Calgary is located at the junction of Trans-Canada Highway 1 and Alberta Highway 2, 190 miles south of Edmonton.
Visitor Information: At the arrivals level of Calgary International Airport; at the base of Calgary Tower on 9th Ave. S.W.; and at Visit Calgary website.
|Calgary is a major metropolitan area and Alberta’s largest city. Calgary began with the great influx of homesteaders who arrived in southern Alberta with the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883. Oil and gas discovered south of the city in 1914 contributed to Calgary’s growth and remain a major industry today.
Calgary has all visitor services. Lodging choices include hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and heritage homes. There are several campgrounds in and around the city.