Life in Calgary
Come live in one of the most dynamic cities in Canada. Not just an oil & gas or cowtown, Calgary has grown into a world-class city of over 1,000,000 people with an international reputation for western hospitality and an entrepreneurial spirit.
In Calgary, you can enjoy the kind of lifestyle that will help you grow as a professional as well as a person. You’ll find competitive wages, low unemployment and friendly people. Commuting to work isn’t a big deal. All this, and you’re just an hour away from the mountain resort of Banff.
Located in Alberta, Calgary is about an hour’s drive east of British Columbia and the Canadian Rocky Mountains and about three hours north of the US border. Sitting 1,139 metres (3,759 ft.) above sea level and nestled in the foothills of the mountains, the city has some of the cleanest air among cities in North America.
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Entertainment and Lifestyle
You’ve probably heard about the Calgary Stampede, the biggest outdoor show on earth, but these days, the city’s sophistication far outweighs its Cowtown roots.
Calgary offers big city advantages with small-town friendliness and accessibility. You’ll find a thriving arts scene with live theatre, music and visual arts.
We also have an incredible array of sporting events, including both NHL and CFL teams.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you couldn’t be in a better place than Calgary.
Within the city itself, we have an abundance of golf courses, running and bike paths, swimming pools, sailing and rowing clubs, off-leash dog areas and much more.
If you want to venture further a field, Calgarians have access to some of the best outdoor activities in the world, activities such as cross-country and alpine skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, fishing or white water rafting. It’s all just a short drive away.