About Calgary

Life in Calgary

Calgary is the most livable city in the world. May you have a wonderful lifestyle here!

Calgary is in the province of Alberta in Canada.

The city leads in Canada for technology start-up companies and Internet connection with over 187,000 km of installed fibre optics.

Calgary is located at 1,139 meters (3,740 feet) above sea level.

Canada’s best-selling cocktail, the Bloody Caesar, was invented in Calgary.

Calgary is Western Canada’s transportation and distribution hub.

Calgary is home to over 135 corporate head offices, the highest per capita in Canada.

Calgary has the youngest, best-educated workforce in Canada – 60% of Calgarians have post-secondary education.

There is no provincial sales tax in Alberta.

Calgary has over 8,000 hectares of parkland within the city limits and the beautiful Canadian Rockies are just an hour away.

The Globe and Mail recently ranked the Calgary Folk Music Festival among the Seven Musical Wonders of the World.

Ginger Beef was created in Calgary in 1974 by a chef at the Silver Inn.

Every year, over 1 million people visit the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Calgary Stampede. It’s held for 10 days and is the largest outdoor event in the world.

The currency used in Calgary is the Canadian dollar.

Canadian appliances operate on 110 volts (60Hz), which is identical to the US voltage.

Canada is a bilingual country (English and French) but English is the predominant language spoken in Calgary. However, Calgary is very diverse and there are a whopping 120 languages spoken in the city.

Calgary is in the Mountain Time Zone and observes Daylight Savings from March through November.

Due to its grassland, the city is still referred to as a cow town.

Calgary is the cleanest city in the world…. Cow Town or not, it seems that the cowboys clean up real well after all.

The average age in Calgary is 35.7 years. Like in all youthful cities, you can expect partying, sports, romance, and a sizzling entertainment scene.

Do you have a great cause that you want to have volunteers work on? Well, Calgary has more volunteers per capita than any other city in the world.

The warm wind of Calgary (Chinook) can raise the temperatures from a low of 5-degree centigrade to highs of 15 degrees in a matter of hours.