Calgary is the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games in 1988. The city boasts more than 1 million residents, is the largest city in Alberta and the fifth-largest metro area in Canada.
Calgary is located at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 50 miles east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. As of the 2011 census, the City of Calgary had a population of 1,096,833 and a metropolitan population of 1,214,839.
The city is recognized as an economic leader within Canada. The economy of Calgary includes Energy, Financial Services, Film and TV, Transportation and Logistics, Technology, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Health and Wellness, Retail, and Tourism sectors.