Himalayan plants do not do so well in Calgary's climate...most need more moisture and don't like temp extremes. You might get away with some in the proper place with proper care but I would not do a large area in Himalayan plants. Edmonton dies a little better since they don't get the chinooks and temp extremes that Calgary can experience.
I guess that is up to you. Most rock gardeners would consider blue poppies to be alpines and in the wild they certainly grow in alpine regions. But if you want to start a cubit for them, then go for it!
I will stay here---I was not sure as to whether they are "Alpine" as I think that means growing above the tree line. The H. poppies seem to grow in a lower level sometimes and they are taller than the small plants usually sold as "Alpine"?