What Should You Know About Arts & Culture After Moving to Calgary?

Posted by Justin Havre on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 10:17am.


Congratulations! This is the beginning of a new journey. Are you ready to embrace it? Well, we sincerely hope that you are. Welcome to Calgary! Now that you are here and getting settled, here are a few things you need to know as a Calgarian.

Quick Overview

Calgary, the biggest city in Alberta, is positioned east of the Rocky Mountains, and surrounds two major rivers, the Bow and Elbow. The city is separated into four quadrants (SE, SW, NE, NW), and the outline consist of generally a grid layout. Now, let’s dive into what you really know. What is there to do here?

Residing in Calgary is truly unique. The melting pot of cultures, joined with the pure possibilities, gives a distinctive advantage to each area, predominantly in arts and culture. There is something for everyone; the city is bursting with an abundance of activities especially if you are looking for things to do on weekends.

In addition, Calgary has its “finger” on the pulse of the newest trends, dominating the cupcake market ahead of other Canadian hubs couple with welcoming the foot truck movement with open arms. This is just the tip of the iceberg of why Calgary arts and culture is on the national and international radar.


While in some cities their social/event calendars have things schedule few and far in between; that couldn’t be the further this thing form the truth in regards to Calgary’s calendar filled to capacity with a variety of things. Ranging from but certainly not limited to: Concerts, festivals, exhibits, plays, fashion, galleries, and live music.


Calgary could easily be deemed a “foodie’s” paradise. With such an impressive list of restaurants, residents are rich with options for their dinning pleasures. Quick point the suburbs in their own right deserve to be mention because they too have elevated the dinning selections available.


Calgarians love festivals! It is safe to say there is a festival for each aspect of the arts & culture scene. Currently, the city presents about thirty distinctive festivals during the year; every one showcasing diverse facet of innovation, art, cuisine, culture, and music to name a few.

So, with you now living in a city overflowing with a wealth of possibilities for you to explore we hope to see you around.

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