Living in Calgary

Calgary is one of Canada’s largest cities. It is a dry place on the western edge of Canada’s wide prairie. From many places in the city, you can see the Rocky Mountains rising in the west.

Calgary spreads out over several square kilometres of land. Two rivers run through it, and there are lots of parks and natural areas.

In many ways Calgary is a new city. The population has more than doubled in the last 50 years, primarily as a result of immigration. Many people from other countries and other parts of Canada now call Calgary home.

Oil & gas is the main industry, although there are many other kinds of businesses in the city, many with international connections. Calgarians value entrepreneurship. Social and business relationships are fluid, not fixed.

Calgary is often described as a very big small town. It is a safe, friendly place – a good place to raise a family. People like to volunteer for special events, and to make newcomers welcome.

Here are some sites that will help you learn more about Calgary.