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Calgary, at the heart of Canada’s oil industry, is a burgeoning metropolis studded with skyscrapers, still rooted in tradition. Also referred to as ‘Cowtown’ for the annual Calgary Stampede which sees a massive turnout for the July rodeo event and a festival displaying its farming exhibits. It is always cold in Calgary, and in winter the temperature dips to a -12 degree Celsius. Deemed to be Canada’s biggest party, the Calgary Stampede is a fun activity in Calgary you can think of participating in if you are visiting in July. Explore the neighborhoods of Kensignton and Inglewood for their aromatic home-roasted coffee, its bevy of swish coffee boutiques, bars, cafes and nightclubs.

Among places to visit in Calgary, plan a day trip to its gorgeous mountains and waterfalls which are characteristic of the Canadian landscape. Head to the Banff National Park and take in the panorama of the Victoria Glacier and at its heart the famed Lake Louise, also referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Canadian Rockies’. Explore the lush surroundings of the Yoho Valley, the gushing Takakkaw Falls and the Kicking Horse Pass. If you are looking at some adventure activity in Calgary, you must go on a Columbia ice-field tour and conclude it with a glacial skywalk in its pristine white landscape. Explore the sheer white expanse of the Athabasca Glacier, view the ice-fields along the way and then unwind with a lavish meal at Banff, a scenic town that opens up a vista of the Canadian Rockies.

There are a bunch of activities in Calgary you can sign up for like a trip to the Canadian Badlands of Alberta to view dinosaur fossils, and voodoo rock formations. On this trip, you will cross Drumheller, called the Dinosaur Capital of the World. Stop by for a photo op at the stunning Horseshoe Canyon where you can walk on the suspension bridge originally constructed for coal miners and get an insight into the unique geology of the region. For more dinosaur fossils you can spend some time at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.