YYC is the airport code for my hometown Calgary Alberta Canada. I enjoyed a visit with my family and just returned yesterday. I like to visit Calgary towards the end of June so that I can enjoy the long summer days. It’s great weather for hiking and being outdoors.
I’ll just give you a little taste of what Calgary Alberta is like. Hope you get to visit sometime. Calgary is located in Southern Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains which are located to the west. A short drive to Kananaskis Country will get you to the mountains and another short drive to Banff National Park or Jasper National Park.
Calgary is known for the annual Calgary Stampede Rodeo which begins on July 4th this year. Downtown Calgary becomes lively with pancake breakfasts every morning and country music is abundant. There is a big parade to celebrate the start of stampede and the city of Calgary is in party mode for 10 days enjoying the rodeo, fairgrounds, music events, and just having fun.
When I visit Calgary now I love going to the parks especially along the water at Glenmore Park or Prince’s Island Park downtown. I visited a new park this trip – Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Northwest Calgary.
I also love to wander around Chinatown in Calgary – there are interesting shops and delicious foods to try out. Lately the area has taken on a more modern look and there have certainly been some improvements but I do miss the old Chinatown I used to visit years ago.
Downtown Calgary is connected by a series of 2nd level walkways between buildings known as the Plus 15 walkways. When the weather is not pleasant one can walk all over downtown Calgary without going outside.
There is plenty of public in Calgary especially in the downtown area.
Visiting my mother’s flower garden is always a joy. She has turned the entire front yard – and most of the back as well – into a beautiful English style garden.
I loved my visit to Calgary this past week and I hope you enjoyed a taste of Calgary Alberta Canada – known as airport code YYC when booking flights. Happy travels!
A journey through the alphabet with ABC Wednesday Project where people from around the world create a weekly post – landing at the letter Y this week.