There’s a reason they call it Cowtown. This rodeo-mad city is one of the last frontiers of cowboy culture, and the Calgary July rodeo – the Calgary Stampede – is an obsession for l... Read More
Calgary is devoted to sports, with a passion for the rough-and-tumble. Hockey, football, lacrosse and wrestling all have deep roots in the city; favorite sons include NHL Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald and former WWF champion Bret Hart. The city hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988; the Canada Olympic Park in western Calgary is a must-visit destination. If you’re an animal lover but want a break from the bulls of the rodeo, you can lose yourself in the enormous Calgary Zoo, which features over 270 species of animals.