Why Calgary? So what makes Calgary different from the rest of the world? Well to answer this question, I am going to elaborate what is Calgary and what is not Calgary.
Cleanliness Calgary, Canada was ranked the world’s cleanest city by Mercer Quality of Living in a survey published in 2007 by Forbes Magazine.
Cold weather? Unlike the rest of the prairies, Calgary is regularly visited by Chinook winds. A Chinook is a warm air coming from the Pacific which raises the temperature higher during the winter. You can enjoy winter here in Calgary and not always be freezing your butt to do so.
High Taxes? The province of Alberta is the only province In Canada that does not require you to pay PST (Provincial Sales Tax) on any goods. Yes! More buying power and shopping.
Beauty nestled at the heart of the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains, Calgary has much scenery only to find here. If you can’t have enough of the mountains, you can check out small towns close to Calgary for more fun and excitement.
Places to go there are many world-class attractions here in the city and its neighboring towns. You don’t have to venture long ways to experience them.
Family friendly I have been to many big cities in and out of Calgary and I find Calgary to be a great place to raise a family with its low crime rate, friendly people, good economy and conservative views.
Opportunities the city is experiencing a dramatic population and economic boom, creating jobs and opportunities for many individuals. Alberta is blessed having 2nd largest deposit of oil in the world.
Giving the city prides itself on giving back to the community. There many establishments and organizations all over the city that aim to combat poverty and rebuilding lives.
Government the city of Calgary is being run by responsible government officials and their main purpose – the people first.
Health Care the city aims to provide the best health care in the world. This is very evident by having four huge hospitals, numerous clinics and funding to build more healthcare facilities.
Events Calgary is the home of the greatest outdoor show on earth, the Calgary Stampede, however, it does not end there. There is the Expo Latino, Lilac Festival, Carifest, Screamfest, Calgary Zoolights and much more to enjoy.
Business? Unlike bigger cities like New York, Toronto, LA, and Vancouver, Calgary relaxes at night and prepares for a busy morning. (not all people can stay up all night!)
Sporting hockey rules the sporting scene, however, there is football, equestrian, rodeo, curling, golfing, soccer, snowboarding, alpine skiing and much more you can enjoy watching or participating.