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Robert & Diana McIntyre
Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.
1612 - 17 AVENUE S.W., Calgary, Alberta
P: 403-710-2877
F: 403-776-6567
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About Calgary

Calgary is the most friendly, vibrant city in Western Canada. Located in a scenic valley where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, Calgary’s outdoor playground is truly breathtaking. Within an hour’s drive, you can enjoy hiking, skiing and mountain biking in the majestic Rocky Mountains, Kananaskis Valley or Banff National Park.
As Canada’s energy capital, and Western Canada’s business capital, Calgary is now home to the second largest concentration of corporate offices in the nation. While Calgary’s economy has been primarily shaped by the resource sector, its aggressive diversification efforts have resulted in the growth and development of the technology, tourism, manufacturing and service sectors. Due to its central location, Calgary has developed into a major distribution hub for goods and services throughout the Pacific Northwest region.
Calgarians are well known for their warm hospitality and western spirit. Although the city has experienced rapid growth over the past few years, Calgarians continue to cherish and protect the fundamental values that established their great city over one hundred years ago.
 

 

• Calgarians value their environment. Calgarians love their big blue sky, wide open space, bike paths, river walks and proximity to the mountains.

• Calgarians value their enviable quality of life. Calgarians are extremely committed to ensuring Calgary remains a safe, compassionate place.

• Calgarians are passionate about living here. Calgarians have a strong sense of civic pride and volunteerism. They truly love promoting their city.

• Calgarians love to celebrate. Whether it’s the world famous Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, Spruce Meadows, World Petroleum Congress, Calgarians love to welcome international visitors to their community.

• Calgarians are optimistic about the future. Calgarians believe they can, and will make a difference. Their can-do, progressive, entrepreneurial attitude is contagious. As a result, Calgary is extremely well positioned to be a global player in the 21st century.

 

Interesting Facts About Calgary

• Calgary is the cleanest city in the world! According to Forbes.com.

• In Calgary the sun shines on average of 2,300 hours a year. It’s Canada’s sunniest major city.

• In Calgary a Chinook is a warm wind that can raise the temperature by as much as 15C and in a few hours you can go from parkas to shortsleeves.

 • Calgary is referred to as Cowtown by some and it still has the Wild West image.

• Calgary is only 90 minutes East of Banff National Park.

• Calgary is dubbed the fastest growing city in Canada.

• Calgary is known as the country’s oil capital.

• Calgary is the second-largest center of corporate headquarters in Canada.

• Calgary is sometimes called the Heart of the New West.

• Calgary is home to more than 1.3 million people.

• Calgary is located between the Rocky Mountains to the West  and rich prairies on the East.

• Calgary is in the southern part of the province of Alberta.

• Calgary is 220 km to the Montana border crossing to the USA.

• Calgary sits at 1048 meters (3,438 feet) above sea level

• Calgary is traversed by 2 beautiful rivers: The Bow River and the Elbow River.

• Calgary is home to 445 schools (K-12) and three post-secondary schools: Mount Royal University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and the University of Calgary.

• Calgarians are the most educated population in the country, with 69% having a post-secondary education.

• Calgary Stampede is an annual 10 day event billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” It features the world’s largest rodeo. attracting over one million visitors per year.

• Calgary is one of the most youthful cities, full of energy. The average age is 35.7 years.

• Calgary's population is nearly 25% foreign born. More than 120 languages are spoken in Calgary.
 

• Calgary Transit was founded in 1909. Today transit’s fleet is made up of 300 regular buses, 404 low floor buses, 94 community shuttle buses, and 116 light rail vehicles.


 

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