The Prairies are Canada's breadbasket, three geometrically-shaped provinces which in addition to the wide-open expanses of flat prairie land also collectively include mountains, hills, lakes, shoreline, and metropolitan cities.
Edmonton (1,102,000) - Largest mall W of Asia and Canada's largest historic park are two of the big attractions. It also has a lush river valley which is the largest parkland area in North America and is dubbed Canada's festival city. Aside from that, it has a good science centre, cool history, nice architecture, the fastest growing international airport, and exquisite up and coming and already there urban neighbourhoods. It is the capital of Alberta.
Calgary (1,139,000) - this city is a fast growing city with world class Calgary Stampede and one of the biggest international airports in Canada. It is a product of oil culture, meaning, without the big oil boom in the 70s, 80s, and 90s, Calgary would have half the population. It has a lush river and is close to the mountains. It knows how to get out and doo activities.
Winnipeg (750,000) - the historic and cultural capital of the prairies. Those interested in architecture, art, museums, and culture would do well in Winnipeg. Also home to the largest French-speaking community outside of Quebec.