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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...]

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...]

History of Calgary: Who Was Guy Weadick?

Who Was Guy Weadick? A City Kid Turned Cowboy...Who created the Calgary Stampede? Did a bunch of cowboys way back when get together one day and decide to create what would become one of the greatest and most visited outdoor rodeos in the world?If you would call an American city kid turned ranching entrepreneur and a … [Read more...]

Who Was Colonel James F. Macleod?

Calgary’s Founding Father: Colonel James MacleodColonel James Farquharson Macleod was a powerful man with enormous influence over Western Canada during settlement years in the late 1800s. He was born in Scotland in 1836 into a Chieftain’s family.In 1845, at 9 years old, he and his family moved to Ontario, Canada, to a … [Read more...]

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

History of Calgary – Then & Now - 1885 vs. 2013 1885 – Population of 600 2013 – Population of 1.25 millionCalgary 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...]

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

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...]

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

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...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1988 vs. 2026

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1988 vs. 2026 1988 Winter Olympic Games 1988 is one of the most unforgettable years in Calgary’s history. It was also one of the most influential on cityscapes for years to come.As host to the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, Calgary made sure it had the facilities necessary to host the … [Read more...]

Calgary Landmarks – Dominion Bank Building

Calgary Landmarks - The Historical Dominion Bank Building When passersby’s unfamiliar with the history of Calgary see the old sandstone buildings standing in downtown such as the Dominion Bank, Fairmont Palliser Hotel or Knox United Church, it can definitely spark some interest into the past of “the heart of the new … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1928 vs. 2018Cenoptah Dedication for WWI Soldiers1928 – A decade after the end of the First World War, thousands of Calgarians made plans to attend the unveiling and dedication of Memorial Park’s Cenotaph (now called Central Memorial Park).The public event was of religious, … [Read more...]