The economic capital of Western Canada, Calgary has managed to retain its signature cowboy charm while ambitiously developing its central core. Surrounded by rugged prairie and badlands and close to Rocky Mountain recreational getaways, “Cowtown” now revels in its considerable urban polish.
Calgary’s cosmopolitan ambitions are reflected in a rapidly evolving skyline. Striking new features include its red spiral Peace Bridge by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. An emerging culinary power and shopping destination, Calgary’s growing restaurant and boutique districts include Uptown 17th Avenue, Stephen Avenue Walk, Inglewood and Kensington.