Calgary – Olympic City and “Nashville of the North”
The fourth largest city in Canada (1,096,833 inhabitants) is located in the south of the province of Alberta at the mouth of the Elbow River in the Bow River. As the first city in Canada, Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988.
Many large companies such as Petro Canada, WestJet Airlines, Canadian Pacific Railway and Suncor Energy are headquartered in the city founded in 1875.
The city has a modern face, but also maintains its traditional culture with many saloons, western bars, and nightclubs. Trademark is the 190-meter-high Calgary Tower. The city is characterized by many parks and the Calgary Zoo.
Calgary’s motto is: Onward (Forward)
More up-to-date information from Calgary can be found at www.calgary.ca