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Diversity in Calgary: 10+ Facts Everyone Should Know About

Calgary is a Diverse and Multicultural City! Just how extensive is diversity in Calgary? According to recent statistics about 28% of Calgarians are foreign-born, up from about 25% nearly a decade ago. Widespread diversity in Calgary has resulted in over 140 languages being identified and spoken across the city. Whether it be … [Read more...]

Calgary Stampede: By the Numbers (38 Facts)

38 Fun # Facts on the Calgary Stampede With more than a million visitors every year, the Calgary Stampede is not only the "greatest outdoor show on earth," but also one of the largest!! A lot of time and work goes into making this annual show happen. The logistics of the entire show are actually pretty insane to think … [Read more...]

23 Things You Didn’t Know About the Calgary Stampede

23 Things You Didn’t Know About the Stampede It's about mid-June when most Calgarians start thinking seriously about what they're wearing to Stampede. While you might know what you're wearing to the Stampede by now, there's quite a few things you may not know about the world's "greatest outdoor show on earth." Here's … [Read more...]

Calgary Hidden Gems: Restaurants, Shops & Services

Calgary Hidden Gems: Shops, Services, Resto's... Every city has its own hidden gems – restaurants, pubs, shops, bookstores, etc. – that are tucked away from the beaten path of tourists and even some locals. Whether you're just visiting or have been living in YYC for a while, finding these places that are unknown to even … [Read more...]

When Was the City of Calgary Founded?

When Was Calgary Founded? In 1875... Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was originally founded in 1875 by a detachment of North West Mounted Police (NWMP). This group of 150 men marched west across the prairies from Fort Dufferin, Manitoba, arriving in the summer of 1874. After staying the winter in harsh and unfamiliar territory … [Read more...]

Living Costs in Calgary vs. Other Canadian Cities: How Much?

Living Costs in Calgary vs. Other Canadian Cities Just how much money do you need to live in Calgary? This is an important question that we covered in a previous blog, which showed just how much the “average” salary was necessary to live in various sectors of the city. Also see: Additional Costs Associated with Buying a … [Read more...]

5 Safety Tips for Winter Driving in Calgary

5 Winter Driving Tips for Preventing Accidents Calgary's winter can be long, cold and hard when it comes to driving in snow fall. Roads can become extremely slippery and unsafe to drive on no matter the vehicle you own. There are some things you can focus on more intently to prevent yourself from getting into a motor vehicle … [Read more...]

East Village’s NCL is More than Just a Library

New Central Library Now Open! Nov 1st, 2018 With the grand opening of the New Central Library in East Village today (Nov 1st, 2018), many are heading down to check out what it’s all about. Surely if you’re one of the people who has followed it throughout its phases of construction, you’re excited to see its unique … [Read more...]

Calgary Ranks 4th Most Livable City on Earth!

Calgary Ranks Top 4 Most Livable Cities 2018! Just last month the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) found Calgary to be among the best once again, naming us as one of the most livable cities in the world on its Global Livability Index 2018. This year’s report ranks Calgary as fourth, moving it up from fifth, a spot which … [Read more...]

Calgary’s Rotary Mattamy Greenway Pathway is One of the World’s Longest!

Calgary's 138-Kilometre Greenway Pathway is HUGE Did you know that there’s a 138 kilometre pathway system in Calgary that connects over 400,000 Calgarians in more than 55 communities? Officially named “the Rotary Mattamy Greenway,” this network is the cycling equivalent to what Stoney Trail is to the entire city. But it … [Read more...]