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Calgary

The gateway to the Canadian Rockies, few places are surrounded by quite so much beauty as Calgary.

Often ranked among the world's most liveable cities it's renowned for being one of Canada's cultural capitals - home to thriving nightlife, food and drink, and shopping.

You'll not be short on options if you're looking to spend a few days in the thick of it. Highlights include the Heritage Park Historical Village which depicts life in Alberta more than 100 years ago, Calaway Park amusement park, Calgary Tower - a free-standing observation tower, and the Olympic Plaza which was created for the 1988 Winter Games.

However if your plan is to explore the great outdoors there are bucket list experiences just a short trip away. The city - the capital of the western province of Alberta - is found around 50-miles from the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Here you can take bike tours, go trekking, and see some wildlife all in the most spectacular surroundings you'll find anywhere.

Fun fact. The city is named after Calgary on the Isle of Mull so there's a strong Scottish connection there. Fly direct from Alba to Alberta and see it all for yourself.

New for 2023 with WestJet. Flights will operate three times each week from May.

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