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Alberta is a sunny sort of place; any time of year you can expect the sun to be out. Winters can get cold, when the temperature can plummet to a bone chilling -20°C. Climate change has started to influence snowfall, with the cities getting less and less every year.

Summers tend to be hot and dry, with the warmest months being July and August, where the temperature sits at a comfortable 25°C. The 'June Monsoon' is, as you'd expect from the nickname, often rain filled, while the cooler temperatures and fall colors of September are spectacular.

Chinook winds often kick up in the winter months. These warm westerly winds blow in from the coast, deposit their moisture on the mountains and give Albertans a reprieve from the winter chill, increasing temperatures by as much as 20°C in one day!

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Fast Facts

Calgary grew from Fort Calgary in 1875, when North West Mounted Police constructed a fort at the spot where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet. The first Calgary Stampede was held in 1912, organized by Guy Weadick. The event has grown substantially to ten fun-filled days overflowing with rodeo competitions, live music, a midway carnival, and more, attracting over a million visitors each July.

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