Calgary is one of the most beautiful cities in
Alberta, Canada. Situated east of the
majestic Rocky Mountains, on the bountiful shores of
the Bow river, Calgary is home for almost of million
of its proud citizens.
City of Calgary web site presents a comprehensive
picture of Calgary everyday living, including
business, social and cultural events.
Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, city
of Banff provides a year-around playground for
tourists and local visitors alike (City
of Banff Web Site). In Winter, it features
world-class downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking,
ice climbing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing
adventures. In summer, world-class golf courses in the
mountain settings, horse riding, river rafting,
climbing, biking, hiking, berry picking and airplane
tours await the visitor.
Hot Springs Mineral Pools, Mountain "Top of the World"
Gondola, Bow River Falls, magnificent Banff Springs
Hotel, and a world-renowen Kirsten Florian spa
facilities complement the unforgettable experience.
First-class dining includes continental, traditional
North American (steak and bison), Fondue (traditional
Swiss cousine), French, Japanese, Greek, Chinese,
Italian, Coffee Shops and other restaurants for
For those looking for a history tour, live theater
performance, museum or an art gallery, there are
numerous options available. ISVD'06 Conference
location is adjacent to Banff Performance Center where
numerous musical, theatrical and life performance
events take place throughout the year, as well as in a
close proximity to Banff White Museum, History Museum,
Cave and Basic Interpretive Center, and Wild Flower
gardens to name a few important landmarks.
Finally, Banff is populated with upscale
souvenir, rock and gems, jewelry, art and other shops,
located in the major Hotels as well as along the Banff
Avenue. No matter what your age or taste, Banff
has something to offer to everyone.
It is a place where Chinook brings warms and sunshine
even in the coldest months of winter.
Calgary is one of the Canadian cities when sun can be
enjoyed almost every day. Summers are mild and sunny,
while winter is dry and snowy. Summer temperatures are
in the range from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius and in
winter it can get as cold as minus 20 degrees, while
majority of the days enjoy around 0 temperatures.
However, due to Chinook winds - a unique weather
phenomenon in Calgary influenced by proximity of the
Mountains and city location, temperatures can rise
from minus 10 to plus 18 in one day! Showers and
hail are usually sudden and heavy, but also brief and refreshing.