Visit Calgary - Best of Calgary

Calgary is a good example of a positive thing to result from oil exploitation and production. This erstwhile cowboy town has been transformed into a swanky urban city, the biggest in the city of Alberta. A stone’s throw away from the oldest and most famous national park of Canada, Calgary is nestled cozily at the foot of the Canadian Rockies.

Not many know this, but Calgary is one of the best places to see the Northern Light from, especially for those of you on a budget; the lights are visible from August to mid-May. With weather that beckons travelers around the year, there’s always something waiting for you at Calgary!

Calgary Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Calgary tips for your visit

  • Calgary is a relatively safe city, but you should East Village and Victoria Park after dark as it can get unruly.
  • If you are out at night, be especially around the time the bars shut- regardless of the area you’re in. There’s no reasoning with drunken people looking for a brawl.
  • Petty thievery is common so don’t carry anything you might have to constantly keep an eye on. Carry just enough cash to get by the day and don’t leave your cameras, phones, purses unattended.
  • While crossing the LTR tracks, keep a lookout for the trains; they are might silent and you don’t the train to suddenly spring it’s presence on you.
  • If you’re driving around in winter, exercise extra caution as roads can get slippery.

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Facts and Stats for Calgary*

  • Pollution Statistics in Calgary

    Know the pollution level of Calgary before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.86 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 26.82 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.8 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.13 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.16 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 19 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 19.01 (Very Low)
  • Calgary: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Calgary for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Calgary.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.71 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.3 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 27.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.53 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 26.71 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.81 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 21.16 (Low)
    • Drug offense 44.6 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.68 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.47 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.31 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.43 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.57 (Moderate)
  • Living in Calgary - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Calgary is 182.06 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.12 (High)
    • Climate Index 33.09 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 25.93 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35.81 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.18 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.19 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.62 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Calgary

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Calgary

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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