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Calgary is in Canada

Aug 29, 2007
Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, approximately 80 kilometres east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

This a place where visitors come to explore the heritage of the Canadian West. A safe, clean and vibrant city offers the best of all worlds a cosmopolitan city of over one million people and breathtaking outdoor adventure in pristine wilderness.

A semi arid, highland continental climate with long, dry, but highly variable, winters and short, moderately warm summers. The climate is greatly influenced by the cities elevation and close proximity to the Rocky Mountains.

A spectacular experience awaits you at the Calgary Tower. Board one of our elevators, and youll enjoy the breathtaking city and mountain views.

For ten exhilarating days every July, the Old West comes alive with a citywide celebration of true western hospitality and rousing fun.

The Calgary Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Prehistoric Park. The zoo is made up of more than 1100 mammal, reptiles, amphibians and birds, including a troop of western lowland gorillas. The zoo has an international reputation for its efforts in breeding endangered animals. The zoo is also home to a botanical garden with a tropical rainforest and butterfly garden.

The Calgary Highlanders Museum the Museum chronicles the evolution of the 103rd Regiment, 10th Battalion and the Calgary Highlanders. The gallery highlights their significant battles and achievements. Animated dioramas depict the grim realities of war and are vivid reminders of the heroism of Canadian soldiers. Together with photographs, documents, medals, weapons and uniforms, the gallery unfolds the history of this proud regiment.

The Devonian Gardens offers sunshine, fountains and warm breezes. So when the weather turns frightful, you know where to go. This 2 acre indoor park. The gardens feature more than 138 varieties of tropical and native Alberta plants, as well as a playground and art gallery.

Calgary is a city where an international population and a strong local culture assure a broad range of dining choices, whether you are looking for an old fashioned family restaurant or feel a need to sample exotic foreign spices. The bar and club scene is no less diverse with establishments catering to every crowd, from draft beer swilling traditionalists to martini-loving professionals to techno rave enthusiasts.

Come and enjoy yourself any time of year and have fun.
About the Author
Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Calgary Rental Site
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