Weekend Escapes

More Alberta Destinations

Watch our video itineraries as we explore Calgary, Alberta, Canada for two months.   This is Dave’s hometown and now the city that our three kids live in with two grandchildren. We show you where to stay, see, eat and drink in this city that we spend a lot of time in. Rent our apartment when we are not here : )

Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here. [Wikipedia] [google]