The Heart of The New West

Heart of the New West: Calgary

Calgary is a booming city of one million people in the province of Alberta. It is in the “Heart of the New West” of Canada. It’s the centre of Canada’s oil industry, and you can tell. Huge skyscrapers are being erected all the time, whether they need them or not, despite large areas of unused land. It’s almost like a spitting competition.

The roads follow the North American system of numbers on a grid. Streets run North–South. Avenues run West–East. Besides the skyscrapers, its other distinctive features include the Calgary Tower, and The Stampede—where the annual rodeo is “the greatest show on earth”.

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