Calgary – is the capital of the 1988 Winter Olympics, which made the city famous around the world. Calgary – the city of Cowboys and Indians, it is called Texas in Canada. To this day, every July, beginning in 1912, the Covington Stampede Festivals have been held in the city. During the festival, residents and guests wear wide-brimmed cowboy hats, leather sleeves and fur jackets, blue jeans and plaid shirts. The festival opens with a parade of jockeys, followed by the main part of the event – a pasilleros (rodeos) competition, rides on wild horses, bulls, etc.
Calgari – it is a young and modern city, but at the same time it has maintained its cultural traditions. It is a city of high technology. Its a city of parks, theaters, performance halls and sports centers.
Calgary Tower, built in 1968 to commemorate Canadas 100th anniversary, is an integral part of the citys downtown. The tower is 191 meters high. During the preparations for the Olympics, a gas lamp was installed at the top of the tower, which was on throughout the Games. Today, the torch is lit on Canada Day and other dates of national importance.
The Kahlgaree Park – its a unique place. A special feature of the park is that the animals here are mostly kept in open enclosures, in their usual environment and in a landscape that is familiar to them. There is a Historic Park in the zoo, where there are sculptures of dinosaurs and other historic animals, and a historic landscape has been recreated. In a large greenhouse, sectorally divided into climatic zones, there are plants of deserts, wet tropical forests, and so on. In one of the sections, visitors can see a huge number of rare butterflies. Walking around the park, you forget about the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Canada Olympic Park Compound. In preparation for the Olympics, Calgary has built a ballpark track with ice-cooling machines capable of storing ice even at +20deg; The International Television and Radio Center was built and the Olympic Stadium was renovated.
Young children and youth will enjoy guided tours of the Museum of Science and the Planetarium – Telus. The exhibits, the demonstration of the multimedia educational presentations – all of these stimulate the development of the imagination and curiosity. TELUS World of Science has been recognized as a leading center for the study of astronomy.
The Downtown Calgary business district is spectacular with its tall administrative and residential buildings. In the center of the city there are about 10 buildings of at least 150 meters in height. The tallest building is the Suncor Energy Center. Whats interesting is the fact that the citys largest family-friendly buildings are connected by a network of sidewalks.
A 10 km from Calagary, we recommend Calaway Park &ndash, a family-friendly park. The arts and crafts, festivals, colorful music, games and shows will provide a fairy tale for you and your children.
The Fish Creek Nature Park is located on the south side of town, stretching 19 kilometers to the west and east. Campgrounds, cabins, cuphouses, a natural lake, hiking and walking trails – all offer a beautiful outdoor experience. It was from here that the city began. The complex recreates the 1875 fort.
Whats great for fans of skateboarding is Millennium Park. Streets with ramps, specialty lanes, and plenty of other amenities are a favorite destination for skateboarders.
Chaintown, the Aerocomposition Museum, the Coral Museum, the Fleet Museum and the Firemens Museum, the 17th Avenue with its many barracks, restaurants and clubs, and many, many more places to visit in this fascinating city.
- Air quality: 21 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 1,200,000 people
- GDP: $42,154 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 115V60Hz
- Internet: 23 Mbps
- Best wireless: Wind Mobile
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: In Canada, tipping is expected, and is meant to keep encouraging good service. A gratuity of between 15% and 20% of the bill before tax, depending on the level of service. Tip 15% for normal service, 20% for exceptional service.
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- Apartments: Airbnb
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- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Assembly
- Online electronics shop: Best Buy
- Best short-haul air carrier: West Jet
- Best intl air carrier: Air Canada
- Monthly costs for expat: $2100
- Monthly costs for family: $5500
- Monthly costs for local: $1600
- Meal: $12
- Small Cola: $2
- Beer 1 Pint: $6
- Coffee: $4
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