CALGARY CANADA: A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
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Calgary has been deemed the best place to live in Canada, effectively displacing three time title holder Ottawa from that position. Calgary also holds the position of being among st top five most livable city in the world.
This position was not reached overnight, but was the culmination of a steady climb up the ranks, owing to improvements in infrastructure, economic foundation, increased job opportunities, and a dynamically youthful population.
To add a few more caps to its feather, Calgary was also named as the best place in Canada to raise kids, and the best large city in Canada. Calgary is situated in the Canadian province of Alberta, it is the largest city in Alberta with a population of over 1.2 million people and is also known as Canadas energy capital. Located on the confluence of the Bow River, and the Elbow River, Calgary is known to many as the gateway to the Rockies.
Calgary International airport is a major cargo and passenger hub for most of central and western Canada. Calgary is also conveniently situated on the Trans-Canada highway making it an easy access point.
Public transportation is provided by Calgary transit, which operates city buses and a light rail system known as the C-train. The C-train carries 270000 passengers per day, making it one of the busiest in the continent.
It is also the first and only train in North America to run on 100 percent renewable energy. Apart from the public transportation facilities, the city also boasts of a large network of pathways that cater to multiple purposes such as walking, cycling and roller-balding.
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Things To See
Calgary has a number of options for the easy going, the fun loving and the adventurous. Downtown Calgary has an eclectic selection of restaurants, pubs, shopping malls and public squares.
The Calgary Zoo is one of the best in North America, with different types of species represented in their natural habitat. Like any other major global city, worth its salt, Calgary too has its own tall tower which tourists and locals ascend to view the city space from a vantage point- the Calgary Tower.
The heritage park village in the west end is a great place to learn about the history and culture of Calgary, especially the pre 1914 Alberta era. The Devonian gardens in eastern Calgary are one of the largest indoor gardens in the world, making it one of the cannot miss destinations on any ones list.
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Climate: Calgary enjoys a Continental Climate, with warm humid summers and dry winters. Average daily temperatures in Calgary range from a high of 16.50 C in peak summer to a low of -6.80C in winter.
Winters can get very cold very quickly with temperatures dropping as low as -220C. It is therefore extremely important to have a good stock of winter clothing ready well in advance. However, Calgary is not all about the cold, and enjoys 332 days of the sun, making it the most number of sunny days in a year in Canada.
Moving With Kids: There are a number of options to keep your kids entertained in Calgary with an abundance of parks and shopping malls to choose from. Education in Calgary, has the same world class quality one expects from other cities in Canada.
Calgarys English public school board has 221 schools in its network. For college age children, the University of Calgary is amongst the best ranked universities in the world.
- Career Prospects: Calgary is fast becoming one of the major hubs for employment in Canada. The city of Calgary implemented a diversity and inclusion strategy to highlight the importance of hiring people from diverse backgrounds and building an inclusive work place.
A large number of locally based as well as multinational companies are looking for new people to fill positions. To know more about the city of Calgary, and your prospects for moving there, please get in touch with Global Tree one of the best immigration consultants in India.