Interesting facts about Calgary

  • Fun facts about Calgary 2012 2013


    For all the Calgarians out there, here are some facts you shold know about Calgary!

    These are also great facts for anyone considering to move to Calgary. 


    - You only pay 5% on goods and services!

    - The Calgarian Stampede, an annual 10 day event, attracts more than a million visitors.

    - Calgary is referred to as Cowtown

    - Average age is about 36 years old

    - There are more than 120 languages spoken in the city!

    - Calgary's population has reached close to 1.3 million and rising!

    - Number of volunteers per capita is more than any other Canadian city.

    - It's the most sunniest city in Canada with over 2,300 hours of sun per year.

    - Coldest temperature ever recorded in Calgary is -45 degrees celsius in Feb 1983.

    - Warmest temperature ever recorded in Calgary is 36.1 degrees celsius in July 1919

    - January is the coldest month so be ready!

    - Hailstorms and thunderstorms happen frequently. 22 days of the year, expect thunderstorms.

    - Calgary was proclaimed a city in 1884

    - Calgary has the most millionaires per capita of any Canadian city.

    - The Plus 15 allows you to walk 18 km in downtown without having to step outside!

    - Calgary Flames is the professional NHL hockey team of Calgary

    - Calgary Stampeders is the professional CFL football team of Calgary

    - University of Calgary, Mount Royal College, Southern Alberat Institute of Technology,

      and the Alberta College of Arts and Design are the main secondary educational institutes in Calgary

    - There are a total of 550km of pathways and 260 km of street bikeways in Calgary for bikers!

    - The Calgary Zoo is rated 3rd best in the North America