The biggest city in the province of Alberta and the third largest in Canada, Calgary has a diverse landscape: it finds itself nestled between the Bow River and the Elbow River, which run across the wide prairies that characterise the region. The metropolis also grants access to the Canadian Rockies and the surrounding national parks, which are excellent for visits year-round thanks to the region's continental, dry climate.
It all started in 1535, when Jacques Cartier landed here, and the first trading port was created in what is now Quebec. Since then, the city had become the province's capital and a destination popular for its sights, architecture and food. Visit the famous Chateau Frontenac, the world's most photographed hotel, or one of the other 36 national historic sites, each a sight to behold in its own right. But walking through the Old Port or the Plains of Abraham is perhaps the best way to feel and breathe in the historical atmosphere of the city.