Calgary (pronounced Cal-Gree, not Cal-Guh-Ree), a population of 1.6 million, sits at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Calgary’s airport is about a 20-30 minute drive from the city's heart and has direct flights from major U.S. cities such as New York City, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
The Calgary Tower is a freestanding observation tower in downtown Calgary and a distinct part of the city’s skyline. A trip to the top will treat visitors to 360-degree views of the city and the Canadian Rockies.
Calgary’s East Village neighborhood is in the heart of downtown and has easily walkable streets with lots of public art. East Village has a mix of permanent and temporary art installations to discover.
One of the most popular (and weird) pieces of street art in East Village is the Device to Root Out Evil by Dennis Oppenheim of New York. This piece of art is better known as the “upside-down church” because that’s what it is.