The city is a sports' fan's paradise, home to the Calgary Flames National Hockey League favourites, the Roughnecks lacrosse team, the Stampeders American Football side, and the Spruce Meadows, which is open to horse enthusiasts and those who enjoy watching show jumping.
Holidays to Calgary wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Stampede, a venue hosting a number of events and shows, including an annual rodeo. There is also mountain biking, zip lining and hiking on offer.
Food and drink are important in Calgary, and you're never too far from a great venue serving delicious dishes or raising a glass or two. There are numerous eateries that you may wish to try, including the retro and American-inspired Roosevelt, the Asian fusion haven of the Himalayan, the Cactus Club Café, or Caesar's Steakhouse; when you're seeing and doing so much, you'll need your strength.
Calgary also boasts brewery tours, and hosts regular international beer and brewery events.
Calgary is a wonderful base if you're hoping to venture into rural Alberta, or scale the Rockies. Within the city itself are numerous venues and attractions worth visiting; Calgary Zoo, the Military Museums, Heritage Park Historical Village, and the renowned Calgary Tower are all worth a visit, and you'd do well to book a place on a sightseeing tour to get up close and personal with the city's rich past.
The resort of Banff is within easy reach, too, so be sure to pack your skiwear.