Welcome to Calgary!
Welcome to Calgary, one of the most welcoming places in Canada! Enjoy the museums, cultural celebrations, history, outdoor adventures, and more. Explore the beautiful Canadian Rockies, the Rocky Mountain Foothills, and the Bow River and Elbow River. Let's explore the many attractions!
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Birds Eye View The Calgary Tower
360 Degree Views
Downtown Calgary features The Calgary Tower. Soaring 1228 meters above sea level, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city. Two observation decks provide some of the best views in town, and a glass floor extension will grab your attention.
Exciting light shows occur before sunrise each day and again in the evening from dusk to midnight. With the capability of producing over 16.5 million light colors and effects, the Calgary Tower lighting will entertain you daily and change to complement holidays.
Stop for a meal at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse at the tower's base or head up to the revolving Sky 360 Restaurant and Lounge. Sky 360 is at the top of the Calgary Tower, revolves once per hour, and offers magnificent views of Calgary.
- Glass Floor
- Light Shows
- Vertigo Theatre
- 190.8 Meters Tall
- 62-Second Elevator Trip
- Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
- Sky 360 Restaurant & Lounge
Getting Around Calgary
Calgary Public Transit
Bike or Scooter Rental
Click here to see a variety of options for getting around Calgary.
Family Fun The Calgary Zoo
More Than 1000 Animals!
Visit the Calgary Zoo and enjoy seeing over 1000 animals, including Mountain Gorillas, penguins, giraffes, hippos, bears, whooping cranes, and more. You will also enjoy a butterfly conservatory and botanical gardens.
When you get hungry, savor the food offered by Kitamba Café and Penguin Café, along with various other dining options. You can even experience a Safari Sunday Brunch with a variety of breakfast food, omelets, a free-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, and more. Buy brunch tickets in advance.
If you want to take home a unique gift, stop by The Gift Shop, Bugtopia Kiosk, The Bamboo-tique, and others. You're going to love The Calgary Zoo!
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Calgary, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Calgary offers a great way of life!
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Sharing The Love of Music National Music Centre
Over 2,000 Rare Artifacts and Instruments
Explore Canada's music history at The National Music Centre in Studio Bell. Take a tour of over 2,000 rare artifacts and instruments, record music with legacy recording equipment in one of three control rooms, explore the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and more. Plan ahead and secure tickets for an incredible concert at Studio Bell.
The Trailblazers, Alberta section provides access to video interviews, concert footage, graphics, and more from Alberta artists and music industry professionals.
The National Music Centre also offers an immersive, audiovisual tour of Canadian music artists from across the country. Before you leave, you can stop by the gift store and find the perfect souvenir or gift.
- Gift Shop
- Music Science
- Audiovisual Tour
- Recording Studios
- Explore Music History
- Sing Along Vocal Booths
- Video Interviews of Musicians
Events Sports, Concerts, Comedians
The Top Entertainment
The city of Calgary is home to the Scotiabank Saddledome, where you can see sporting events, concerts, comedians, and more.
If you like hockey (what Canadian doesn't!?), you'll enjoy watching two Stanley Cup champion teams, the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames, and other hockey teams compete on the ice from October to April.
Check out the Saddledome website while planning your trip and reserve tickets for your favorite event.
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Calgary
- Calgary Zoo
- Fort Calgary
- Peace Bridge
- Skyline Luge
- Calgary Tower
- Military Museums
- Prince's Island Park
- National Music Centre
- Entertainment District
- Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
- Heritage Park Historical Village
The average price of homes is approximately $509,300 (Dec. 2022)
Calgary offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider an attached or detached home, apartment, or infill. Craftsman, cottage, and mid-century modern homes are popular styles of homes in Calgary. Since the average price of homes is elevated, consider living outside the city to save money.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,014/month
- Average home price: $509,300
- Residential property tax: 0.0071498%
Calgary is nicknamed Stampede City (among others)
Calgary's nickname Stampede City, or more informally, Cowtown, thanks to the Calgary Stampede. The Calgary Stampede is not only one of the richest rodeos in the world, but it's also one of Canada's largest festivals.
Take a trip to Calgary between June and August, and you'll enjoy temperatures between 20-24° C.
- Elevation: 1045 meters
- Land area: 621.72 km2
- Approx. population: 1.6 million (2022)
- Median resident age: 37.6 years old
$50,000 is the average income in Calgary (but higher-paying jobs abound!)
Calgary is ranked as the second-best city in Canada regarding work-life balance, and it's ranked the third most livable city in the world (2022). Common jobs in the area revolve around energy, financial services, transportation and logistics, technology, and film and television. Some of the most in-demand jobs include the following:
- Truck Drivers
- Registered Nurse
- Retail Sales Managers
- Equipment Mechanics
Moving to Calgary, Alberta
Would you like to live in Calgary?
Calgary Offers Big City Living and Outdoor Recreation
If you would like to live in Calgary, consider working in one of the major industries in the area: aerospace & logistics, agribusiness, energy, and financial services. The fastest growing industries in Calgary are aerospace product and parts manufacturing, food manufacturing, and meat production manufacturing.
If you love beautiful surroundings, you can't beat the spectacular Canadian Rockes and the Rocky Mountain Foothills near Calgary. The Bow and Elbow rivers provide fishing and outdoor recreation for outdoor enthusiasts.
If you're interested in moving to Calgary, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, and you can even live near the water. Please contact a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses