Calgary is the largest and richest city in Alberta thanks to its oil industry. Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, Calgary is bright, warm and welcoming. Known for its eco-tourism and winter sports, Calgary attracts over 4.5 million tourists a year. It was the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympics in 1988. A number of festivals are organized each year, the most renowned ones being the Calgary Stampede, FunnyFest, Calgary Comedy Festival and the Folk Music Festival.
Calgary has a population of 988 193 people making it the third most populated city in Canada. An upbeat city, with plenty to do, Forest Lawn (also known as the "Red Mile") is a several-block stretch where you find a panoply of restaurants and shops. Calgary’s Chinatown also happens to be the biggest one in Canada. While Calgary embraces diversity, it also manages to preserve its heritage with its number of saloons and Western bars.
Downtown Calgary is an impressive sight with its vast array of skyscrapers, namely, the Calgary Tower that is 191 meters (626 feet) high. There are also pedestrian bridges & walkways linking downtown’s main buildings, which extend over a distance of 15 km and look out over the city.