Nestled in the foothills of Canada's Rocky Mountains, Calgary - otherwise known as 'the Heart of the New West' - is a vibrant city that offers the very best of all worlds: a cosmopolitan city of nearly one million people and a starting point of outstanding outdoor adventure in a pristine wilderness. Nearly five million visitors arrive each year and experience the wealth of cultural attractions, diverse restaurants and award-winning cuisine, parks and pathways, specialty shops, and trendy nightspots. With its moderate climate, Calgary is a great year-round destination. During the summer, walk along nature trails, hike into the backcountry, mountain bike, horseback ride, climb peaks, canoe or raft, golf and more. During the winter, participate in canyon ice walks, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, dog sled, skate, ski, snowboard, or just relax. By far, the city's biggest attraction has to be the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Held every summer, this 10-day event is North America's premier rodeo, western festival and attraction.