Calgary is the natural hub for travel to Western Canada and the Canadian Rockies. But beyond the region's famed western flair and spectacular natural beauty, Calgary is emerging as a popular urban destination – thanks in part to a young, educated population of over one million. Calgary is home to world-class attractions and festivals, and a culture of hospitality that welcomes visitors from all backgrounds. The Calgary Stampede, which draws a million visitors a year, is just one of many outstanding Calgary attractions. The region offers a striking variety of natural landscapes within easy day-tripping distance: Banff and Kananaskis are less than an hour and a half west by bus, while the famed badlands and dinosaur beds of Drumheller are less than two hours east.