Get to Know Calgary
Calgary exudes a youthful vitality. Bold energetic Calgarians have created a dynamic city with an ever-changing list of “must-see” attractions. Today’s Calgary will surprise and inspire visitors. Every visit offers new experiences, adventures and memories. Calgary has emerged as a must-visit culinary destination with a buzzing arts and culture scene. Known for its western hospitality, chef-driven cuisine, classic and quirky theatre and lively music events and outdoor festivals, Calgary is a vibrant city centered around four UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park - making it the perfect complement to any Alberta adventure.
Calgary International Airport (YYC) is Canada’s third busiest airport with a total of 14.3 million passengers passing through in 2013. With a major renovation underway, Calgary will welcome more direct flights from most major countries by 2015. By the end of the expansion, YYC will have new aircraft gates, more terminal space, and the longest runway in Canada, allowing the world’s largest aircrafts to land. The airport is located in northeast Calgary, about 20 minutes’ drive from downtown in light traffic.
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Calgary Travel Trade Profile