Things to do in Calgary
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Calgary is a cosmopolitan Alberta city with many skyscrapers, owes it growth to its status as the center of Canada’s oil industry. However it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown” evident in Calgary Stampede. Since Calgary is so close to Banff National Park and other national parks, it is easy to have fun here every single day of the year. While Calgary has a lot of option during the summer, don’t worry. Winter also has a lot of winter sports options too.
Elevation: 1,045 M
Area: 825.3 Sq KM
Population: 1,613,500 in 2016
Median Age: 36.1 as of 2014
Ethnic Origins: 240
Became town: 7 Nov 1884
Became City: 1 Jan 1894
Time Zone: MST (UTC-7)
Summer (DST): MDT (UTC-6)
Area Codes: 403 & 587
Highways: 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 8, 22X, 201
Calgary to Vancouver: 972 KM, 10 hours 20 minutes drive
Distance to Regina: 757 KM, 7 hours drive
Calgary to Edmonton: 300 KM, 3 hours drive
Drive to Calgary from USA border: Nearest is Carway Border Crossing, located 260 KM from Calgary, about 2 hour 50 minute drive
Education: Calgary Board of Education
Main Airport: Calgary International Airport, code – YYC
Direct International Flights to: Amsterdam, Beijing, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Frankfurt, Houston, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Los Cabos, Minneapolis, New York, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo, Varadero, Zürich
Airlines at Calgary International Airport: Air Canada, Air North, Air Transat, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Central Mountain Air, Delta, Hainan Airlines, KLM, Sunwing, United Airlines and WestJet
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