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A Canada travel guide – dramatic mountain landscapes, rugged coastlines and vibrant, cosmopolitan cities.

Vacations in Canada encompass far more than mountains draped in snow, whales breaching off rocky coasts and acres of virgin forests. Take a break in Canada to discover a country of buzzing city centers and innovative local cuisine.

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A Calgary City Guide – energetic city of big business and big fun, with a taste of the Wild West

Calgary a big, brash city with a lot to brag about. Sprawling out at the cusp of the Rocky Mountains, it's got streets thumping with lively bars and clubs, the dining scene will get anyone's mouth watering, and then there's the annual Stampede, with its raucous rodeos. A gateway to the big outdoors as well as being a gleaming commercial hub, it's a city not to be forgotten.

Nightlife & Entertainment in Calgary

Nightlife in Calgary runs the full gamut from grungy dive bars to super-sleek cocktail lounges and cutting-edge dance clubs. And with top-class comedy and live music venues aplenty, your evening doesn't necessarily have to revolve around drinking and dancing.

Family Friendly Attractions in Calgary

If you’re traveling with kids, Calgary has heaps of attractions to keep them enthralled throughout the visit. From adrenalin-pumping amusement parks to fascinating family museums and exhibits, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to planning a fun-filled day out. When everyone’s in need of refueling, there are also child-friendly eateries aplenty.

Arts and Culture in Calgary

It was named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2012, and Calgary’s already-thriving arts and culture scene has gone from strength to strength since then. The city boasts a vibrant performing arts scene, not to mention a menu of museums telling fascinating stories about local history and the epic landscape all around.

Where to Stay in Calgary – a neighborhood guide

Founded on a history of oil and known as a city of business, Calgary has added a hefty dose of color to its stripes over the years. As well being the site of one of Canada’s wildest celebrations in the July Stampede, it’s become a year-round hive of culture. There’s a good stock of trendy neighborhoods sporting everything you could want from an urban break, with plenty of great places to stay.

Calgary Shopping Guide – where and what to shop and buy

Calgary is an absolutely massive city and as such is home to a vast and varied platter of excellent shopping opportunities. Getting trendier by the day, the center and surrounding areas are stuffed with prime spots for passionate fashionistas and quirky dressers to splash some cash. You’ll have little problem bagging a bargain and anyone craving something a little out of the ordinary will be spoilt for choice.

What to See and Do in Calgary – a guide to notable landmarks and attractions

Calgary is one of Canada’s largest and most flamboyant cities, making it an exciting destination for friends, families, and couples looking for all manner of good times. Sitting at the end of the prairies and the beginning of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, this impressive business center has a fast growing reputation for culture, diverse shopping, and a vibrant party scene.

Where to Eat in Calgary – a food and dining guide

Calgary’s food scene keeps growing and growing. Constantly adjusting and expanding to satisfy the most eclectic of tastes, there are always new flavor combinations and specialties to try. Whether you want internationally inspired cheap eats or something more carefully crafted and worth splashing out on, you’ll have a lot to choose from. Grab the knife and fork and tuck in.

Calgary Travel Tips

Calgary is the epicenter of Canada’s cowboy country, and home to the world famous Calgary Stampede rodeo. But if you’re imagining a sleepy rural retreat, think again. This gem of a city is a bustling, multicultural metropolis, with thrilling nightlife, a mouthwatering dining scene, and fascinating museums and cultural attractions. There’s also heaps to keep younger visitors enthralled, from top-class zoos to thill-packed amusement parks.

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