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Calgary is a city in the western Canadian province of Alberta. It had a population of 1,285,711 in 2019, making it Alberta's largest city and the third-largest municipality in Canada. Agriculture and ranching was a key components of the local economy in early time. In fact the world-famous Calgary Stampede, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors during the month of July, was started by four wealthy ranchers as a small agricultural show in 1912. Calgary Petroleum Products Co found oil just southwest of the city at Turner Valley in 1914, that started the oil boom in Calgary and Alberta. The economy was booming until the end of 2009, thanks in part to escalating oil prices and the region of nearly 1.1 million people was home to the fastest growing economy in the country. In the present time, this city ranks high for quality of living according to the Mercer Quality of Living Surveys and is listed as one of the cleanest cities in the world by Forbes Magazine. Situated in the foothills east of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is home to beautiful scenery, festivals, and a variety of fun and interesting activities.

Noted as Canada’s largest living history museum, Calgary Heritage Park has more than 200 exhibits and attractions spread over 127 acres of lush parkland. Heritage Park Historical Village has a lot to offer both the history buff and the pleasure seeker. It’s the perfect balance between historical fact, adventure, discovery and fun. The park is divided in four main areas, First is The Heritage Town Square which is located before the Park gates. Enjoying this bustling square does not require park admission. The square boasts five unique shops, one café, a restaurant and a 2-acre nature park that can be enjoyed by everyone. You can also step inside to Gasoline Alley Museum, home to one of the world’s largest public collections of antique trucks, cars and petroliana from the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Secondly, is the 1900s Living Historical Village. This bustling village is home to many of exhibits including an antique midway, authentic steam train, working printing press and blacksmith shop, ice cream parlour, bakery and costumed interpreters. Next is the 1880s Pre-Railway Settlement where you experience the homes, businesses and lifestyles of the first new settlers to Canada's West. Lastly, the 1860s Fur Trading Fort and First Nations Encampment, it represents a gathering place for diverse groups of people including First Nations, Métis, explorers, settlers and traders, as well as others who travelled through Western Canada. These last 3 main areas is open from May to October.