Calgary is the most liveable city in North America and has been in the 10 world's most liveable cities for the past 10 years.
(Ranking based on stability, education, health care, infrastructure, and culture & environment. Reference: The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability & environment. Reference: The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index.).
There are 6 stunning and unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites to discover in Alberta:
Nature in and around Calgary
Parks and natural areas are connected with the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America (with approximately 1000 km of regional pathways and 96 km of trails).
Many stunning hikes in and around Calgary (among the most famous are Troll falls, Elbow Falls loop, Raven's end via Yamnuska ascent trail, Mustang Hills East summit loop, Heart Creek trail, Chester lake trail, Upper Grassi lakes trail, Prairie mountain trail).
Because of its unique position, Calgary offers a wide variety of sports and outdoors activities such as cycling, fishing, horse riding, karting, paddling, skiing, snowboarding, skydiving etc.
Calgary is also home to many professional sport teams:
Calgary Flames (NHL Hockey)
Calgary Hitmen (WHL Hockey)
Calgary Roughnecks (NLL Lacrosse)
Calgary Stampeders (CFL Football)
High Cultural diversity for everyone
Science (TELUS Spark Science Centre)
Calgary has a large list of year-round festivals
High Performance Rodeo (January)
Block Heater (February)
Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest (February/March)
Funnyfest Calgary Comedy Festival (May/June)
Calgary Folk Music Festival (July)
Calgary Stampede (July)
Roundup MusicFest (July)
Calgary International Blues Festival (July/August)
Calgary Dragon Boat Festival (August)
Calgary International Film Festival (September)
The Imaginairium by Wordfest (October)
Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park (November – December)
ZOOLIGHTS at Calgary Zoo (November – January)
Performing arts and live events in Calgary