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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’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...]

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...]

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...]

The Tallest Buildings of Calgary’s Past, Present and Future

Calgary's Skyline Just Keeps Getting Taller... and Taller...1914 – Fairmont Palliser HotelCalgary’s tallest building until 195812 stories60 metres, 197 feetThe Fairmont Palliser Hotel is Calgary’s most historic and luxurious hotel.Located in the downtown business core, it was originally built by … [Read more...]

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1885 and 1912

History of Calgary - Then & Now - 1885 and 19121885 – Population of 500 2012 – Population of 1.1 million 2016 - Population of 1.3 millionIn 1885 In February of 1885, Jack Ingram was officially named as the first police chief of Calgary.His experience as a former police chief of Western Canada, out of of … [Read more...]

Brookfield Place: Soon-to-be Calgary’s Tallest Building

Brookfield Place Will Out Do the Bow by Nearly 36 Feet! Western Canada’s soon-to-be tallest building is beginning to take its “towering” shape in the heart of Calgary’s downtown business core.At 247 metres, Brookfield Place will be taller than the fairly new Bow Tower, the current record holder, by approximately 11 metres, … [Read more...]