Calgary Local Customs

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  • 1. Calgary Stampede

    After 2012 Centennial many including myself thought Stampede 2013 be somewhat a let down, how wrong we were. 2 weeks to the day that the parade starts off the official beginning of the Calgary...

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  • 2. Mountains

    1.Canadians in general are very friendly and helpful, if asked for information about locations or history (although in Calgary there is NOT MUCH history left... i mean places, older than 5-10 years)!...

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  • 3. Haunted Mansions

    October 31, Halloween. The day when children dress up in costumes and go door to door begging for candy from strangers. But it’s not just people dressing up....

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  • 4. I Love My Alberta (Ginger) Beef

    Albertan’s are justifiably proud of the beef produced in the province. And while you’d be correct in assuming that there are plenty of great steak and hamburger...

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  • 5. Anything but grey

    Those grey traffic light boxes are getting a make-over. Local artists are being paid and provided with supplies to show off their work on utility boxes. The...

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  • 6. The White Hat Welcome

    It is a Calgary Tradition to welcome important visitors to the city by giving them a white cowboy hat. This white cowboy hat is both a symbol a Calgary's...

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  • 7. John past on some important information

    This nice chap approached us while we were looking at some statues. He told us he was the Prime Minister and gave us his papers.We had a good laugh together...

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  • 8. Shaking hands Calgary Style

    We found this comical and nearly life sized statue on 8th. Avenue. Caricature in appearance and a bit out of body shape it depicts two elderly gentlemen shaking...

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  • 9. Didn't expect to see this little fella!!

    What a surprise to find these little creatures not far out of a city. The Gophers like to live alone maybe this is why we only saw the one. These little...

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  • 10. Calgary's Crest

    The Crest of Calgary was adopted in 1902 it shows the City's Motto "Onward" with the dates 1884 when Calgary became a town and 1894 when the town grew into a...

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  • 11. Some architecture from the past

    Not every building reaches for the sky in Calgary it was delightful to see some older buildings still vie for your attention. One such building is the Bank of...

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  • 12. History of the Chinese People in Calgary

    The Chinese Culture Museum is located at 197 1st. Street South West Calgary. The museum has been open since September 1992 and attracts around a quarter of a...

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  • 13. A Banner City

    I’m not sure when it happened, but there are banners hanging from the streets and bridges in Calgary. It used to be before Stampede, they’d decorate the city by...

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  • 14. Skywalks between Skyscrapers

    Some Canadian cities tunnel underground to avoid winter weather. Calgary has taken to the air. Regardless of the weather outside, Calgarians can still get to...

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  • 15. Where to find info on Calgary's events, shows, etc

    We have a local newpaper, that is free and widely distributed through the city. They are found in silver news stands everywhere, and the publication is called...

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  • 16. Say Hi To Strangers

    People in Calgary tend to be very friendly. Much more than some of the other places in Canada. It is quite normal to pass someone on the street and just say hi....

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  • 17. Greetings and salutations....

    Lately, we have adopted a new custom in Calgary...apparently, you are not allowed to partake in conversations without mentioning the Calgary Flames at least...

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  • 18. Western Culture

    Ranching played a large part in Calgary's development, and so many Calgarians are proud of the city's western heritage. Calgary's nickname is "Cowtown", but it...

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  • 19. This is something I found at...

    This is something I found at the EAU CLAIRE MARKET but unfortunately was unable to bring home. The reason? I've ran out of space for all things wonderful from...

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  • 20. OK, this may not be what...

    OK, this may not be what everyone deems as culture, but in the broader sense... Yeah, I'm splitting hairs here, but this is the only way to get this on my front...

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  • 21. Greet people with a smile....

    Greet people with a smile. Were Canadian, so were all pretty nice. Just let people know if your lost, they'll usually help. Tipping is usually the G.S.T. value...

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  • 22. Just because Calgary is in a...

    Just because Calgary is in a ranching province and hosts the stampede rodeo every year don't assume that we're all cowboys! In Calgary city folk are most...

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  • 23. Distances are great, it's a...

    Distances are great, it's a BIG Country.This is where I'm fromhttp://www.virtualtourist.com/m/3dce5/4c8a4/

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  • 24. No cultural tips to offer. ...

    No cultural tips to offer. Just make sure you hit the spots you want to see before the tour buses arrive.

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