People will move to a city for several reasons, but more and more people are choosing a lifestyle as the main reason to live or move to a city or town. In western Canada, Vancouver has always been the choice of people who love to live outdoors in a temperate climate. Calgary, however, is a beautiful city for those who love the outdoors and a mild climate but don’t want to pay a premium for that. Here are some reasons why you should consider Calgary a place to live in.
1. Arts and Culture
Although she is not aware of this, Calgary has a thriving arts community with several theatres, festivals, museums and galleries. Calgary hosts many events every year. The most famous is the Calgary Stampede. Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary Fringe, Calgary International Blues, Kensington Sun and Salsa, Global Fest and Calgary Lilac Festival are also some of the most popular performances. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary has an extensive collection of art and antiques and hosts galleries featuring exquisite artwork.
In the fall, the Banff Film and Mountain Book Festival (1.5 hours from Calgary) attracts climbers, outdoor enthusiasts and filmmakers from all over the world to view and share foreign culture.
2. Jobs and income
Calgary has the highest concentration of head offices, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and the highest per capita income in any other Canadian city. With the booming oil and gas industry that employs tens of thousands of people and other miscellaneous industries, Calgary is a city that people search for when considering a move or search for a new career.
While Calgary cannot justify the milder climate in Canada, winter is relatively mild with periods of warm weather due to a phenomenon called “Chinook”. In mid-January it is common to have a week of -20 ° C followed by temperatures of + 20 ° C. With 366.20 hours of average sunlight during the winter months (most Canadian cities), most people find winter in Calgary pleasant. Calgary is also the sunniest city in Canada with 333 days of sunlight, and the long, hot summer days make it easy to enjoy the outdoors.
4. Calgary Educational University
Calgary has two major universities (the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University) and countless other business schools. Located in the heart of the city, SAIT Polytechnic offers training in a wide range of fields, with an emphasis on technical grounds. From kindergarten to G12, Calgary contains a variety of public, private and Christian schools spread across Calgary communities. For more information about Calgary schools, click here.
5. A multicultural city
Nearly a quarter of the Calgary population has a mother tongue other than English or French. People who make up the demographic minority bring with them a diverse and diverse group of cultures that add to the social scene in Calgary. Every year, Calgary celebrates its cultural diversity through festivals such as the Globalfest, Festival Latin Festival and Afrikadey! Festival. The Chinese city of Calgary is also one of the oldest cities in Canada, and the Chinese Cultural Center in downtown Calgary is the most important cultural centre in Canada.
6. Low taxes
Alberta does not have a local tax and a flat personal tax rate of 10%, which no other county can boast of. With a low property tax rate in Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton, and Montreal, Calgary can be a very affordable place to do business and earn an income.
7. Low crime rate (image) Compared to other major cities in Canada,
Calgary ranks first low in crime statistics. According to the 2009 Maclean article, Calgary ranked 27th on the list of cities at risk of crime, behind cities such as Vancouver (8), Saskatoon (1) and Kelowna (19). With the crime severity index down from the national average, the people of Kalghar generally feel safe on their streets at night.