Calgary is on the
banks of the Bow River & close to Alberta's Rocky Mountains
The vast prairie,
supplies of timber & fresh water soon led to the Canadian
government opening the territory to ranching.
found in 1914, It was a short boom due to the outbreak of World
War One. In 1924 oil & gas erupted from a drill stem the
boom continued until 1927
In 1947 oil was
found near Edmonton & as more oil was found in Alberta.
industry continues to be a cornerstone of the economy.
best-known visitor attraction is the Calgary Stampede an event
featuring a large parade & a world-class rodeo.