Calgary is often overlooked as a place to relocate to in Canada- despite the fact that its economy is very strong and has a bright future ahead of it in terms of both the energy industry and technology. Living in Calgary provides plenty of great attractions for all ages, along with some of the best schools in the country. If you will be new to Calgary, you can rest easy knowing you will be living in a great place to raise a family. Calgary homes for sale tend to be most affordable in the northeast, southeast and far north. Below are 4 fun facts about Calgary!
Calgary is the Sunniest & Cleanest City in Canada
Calgary might get some brutal winters, but make up for it by being the brightest and sunniest city in the whole country, with around 2,396 sunny hours a year. Few North American cities can match Calgary’s green, clean initiatives, which might come as a surprise considering that this Alberta metropolis was basically built around the oil industry.
The Population is Very Diverse
The people of Calgary are a diverse lot, with a man identifying as a visible minority. The highest number of mother tongues indicate many foreign-born residents have come from China, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the Philippines. But the truth is that all immigrants who have come to Calgary, no matter what part of the world they’re from, are an essential part of the city’s vibrancy. There are 23 languages other than English and French that Calgarians speak as their “mother tongue.” A whopping 120 languages are spoken in the city.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
As our neighbors to the South, Canadians are huge sports fanatics. From baseball, football and track & field, to our most beloved sport of all, hockey. Any sports buff will appreciate this 40,000 square foot museum, conveniently located in the WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park. Try your hand at some shadow boxing against legend Lennox Lewis, and check out the torch used to light the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. More than 600 Canadians have been inducted, many of which you probably know, but had no idea were Canadian!
The Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede held every year for 10 days, is the largest outdoor event in the world. It features First Nations Exhibits, the world’s largest rodeo, concerts, stage shows, a midway, chuckwagon racing, agricultural competitions, and a parade. The event attracts over 1 million attendees.
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