Calgary is a dynamic city nestled in the rolling foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains. Every July "Stampede Fever" hits the city, as the world famous Calgary Stampede draws thousands of people to the 10-day rodeo and western celebration.
2012 marks the 100th anniversay of the Stampede, so if you have ever wanted to attend, the celebrations next year will certainly give you an excellent reason.
Calgary's urban scene has changed considerably since the beginning of the city's rapid growth. It is also starting to become recognized as one of Canada's most diverse cities, but still retains much of its traditional culture of hotel saloons, western bars, night clubs, football and hockey. Following its revival in the 1990s, Calgary has also become a centre for country music in Canada. As referred to by some as the "Nashville of the North."
As a relatively
ethnically diverse city, Calgary also has a number of multicultural
areas and assets. It has one of the largest Chinatowns in Canada, as
well as, a “Little Italy” in the Bridgeland neighbourhood.