Calgary has seen a lot of development after the oil boom. The once sleepy town has become an important business destination. The city hosts a variety of attractions and lots of interesting things to do. The Heritage Park Historical Village in the city is one of the largest living history museums in the country. The Calgary Tower offers some great views of the city. Calgary has some beautifully architecture buildings, the Bow is one of the best examples of modern architecture in the city.
The Prince’s Island Park is the largest park in the city with an island that has numerous walking trails. The Chinatown in Calgary is the largest Chinatown of Canada and an interesting destination to visit. There are also some good museums in Calgary like the Glenbow Museum that has numerous galleries with numerous artifacts. There are several beautiful parks in Calgary like the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre, Devonian Gardens and the Battalion Park.
Calgary also offers some good shopping. The Barclay Mall is one of the best places to shop in the city. Other good places for shopping include Stephen Avenue Walk, Inglewood, Kensington District,17 Avenue SW, etc. Calgary also hosts some good Farmers’ Markets where visitors can buy local produce, antiques and handicrafts. The best Farmers’ Markets hosted in the city are Crossroads Flea Market,Strathmore Farmers' Market, Millarville Farmers' Market and Hillhurst-Sunnyside Flea Market.
Calgary is served by the Calgary International Airport. The best way to reach the city from the airport is hiring a taxi. The taxis take about 20 minutes and cost anywhere between $40-45. Private shuttles are also available from the airport and cost about $15 per person. Visitors can also hire car rentals from any point at the airport.
There are a few halal restaurants in Calgary where visitors can find a variety of cuisines from around the world. Some of the best halal restaurants in Calgary include SunPark Café, My Donair, Red Mile Pizza & Donair, Jerusalem Shawarma & Bakery, Mazaj Meditarranian Cuisine, Indonesian Kitchen, etc.
There are quite a number of mosques in Calgary. The most prominent mosques in Calgary include Downtown Masjid, Islamic Information Society of Calgary, Calgary Southwest Masjid, Calgary Markaz, etc.