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Calgary Named 34th Best City in the World in 2018!

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Calgary Ranks 34th Top City in the World in 2018! Calgary nearly cracked the top third percentile in a new urban tourism consulting company’s global ranking of the top international cities across the globe – coming in at 34th out of 100 surveyed cities. Not bad! The report, called ‘The World’s Best Cities 2018’, was compiled … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1885 vs. 2013

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History of Calgary – Then & Now - 1885 vs. 2013 1885 – Population of 600 2013 – Population of 1.25 million Calgary in the 1880’s - 1883 - The Canadian Pacific Railway finally managed to expand westward and reach Calgary. - 1884 - Calgary officially became a town, had its first newspaper established and approximately … [Read more...]

Alberta Unemployment Still a Challenge Despite GDP Growth

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Industry Growth Overshadowed by Unemployment Rate Heading into 2018 According to the latest indicators and reports, Alberta’s economy is finally reversing its downward slide that it’s been on over the past few years. The province’s agriculture, oil and gas, food processing, manufacturing and retail industries are all … [Read more...]

7 Reasons to Love Living in Calgary, Alberta

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7 Reasons Why Living in Calgary Rocks What reasons are there to absolutely love living in Calgary, Alberta, the "Heart of the New West?" Let me tell you... #1 - Low Sales Tax Are you tired of paying high sales taxes on everything you buy? If so, that's probably because you don't live in Alberta, the only province in … [Read more...]

Calgaryism Fact #10 – The ‘Caesar’, Born in Calgary

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Did You Know the Caesar was Invented in Calgary, Alberta? The ‘Caesar’ was invented in Calgary in 1969, by Walter Chell, manager at the Calgary Hotel (now called the Westin). A Local Invention You may not have thought that the Caesar(s) you ordered last weekend originally came from ‘the heart of the new west’. But did you … [Read more...]

Calgary Named 5th Most Livable City in the World (2017)

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Calgary is the 5th Most Livable City in the World… Again The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Livability Survey has once again found three Canadian cities – Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary - to be among the most livable in the world! Calgary has ranked 5th overall in 2017 which may come to be not much of a surprise if … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 2000 vs. 2020

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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 2000 vs. 2020 A Near Record-Setting July… In July of 2000, Calgary had its second sunniest summer on record ever. In June of the same year, every single day had some amount of sunshine or another, an astonishing fact considering that the month’s total rainfall was 43 percent higher than … [Read more...]

Calgary Metropolitan Population Growth: By the Numbers (2016)

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Recent CMA Population Growth Statistics You would have thought that Calgary’s population would have dropped given the province’s economic climate over the past few years. Nope! The Calgary metropolitan census area (CMA) has managed to continue its spurt of population growth through to the end of 2016 with further growth … [Read more...]

21 Things You Didn’t Know About the Calgary Stampede

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21 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Calgary Stampede Most of us who have been living in Calgary for at least a little while know to get out our cowboy boots, hat and some extra cash out from the bank when the Stampede comes around. While it is easy to get caught up in the fun festivities at the Calgary Stampede, … [Read more...]

Calgary Stampede: By the Numbers (31 Facts)

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31 Cool Numbered Facts Concerning the Calgary Stampede With more than a million visitors every year, the Calgary Stampede is not only one of the greatest outdoor shows on earth, but also one of the largest!! A lot of time and work goes into making this event happen every year to say the least. Here are some fun number-related … [Read more...]