Here are 10 Fun Facts About The City of Calgary
Did you know:
1) Calgary is considered Canada's sunniest city, with 333 average sunshine days per year.
2) June tends to be the rainiest month, and January tends to be the coldest (Calgary weather follows no rules though).
3) On Summer Solstice, coming up June 21, Calgary gets almost 17 hours of sunlight!
4) On Winter Solstice, Calgary gets a little less than 8 hours of sunlight.
5) Calgary was incorporated as a town in 1884 and as a city 10 years later. (Incidently, Alberta became a province in 1905)
6) Our city had 7 names before it was named Calgary. Many of the previous names were indigenous names given to the Elbow River due to the "elbow-like" curve it makes as it meanders towards the Bow River.
7) In Gaelic, Calgary is Cala ghearraidh - meaning Beach of the Meadow (pasture).
8) Calgary was named the 4th most livable city in the world in 2018.
9) The Caesar cocktail (Restaurateur Walter Chell invented the cocktail in 1969) and Ginger Beef (created by chef George Wong at Calgary's Silver Inn) were invented in Calgary.
10) Calgary boasts over 700 km of bike paths throughout the city. That would get you from here to Regina, Sask.
Bonus** Because we're realtors and live and love all things real estate, here is a picture of Calgary's BIGGEST HOUSE! Boasting 16,000sf on 10 acres, 6 large bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms and 2 powder rooms, this estate is located at 101 980 St. SW in West Springs.