The Best Canadian Hockey Towns
The Calgary Stampede averages over one-million attendees year over year and yet, the largest city in the province of Alberta is without a doubt a hockey-first city. Calgary is home to the NHL’s Calgary Flames, and to one of the most dedicated fanbases league-wide.
The city is a hotbed for world-class talent too, including Mike Green, Taylor Hall, Patrick Eaves, and Ty Rattie. Even more impressive is the star-studded list of Calgary Flames alum that once called Cowtown home. Doug Gilmore, Lanny MacDonald, Theo Fleury, Jarome Iginla, Johnny Gaudreau, and the list goes on.
Part of what makes Calgary such a great hockey city is their long-standing rivalry with Alberta’s other club, Edmonton. The decades-long rivalry is, by every measurable, an absolute must-watch.