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2001 population: 878,866
 (Source:
Statistics Canada)

Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta. It is at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers.

The community was named for an estate on the Island of Mull, Scotland.


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Former and merged community names include:
· Fort Brisebois
The community began around a fort established here by the mounted police, in 1875.

With the 1914 discovery of the Turner Valley gas and oil field west of here, Calgary grew into a corporate center for the industry.

Filming location for 2005 movie, "Brokeback Mountain" and 1978 movie, "Days of Heaven" and 1978 movie, "Superman," and sequels "Superman II" and "Superman III" and 2000 movie, "Shanghai Noon" and 2007 movie, "The Assassination of Jesse James"
Well-known residents have included:
· Bill Gadsby, hockey player
· Herbie Lewis, hockey player
· Duff Gibson, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (men's skeleton)
· Carla MacLeod, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (ice hockey)
· Mark Tewksbury, Olympic gold medal winner (backstroke)
Local festivals include:
· Calgary Stampede - July 6-15, 2007
· Calgary Folk Music Festival - July 26-29, 2007
· Irish Dance Ceili - March 16, 2007
· International Festival of Animated Objects - Jan. 19-28, 2007
· High Performance Rodeo - Jan. 3-20, 2007
· Dragon Boat Race & Cultural Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
· International Blues Festival - June 21-24, 2007
· Heritage Day - Aug. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Calgary web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Edworthy Park, Griffith Woods, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Nose Hill Park, Riveredge Park/Sandy Beach
Performing arts: Alberta Ballet, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Wildlife: Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Attractions: Calgary Tower, Devonian Gardens, Calgary Zoo, Spruce Meadows, Calgary Stampede, Canada Olympic Park
Sports moments: Site of the 1988 Winter Olympics
Sports teams: Stampeders (CFL), Flames (NHL), Vipers (Northern League Baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Calgary Police Service Interpretive Centre, Fort Calgary, Leighton Art Centre, Lougheed House, Naval Museum of Alberta, Nickle Arts Museum, Olympic Hall of Fame & Museum, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Museum, Calgary Science Centre, Heritage Park Historical Village, Glenbow Museum, Grain Academy Museum, Museum of the Regiments, Aero Space Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Calgary, Bow Valley College, Mount Royal College, SAIT Polytechnic
Transit: Calgary Transit
Listed places in Calgary:
 Airports (1)
 Attractions (4)
 Cemeteries (5)
 Colleges (1)
 Historic sites (2)
 Hotels (63)
 Libraries (1)
 Museums (8)
 Newspapers (2)
 Also see listings below

Sections below provide additional information and links about Calgary travel and tourism, maps, recreation, government and transportation.

Note: The ePodunk database includes many places that are no longer populated communities. These may include rural crossroads, hamlets, ghost towns or settlements that have been absorbed by nearby cities or towns.

Calgary, AB locator map
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Calgary Web sites
 Calgary local government
 Calgary Chamber of Commerce
 Calgary tourism

Ancestry & family history
 Alberta genealogy page (GenWeb)
 Alberta genealogical society
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 Alberta family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

  Census records (historic):
  1901 census
  1911 census

  City directories:
  Library and Archives Canada collection

  Immigration:
  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Land:
  Canadian County Atlas

  Military:
  Soldiers of World War I

Archives
 Alberta archive
 Library & Archives Canada

Attractions
 Calgary area attractions
 Calgary historic sites
 Calgary museums


Cemeteries
 Cemeteries in Calgary include Burnsland Cemetery, Catholic Cemetery, Chinese Cemetery, Queens Park Cemetery, Union Cemetery

 Add a local cemetery to our listings
 Calgary area cemeteries
 Alberta cemetery database


Communities
 Communities near Calgary

Economy
 Employment growth & unemployment rates

Education
Colleges and universities in Calgary include University of Calgary

 Colleges in Alberta

Entertainment
 Movies & TV shows filmed in Calgary

Environment
 Air quality forecasts for Alberta
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

Events
 Calgary festival web sites:
  Calgary Stampede
  Dragon Boat Race & Cultural Festival
  Folk Music Festival
  International Blues Festival
  International Festival of Animated Objec

 ePodunk festival listings

Food & restaurants
 Chowhound message boards for Canada

Government
 Calgary local government Web site
 Alberta provincial government

Historical societies
 Alberta historical society

History
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

Jobs
 Jobs in Calgary

Libraries
Libraries in Calgary include Calgary Public Library




Calgary locator map. Use the navigation tools in the upper left to move the map center or to zoom in or out. You can also click and drag the map to move in any direction.


Media
Newspapers in Calgary include Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun

 Newspapers in Alberta

Obituaries
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 Postal codes
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 Airports near Calgary
 Hotels in or near Calgary
 Calgary tourism
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