Canada’s ranching heritage is based around Calgary in the province of Alberta, an oil town situated where the prairies end and the Canadian Rocky Mountains begin. Calgary essentially acts as the gateway to the Rockies, the scenic National Parks and towns of Banff and Jasper, and it’s an important trade and tourism centre for the western prairies. 

The combination of oil and cattle gave Calgary a Texan feel, culminating in the Calgary Stampede, a festival homage to its legacy, featuring rodeos, concerts, horse racing, trick rope competitions, stage shows, parades, and agriculture events. Downtown Calgary is a hub of entertainment and business with covered overhead walkways connecting hotels to the major sites. Check out the theatres, museums, and animal parks.

Calgary Holidays