Calgary News and Events
Calgary International Improv Festival (September) - The Calgary International Improv Festival takes place at multiple venues in Calgary, AB.
Calgary Stampede (July) - For 100 years the Calgary Stampede has brought people from all over the world together to experience our unique western heritage and values.
Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival (September) - The Festival will feature a wide array of world-class wine, premium spirits, import and micro-brewed beer, and an assortment of local culinary creations in a fun, social, and relaxed atmosphere.
White hats, big belt buckles and bull-riding sound like a scene from the Wild West, but every July the Calgary Stampede takes over the city with the world's largest rodeo . A celebration of the western way of life, the Stampede puts together 10 days of parades, musical performances, rodeo events , food and more for what they call The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
20 Best Places to Visit in Canada for 2015
10. CALGARY, Alberta
What’s Happening in 2015: Calgarians have always taken pride in their city but now the world is noticing. Around the globe, the city, which was once only known for its famous Calgary Stampede, is being touted as one of North America’s culinary hot spots with top-ranked restaurants like Charcut, River Café, Model Milk and Rouge. New restaurants about to open include Charbar, where Chopped Canada winner Jessica Pelland will oversee the kitchen. There’s also bourbon bar Beltliner and something daring: a Brazilian steak house in the land of Alberta cattle. Travel stories from the New York Times to The Guardian in the UK have all taken a second look at Calgary recently and found it a spot to recommend. With this new international attention, Calgary is becoming even more of a must-see destination in all seasons. The drop in oil prices and the resulting slow down in that vital sector of the Alberta economy may take a bit of the energy out of the town, but there’s lots to buzz about — particularly as the new $135-million National Music Centre facility nears completion in 2016.