If you have ever wanted to visit Canada and explore this country, then we would recommend you to visit Calgary. This is one of the metropolitan cities, with beautiful skyscrapers and it’s a center of Canada’s oil industry. Considering that Calgary has adopted western culture, this town has earned a Cowtown name because it hosts massive rodeos and festivals throughout the year. This is a perfect opportunity for families to spend some fun time here. If you don’t know what to visit, and which event to attend, then we have a couple of suggestions for you.
Each year Calgary Winterfest takes place in February and lasts for 11 days. This event is dedicated to the 1988 Winter Olympics and celebrates the fun of winter, including a lot of music, dancing, eating and representing the town’s diverse culture. If you want to surprise your family, then this is a perfect event, and we are sure you will have a lot of fun with the locals.
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
If you are more of a sports type, then Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is an excellent opportunity to let loose and enjoy beautiful May weather. Back in 1963, 19 lined up at the Glenmore Stadium to run the first race in Western Canada, and since then, this has become a custom. When though, this is a fun event, it’s also challenging, and each race is designed for a particular type of people. For example, you have 5km, 10 km, 21,1km and 42,2 km long races. So, depending on your readiness, you can participate and have a great time with your family and friends.
Canadian Rockies International Rodeo
You are probably aware that Calgary is famous for its rodeos that are a three-day unique experience. These events include bull riding and calf roping, and here men and women take equal parts in competing. You can also hear live music, attend the carnival, dance and participate in Saturday parade. Considering that rode takes place in June, the weather and warm and beautiful, perfect for the summer activities and hanging out with your friends.