Research Calgary and the local customs, culture and people
If you want to make the best of your time in Calgary, we recommend spending time researching as much as you can about our city, the people and local customs.
Find out what there is to see and do in Calgary and the weekend excursions that might interest you. The city has a lot to offer for all tastes and we’re close to dozens of world-class mountain destinations such as Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Waterton. Plan ahead!
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Read about some favourite weekend excursions here.
Don’t forget to research how Calgarians like to spend their time and interact with one another. Understanding habits and customs will go a long way in helping connect with the locals. Just know that Canadians are easy to approach and quite friendly. We’re always willing to lend a hand if we see a fellow human struggling.
In general, Calgarians are very social and will gather at bars, restaurants and festivals as much as possible. They also love being active and will spend a lot of their time at the gym, biking and playing in the mountains.