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Vancouver to Calgary


overcast 55 °F

Today was our decompression day before flying back to the USA in the very early morning. Most of east bound flights leave at 7:00am or before.

The main project was to get our Covid test for re-entry into the US. We Uber'd out the the airport, where we had made an appointment to get tested. There was no wait and after 5 minutes to check in and 15 minutes to wait for the results, then Uber back to the hotel. I walked down to Olympic Park and, after lunch we went up the Calgary Tower to get a view of the city.

With a population of 1,239,220, Calgary is the most-populous city in Alberta, the third most populous city in Canada after Toronto and Montreal, and the most populous city in Western Canada. The Calgary Metropolitan Area had a population of roughly 1,581,000 in the beginning of 2021, making it the second most-populous in western Canada, and the fourth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Calgary's economy includes activity in the energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism sectors. The Calgary Metropolitan Region is home to Canada's second-highest number of corporate head offices among the country's 800 largest corporations.

The Calgary Tower is a 190.8-meter (626 ft) free standing observation tower in the downtown core of Calgary. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada's centennial of 1967.

This was a fantastic trip. I am glad we went west to east, as you leave the seaside, head into the Cariboo Plateau, travel into the high Rockies and then descend into the plains. It really added a crescendo to the adventure.


Posted by rpickett 22:21 Archived in Canada Tagged calgary

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