth of cultural attractions, diverse restaurants and award-winning cuisine, parks and pathways, specialty shops and trendy night spots in Calgary.
Our wide, blue sky and moderate climate beckons year-round outdoor enthusiasts to golf or hike, fish or mountain bike, ski or dog-sled Our parks offer some of the finest natural areas in North America. Our shopping is a paradise - we are the only province in Canada with no provincial sales tax. Our dynamic arts scene will indulge your passion for culture.
Our western heritage and legendary hospitality will make you feel welcome There's a place in the foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains where each year nearly five million visitors come from across Canada and around the world to explore, experience and enjoy. This place is Calgary, Heart of the New West TM - a safe, clean and vibrant city that offers the best of all worlds. Calgary's International Airport is just a 20 -minute drive, (17 kilometers or 10.5 miles) from the city's centre.
Over 20 airlines service Calgary either directly or in one stop. Excellent, well-maintained highways lead into Calgary from the United States and other parts of Canada. Calgary is known for its sunny skies and a moderate four-season climate making it a travel destination for all ages.
Alberta receives more hours of sunshine yearly than any other province in Canada. These wide-open blue skies and moderate climate beckons year-round outdoor enthusiasts from golfing to hiking, fishing to mountain biking, skiing to dog-sledding. Calgary provides a unique combination of adventure, spirit and legendary western hospitality that makes it one of Canada's top destinations to visit.
The optimism of Calgarians is rooted in the rich western heritage and pioneering traditions of the people who built this city. Include Calgary, Heart of the New West in your Canadian travel itineraries.