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Geographical Location
Calgary is one of the most beautiful cities in Alberta, Canada. Situated east of the majestic Rocky Mountains, on the bountiful shores of the Bow river, Calgary is home for almost of million of its proud citizens. City of Calgary web site presents a comprehensive picture of Calgary everyday living, including business, social and cultural events. 
It is a place where Chinook brings warms and sunshine even in the coldest months of winter.
Calgary is one of the Canadian cities when sun can be enjoyed almost every day. Summers are mild and sunny, while winter is dry and snowy. Summer temperatures are in the range from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius and in winter it can get as cold as minus 20 degrees, while majority of the days enjoy around 0 temperatures. However, due to Chinook winds - a unique weather phenomenon in Calgary influenced by proximity of the Mountains and city location, temperatures can rise from minus 10 to  plus 18 in one day! Showers and hail are usually sudden and heavy, but also brief and refreshing.
People and Culture  

.Calgary people are rightfully known as some of the most friendly and warmhearted people in the world. Immigrants from many European countries, as well as from other parts of the world, cowboy and  native people make a majority of the population. Calgary is a city with a strong Western Country flavor, and is a home to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth - Stampede.
Recreational Activities and Sightseeing
There are a lot of things to see and do around Calgary all year long: hiking and fishing in Fall, skiing, snowboarding on some of the Worlds best cross-country and downhill terrains in Winter, bird watching and canoeing in Spring and sky jumping, swimming, and biking in Summer. For the whole range of activities, visit Calgary Parks and Recreation web site.