Calgary Vacations & Travel Packages!
Calgary is the largest city in Canadian province of Alberta and it lies at the confluence of Bow and Elbow rivers between foothills and prairie. Also known as Cowtown for its love with the legendary cowboy culture, the city offers a lot to the visitors. It is known for its prominent commercial activities across many sectors and domains but has a huge stock of historical and cultural attractions that once visited can charm the visitor for the rest of his life.
Places of Interest in Calgary
Calgary’s apple pie, Heritage Park, is a state-of-the-art collection of almost two hundred tangible pieces of history that are closely imitate the developments here. Artistically restored houses and carefully collected machinery form the core of that invaluable historical treasure that was donated and/or relocated to Heritage Park.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site
Made over the carcasses of innumerable confounded bison, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site in the Rocky Mountains holds a place as dear and significant as Egyptian Pyramids and Stonehenge in UNESCO’s world heritage list. It is one of the world's oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jumps that is a painful reminiscent of a five thousand years old method of hunting bison by the native people here.
It would last only ten days in a Calgary summer but would enchant you for next many summers of your life. This is much like the iconic Wild Wild West, except that it doesn’t involve a fixated trigger-happy bully on a horseback. Calgary Stampede is held with much pomp and show annually in July and is marked by cowboy-style entertainment. The local population returns the favor by dressing up in the same manner and appreciating the gestures of the horse riders and their gestures. It attracts over one million visitors per year and features as one of the world's largest rodeo shows that have a parade, stage shows, agricultural competitions, chuck wagon racing and First Nations exhibitions to their credit.