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Gateway Cities

Calgary Calgary
Alberta’s Southern “Gateway City” is home to a million people…and the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Resting in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with snow-capped peaks jutting across its western horizon, Calgary is just a one-hour drive to Banff and the southern starting point of the Icefields Parkway.
Edmonton Edmonton
Edmonton is Alberta’s “Gateway City” to the north; a major starting point for trips to the Arctic as well as the northern reaches of the Rockies. Known as “Festival City” for its many cultural festivals, Edmonton is a four-hour drive away from Jasper and the northern tip of the Icefields Parkway.

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