Calgary, AB, Canada, “Cowtown” for short, is located on the banks of the Bow and Elbow Rivers complimented by rolling foothills, grassland prairie and the coulees and hoodoos of the Canadian Badlands. Calgary is considered a "Gateway to the Rocky Mountains" for adventure as it is only 80 kilometres (50 mi) east of the Canadian Rockies.
Activities most enjoyed in Calgary, Canada and the surrounding areas includes biking, golfing, hiking, birdwatching, fishing, boating, sailing, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, roller blading, picnicking, swimming, river tubing, rock climbing, SUP, flightseeing, camping, river rafting, xc skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, bob sledding, luge and spa experiences.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations located in and around Calgary, Alberta includes Glenmore Lake Park, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Bow River Pathway, Calgary Sandy Beach Park, Nose Hill Park, Griffiths Woods Trails, Baker Park, Rotary Park, Bowmont Park, Carburn Park, Weaselhead Flats, Prince's Island Park, Edworthy Park, Laycock Park, McHugh Bluff Park, Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail, and Elliston Park.
The most visited natural sightseeing attractions, historical sites and cultural venues in and around Calgary includes the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Blackfoot Crossing, Lougheed House Historic Site, Fort Calgary, Pearce Estate Park, Sien Lok Park, Gasoline Alley Museum, Glenbow Museum, National Music Centre, Peace Bridge, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, and Chinatown.
Travel services important to travelers in and around the community of Calgary includes accommodations (cottages, cabins, hostels, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, vacation homes, resorts), campgrounds, tours, guides, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, pubs, liquor stores, banks, gas stations, gift stores, big box stores, breweries, cell service, internet and transportation services including bus, rail, car rentals, taxi and the Calgary International Airport (YYC).