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,” and hosts the Calgary Stampede, a massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here. About a million people visit the show every year and it is billed as “The Largest Outdoor Show in the World”.

Recently voted as one the most liveable cities in the world, Calgary is recognized for its high quality of life and flourishing economy, with booming industries including technology, film and television, aerospace, tourism and much more.