Situated in the Alberta province of Canada, Calgary is close to Banff National Park. It is home to the Calgary Pathway System; a series of pathways and biking paths once called one of the "Seven Wonders of Calgary" by a local radio show. These follow the Bow and Elbow Rivers and traverse a series of municipal parks. Fish Creek Provincial Park is one of the world’s largest urban wilderness areas, comprising 54 square miles, and Spruce Meadows offers horseback riding. You can learn about the history of the area by visiting Heritage Park Historical Village, or observe more than 1,000 different types of animals at the Calgary Zoo.
Calgary's +15 Skywalk is a popular neighborhood in the downtown area that features a network of walkways connecting several different types of buildings. It is an excellent place to shop, find a hotel, eat or enjoy works of art. Calgary Transit provides public transportation, which includes travel by bus, shuttle or train. A light rail train system is also available, and you can fly into or out of Calgary International Airport (YYC).
The weather in Calgary is mostly dry, and the average annual precipitation is 16 inches. Summer months are often sunny, and have nine hours of daylight. Due to its high elevation, Calgary’s weather patterns can vary. The average high in July is 76 degrees, and the average low is 48 degrees.