Location, Climate: Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, Canada. It is situated in a vast area of prairies and foothills thus making it the perfect base to explore the Rocky Mountains. The climate of Calgary is humid continental with short, warm summers and long, cold winters. It is one of the sunniest cities in Canada. Book your discount Calgary hotel in advance for the best rates. Calgary has a good selection of hotel accommodation including the International Hotel of Calgary which is in downtown Calgary. Brief History: Calgary was discovered in 1876 by the Northwest Mounted Police who were in search of whiskey traders trading furs from the locals. Calgary was called Fort Briseboise before renaming it to Fort Calgary. The city grew into a business and agricultural centre during 1883 and its name was changed to the City of Calgary in 1894. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Calgary hosts numerous festivals each year and one of the more popular is the Calgary Stampede, which is a huge rodeo and agricultural event held every July. Thousands of people gather during this event to witness what they call “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. The most-visited area in the city is Downtown where you can find an array of restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues and attractions such as the Telus World of Science, Calgary Tower, Calgary Zoo, Olympic Plaza and Prince's Island Park. Transportation: Calgary has an extensive network of public transport that includes the Ctrain, C Train (LRT system) and buses. Additionally there are nearly 290 km of cycle paths.