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Welcome to Calgary

Welcome to Calgary. Calgary is the third-largest city in Canada and the largest city in Alberta. Calgary is located near other tourist hotspots and national parks, including Banff and Jasper. This city profile page was built for you to better understand Calgary through scientific studies and data conducted by various prominent institutions around the world. You can also find information about holidays, festivals, transportation, and destinations.

Map of Calgary

Basic Stats

Travel Safety Rating: 8/10

Targeted Groups: No groups found

General Sanitation Rating: 10/10

Food Safety Rating for Foreigners: 10/10

Tourism Infrastructure Rating: 9/10

Fluency in English Rating: 10/10

Languages Spoken: English

These stats were collected through general studies by prominent institutions that analyzed Calgary's tourism sector. They represent Calgary as a whole, not certain parts of the city that are either better or worse-off. These studies were then summarized into a given rating.

History of Calgary

Calgary was founded in 1875 by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as Fort Brisebois to end the illegal whiskey trade in the region. The city was renamed to Fort Calgary one year later in honor of a small town in Scotland. By 1886, Calgary had become a stop on the Canadian Pacific Railway and was linked to Vancouver and other parts of Alberta. Another rail connection between Calgary and Edmonton was built in 1891. And with these connections, Calgary soon became the main shipping center for the cattle industry. The discovery of oil in the Calgary area, brought immigrants from all over North America to the city in the early 20th century. Today, Calgary is Central Canada’s commercial epicenter and one of the world’s cleanest and safest cities.

Destinations

Calgary Tower

The Calgary Tower is a 190 meter observation tower in the center of Calgary.

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Prince's Island Park

Prince's Island Park is an urban park in Calgary located on the Bow River.

Prince’s Island Park with fall colours, the moon and downtown skyline, Calgary, Alberta Prince's Island Park, Calgary Calgary's Fountain

Holidays and Festivals

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Transportation

"Calgary Transit operates a fleet of buses, trains, and shuttle buses. The backbone of the system is the C-Train, an LRT (light rail transit) train system. (Outside of North America, similar transit systems are often called trams.) In Calgary, the terms C-Train and LRT are used interchangeably" - TripAdviser.com

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