Cultural landscapes are the combined works of nature and of man that are illustrative of the evolution of human society and settlement over time, under the influence of the physical constraints and/or opportunities presented by their natural environment and of successive social, economic and cultural forces, both external and internal. (Source: UNESCO and ICOMOS). Numerous cultural landscapes are listed on  the Inventory of Historic Resources. Cultural landscapes are historically significant landscapes. Similar to other historic resources, cultural landscapes connect Calgarians with their past. They help to tell the story of how Calgary developed, and how Calgarians lived.