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Calgary

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Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and high plains, approximately 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city is located in the Parkland region of Alberta. Calgary is the third largest civic municipality, by population, in Canada. As of the 2008 civic census, Calgary's population was 1,042,892. The metropolitan population (CMA) was 1,169,492 in 2008, making Greater Calgary the fifth largest census metropolitan area in the country after Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa. Because it is located 298 km (185 mi) due south of Edmonton, statisticians define the narrow populated area between these cities as the "Calgary-Edmonton Corridor." Calgary is the largest Canadian metropolitan area between Toronto and Vancouver.

Calgary is well-known as a destination for winter sports and ecotourism with a number of major mountain resorts near the city and metropolitan area. Economic activity in Calgary is mostly centred on the petroleum industry; however, agriculture, tourism, and high-tech industries also contribute to the city's fast economic growth. Calgary holds many major annual festivals which include the Calgary Stampede, the Folk Music Festival, the Lilac Festival, One Yellow Rabbit High Performance Rodeo — Calgary's International Festival of the Arts, Wordfest: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, Calgary International Spoken Word Festival, One World Festival (GlobalFest), and the fourth largest Caribbean festival in the country (Carifest). In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games, and one of the fastest long track speed skating ice rinks in the world was built at the University of Calgary to accommodate these Games.

Calgary was ranked the world's cleanest city by Mercer Quality of Living in a survey published in 2007 by Forbes magazine.

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Calgary 2014
Calgary 2014
Calgary 2013
Calgary 2013
Calgary 2012
Calgary 2012
Calgary 2011
Calgary 2011
Calgary 2010
Calgary 2010
Calgary 2009
Calgary 2009
Calgary 2008
Calgary 2008
Calgary 2007
Calgary 2007
Calgary 2004, 2005, 2006
Calgary 2004, 2005, 2006
Calgary Cityscape Panorama's
Calgary Cityscape Panorama's
Calgary Artistic Views
Calgary Artistic Views
Calgary Heritage Sites
Calgary Heritage Sites
Calgary Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Calgary Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Out and About
Out and About
The Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede
EnCana - The Bow
EnCana - The Bow
Calgary Sunsets
Calgary Sunsets
Calgary Sunrise
Calgary Sunrise
Calgary Flood 2005
Calgary Flood 2005
Cargill - Ogden Federal Grain Elevator
Cargill - Ogden Federal Grain Elevator
Calgary Mural's, Mosaic's & Sculptures
Calgary Mural's, Mosaic's & Sculptures
Calgary Flood 2013
Calgary Flood 2013