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When Was the City of Calgary Founded?

Calgary, Alberta: Established in 1875Calgary, 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 … [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...]

21 Things You Didn’t Know About the Calgary Stampede

21 Things You Didn’t Know About the StampedeMost of us who have been living in Calgary for at least a little while know to get out our cowboy gear and some extra cash from bank when the Stampede comes around. The number of things to do in the city in early to mid July seem to multiply exponentially in just a few short … [Read more...]

Alberta Wage Earnings Hold Steady as Economy Revives

Alberta Wage Earnings Gaining Some Ground As Alberta’s economy slowly recovers from the latest downturn, more and more people are finding their way back to work. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for recovery in wages. These workers may be noticing that their pay cheques aren’t as high as pre-recession levels – although … [Read more...]

History of Calgary: Who Was Patrick Burns?

Who Was Patrick Burns? One of Alberta's Best...Who was Patrick (Pat) Burns? Many Albertans know this instrumental figure in the history of Calgary as one of the Big Four, a man whose influence on the city is everlasting and name adorns an inner city junior high school as recognition of that fact.Patrick Burns has a … [Read more...]

Calgary International Beerfest Is Here! May 4th & 5th, 2018

Calgary International Beerfest 2018 is Here!Western Canada’s largest beer festival is almost here! Showcasing hundreds of domestic and international premium beers, the Calgary International Beerfest is happening on May 4th and 5th and will be packed with breweries, distilleries, restaurants and beer connoisseurs from all … [Read more...]

5 Safety Tips for Winter Driving in Calgary, Alberta

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...]

Calgary Business Revitalization Zones: What to Know

What is a Calgary Business Revitalization Zone? You may have heard people reference a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Calgary before. But what exactly is a Business Revitalization Zone anyways? This is actually an old term created by the City of Calgary. As of July 1st, 2016, the names for most of these zones were … [Read more...]

What is a Chinook Wind? Southern Alberta’s Weather Phenomenon…

What Is a Chinook Wind and What Does it Do? A Chinook wind is a warm, dry wind originating from the Pacific Ocean which blows eastward over the Rockies, then cools on the mountainous slopes and warms significantly as it blows downward onto the prairies. In Alberta, Chinooks are most common in its southern region of Pincher … [Read more...]