With all the urban attractions of a major city, Calgary has the distinction of having the picturesque Rocky Mountains for a backdrop. Its diverse attractions include world-class museums, Prince's Island Park, Glenmore Reservoir, and the Calgary Stampede.
Not unlike Texas in the United States, the province of Alberta is Canada's cattle and oil capital, merging the best of country and city life. While boasting two major cities, Calgary and Edmonton, full of museums, shopping, nightlife and other attractions, it's the great wilderness of the Canadian Rockies and the scenic cowboy country that captivates visitors most. There are countless ranches and some of the most beautiful parkland in all of North America, so don't expect to come to Alberta without experiencing the rodeos, hiking, small-town festivals, barbeques, campfires, hiking, fishing and other splendors of the western outdoors.