With all the bad press that our beautiful city has been receiving lately, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight why over a million of us call Calgary home.
Situated in between beautiful British Columbia and the great plains of Saskatchewan, Calgary, Alberta offers the best of both worlds. To the west, we have gorgeous views of the mountains, abundance of ski hills just at our doorstep, and plenty of recreation such as hiking, canoeing, camping, and fishing. We have made the mountains near Banff and the Kananaskis County our home for long weekends and family getaways year round. Our red and white Wild Rose Country plates are often found all around our sister province of British Columbia due to the short commute between the major citiies (Calgary to Vancouver 972.5 kms which should take you roughly about 10.5 hours drive through the scenic route).
To the east, we are in awe of the radiant sunrises over the prairies and land that stretches for miles and miles. The land also offers a vast array of breathtaking lakes such as (to name just a few of many):
For a complete list of Alberta Lakes visit www.travelalberta.com
If you prefer to stay in the city, there are numerous local attractions to keep one entertained! Hey, what other city offers you skiing and snowboarding within the city limits? Here are just a few:
Canada Olympic Park
Fish Creek Provincial Park
Aero Space Museum
Dinosaur Provincial Park
TOTAL POPULATION: for 2014 is 1,195,194
Saddleridge leads the way in growth with a population increase of 2,373 residents. Seven other communities also had an increase of more than 1,000 residents. The communities with a population increase of more than 1,000 are:
Auburn Bay (2,242 additional residents)
Cranston (1,858 additional residents)
Skyview Ranch (1,759 additional residents)
Evanston (1,704 additional residents)
Panorama Hills (1,384 additional residents)
Aspen Woods (1,095 additional residents)
Beltline (1,091 additional residents)
Ward 3 96,133 8.45% change
Ward 5 96,489 1.19% change
Ward 12 94,933 9.26% change
Ward 2 83,609 6.08%
10 Largest Communities by Population in 2013
1 PANORAMA HILLS 25,130
2 EVERGREEN 21,386
3 BELTLINE 21,357
4 TUSCANY 19,465
5 TARADALE 18,681
6 SADDLE RIDGE 17,775
7 MCKENZIE TOWNE 17,737
8 COVENTRY HILLS 16,941
9 EDGEMONT 16,052
10 CRANSTON 15,354
Top 3 Highest Age Groups in Calgary:
Ages 25-34 210,851
Ages 35-44 199,356
Ages 45-54 169,705
with the minority being 75+ at 49,512 residents and 15-19 at 66,379 residents.
Click here for more statistical information about our population: http://www.calgary.ca/CA/city-clerks/Documents/Election-and-information-services/Census2014/Final%202014%20Census%20Results%20book.pdf
So if you are just travelling or passing through, we hope you enjoy your stay and feel free to stop by, say Hi and talk to some of the locals. You never know, you might become of the tens of thousands of people moving to our wonderful city next year!
We hope you enjoy your stay! And for all your real estate needs, please contact for friendly neighbourhood Realtors®, Barry Klatt and Cynthia Culhane of CIR Realty.