Calgary has been ranked the most livable city in North America in both 2018 and 2019. It has been a top 5 contender for this title for the last ten years.
Calgary is a young city, the median age of Calgarians is a youthful 37.6 years; according to Census 2016 results, Calgary has the youngest population of major cities in Canada, with 70.2 percent of the population between the ages of 15 to 64.
Calgary hosts hundreds of festivals and events every year. The summer and fall event calendars are particularly robust; however, there is an opportunity to expand our event offerings throughout the year.
For Calgarians, year-round activity ensures continuous economic impact, jobs and opportunities to showcase our unique community spirit.
Calgary was designated as one of the cultural capitals of Canada in 2012. As a result, there are many multicultural events throughout the year, including charity and fundraising events.
Calgary hosts several annual festivals and events, both indoor and outdoor. Calgary's best-known event is the Calgary Stampede, "The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth," which has occurred each July since 1912, except the year 2020 or maybe 2021 because of the pandemic. It is one of the largest festivals in Canada, with a 2005 attendance of 1,242,928 at the 10-day rodeo and exhibition.
The sophisticated city that grew out of the Canadian West and only a short drive away from some of Canada's finest National Parks where you can enjoy all kinds of outdoor sports and sightseeing year-round.