As the centre of Canada’s oil and gas industry, Calgary, Alberta is a draw for newcomers from around-the-world. With its quality of life and warm community feel, this city has a lot to offer individuals and families. Here is some helpful information as you explore Calgary.
Calgary has a variety of options for quality education from preschool through to post-secondary. For preschool to grade 12, Calgary offers public, catholic, private, and charter school programs. There are also a variety of post-secondary institutions including university, college, technical and much more.
Calgary utilizes Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada’s first and largest province wide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to more than 4.4 million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories.
Calgary has over 10,000 hectares (100 square kilometres) of parkland and public green spaces, as well as the longest paved urban pathway system on the continent. It runs for more than 800 kilometres and is easily accessible from virtually anywhere in the city. Let your dog run in one of the 150 off-leash areas, or simply sit and relax in one of the over 5,600 public park sites.
From fine dining to casual diners and coffee shops, pubs and farmers' markets, Calgary caters to all tastes right through to nightclubs and dinner theater.
Imagine a night at the theatre, a museum tour, or an evening of classical music. Calgary’s arts and culture scene is thriving, thanks to a diverse collection of theatre companies, the world renowned Philharmonic Orchestra, innovative galleries and museum exhibitions, diverse dance performances, and vibrant community spaces.
Calgary provides a wide range of services, from the Aquatics and Fitness Calgarians enjoy, to essential services like Water Treatment & Supply and Public Transit. Explore all the services Calgary provides.