Located in the south of Alberta, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta. Calgary is also the third-largest municipality in all of Canada.
The pre-Clovis people first inhabited what is now Calgary. The First nations people then came to inhabit the land. In 1787, David Thompson, a Hudson’s Bay Company trader came to the area. The first official European settler came to Calgary in 1873. In 1883 the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area which led to commercial and agricultural growth. Calgary was incorporated as a town in 1884, and as a city in 1894. Oil was first discovered in Alberta in 1902. Oil soon became a significant industry in the province. In 1988 Calgary had the honour of becoming the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympic games.
There are many different neighbourhoods in Calgary, Alberta. Some of which include:
According to a survey conducted by Statistics Canada in 2011, Calgary has a population of 1,096,833.
Calgary has average temperatures of 16.5°C in July and -6.8°C in December.
There are many special attractions and events see and do in Calgary, Alberta. Some of these include: