Western hospitality is the stuff of legend, and when the delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and companions of the Canadian Dam Association arrive in Calgary, it will be a reality.

Calgary’s got small-town heart and big-city diversions. Between street festivals, nightlife and all the things to do outside, the work-hard, play-hard approach is in this city’s veins.

Of particular interest:

* The Calgary Zoo, one of Canada’s top tourism destinations
* The Glenbow Art & History Museum
* Devonian Gardens
* Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
* The new Calgary Public Library
* St. Patrick’s Island
* The Military Museums, the second-largest military museum in Canada

While many associate Calgary with skiing in the Rockies, fall is a wonderful time to visit with the changing colours of the aspens and the larch which create a beautiful golden glow in late September and early October. 

Calgary is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in an area of foothills and prairie and is a stepping stone to the Canadian Rockies, whose front ranges rise about 80 km west of the city. Make Calgary your home base for adventures in the Rockies and Badlands.

From Calgary, there are a number of day trips that visitors can make:

* Banff
* Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park
* Dinosaur Provincial Park
* Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site
* Lake Louise

For more information, please visit the Calgary Tourism website.

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