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Calgary is a young and innovative city that welcomes trailblazers and big ideas. Ranked as one of the Top 5 places to live in the world by the Economist, Calgary is also an exciting city, surrounded on all sides by national parks and with the majestic Rocky Mountains to the west. Once you're here, you'll want to get out and explore everything our world-class location has to offer.


Some of the best and brightest people in the world move to Calgary because the city is renowned for its unparalleled opportunity and growth. As the most enterprising city in Canada, it's a place where everyone is welcome to take part in a growing economy that is becoming increasingly diversified. With an average cost of living, it also has the highest concentration of head offices (per capita in Canada) that are powered by a highly skilled and educated workforce.

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With the Rocky Mountains an hour's drive from Calgary, you can enjoy hiking and biking through hundreds of mountain trails that lead you through Alberta's unique flora and fauna, lakes, creeks and more. In the winter, the region has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, though many people will also take up snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing. The city, itself, offers many parks and pathways to get outside and enjoy its natural beauty.

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Calgary is a young, vibrant city with a burgeoning arts scene that has transformed this town into a cosmopolitan centre. Over the last decade, Calgary has added many new and innovative attractions to its repertoire: The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), Beakerhead, a mash-up of art and science, and Sled Island, Calgary's newest independent music festival are only a few of the many great events that go on with more being added each year. 

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