July 10, 2020

Calgary Natural and Cultural Historical Tour -
How the West was Built

Calgary, Alberta, Canada is a dynamic young city located on the edge of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, one of the most visited, recognizable and photographed natural areas on earth. The centre of Canadian ranching, southern Alberta agriculture and home of the Calgary Stampede, Calgary is also Canada's Oil Capital.

Located where the flat Canadian Prairies meet the Foothills of the Canadian Rockies, the city, founded within the Bow and Elbow River Valleys has become Canada's largest city by area, encompassing a total of 281 square kilometres, and Canada's fourth largest city by population with 1.1 million inhabitants (1.2 million in the metropolitan area). Settled by European settlers a mere 140 years ago, Calgary is a blend of old and new, of traditional western ranching and agriculture and modern engineering and technology, of nature and human development.

Take a trip back in time and explore the natural and cultural history of this dynamic city, beginning before the disosaurs roamed the landscape. Learn about the mountains, foothills and the glaciers and how natural forces produced the rolling landscape that Calgary now occupies. Travel through the city and learn about the natives, fur traders, missionaries - about how the Canadian west was opened to European settlement. Visit the largest urban natural parks in North America and walk along the largest maintained pathway system on the continent. Find out how modern technology has helped maintain the best trout fishery in North America, the Bow River.

GeoHisotry's Calgary Natural and Cultural History Tour was designed by a Professional Geologist, Engineer and historian who was born and raised in Calgary and the surrounding area. During this educational driving and walking tour participants will visit local parks and natural and historical landmarks including the second largest urban park in North America, Fort Calgary and Canada Olympic Park, home of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Learn how the city, throughout its development, has strived to preserve natural areas and how nature still impacts daily living within the city - sometimes with disasterous consequences.

These Calgary based tours depart at 8:30am and return clients to their departure points at 4:00pm. Customized private tours are available upon request year round.


Tour Particulars:
Price: $235 per person
Minimum Participation: 4 persons
Availability: Year Round

Transportation, facilities fees and lunch is included.

Contact info@geohistorytours.com to book.

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