A Gay Couple traveling Calgary Alberta Canada.
The city of Rodeo, Oil, and Skyscrapers, that’s at least what most of us think when talking about the fourth biggest city in Canada. But Calgary is about to be so much more diverse as we expected. The biggest city in the Canadian province of Alberta can be seen as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains coming from the eastern part of the North American country. As junction for all transition ways from east to west, Calgary offers a lot for a short trip or a long term holiday. Especially, Europeans need some days to acclimate to 8 hours time difference from European to Mountain Standard time. Thus, Calgary was for us a place to arrive in Canada and learn about the mentality, hospitality, and kindness of the citizens of the winter sports city west of the Rocky Mountains with their Ski Resorts. And don’t forget to take your time to walk around Downtown Calgary to explore the Parks and Public Art in between the skyscrapers of Calgary.
Calgary was known as winter sports city just a stone throw away from the Rocky Mountains. And that is how it came to, that Calgary became the fist Canadian City in 1988 to host the 15th (XV) Olympic Winter Games. We still felt the spirit of winter sporters during our visit of Winsport, the training center for any kind of winter sports. We explored the gay-friendly city of Calgary for four days staying at the historic Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Downtown Calgary, biking around the Bow and Elbow River by Fat tire bikes of Nomad Mobile Gear Rentals, enjoying delicious food creation in Kensington and the 17th Avenue, experienced the Star Trek exhibition at Tellus Sparks and learned a lot about the new hip Brewery scene in Calgary since the law in Alberta changed for private, smaller breweries. Just a 1,5 hour car drive northeast from Calgary, we visited Dinosaurs at The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller. We had an exciting time right before our departure for our Winter Raod Trip to Jasper for Jasper Pride Festival.