Eagle Ridge is a posh residential neighbourhood in the south-west part of Calgary. Developed in the 1960s, this exclusive district is home to luxury properties and mansions, which are uniquely designed, on extensive manicured lots. Close to Downtown Calgary, Eagle Ridge has seen a transformation with various multi-million dollar homes being built. The absolute district has a remarkable attractiveness due to its large lot size, its natural surroundings and its prestigious dimension. It has a lot to offer to its wealthy residents in terms of convenient lifestyle with several nearby amenities, services and recreational opportunities.
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Calgary is welcoming more and more foreign investors who are looking for luxury properties. The most sought-after ones are the houses of more than $1.5 million. This new attractiveness galvanizes the economy of the city and the luxury real estate market is rising, year after year. This phenomenon can be explained thanks to low mortgage rates and a high demand of wealthy foreign buyers who consider Canada as a secure and stable country to invest in.
The period from October to April is the coldest one and is characterized by a lot of snow. January and February are the coldest months of the year. However, Calgary is worth visiting in winter. If you do not fear cold temperatures, you will discover a magic city. During this period, prices are cheaper and there are fewer tourists to admire this stunning city.
From May to September, this is the rainy period but the weather is pleasant. It also corresponds to the tourist season. It is characterized by pedestrian markets and numerous cultural activities and international events and shows. It is the a nice compromise to visit Calgary as the weather is enjoyable, prices are affordable and there are few tourists.
In July and August, Calgary welcomes a horde of tourists who come admiring the city and attend its countless events. Therefore, prices are more expensive but the city is very dynamic. During this period, the weather is the most pleasant one with nice temperatures and sunny days.
The Heritage Park Historical Village is an historic park in Calgary, open from May to October -even if the Gasoline Alley museum is open throughout the year. Situated on the southwestern part of the city, the park provides 51 hectares of land and would be the largest Canadian modern history museum and a very popular attraction. The area gathers numerous historic buildings and some of them have been brought to other places in Canada to exhibit them whereas others have been reproduced. The exhibitions displayed in the park present the Canadian history from the 1860s to the 1950s. With more than 180 attractions, you will experience a unique visit: move in the park in a working steam-powered locomotive, test historic carousels, get on a horse-drawn wagon or even discover an Aboriginal settlement.
The Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility located on the site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. Over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences, discover 12 interactive galleries and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. With 52 hands-on interactive exhibits like shadow boxing, wheelchair racing, rowing and 3D hockey with Canadian champions, there's something fun, educational and inspiring for people of all ages.
Also known as the Aerospace Museum, the Hangar Flight Museum is situated on the south of the international airport of Calgary. The museum was created in 1975 by pilots of the Second World War and aviation lovers. It displays more than 24 planes and 58 aeronautics engines. Some of them come from the former "Air Museum of Canada" which closed in 1971. The museum is also dedicated to Canadian space programs and a memorial has been built in tribute to airmen from Alberta who died during the WWII. This attraction will seduce any member of the family for an entertaining moment.
Situated in the south of the Alberta province, at the intersection of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Calgary is the most populous city of the province with 1.2 million inhabitants. This cosmopolitan area is one of Canada's wealthiest cities and sits in a vast plain where the Rocky Mountains rise dramatically to the west. Calgary surprises by its beauty, its cool eateries, its countless festivals throughout the year and its dynamic nightlife. It became one of the major country music center in Canada and spreads an innovative spirit.This is an attractive business center and one of the world leaders in the energy area because its main industry is based on oil as the reserves in Alberta are estimated to be second ...