Calgary is the centre of Western Canadian commerce, home to one of Canada's most educated populations, a training centre for Canadian Olympians, and a Canadian economic powerhouse.
Calgary is Canada's fastest growing economic region and is home to the second largest concentration of corporate head offices in Canada. Calgary is forecasted to be the location for well over one third of all new jobs in Alberta.
The city's prosperity and vibrancy has attracted citizens from across the country and around the world. With a population of one million people, Calgary has earned the distinction of being the third most ethnically diverse city in Canada.
Calgary's vibrant downtown core is a beehive of activity by day and is abuzz at night at its cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. The city is home to 15 professional theatres, six major art galleries, numerous dance companies, one opera company and one philharmonic orchestra.
Well connected by light-rail transit and bus services, the university is 15 minutes from Calgary's downtown core. With prairies to the east and mountains to the west, Calgary boasts year-round outdoor recreation. The city spreads from the Bow River valley onto the rolling terrain of the surrounding Rocky Mountain foothills.
For more information on what the City of Calgary has to offer, please visit Calgary.ca.